The Best Home Innovations We Saw in October
Shop these exciting new launches from Bissell, Craftsman, and more.
In addition to Halloween, Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, and the official start of fall weather, October came with some great home launches. From splashy in-house electric vehicle chargers and new tools from Craftsman to impressive home collaborations from Bissell and Greenworks, we laid out the best home innovations from October 2023, below.
A new line of tool sets from Craftsman
Craftsman—one of the leading tool brands on the market, just unveiled an innovative new line of products. The Overdrive Mechanic Tool Sets aim to streamline challenging tasks and make them easier to handle. Each piece in the collection is made of corrosion-resistant chrome so it’s built to last, plus easy-to-read markings, and enhanced designs that can be used on a variety of jobs. Among the many new products in the line, some standouts are the 121-Piece Mechanic Tool Set ($149 at Lowe’s), the 11-piece Set 6-point Tool Set, and the 11-piece Overdrive SAE Wrench Set (also available in metric). The product offerings begin at $49 and go up to $378. Shop the full product lineup at Lowe’s.
Two renowned home brands team up on a line of high-powered vacuums
Two of our favorite cleaning and outdoor tool brands—Bissell and Greenworks—just partnered up on a line of powerful vacuums. The Bissell CleanView XR Stick Vacuum and Cleanview XR Pet 300W Stick Vacuum combine the best of these two legendary brands, Greenwork’s Powerall 24-volt lithium-ion battery and Bissell’s superior cleaning abilities which allow you to clean your entire home from top to bottom. Both vacuums are chock full of features including three cleaning modes, a host of attachments, up to 40 minutes of runtime on a single charge, LED lights, superior swivel, and the ability to seamlessly become a handheld vacuum in seconds. Get the Bissell CleanView XR Stick Vacuum for $199 at Bissell and Amazon and the Cleanview XR Pet 300W Stick Vacuum at Amazon for $229.99
A limited-edition outdoor kit made with outdoor enthusiasts in mind
Festool, the brand known for its smartly designed, sleek tools, just launched an Outdoor Systainer kit ahead of the holiday season. A perfect gift for any outdoor enthusiasts on your list, it comes complete with a branded hat, two stainless steel mugs, and a portable systainer case to easy to transport everything together. It’s equally perfect for cold nights around the campsite, or for enjoying a warm cup of cocoa on chilly evenings in your backyard. Retailing for $99, this new product begins shipping on November 14 exclusively on Festool.
A new electric vehicle charger you can install at home
Electric vehicles are all the rage right now, but finding an available electric charger when you’re out and about can sometimes be tricky. Fortunately, LeGrand just launched its very own Hardwired Home Level 2 EV Charger, allowing you to charge your vehicle from the comfort of your home. Not only will you avoid high gas prices at the pump, but you can also have your vehicle fully charged ahead of your morning commute—as it charges in just 6 to 8 hours. Retailing for $649, this sleek charger comes with an 18-foot charging cable, storage hook, and meets safety standards. Plus, it can be wall-mounted on an exterior wall in your driveway or placed in your garage. Get the Hardwired Home Level 2 EV Charger for $649 at Legrand.