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Bulbrite Solana Color Changing LED Smart Light Bulb

The Bulbrite Solana is an affordable smart light bulb that you can control with your phone or your voice. It doesn't require a hub, but it also doesn't do quite as much as similarly priced competitors. → Read More

Kodak Cherish F685 Smart Home Security Camera

The Kodak Cherish F685 is a unique-looking home security camera that delivers a number of useful features for a good price, but it doesn't work with other smart devices and its pan and tilt movement is a bit choppy. → Read More

Vivint Car Guard

The Vivint Car Guard uses GPS and cellular technology to track your vehicle's whereabouts, send speed and maintenance alerts, and tell you why your check engine light is on. It'll even trigger your smart home devices if your parked car is tampered with. → Read More

Amazon Echo Auto

Amazon's Echo Auto brings Alexa smarts to your car for under $50, but it doesn't offer native voice-guided driving directions, and occasionally lost connection in our tests. → Read More

SimpliSafe Smart Lock

SimpliSafe's Smart Lock is quiet and easy to install, but it requires a SimpliSafe Security System with a monthly subscription, and it lacks scheduling options. → Read More

Moxee Signal Review & Rating

The Moxee Signal is a tiny personal safety device that lets you check in with friends and family and send alerts when you feel unsafe or when you're in an emergency situation. → Read More

Ubiquiti AmpliFi Mesh Wi-Fi System Gamer's Edition

The AmpliFi Mesh Wi-Fi System Gamer's Edition is a stylish way to spread Wi-Fi throughout very large homes and offers settings that gamers will love, but it lacks some of the features we expect at this price. → Read More

TP-Link AC750 WiFi Range Extender RE220

While the TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender RE220 is a budget-friendly way to spread Wi-Fi coverage in your home, its performance and feature set are reflective of its price. → Read More

Netgear XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router and Mesh WiFi System

The Netgear XRM570 Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router and Mesh WiFi System pairs a powerful gaming router with a tri-band range extender to deliver excellent overall performance. → Read More

First Alert Onelink Secure Connect AC3000

The First Alert Onelink Secure Connect AC3000 is a tri-band router that can be paired with other nodes to form a mesh network. It offers strong parental controls and built-in malware protection, but its performance is mixed. → Read More

Delaney Z-Wave Smartlock with Camera Bridge Hub (ZW310)

The Delaney Z-Wave Smartlock with Camera Bridge Hub Combo is a smart home solution that combines a touch-screen Z-Wave door lock with an indoor camera that doubles as a hub, but it needs some work. → Read More

Samsung SmartThings Cam

The Samsung SmartThings Cam is a Wi-Fi-enabled indoor security camera with motion and sound detection that delivers detailed 1080p video. → Read More

Ring Peephole Cam

The Ring Peephole Cam replaces your peephole lens with a smart doorbell that detects motion, records video, and lets you see who is out there before opening the door. → Read More

Asustor AS5304T

The Asustor AS5304T is a powerful four-bay NAS device equipped with top-notch hardware and a generous catalog of apps. → Read More

TP-Link AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (Archer A6)

The TP-Link Archer A6 is a budget-priced dual-band router that offers some features usually found on more expensive models, but its performance falls behind the competition. → Read More

Nokia WiFi Beacon 1 Mesh Router

The Nokia WiFi Beacon 1 Mesh Router is a three-piece mesh system that delivers reasonably fast throughput, but it's missing some of the features we've come to expect in a whole-home Wi-Fi system. → Read More

Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor

The hub-free Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor lets you know when a door or window is opened or closed and if somebody is moving around in your home, but a few of its features require a paid subscription. → Read More

Yeelight Smart LED Bulb (Color)

The Yeelight Smart LED Bulb is an affordable color LED bulb that you can control with your phone or with your voice, and it doesn't require a hub. It supports HomeKit, Alexa, and Google platforms and works with other smart devices via IFTTT. → Read More

Tapplock one+ Review & Rating

The Tapplock one+ is a durable smart padlock that you can open with an app, your fingerprint, or a custom Morse code. → Read More

Eufy Video Doorbell

The Eufy Video Doorbell is a wired high-resolution smart doorbell that lets you see who is at your door before opening it. → Read More