Power tools and smartphones are among the most searched for products over the seven days prior to June 29 according to Google Insights.
Data from Google Insights shows that over the past seven days the most searched for terms on the web under the category Products are the power tool set "Craftsman Professional 26325" and the "Samsung Galaxy Ace" smartphone.
The Craftsman power tool set includes a drill, circular saw and a LED flashlight. Its popularity can most likely be attributed to a number of promotional sales featuring the item which have generated buzz on DIY blogs and the recent involvement of American footballer Hines Ward in the brand's new interactive web series "Screwd."
The Samsung Galaxy Ace smartphone came just above rival smartphone the HTC Desire in terms of increase in search volume over the last seven days. Both phones run on Google's open source Android platform.
Both devices have recently received upgrades to their Android 2.3 operating system, news which has been widely covered in tech blogs around the world and most likely accounts for the popularity of the search terms "Samsung Galaxy Ace" and "HTC Desire."
Other popular searches over the last seven days related to the German version of online auction site eBay, eBay.de; Nintendo's handheld gaming device, the Nintendo 3DS and consumer electronics retailer Argos; the generic terms "ice cream maker" and "wedding dresses" were also popular.
The eight top search terms with the most significant growth worldwide, in the last seven days, in the category Products as measured by Google Insights, recorded on June 29 were:
01. craftsman professional 26325 (breakout*)
02. samsung galaxy ace (+90%)
03. htc wildfire (+70%)
04. ebay.de (+60%)
05. nintendo 3ds (+50%)
06. argos (+40%)
07. ice cream maker (+40%)
08. wedding dresses (+40%)
*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5,000 percent.