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.
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.
Perfect Company has been issued an additional patent for its connected culinary scale and recipe app technology. In addition, the company has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Adaptics Limited for its Drop Kitchen recipe app and scale.
As Macy’s prepares its annual holiday push, the retailer said that it would introduce virtual reality furniture shopping in its Paramus, NJ, and Miami stores.
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.
iRobot continues to gain in 2017, reporting revenue growth of $205.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, compared with $168.6 million for the third quarter of 2016.
NutriBullet, in partnership with Perfect Company, has unveiled its newest blender, the NutriBullet Balance, at the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle.