LG intros upgradable home appliances

LG Electronics (LG) has announced the upgradability option on its upcoming “upgradable” home appliances that adapt to the changing lifestyles of customers.

Developed under the concept, Evolving Appliances For You, LG upgradable appliances have the capability to incorporate new features developed in the future based on owners’ usage patterns and habits.

The upgradability feature brings the ability to add a new function to an existing appliance through new software, new hardware, or both. With this, users can improve the performance of the LG PuriCare air purifier when a new pet joins the family by upgrading with the Pet Care Filter to more thoroughly filter out pet fur and dander from the air.

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

Upgradable LG dryers can be enhanced later on to handle different climates and fabrics with new accessories and software downloadable from the Upgrade Center in the LG ThinQ app.

According to LG, upgradability enables the LG appliance to keep up with changing trends and usage patterns over the many years of that product’s lifespan, extending its usefulness for the customers. More so, LG is planning to introduce approximately 20 upgradable appliances this year.

“Upgradeability challenges the idea that expensive appliances are designed with planned obsolescence in mind,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We want customers to experience the feeling of getting a new washer or refrigerator throughout the entire lifecycle of an LG appliance, not just the first time they bring the item home.”

Customers in specific markets can expect to see LG’s first upgradable washer and dryer later this year.

Source: LG

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *