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The Click and Grow 25 beside the kitchen counter.

Click & Grow 25 review: fresh veggies on a weekly basis

The Click & Grow 25 is a smart garden that, while expensive, has a lot of potential and can expand to match a growing family.
A cat sits in the Litter Robot 4 and watches his owner.

Litter Robot 4 review: a smart, automated pooper-scooper

The Litter Robot 4 is a fantastic, self-cleaning litter box that can help keep an eye on your cat's health.
The Gardyn in someone's kitchen.

Gardyn review: easy gardening for a high price

The Gardyn 2.0 is the most advanced smart garden I've ever gotten my hands on, but it could still use some improvement.
Samsung Bespoke Jet in an empty hallway.

Samsung Bespoke Jet review: aesthetic, powerful cleaning at a cost

The Samsung Bespoke Jet is a powerful vacuum cleaner that looks great in your living room, but does a vacuum cleaner need to be art?
Four Emporia Smart Plugs displayed on a wooden table.

Emporia Smart Plug review: everything you’d want from a smart plug

The Emporia Smart Plug offers not just remote control of your electronics, but also a robust suite of energy-monitoring tools along with a great price tag.
Breville Joule Oven Air Fry Pro with app.

Breville Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro review: one really smart oven

We put the Breville Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro smart oven and it's app to the test over three months. Is it worth its $400 price tag?
The Abby Grow Box in a modern home.

Abby Grow Box review: a green thumb for everyone

The Abby Grow Box is an automated, hydroponic indoor garden. There are a few quirks to battle through, but Abby is an excellent option for budding gardeners.
Levoit VortexIQ 40 sucking up debris

Levoit VortexIQ 40 Stick Vacuum review: simple but effective

A deep dive into Levi's VortexIQ 40 stick vacuum, a simple vacuum that performs superbly.
Cync Thermostat installed on a white wall.

Cync Smart Thermostat review: Middle of the pack

The Cync Smart Thermostat is an easy recommendation for homes already running other Cync products, but anyone else should think twice before making a purchase.
The Tineco Pure One S15 PET in handheld mode.

Tineco Pure One S15 PET vacuum review: A chore no more

The Tineco Pure One S15 PET is a versatile cordless vacuum that's packed with powerful features to help you clean every nook and cranny. Here's our full review.
thermpro tp25

ThermoPro TP25 thermometer: tangled up in meat

ThermoPro TP25 500FT Bluetooth Meat Thermometer with four probes has the potential to seriously up your grilling game. Read our review to find out.
Thermomix TM6 on a kitchen counter

Thermomix TM6 cooking robot review: a countertop culinary instructor (and bartender too)

If a cooking robot that can automate all your kitchen tasks sound like an infomercial, think again. The Thermomix TM6 is surprisingly versatile and easy to use.
Thermacell Radius and liquid repellant cartridge siting on a wood deck.

Thermacell Radius mosquito repeller review: shockingly effective! (without the shocks)

There are plenty of gimmicks that claim to repel mosquitos. The Thermacell Radius says it can create a 20-foot mosquito-free zone. So does it really work?
Trifo Ollie sitting on carpet.

Trifo Ollie vacuum review: pet-friendly performance

The Trifo Ollie is built specifically for pet owners and for eliminating fur, and includes a variety of additional features to separate it from the competition.
The Dreo Pilot Max smart fan in an empty room.

Dreo Pilot Max S review: a smart fan, not a smart price

The Dreo Pilot Max S smart fan makes it easy to control it from anywhere, but we're not sure that minor convenience justifies the price bump.
Govee Glide Hexa Pro light panels installed above a shelf.

Govee Glide Hexa Pro review – fun lighting with few hiccups

The Govee Glide Hexa Pro light panels deliver a colorful splash to your living spaces. There are still a few bugs to squash, but they're still a great addition.
Nanoleaf Shapes light tiles installed next to a desk.

Nanoleaf Shapes review: a decade in the making

Nanoleaf is shipping a special version of its Shapes tiles to mark its 10-year anniversary. Let's see what all that experience adds up to.
Wyze Thermostat installed on a white wall.

Wyze Thermostat review: Affordable tech that competes with the best

With a powerful smartphone app, sleek design, and innovative Sensors, the Wyze Thermostat makes it easy to keep your house warm and cozy or cool and refreshing.
SwitchBot Curtain controller mounted on curtain rod.

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.
The AeroGarden Harvest on a countertop beside the sink.

AeroGarden Smart Garden Review: hydroponics for dummies

The AeroGarden Harvest Smart Garden makes it easy to grow fresh vegetables and herbs in your home with little to no guesswork.
Amazon Alexa speaker sitting next to U by Moen smart tap

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?
The Roborock Q7 Max+ in action cleaning crumbs off of carpet.

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

In my Roborock Q7 Max+ review, I was impressed with the power and mapping capabilities, but I wish it came with more mopping accessories.
Wegym Rally X Smart HomeGym Equipment

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.
weber genesis smart grill review

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Etekcity ESN00 Smart Nutrition Scale tracks all the nutritional data you could want. We just wish it was more intuitive to use.