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Wyze Thermostat review: Affordable tech that competes with the best

The Wyze Thermostat makes it easy to keep your house comfortable, especially with the optional Room Sensors.
3 days ago
Wyze Thermostat installed on a white wall.

SwitchBot Curtain review: Noisy solution to a non-existent problem

The SwitchBot Curtain looks like a great way to help keep your home cool over the summer, but getting it to perform reliably is a challenge.
June 28, 2022
SwitchBot Curtain controller mounted on curtain rod.

AeroGarden Smart Garden Review: hydroponics for dummies

The AeroGarden Harvest Smart Garden makes it supereasy to grow fresh vegetables and herbs right in your home.
June 25, 2022
The AeroGarden Harvest on a countertop beside the sink.

U by Moen Smart Faucet review: A versatile must-have for the kitchen

Do you really need a smart faucet in the kitchen? It may be a novelty, but it can be really handy. I installed one last year; am I still happy with it?
June 19, 2022
Amazon Alexa speaker sitting next to U by Moen smart tap

Roborock Q7 Max+ Review: The most expensive value robot vacuum

The power and mapping abilities of the Roborock Q7 Max+ are impressive, but it needs more mopping accessories.
June 11, 2022
The Roborock Q7 Max+ in action cleaning crumbs off of carpet.

WeGym Rally X review: Adding smarts to resistance bands

WeGym's Rally X add smarts to training with resistance bands and an accompanying app to track progress. Are smart resistance bands worth it? Read our review.
June 9, 2022
Wegym Rally X Smart HomeGym Equipment

Weber Genesis Smart Grill review: Built-in cooking smarts

What's it like cooking with a smart grill? Do you need this technology and is it easy to master? Find out in our hands-on review of the Weber Genesis Smart Grill.
June 6, 2022
weber genesis smart grill review

GE Cync smart lighting review: A worthy Philips Hue competitor

Smart lighting is the easiest way to start a smart home, but many fear it's complicated. We go hands-on with GE Cync to see how it stacks up.
May 31, 2022
GE Cync lights set up in gaming room.

Yeedi Vac Max review: Impressive smart vacuum at a reasonable price

The Yeedi Vac Max smart vacuum isn't perfect, but shoppers on a budget should give it strong consideration.
May 29, 2022
Yeedi Vac Max on grey carpet.

Proscenic P11 Smart Cordless Vacuum review: Powerful, but a tad uncomfortable

If you're seeking an efficient cordless vacuum, the Proscenic P11 is a solid contender that we got to try out.
May 27, 2022
The Proscenic P11 vacuuming cereal.

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra review: Apex of laziness

With a mop, a vacuum, and a self-emptying dock, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra cleans your house without you lifting a finger.
May 25, 2022
The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra sits on brown hardwood floors.

Defender Guard Pro 2K Wi-Fi review: Impressive image quality meets intuitive app

Top-notch hardware and software combine for one best web-connected security devices we've tested.
May 22, 2022
The Defender Guard Pro 2K mounted to a house.

LG PuriCare AeroTower Review: Powerful, quiet, effective

The LG PuriCare AeroTower is an air purifier and fan in one that, most importantly, does these tasks quietly.
May 17, 2022
The LG PuriCare AeroTower sits in the center of a room and cools the entire space.

Chilisleep Dock Pro Sleep System review: Room for improvement

The Chilisleep Dock Pro ME Sleep System is designed to keep you cool and comfortable at night.
May 7, 2022
The Dock Pro ME covers only one side of the bed.

Tineco Carpet One review: Powerful, efficient cleaning

The Tineco Carpet One Smart Carpet Cleaner pulls dirt from your carpet that you didn't even know was there.
May 6, 2022
The Tineco Carpet One cleans a dirty floor.

ESF00+ Smart Fitness Scale review: Track the good, bad, & BMI

The Etekcity ESF00+ offers a sleek design and a lot of data to help you keep track of your fitness goals.
April 29, 2022
Etekcity ESF00+ scale displaying data.

Canary Pro review: Decent performance, high cost

The Canary Pro is a self-monitored home security system, but its subscription service costs a pretty penny.
April 17, 2022
The Canary Pro on a table.

Etekcity Smart Nutrition Scale review: data-rich tracking

The Etekcity ESN00 Smart Nutrition Scale tracks all the nutritional data you could want. We just wish it was more intuitive to use.
April 10, 2022
A Etekcity Smart Nutrition Scale measuring a bowl of blueberries.

Ikea Starkvind air purifier review: Unique and functional

The Ikea Starkvind combines a unique design with smart functionality to become more than just an air purifier.
April 8, 2022
Ikea Starkvind air purifier

Govee Glide Hexa Light Panel review: Great lighting, cluttered app

The Govee Glide Hexa Light Panels provide a colorful backdrop for your home, complete with music sync out of the box. Are they worth taking the plunge?
April 5, 2022
Govee Hexa Glide Light Panels installed on wall behind desk.

Twinkly Dots review: Nice to look at, but nothing new

The Twinkly Dots have a unique design and look nice when set up, but don't bring new functionality to the table.
March 26, 2022
The Twinkly Dots can spruce up any room.

Fitbit Sense review: One of the best wearable sleep trackers

The Fitbit Sense is a compact wearable that tracks a lot of valuable health information at a nice price.
March 12, 2022
The Fitbit Sense on a man's wrist while he walks outdoors.

