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Google Home Review

  • It can be personalized to you, giving you info on…
  • Works with Chromecast
  • Answers questions and follow-ups fairly well
  • Lots of choices for music
  • Can only link to one Google account for now
  • Limited smart home control
Our Score 7

Securifi Almond 3 Review

  • Easy, touch-screen based set-up
  • Mesh networking eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots
  • Rules-based smart-home automation
  • Elegant, minimalist design
  • Integration with IFTTT and Amazon Alexa
  • Two Ethernet ports won’t be enough for many
  • Roaming on 2.4 GHz may not work with all devices
  • A lone Almond 3 offers mediocre Wi-Fi
Our Score 8

Wink Hub 2 Review

  • Compatible with lots of devices
  • Future-proofed with Thread
  • Lots of memory
  • Easy to set up
  • No battery backup
  • Pairing can be a pain
Our Score 8

Roost RSA-400 Review

  • Detects four hazards: smoke, fire, carbon…
  • Less expensive than the competition
  • Warns you before the battery dies
  • Lacks some of the smart features of the Nest…
  • Doesn’t integrate with many other smart devices…
Our Score 6

Robomow RS622 Review

  • Cuts and mulches lawn well
  • Programmable
  • Quiet
  • Environmentally considerate
  • Tackles moderately bumpy terrain
  • Involved setup process
  • Requires accessories for multiple zones
  • Difficult to secure
Our Score 7

Sengled Pulse Link Starter Kit Review

  • Great build quality and design
  • Portable system is ideal for renters
  • Clear sound quality from small package
  • Doesn’t integrate with other smart-home devices…
  • Lack of bass from speakers
Our Score 6

Garmin Index Smart Scale Review

  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ANT wireless connectivity
  • Bright, readable LED display
  • 9-month battery life
  • Only works in Garmin ecosystem
  • Glass top surface gets smudged easily
Our Score 8

iDevices Thermostat Review

  • Works well when you’re home
  • Customizable
  • No hub necessary
  • HomeKit connections are hit or miss
  • Some app features are inconsistent
  • Only works with iOS devices
Our Score 6