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.
Smartmi has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Smartmi Air Purifier. The new air cleaner monitors and analyzes indoor air quality, cleans air automatically and features a three-stage filter system with antimicrobial and antiviral coating.
Galanz Americas is concentrating on continuing consumer interest in multi-functional appliances with its new kitchen line.
Newell Brands brings a focus on new technologies and products with smart capabilities among its brand portfolio’s kitchen electric introductions.
Lasko Products is spotlighting an array of new portable fans utilizing new technology, including smart home models with Bluetooth capabilities and units featuring fresh air ionizer functionality.
Hamilton Beach is highlighting a broad range of new kitchen appliances with multi-functional, connected and wellness motifs, as well as an expanded range of breakfast and coffee offerings.
Zojirushi America Corp. is appealing to consumer preferences for smart home appliances with its kitchen electrics introductions, including the company’s first smart toaster oven for the U.S. market.
Chefman is launching a new sister company, Chef iQ, designed to capitalize on consumer interest in smart home appliances and connectivity.
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.
Among the early highlights of the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, former Target, Apple and J.C. Penney executive Ron Johnson discussed how his new company, Enjoy, is helping to make electronics, including smartphones and, potentially, smart home products, more user friendly by providing a helping hand in setting them up, right in consumer homes.
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.
A new advertising campaign from Bed Bath & Beyond is taking a multifaceted approach to positioning itself as the home retailer who can help address an acute lifestyle issue: getting enough sleep.