Innovative products that combine computer, telecommunications and electronic technologies with traditional home appliances (including white goods: refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens, etc. and black home appliances: TVs, VCRs, stereos, VCDs, DVDs, etc.), It is a new type of household appliances designed for digitalization and network technology to penetrate into family life more widely. Information appliances include PC, set-top box, HPC, DVD, super VCD, smart DDD, wireless data communication equipment, video game equipment, WEBTV, INTERNE telephone, etc. Etc., all household appliances that can exchange information through a network system can be called information appliances. At present, audio, video and communication equipment are the main components of information appliances. On the other hand, on the basis of the current traditional home appliances, the information technology is integrated into the traditional home appliances to make them more powerful, simpler, more convenient and practical to use, and create a higher-quality living environment for family life, such as simulation TV develops into digital TV, VCD becomes DVD, refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens, etc. will also become digital, networked, and intelligent information appliances.
From the perspective of broad classification, information appliance products actually include network appliance products, but if defined from a narrow definition, we can do a simple classification: information appliances are more with A small household (personal use) information device with an embedded processor, its basic feature is that it is connected to the network (mainly the Internet) and has some specific functions. It can be a complete set of products or an auxiliary accessory. The network home appliance refers to a home appliance product with network operation function, which can be understood as an upgrade of our original ordinary home appliance products.