Ecovacs recently launched its Deebot U2 series, its most advanced entry-level robotic vacuum and mop. The Deebot U2 and U2 Pro systematically vacuum and mop hard floors, unlike most random-pattern entry-level vacuum-only robots on the market, the company said.
iRobot has expanded its Roomba robot vacuum lineup with the launch of the new Roomba i3+, which features intelligent navigation, self-emptying capability with Clean Base automatic dirt disposal, and an expanded range of personalized cleaning features powered by the recently launched iRobot Genius Home Intelligence platform.
Ecovacs Robotics is launching the Deebot Ozmo T8 and T8+, the company’s first robotic vacuum cleaners powered by its TrueDetect 3D Technology.
iRobot is appointing current vp/finance Julie Zeiler as its next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 4, 2020. She will succeed Alison Dean, the company’s CFO since 2013, who will be stepping down to spend more time with her family before pursuing other personal and professional interests.
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.
iRobot has added Eva Manolis to its board of directors. Manolis brings more than 30 years of product development and global e-commerce experience within the consumer technology space to iRobot as the company focuses on growing digital capabilities for its ecosystem of home robots.
Electric floor care continues to see solid growth with the stick and robotic segments driving the category, according to figures from The NPD Group.
Small home appliances ranging from food prep electrics to robotic vacuums and home environment appliances were among the top-selling products during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, according to The NPD Group.