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.
iRobot has rolled out its new Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum with clean base automatic dirt disposal, and the Roomba e5 robotic vacuum.
Neato has launched two new Botvac Connected robotic vacuum models and expanded the functionality of its Botvac D7 robotic vacuum at the recent IFA show in Berlin.
U.S. demand for small kitchen electrics is expected to remain steady through 2022 and is forecast to rise 2.1%, according to a report from Freedonia Focus Reports.
Electrolux has divested its U.S.-based commercial and central vacuum cleaner businesses in North America, including the brands Sanitaire and Beam. The company said the decision is in line with the strategy of its business area Home Care & SDA to focus on global brands and product categories.
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).
Honeywell has created a new company, Resideo, that will encompass the Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution businesses when it become a stand-alone, publicly traded company following completion of a spin-off that is expected by the end of 2018.
LG Electronics USA has introduced three new connected window air conditioners featuring the company’s new dual inverter compressor technology.
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.
WePlenish has launched the Java Smart Container via a Kickstarter campaign. The new container is designed to automatically reorder coffee pods, espresso capsules, tea, snacks and other pantry essentials when supplies run low.
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.
Ovie, a Chicago-based tech startup, has launched its Smarterware connected food storage system via a Kickstarter campaign.