Rejoice - hardware is cool againNewsBy PhocusWire | November 5, 2013Share This article was originally published on SYSTEMS: Most of the startups that have entered the travel industry in recent years (and many of the others littering the tech world) are services, platforms or app. Very few are actually pieces of kit, things that are made by machines (or even by hand). But hardware is perhaps where some startups can gain traction. Read more on Wired.Everyone is talking about hardware. Dozens of articles have shared all kinds of optimism about how hardware is suddenly fashionable once more.We’ve already heard the reasons why: The cost to bring hardware to market is cheaper than ever before and crowd-funding enables brands nobody has heard of to become overnight successes.More people than ever before have a computer in their pockets with high speed internet at their fingertips, creating an ecosystem of smartphone-connected devices. E-tail is crushing retail, which means hardware companies don’t always have to rely on big-box retailers.Read more on WiredNB:Hardware image via Shutterstock.