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Weber Genesis Smart Grill review: Built-in cooking smarts

Weber Genesis Smart Grill review: Built-in cooking smarts

What's it like cooking with a smart grill? Do you need this tech and is it easy to master? Find out in our hands-on review of the Weber Genesis Smart Grill.
GE Cync lights set up in gaming room.

GE Cync smart lighting review: A worthy Philips Hue competitor

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.
Yeedi Vac Max on grey carpet.

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

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

Yeedi Vac Max offers an impressive spec sheet and an even more impressive price tag. It's not perfect, but shoppers on a budget should give it a closer look.
The Proscenic P11 vacuuming cereal.

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

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

If you're in the market for an efficient cordless vacuum, the Proscenic P11 Smart Cordless Vacuum is a solid contender that we got to try out for several weeks.
The Defender Guard Pro 2K mounted to a house.

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

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

The Defender Guard Pro 2K Wi-Fi is one of the best web-connected security devices we've tested in a while. Here's our in-depth review of the camera.
The LG PuriCare AeroTower sits in the center of a room and cools the entire space.

LG PuriCare AeroTower Review: Powerful, quiet, effective

LG PuriCare AeroTower Review: Powerful, quiet, effective

The LG PuriCare AeroTower is an air purifier and fan in one, but most importantly, it does all of these tasks quietly.
The Dock Pro ME covers only one side of the bed.

Chilisleep Dock Pro Sleep System review: Room for improvement

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.
The Tineco Carpet One cleans a dirty floor.

Tineco Carpet One review: Powerful, efficient cleaning

Tineco Carpet One review: Powerful, efficient cleaning

The Tineco Carpet One Smart Carpet Cleaner pulls dirt and debris from your carpet that you didn't even know was there.
Etekcity ESF00+ scale displaying data.

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

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

A smart scale is a great way to keep track of your fitness and weight goals. The Etekcity ESF00+ offers a sleek design and a lot of data.
The Canary Pro on a table.

Canary Pro review: Decent performance, high cost

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.
A Etekcity Smart Nutrition Scale measuring a bowl of blueberries.

Etekcity Smart Nutrition Scale review: data-rich tracking

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.
Ikea Starkvind air purifier

Ikea Starkvind air purifier review: Unique and functional

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.
Govee Hexa Glide Light Panels installed on wall behind desk.

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

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?
The Twinkly Dots can spruce up any room.

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

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.
The Fitbit Sense on a man's wrist while he walks outdoors.

Fitbit Sense review: One of the best wearable sleep trackers

Fitbit Sense review: One of the best wearable sleep trackers

The Fitbit Sense is a small, compact wearable that tracks a lot of valuable health information -- all for an affordable price.
Amazon Echo Show 2 Review

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review

With smart displays powered by Google now in play, the pressure was on for Amazon to make a better Echo Show device. There's no denying Amazon did it.
Amazon Echo Show 5 review

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

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

Amazon's entry-level Echo Show 5 is a great smart display with an aggressively low price. Place it on your bedside, but don’t call it a smart alarm clock.
Amazon Echo Show 8 on a counter.

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

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

Sitting in between Amazon's two smart displays, the Echo Show 8 is looking to achieve that perfect balance of features, performance, and price.
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Shark IQ Robot R101AE Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum review

Shark IQ Robot R101AE Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum review

The Shark IQ Robot R101AE claims to have exceptional suction power, a self-cleaning brush roll, and advanced mapping capabilities. I put it to the test.
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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

We tested the Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack. Here’s our full review of the Nest Mini 2nd Generation.
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Level Lock Bolt Edition review: A stealthy, costly smart lock

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

It doesn't look like your ordinary smart lock because it tucks away the crucial components inside the door.
Lockly Duo Smart Lock

Lockly Duo Smart Lock Review: Steep price for convenience

Lockly Duo Smart Lock Review: Steep price for convenience

The Lockly Duo replaces both your doorknob and the deadbolt in one unit. It's great to use, but is it ultimately worth the price?
Wyze Cordless Vacuum

Wyze Cordless Vacuum Review: Packs a budget-friendly punch

Wyze Cordless Vacuum Review: Packs a budget-friendly punch

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is one of the most affordable vacuum cleaners on the market, combining powerful cleaning with effective air filtration.
A person operating the Google Nest thermostat.

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

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.
Google Nest Wifi sits on a black stand.

Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

The Google Nest Wifi comes to life with whole-home coverage. Google’s option offers a couple of notable features that proves it's a multi-functional device.
Rectangular design of the Eufy SoloCam E40.

Eufy SoloCam E40 Review: The anti-subscription security camera

Eufy SoloCam E40 Review: The anti-subscription security camera

Eufy goes for the all-in-one approach with the SoloCam E40 because there's no more hub needed for this camera to work at home.
Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera outside in the winter.

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

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

It reduces the number of false alarms, provides 200 feet of night vision, and much more, but can get pricey.
Google Home Hub

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

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 the latest smart display (a smart speaker with a screen) to hit the market.
Apple HomePod mini in hand

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

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.
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Clock front

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

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

The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock shares many outstanding features with past iterations, but now it gains the convenience of displaying the actual time.
Netgear Arlo Pro 3

Arlo Pro 3 Review: A smart security choice

Arlo Pro 3 Review: A smart security choice

Enhanced video quality, color night vision, and smart A.I. features make the weatherproof and wireless Arlo Pro 3 a top pick for smart home surveillance.
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) on table.

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

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

With little to differentiate it from its predecessor, the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) is a disappointing upgrade.
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Roborock H7 Cordless Vacuum Review: Lightweight contender with heavyweight punch

Roborock H7 Cordless Vacuum Review: Lightweight contender with heavyweight punch

The Roborock H7 comes with subtle but much-needed improvements over previous iterations, including faster charging times.
The Jackery Explorer 1000 basically gives you unlimited power.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station review: Almost unlimited power

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station review: Almost unlimited power

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station is a solar-powered powerhouse that will keep you charged and ready for days.