Shark has launched the DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed upright vacuum, its first upright to utilize the company’s DuoClean technology.
Robotic vacuum supplier iRobot has taken legal action against five floor care suppliers, claiming that each of the companies have used its patented technology without permission.
Bobsweep has added to its smart home focused robotic vacuum line with the new Dustin model.
At the recent International Home + Housewares Show, Midea unveiled a new lineup of vacuum cleaners set to launch in 2017 under its recently acquired Eureka brand.
Neato Robotics has integrated Google Assistant on Google Home within its connected lineup of robotic vacuums. The integration further expands technical capabilities and ensures that Neato is fully integrated into the smart connected home, the company said.
iRobot has updated its iRobot Home App in an effort to expand the value of connected Roomba vacuuming robots within the smart home.
Stanley Black & Decker has completed its purchase of the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings Corporation for approximately $900 million in cash.
Hoover has launched two new floor cleaning appliances, the Power Scrub Elite for routine and deep cleans and the Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner for quick spot and stain removal.
iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, has invested in Intuition Robotics, a developer of social companion technologies.
Hoover is undergoing a major rebranding effort, which looks to build on the brand’s heritage while modernizing the way it is perceived in the marketplace. The new campaign, “A New Generation of Clean,” builds upon the brand’s legacy while addressing the needs of today’s active family, the company said.