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The Best Gaming Routers of 2019

Gaming routers might be overkill for a lot of us, but if you're looking for low-latency performance and advanced features, here's what we recommend. → Read More

The best mesh Wi-Fi routers of 2019: Google Nest, Eero and more compared

Sick and tired of dead zones in your home's Wi-Fi connection? A mesh router can help deliver fast internet at long range. Here are the best we've tested. → Read More

Black Friday deal: Get a Netgear Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 router for $99 at Walmart

Ready to speed up your home network with Wi-Fi 6? Circle this Wednesday night on your calendar. → Read More

Want a Wi-Fi 6 router? Verizon customers can rent one for $15 a month

Verizon is the first carrier to offer its internet customers a Wi-Fi 6 router. → Read More

Ubiquiti's AmpliFi Alien router promises superfast Wi-Fi 6 to your whole house

With support for new 802.11ax features, including 8x8 MU-MIMO connections, this is Ubiquiti's fastest AmpliFi router yet. → Read More

The best Wi-Fi routers in 2019

Your router is the unsung hero holding your smart home together. From mesh to gaming to Wi-Fi 6, here are the best we've tested, for every budget. → Read More

Give the gift of a better, faster router for the holidays 2019

May all your streaming be swift, and your downloads merry. → Read More

The best Wi-Fi routers of 2019

Your router is the unsung hero holding your smart home together. From mesh to gaming to Wi-Fi 6, here are the best we've tested, for every budget. → Read More

The best mesh Wi-Fi routers of 2019

Sick and tired of dead zones in your home's Wi-Fi connection? A mesh router can help deliver fast internet at long range. Here are the best we've tested. → Read More

Would you pay $800 for a stainless steel Yeti cooler?

The new Yeti V Series cooler promises "the best thermal performance that science allows" (and it probably costs more than your smartphone). → Read More

Best home security systems of 2019 (plus DIY kits, video doorbells and more)

Need help picking out the best home security system for your home? We're here to help you sort through your many options. → Read More

How fast is Wi-Fi 6? Here are our latest speed test results

It's still too early for most to buy in, but the numbers we're seeing from these next-gen routers are very promising. → Read More

Nest Wifi review: Simple, speedy mesh internet, and a great foundation for Google smart homes

Nest Wifi is as simple and speedy as mesh routers get, and it anchors Google's smart home ecosystem better than anything else. Is it worth the price? → Read More

Best coolers of 2019: We tested Yeti, Igloo, RTIC, Coleman, Cabela's and more

If you enjoy a frosty beverage for your tailgating or game-day party, then you'll need a dependable cooler. Here are the winners out of the 18 that we've tested. → Read More

The Best Gaming Routers of 2019

Gaming routers might be overkill for a lot of us, but if you're looking for low-latency performance and advanced features, here's what we recommend. → Read More

Give the gift of a better, faster router for the holidays

May all your streaming be swift, and your downloads merry. → Read More

Pick the best LED light bulb in 2019 for every room in your house

The right light for the right room matters. Here are our top tips. → Read More

Linksys' new Wi-Fi 6 mesh router system costs $699

Mesh and Wi-Fi 6 are two of the top reasons you might want to upgrade your router. Want both? It'll cost you. → Read More

SimpliSafe Smart Lock review: Not the smart lock I've been waiting for, but close

It's the slimmest smart lock I've ever tested, it's an absolute cinch to install and it worked perfectly in my tests. But it doesn't work without a SimpliSafe system to pair it with, as well as a $25-per-month monitoring fee. → Read More

Kasa's newest smart light bulbs are old-fashioned lookalikes

There's a new multicolor Kasa light strip, too -- and you'll be able to control all of it with Alexa and the Google Assistant. → Read More