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.
Best Buy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GreatCall, Inc. for $800 million in cash.
Clarisonic has introduced two new skin care tools, the Mia Smart, featuring Bluetooth connectivity, and Mia Prima.
The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.
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.