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The Best New Releases and Home Innovations of May 2024

Check out these exciting new launches including power tools, rugs, and a new thermoelectric firepit.
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In addition to Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, May came with several impressive product launches that made us want to refresh our homes ahead of summer. There were new tool launches, festive rugs, and an impressive smokeless fire pit, to name a few. We’re excited about these new launches, which is why we round up our favorites each month. From a new dining collection from Made In to Craftsman’s latest V20 tools, keep scrolling to see our favorite new product releases and innovations from May.

1. Craftsman Expands Its V20 Lineup

Women using Craftsman sander on piece of wood
Photo: Lowes.com

Craftsman is one of our favorite tool brands, and its cordless V20 tool lineup is a go-to for everything from small household DIY tasks to larger projects. Fortunately, the brand just added six new powerful tools to its already beloved V20 line, and we’re very excited about it. The latest product additions include a belt sander, a cut-off tool, a powerfile, a cordless mosquito repellent, a cordless 2-in-1 scrubber kit, and a brushless 12-inch chainsaw kit

Get Craftsman’s new V20 tools at Lowe’s starting at $79.

2. Made In New Outdoor Dining Collection

Set of dining plates on table
Photo: Madeincookware.com

Made In is best known for its durable, chef-approved pots and pans that deliver superior results in the kitchen. Now, the brand has added an exciting outdoor dining collection just in time for summer. In partnership with Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, Texas, this 17-piece set comes complete with four sets of dinner plates, appetizer plates, entree bowls, side bowls, and a single serving tray. Available in three attractive colors (marigold yellow, harbour blue, and stone gray), this set is sure to jazz up your tablescape this summer.

Get Made In’s Outdoor Dining Collection at Made In for $229.

3. A New Smokeless Thermoelectric Fire Pit 

Cutting Edge firewood smokeless fire pit set up on patio with fire lit
Photo: cuttingedgefirewood.com

Cutting Edge Firewood just launched an innovative smokeless thermoelectric fire pit to help you enjoy outdoor gatherings all year long without the nuisance of smoke. It’s designed to convert cool air into hot air, producing energy that enables the built-in fans to release a large amount of warm air to its surroundings (approximately 6 to 8 feet away from the pit) all without smoke. According to founder and CEO Leroy Hit, unlike traditional smokeless fire pits, this particular model “creates heat well beyond the pit and [ensures] your feet stay warm.” As a bonus, the fire pit also comes with a rugged stainless steel lid that can help extinguish the last bit of a fire, and there’s an ash drawer for easy cleanup after use. 

You can pre-order the Cutting Edge Firewood Smokeless Thermoelectric Fire Pit for $1,500 on Cutting Edge Firewood.

4. Ruggable Launches New Bridgerton Rugs 

Ruggable rug set on floor in decorated room
Photo: Ruggable.com

Ruggable added four new colorways to its super popular Bridgerton collection in honor of the hit show’s third season. These new throne-worthy additions make the perfect upgrade to your home for summer, with luxurious hues like soft blue, royal garden ivory and jade, soft lavender, and more. Plus, like all of Ruggable’s signature rugs, these are machine-washable and easy to clean.

Get the Ruggable X Bridgerton Collection exclusively at Ruggable starting at $129.

5. Carbona Launches Laundry Sheets

Package of carbona laundry sheets on white background
Photo: amazon.com


Looking for an easier way to do your laundry? Meet Carbona’s latest innovation—Laundry Detergent Sheets. These unassuming yet powerful sheets replace the need for goopy detergents, powders, and measuring cups, as they come pre-measured for added convenience. Just like your tried and true detergents, these sheets are gentle on clothes but still eliminate stains without added dyes or perfumes. Plus, unlike other laundry helpers, these sheets’ smart design adapts to your laundry and water cycle, dissolving completely in the washing machine without leaving behind residue. Just throw it in the wash and start the cycle!

Get the Carbona Laundry Sheets at Amazon for $11.28.