Think Geek’s Build-On Brick Mug is designed to let LEGO, Mega Bloks and KNEX fans play with their favorite blocks while sipping a hot beverage. The mug is made from BPA-free plastic and requires hand washing.
Samsung said it intends to bring its VR9000 robotic vacuum cleaner to the U.S. market in 2015. The product is expected to be offered in a standard model and a premium version. No pricing information is available.
ColorWare is making a splash with its design choices for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. The company is producing a very limited line of 25 red mixers with a black and white polka dot and striped pattern on top.
Housewares retail industry growth held steady at 0.1% in the five years leading up to 2012-2013, according to a new report from IbisWorld. The recent global recession hit the industry’s growth prospects as consumers around the world limited their spending.
Spectrum Brand appliances saw an increase of battery sales in Europe, while sales of personal care products and small electrical appliances dropped. The company reported net sales of $666 million in first quarter fiscal year 2013, down from $689.2 million a year earlier.