Amidst all of the robot kittens, video gaming accessories, home surveillance systems and flying taxis debuting at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), manufacturers featured a range of products specifically designed to strengthen the connection between smart home appliances and consumer lifestyle needs, including developments in the kitchen, personal care, wellness and cleaning categories.
iRobot is partnering with IFTTT, the integration and discovery platform, to enable new embedded smart home integrations. The companies will work to let customers more easily integrate devices and services, like smart thermostats, lighting and home security, directly within the iRobot Home app.
Two kitchen electrics items from KitchenAid and the WLabs brands will be among a host of new smart kitchen products to debut from Whirlpool at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.
As smart home products continue to gain shelf space at retail, consumers are looking for items that are practical and provide efficient solutions for completing chores around the home, a recent survey by Whirlpool Corporation found.
In a look at the marketplace through the year, eBay has unveiled its 2018 Shopping Report, taking an in-depth look at critical launches, anniversaries and collaborations that arose over the year.
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.
LG Electronics has established a major new Artificial Intelligence (AI) research lab in North America in collaboration with the University of Toronto.
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).
GfK, a research and analytics group, recently conducted an online survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers considering smart home products, which revealed a push towards do-it-yourself installation.
First Alert has launched the connected Onelink Safe & Sound smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detector with Alexa and Apple Home Kit integration. The alarm also features entertainment and lifestyle features such as connected audio functions.