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Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera

Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera review: Above-average smarts

Arlo's moving into new territory with a more cost-conscious camera, the Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera. Does it mean there will be compromises?
Kwikset Halo Touch deadbolt in action.

Kwikset Halo Touch review: Spy fantasies come to life

The Kwikset Halo Touch is a deadbolt you unlock with your finger. It's all your spy fantasies come true!
The Bissell Spinwave Wet and Dry Robot Vaccum

Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum Review: A basic bot that cleans well

The Bissell Spinwave Wet and Dry Robot vacuum is a very basic robot vacuum that does everything you need it to.
Philips Hue Iris table lamp blue

Philips Hue Iris Review: Accenting rooms with the colors of the rainbow

Accent lights can do wonders to a room, but the Philips Hue Iris taps into all the colors of the rainbow in complementing existing lighting.
Blue by ADT mounted upside down

Blue by ADT outdoor camera review: Major connectivity issues

Flaw is an insurmountable one in a device focused on keeping people and property secure.
Photo of the doorbell on the wall.

Blue by ADT Video Doorbell review: Not done cooking yet

Blue by ADT's DIY security solution starts with a video doorbell which delivers crisp video, even at night, but issues with the app hobble the experience.
iRobot Roomba i3 Plus dirt disposal unit

iRobot Roomba i3 Plus review: Self-emptying that makes life easier

Robot vacuums are increasingly becoming more independent, requiring less intervention on our part. The iRobot Roomba i3 Plus does exactly that.
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Google Chromecast 2020 review: What we always wanted

Google's history with making a streaming device with a remote and on-screen interface has been rocky at best. Did they get it right this time?
Samsung Jetbot Mop on floor

Samsung Jetbot Mop review: Do-si-doing the mopping routine

The Samsung Jetbot Mop is a dedicated mopping robot that looks interesting with its design, but also doubles as a handy handheld cleaner for walls and tiles.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) on table

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review: Growing up to set the benchmark

Amazon's smallest smart speaker has undergone a radical change, so will the Echo Dot's (4th Gen) new design be enough to garner attention over the competition?
A Lenovo Smart Clock 2 placed on a bedside table.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review: Tech meets nostalgia

Alarm clocks may have faded due to the smartphone, but the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is bringing back the nostalgia with the help of Google Assistant.
Level Touch touching the lock

Level Touch review: Tap-to-go convenience

Unlocking the door can now be done simply by just tapping on the lock. You'll have that and many more options with the minimalist-looking Level Touch smart lock
Nest Audio speaker in a moody dark room.

Google Nest Audio review: Big muscles, strong results

After several years waiting for a successor, the Google Nest Audio is poised to make an impact as a powerful, room-filling speaker perfect for the smart home.
LG CordZero A9 Kompressor holding it in hand

LG CordZero A9 Kompressor Stick Vacuum Review: Always hungry, never bloated

When it comes to sucking up dirt and debris, the LG CordZero A9 Kompressor clearly has a huge appetite thanks to its large dustbin's ability to compress.
Blink Indoor on table

Blink Indoor Security Camera review: Can’t handle the great indoors

Blink's Indoor camera takes its design from the company's many outdoor cameras, but does it translate over well to inside of the home for better peace of mind?
Blink Outdoor

Blink Outdoor review: It’s nothing new

The Blink Outdoor Camera can last upwards of two years on battery power. It's very similar to its predecessor, but is there more to it than just that?
Instant Pod

Instant Pod Review: A simple way to start your morning

Whether it's coffee or espresso, there's no worry because the Instant Pod can brew both. You'll have the best of both worlds without spending a huge fortune.
The Homehawk Window mounted in a window

Panasonic HomeHawk Window review: See the color of the night

The Panasonic Homehawk Window camera attaches to your window and provides amazing color night vision in a slim package.
Reolink E1 Zoom on table

Reolink E1 Zoom Review: Closer, but still off the mark

Articulating cameras that can cover a full 360-degrees aren't new, but the Reolink E1 Zoom is a rare breed with its integrated 3x optical zoom.
Oral-B iO Series 9 Smart Toothbrush held in hand

Oral-B iO Series 9 Smart Toothbrush review: Steep cost

Today's smart toothbrushes try to achieve a level beyond what electric toothbrushes have offer. The Oral-B iO Series 9 is looking to leapfrog everything else.
Arlo Essential full shot

Arlo Essential review: Affordable, but not so essential

Arlo's new outdoor security camera features color night vision and a hub-free design. It has a lot of potential. Here's our Arlo Essential review.
Hum by Colgate Smart Toothbrush on ledge

Hum by Colgate Smart Toothbrush Review: Get paid to brush

Smart toothbrushes can track and tell you how to effectively brush your teeth, but Hum by Colgate aims to get you to brush more frequently with reward points.
Miele Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog vacuum upright

Miele Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog Cordless Vacuum review

The Miele Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog cordless vacuum has a lot going for it. It's about as pricey as a high-end Dyson, but it has some unique features, too.
The Ring Video Doorbell on a door frame while a woman touches it.

Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) Review: Light on upgrades, irresistibly priced

The new version of Ring's first video doorbell is an upgrade, but it really doesn't stand out in any way. Here's our Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) Review.
Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro installed.

Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro review: Purging pesky porch pirates

The Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro wants to proactively protect your packages from theft with a wide field of view and proactive artificial intelligence.
Dyson Pure Humidify Cool hero shot.

Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool review: Convergence at its finest

The Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool replaces a fan, air purifier and humidifier, and works better than any of them individually.
Photo of the Vivint outdoor camera.

Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro review: Your guardian awaits

The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro is a solid addition to an already robust all-in-one home security solution that uses A.I. to intelligently protect your property.
eufyCam 2 Pro outside

EufyCam 2 Pro review: A wireless outdoor cam that lasts all year

In this EufyCam 2 Pro review we take a look at the video quality and features. This security camera includes a siren, night vision, and more, but does it wow?
Wyze Cam Outdoor featured image

Wyze Cam Outdoor review: This security cam can take a hike

The Wyze Cam Outdoor is looking to tackle the great outdoors offering an impressive range of features that go beyond just being a traditional outdoor camera.
Eve Cam in kitchen

Eve Cam review: Performance holds back this HomeKit camera

More cameras are supporting Apple's HomeKit smart home platform. The Eve Cam is the latest, but does it have what it takes to be a standout in the space?
Netatmo Camera with siren up on a wall.

Netatmo Outdoor Camera with Siren review: Tunnel vision

The Netatmo Outdoor Camera with siren does some smart things with AI and app functionality, but the hardware is a bit outdated looking, and fundamentally flawed.
ring video doorbell 3 review with silver faceplate

Ring Video Doorbell 3 review: Not much of an upgrade

While the Ring Video Doorbell 3 has a great app and some solid features, it isn't much of an upgrade for those with a second generation model.
abode starter kit review upright front

Abode Starter Kit review

Abode's basic, entry-level hardware disappoints, but we still find lots to like about Abode's smart home security platform, namely it's ability to play well across all platforms, including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Find out more in our Abode Starter Kit review.
Eufy Security Indoor Cam 2K on table

Eufy Security Indoor Cam 2K review: Clarity at a low cost

The $40 Eufy Security Indoor Cam 2K boasts everything you'll need to secure your home while you're away without costing you a whole lot of cash in the process.