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review

The pressure was on to make a bigger, better Echo Show device and Amazon delivered at a reasonable price.
July 10, 2021
Amazon Echo Show 2 Review

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Not just a smart alarm clock

Cute, compact, and capable, the $70 Amazon Echo Show 5 is so much more than just a smart alarm clock.
July 8, 2021
Amazon Echo Show 5 review

Amazon Echo Show 8 review: Third time’s the charm

The Amazon Show 8 shares features of other Amazon smart displays, but its size and price give it broad appeal.
July 8, 2021
Amazon Echo Show 8 on a counter.

Shark IQ Robot R101AE Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum review

With minimal interaction required on your part, it'll keep you focused on other, more pressing matters.
July 8, 2021
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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

We tested out the new Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack.
July 7, 2021
nest mini review 2 google 2nd gen feat

Level Lock Bolt Edition review: A stealthy, costly smart lock

It looks like an ordinary lock, as it tucks crucial components (even the battery) in your door.
July 6, 2021
level lock bolt edition is a game changing and disruptive smart the by home

Lockly Duo Smart Lock Review: Steep price for convenience

Few smart locks can replace both your door's latch and deadbolt. The Lockly Duo Smart Lock is one of them.
July 5, 2021
Lockly Duo Smart Lock

Wyze Cordless Vacuum Review: Packs a budget-friendly punch

Why spend a fortune on a Dyson when you can find a vacuum that works equally as good? This is one of them.
June 30, 2021
Wyze Cordless Vacuum

Google Nest Thermostat (2020) review: A little less, yet still the best

Google's new, stylish Nest Thermostat delivers nearly all of the smart features available in the original Nest Learning thermostat -- for about half the price.
June 29, 2021
A person operating the Google Nest thermostat.

Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

Don't be afraid of setting up a mesh network to expand your Wi-Fi. Google's Nest WiFi makes the process easy.
June 29, 2021

Eufy SoloCam E40 Review: The anti-subscription security camera

You'll have one less thing to worry about paying for on a monthly basis with the new Eufy security camera.
June 26, 2021
Rectangular design of the Eufy SoloCam E40.

Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera Review: High-quality video at a price

The Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera uses thermal sensing to reduce the number of false alarms, provides 200 feet of night vision, and much more.
June 23, 2021
Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera outside in the winter.

Google Nest Hub review: A refreshing take on the smart display

What’s small, simple, cute, and lacks a camera? The Google Nest Hub is more competitive after a price drop.
June 22, 2021
Google Home Hub

Apple HomePod mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple failed to make an impression with the original HomePod, but the HomePod mini is poised to change that.
June 22, 2021
Apple HomePod mini in hand

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

Don't snooze on the conveniences that the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock brings to the table.
June 22, 2021
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Clock front

Arlo Pro 3 Review: A smart security choice

Enhanced video quality, color night vision, and smart A.I. make the Arlo Pro 3 a top pick for smart home security.
June 22, 2021
Netgear Arlo Pro 3

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) Review: Nothing to see here

Come on Amazon, you had two years to work on this smart display to give people a compelling reason to buy it.
June 17, 2021
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) on table.

Roborock H7 Cordless Vacuum Review: Lightweight contender with heavyweight punch

The Roborock H7 comes with subtle but much-needed improvements, making it the company's best offering so far.
June 16, 2021
roborock h7 both vacuum cleaner and mop cordless lifestyle 3 of 4

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station review: Almost unlimited power

Who needs a gas powered generator when the Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station uses sun power.
June 14, 2021
The Jackery Explorer 1000 basically gives you unlimited power.

Nanoleaf Elements Review: Smart lighting from the forest

Natural, wood-themed smart light tiles stand out from the competition with their aesthetic and features.
June 9, 2021
nanoleaf elements look like wooden light panels

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) Review: It adds a camera that tracks you

It's basically your typical iterative improvement, but at least the cost of the smart display is the same.
June 8, 2021
Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 home screen.

Ring Wall Light Solar review: Sunshine all around, whenever you need it

Ring's Wall Light Solar makes outdoor lighting simple and easy. Best of all, it's also powered by the sun.
June 5, 2021
Ring Wall Light Solar mounted on wall

Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro review: More bird’s-eye view for your home

What does the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro have to offer? Is it worth the investment? Check out our full review to find out.
May 31, 2021
ring floodlight cam wired pro review 01

Bartesian Home Bar Review: Bring the bar to your home

The Bartesian makes a bunch of craft cocktails and some are quite fancy. Is it as good as an actual bartender?
May 29, 2021
Bartesian Home Bar at a party

Dreame Bot L10 Pro Review: A robot vacuum newcomer that cleans well

You don't need fancy cameras to clean efficiently or avoid pesky obstacles while cleaning around the home.
May 27, 2021
Dreame Bot L10 Pro front view

Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi review: Finally, a smart speaker with utility

If you dislike messy wires, the Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi smart speaker doubles as a wireless charger.
May 22, 2021
Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi wireless charging

Ring Video Doorbell 4 review: A no-fuss, all-around top contender

Less than a year separates the Ring Video Doorbell 4 and its predecessor, but don't dwell on that difference.
May 20, 2021
Ring Video Doorbell installed on a home.

Wyze Floor Lamp Review: Slick design, could use more smarts

Despite downsides, this $30 minimalist lighting solution delivers great value.
May 8, 2021
Wyze Floor Lamp desk