New products for electricians
Klein Tools introduced two new products for electricians on the job: the All-Purpose Electrician’s Scissors and the 4-in-1 TORX Electronics Screwdriver.
The All-Purpose Electrician’s Scissors are U.S. made and are built to outperform alternatives with versatile cutting, stripping and deburring action. The 4-in-1 TORX Electronics Screwdriver features 4 tamperproof TORX bits in one miniature tool, perfect for precision work in small places. This addition to the list of products available with electricians in mind offers convenient jobsite solutions to everyday tasks.
“As tradespeople work to meet the growing demand for convenience and efficiency, Klein Tools remains dedicated to finding solutions for professionals on the job,” says Raul Rosales, senior product manager at Klein Tools. “The new All-Purpose Electrician’s Scissors and 4-in-1 Electronics Screwdriver with TORX are multi-functional, minimizing the number of tools electricians need to get the job done.”
Amazon’s new, smart-home investment
Seattle-based Amazon has expanded its position in the smart-home accessories market with the acquisition of Blink, an Andover, Mass.-based tech startup that specializes in wireless home-security cameras and doorbells.
Blink, around since 2016, broke the news through a short statement on its web site. “If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now. We’ll continue to operate under the Amazon umbrella selling and supporting the same great products you know and love,” Blink said in a statement.
The move positions Amazon to do battle other smart-home brands including Nest, a subsidiary of Google.
This past fall Amazon introduced its own Cloud Cam security system. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant has also launched a new Amazon Key service in limited U.S. markets, allowing customers to unlock their door for package deliveries when not at home.