iRobot’s Roomba 690 robotic vacuum will be honored with the first Smart Home Award at the 2018 Housewares Design Awards celebration on January 30 during the Las Vegas Market.
Eureka has launched its new Eureka FloorRover vacuum cleaner during the Phoenix International Raceway weekend, along with its official sponsorship of NASCAR driver David Starr for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The company’s sponsorship will extend into 2018.
Fourth quarter net sales at Spectrum Brands were up 5.8% as the company reported strength in its home and garden as well as hardware and home improvement businesses.
Agan Aroma is releasing Moodo, a customizable smart home scent diffuser, to the marketplace. The scent diffuser is centered on customization and personalization, and works with Amazon Alexa or an app to change the room’s scent based on individual preferences.
At CES Unveiled New York, held in Manhattan on November 9, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) outlined holiday sales trends in the tech industry including those for smart home and connected health. The association also highlighted expectations for retail during the 2017 holiday season.
Oska Wellness’ wearable pain relief device, Oska Pulse, is rolling out on Amazon.
While smart home appliances continue to enter the market, concerns over security and privacy have not waned. The latest example of smart home vulnerabilities within the housewares industry involved LG Electronics’ robotic vacuums and other smart home appliances.
Third quarter revenue at Hamilton Beach was down as company officials pinned the decrease on sales volumes in the United States mainly attributable to the timing of shipments.