Sales of smart home devices with voice control, excluding smart speakers, will leap from just 154,000 units in 2018 to 32.3 million in 2025, according to the report “2018 Smart Home Devices with Voice Control” by Strategy Analytics.
Health & Personal Care
Clarisonic has introduced two new skin care tools, the Mia Smart, featuring Bluetooth connectivity, and Mia Prima.
Artificial intelligence (AI), voice-recognition technology and fast connectivity will help spur overall U.S. consumer technology industry revenue to $377 billion in retail revenues in 2018, a 6% increase, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Fitbit has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to launch the PH5 for Fitbit Versa collection. The new line of accessories combines an unconventional approach to knitwear, featuring six bands in a variety of bold styles and colors, the company said.
Water Pik, Inc. has voluntarily recalled its Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrush. The toothbrush’s charging base may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns, the company said.
Philips Sonicare has launched a new Sonicare ProtectiveClean electric toothbrush line.
The Global Market Development Center’s (GMDC) latest research report identified a top opportunity for transformation in the retail industry: supporting consumers’ health and wellness.
HoMedics is the new, official sleep-conditioning partner of the National Sleep Foundation.
Sharper Image, a brand of ThreeSixty Group, Inc., is set to launch new products under licenses with Conair Corporation, Allstar Products Group, Aerus L.L.C. and Mystic Apparel.