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Should You Upgrade to Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 is here, promising faster performance and less bandwidth congestion. But with supported devices just starting to roll out and the protocol still in draft form, is now the time to upgrade your router? → Read More

Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED Multicolor

The Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED is a reasonably priced color light bulb that connects directly to your Wi-Fi network and can be controlled with your phone or voice, without the need for a hub. → Read More

What Is a Smart Home Hub (And Do You Need One)?

Smart home automation hubs are a one-stop solution for unifying your connected gadgets and controlling them from one app, instead of many. But do you really need one? → Read More

Philips Hue Bluetooth White and Color Ambiance Bulb

The Philips Hue Bluetooth White and Color Ambiance is a smart LED bulb that you can control with your phone and voice without the need for a hub—that is, unless you want to control it from a remote location or make it work with other smart devices. → Read More

Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Voice Control

The Ecobee Smart Thermostat With Voice Control is loaded with features including Alexa support, a touch display, a remote room sensor, and interoperability with lots of other smart home devices. → Read More

Swidget Outlet

The Swidget is a clever wall outlet that uses snap-in inserts to add unique functionality to your smart home setup. → Read More

Synology DiskStation DS419slim

The Synology DiskStation DS419slim is a small but powerful four-bay network-attached storage device that offers many of the same features found on bigger, more expensive models. → Read More

Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-Band WiFi Router (MR8300)

The Linksys MR8300 is a tri-band Wi-Fi router that, when paired with a Velop node, can also form a mesh network. It's a solid performer, but lacks some key features including malware protection and robust parental controls. → Read More

Igloohome Smart Padlock

The Igloohome Smart Padlock is a Bluetooth lock that you can open with your phone. It lets you grant various access levels and is a breeze to configure, but it lacks notifications and third-party support. → Read More

Motorola Cellular MultiSensor MC4000

The Motorola Cellular MultiSensor MC4000 lets you keep an eye on environmental and power conditions inside your home, RV, boat, or just about any space where you want to prevent damage from freezing pipes, flooding, and power loss. → Read More

The Best Outdoor Home Security Cameras for 2019

Keep your home and property safe by monitoring what's happening outside with a connected camera. These smart outdoor security cams can withstand the elements to keep your home protected from the inside out. → Read More

Arlo Ultra Review & Rating

The Arlo Ultra is the first outdoor security camera we've seen that streams and records video in stunning 4K. It's expensive, but it's packed with features including color night vision, motion tracking, auto zooming, and intelligent motion detection. → Read More

Vivint Smart Home

The Vivint Smart Home system offers 24/7 security monitoring and remote control of your door locks, cameras, heating system, and features the best video doorbell solution we've tested. → Read More

Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro

The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro is a pricey security cam with a useful intruder alert feature, but it's designed exclusively for use with the company's security system and requires professional installation. → Read More

Abode iota All-In-One Security Kit

The Abode iota is an easy-to-install all-in-one security system loaded with features including a 1080p camera, a motion sensor, multiple wireless radios, a built-in siren, and support for many third-party devices and platforms. → Read More

D-Link Covr Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (Covr-2202)

The D-Link Covr-2202 is a two-piece mesh system that performs well, but lacks some key features of its competition. → Read More

Miku Smart Baby Monitor

The pricey Miku Smart Baby Monitor lets you keep an eye on your child and monitor their sleep and breathing patterns, but some of its coolest features aren't yet enabled. → Read More

ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 is a feature-rich smart plug that works with Apple HomeKit and supports Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri voice commands. → Read More

Synology DiskStation DS1019+

The Synology DiskStation DS1019+ is a five-bay NAS device that offers speedy performance and valuable features, including support for numerous RAID configurations, 4K video transcoding, and a host of apps. → Read More

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery

The Ring Stick Up Cam Battery is a versatile battery-powered wireless indoor/outdoor security camera that records motion-triggered video and stores it in the cloud. → Read More