TCL Europe unveils its latest smart home line-up
TCL might be best known as a maker of display products or home theater equipment; however, it is also determined to become known as a smart-home and smart appliance brand. Therefore, it has made its European-market product event a 'whole smart home' showcase, with new additions to lines such as its Sweeva sub-brand.
These new 3000M and 3500M robot cleaners seek to follow their 6500 predecessor by sweeping and mopping at a choice of 4 different levels, topping out at 2,700 pascals. The new Sweeva variants adopt gyroscopic navigation for autonomic floor exploration and cleaning, and can auto-detect carpets.
The 3000M and 3500M also feature washable HEPA filters, and are also rated to sanitize as they clean using UV-C. The 3500M does set itself apart with auto-homing when its bin is full, however. They are joined on the European market by the Breeva Pro 700 and 400 air purifiers, rated to cover air-spaces of 84 and 42 square meters respectively.
They also boast HEPA filters, as well as a proprietary breevaShield 5-stage filtration system, touted for 99.97% efficacy in removing PM2.5 and 0.3μm (some bacteria, dust, pollen and mites included) particles. The new Breeva machines also have UV-powered sterilization specs in common with its TCL vacuuming cousins.
These smart domestic products are joined by the slightly less expected TCL P2-series washer and washer-dryer. The OEM asserts that they are rendered "smart" through abilities such as detergent auto-dosing and cycle-setting and water consumption automatically chosen based on load weight.
The P2 machines also have interesting features such as using potentially hygiene-boosting steam, as well as a new Air Refresh Program, which purports to eliminate sources of odor such as bacteria in a detergent-free manner in only 25 minutes.
Finally, TCL has announced the FreshIN, a "premium" new air conditioner. It can apparently adjust for temperature to prevent discomfiting chilly blasts of its fresh air output, which is kept at a wide angle using a 360° Airflow design. TCL has yet to announce pricing or release dates for these new automated-home products, however.