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Flo by Moen review: Plug leaks and save money

The Flo by Moen is a smart home water monitor that aims to protect homeowners from catastrophic water damage, encourage conservation, and save some money.
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Dyson V11 Outsize vacuum review: In this case, bigger is better

The Dyson V11 Outsize vacuum is larger than any other Dyson cordless vacuum, and it's more expensive than the other cordless vacuums. Is the price worth it?
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Ramen Hero meatless kit review: Quick, tasty ramen

Ramen Hero has launched a pair of meatless ramen kits that come with all the ingredients you need to prepare a ramen dish within the span of about 15 minutes.
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Dyson Corrale review: This $500 hair straightener falls flat

The Dyson Corrale was designed to cut the amount of damage your hair sustains by 50%. Is this $500 straightener was worth the hype? Here's what I found.
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Wyze Band review: Put this tracker on your radar

Alexa skills that let you control your smart home, heart tracker, sleep tracker, great screen, and more make this inexpensive fitness tracker a great choice.
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Arlo Video Doorbell Review: Nothing fishy about this camera

The Arlo Video Doorbell is a slim, no-fuss smart video doorbell. It has a video camera you can use to catch porch pirates, motion detection, and more.
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EufyCam 2 Review: Great night sight and a year-long battery

The EufyCam 2 is a smart wireless security camera that supports Google Assistant, Alexa and Apple Homekit. It can even enhance video when a person is detected.
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Kwikset Halo Review: A tough smart lock that’s hard to love

The Halo by Kwikset is a smart lock that be controlled using an app, codes, or an old fashioned set of keys. It's also extremely durable.
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Wyze Lock Review: A budget smart lock without the fuss

With the Wyze Lock ($90) you get to keep your keys and your deadbolt. It screws on to what you already have to offer smart lock features in a few minutes.
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Blue by ADT Review: DIY home security is finally here

Blue by ADT recently introduced an indoor security camera, an outdoor security camera, and a video doorbell. Here's our full review of the Blue by ADT cameras.
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Electrolux EFLS627UIW 4.4 Cubic Feet 600 Series Front Load Washer Review

This pod-friendly machine has a plethora of stain-fighting features like Perfect Steam and SmartBoost, but is that enough to get out even the most basic of stains? Read our review to find out.
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Electrolux EFME627UTT 8.0 Cubic Feet 600 Series Front Load Electric Dryer review

The spacious Electrolux 8.0 Cubic Feet 600 Series Front Load Dryer keeps clothes fresh and eliminates wrinkles with its steam feature and sensors that eliminate over-drying of delicate fabrics. Read our review to find out how well it works.
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Ecovacs Deebot 960 Review: Wasted potential

We have loved many of the other smart robot vacuums that Ecovacs has come out with. A couple have even made our best robot vacuum of the year list. So I was pretty excited to try out the Deebot 960. It comes with advanced AI and it even mops. After trying it out, I was sorely disappointed.
Facebook Portal 2019

Facebook Portal (10-inch, 2019) review: For Facebook fans only

Facebook's new 10-inch Portal smart display emphasizes staying in touch with friends and family through video calls. There’s a crop of smart displays that offer incredible functionality, but Facebook’s interpretation may have people being more cautious about what they share publicly.
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review

Amazon’s third-generation Echo Dot puts on some weight and comes dressed in a warmer, more welcoming design. The result is a better-looking Alexa device with good enough sound quality to deserve being called a speaker. In our Amazon Echo Dot review, we dig into what’s new and discuss whether this speaker deserves a home within your home. Turns out, the answer is probably yes.
Amazon Echo Glow

Amazon Echo Glow Review: A smart lamp for smart parents

Parenting just got a little easier, thanks to something you'd probably never suspect: a smart lamp. The Amazon Echo Glow can make getting kids out of bed or getting a less than attentive child's teeth brushed less of a struggle using dimmable colored lights and Alexa voice commands or the app.
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Lenovo Smart Display 7 Review: Video calls for less

New to the smart display fold is the Lenovo Smart Display 7, which is now the smallest and most compact smart display in Lenovo’s portfolio. What’s sweet about it is the $100 price tag, though, there's more to Lenovo's budget-based offering than you might expect, despite the price.
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Echo Flex Review: A $25 plug-it-in Alexa speaker

Amazon released a new Alexa device called the Echo Flex. What is the Echo Flex? What can the Echo Flex do? What features does it boast? Is this $25 device a suitable alternative to larger, more expensive Echo speakers? We tested the speaker for two weeks, and here’s our full review of the Echo Flex.
Ninja Air Fry Oven

Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven Review: Fresh again

Most people love fried foods, but don't love what these fat-filled foods do to their waistlines. Ninja has an air-frying device that also serves as a countertop convection oven, a toaster oven, and a dehydrator. We tested out the small appliance to see how well it performed. Here's how it went.
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Amazon Smart Oven review: I just know my eyes burned for hours

The Amazon Smart Oven is the size of a medium-sized microwave, but is actually a four-in-one machine that works as a microwave, air fryer, convection oven and food warmer. For $250, you get all that plus a third-gen Echo Dot so you can use voice commands to start, pause and stop cooking.
The Ring Stick Up Cam.

Ring Stick Up Camera Review: This one’s for Alexa fans

The Ring Stick Up Cam is an incredibly versatile security camera. It can be put indoors or outdoors. It also has three power options: you can run it on a battery power, plug it in or solar power it. Plus, it alerts you of movement, allows two way discussions, and lets you watch live video.
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Cricut Maker review: It makes the cut

The Cricut Maker can cut, score, emboss, and perforate paper. That's to be expected with this type of machine, but it can also cut vinyl, thin wood, fabric, cardboard and felt, too, and draw using special pens you place in the machine. Our Cricut Maker review dives into what this crafting machine offers.
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SimpliSafe Smart Lock Review: Gorgeous, and easy to install

SimpliSafe recently expanded its home security portfolio with its first smart lock. Not only is it one of the easiest smart locks to install, but it's also one of the best-looking devices currently on the market. However, can it match its good looks with useful features? Find out in our review.
Canary Flex review

Canary Flex review: Friendly yet futuristic

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Ring Indoor Cam Review: It comes up short

The Ring Indoor Cam is one of the tiniest smart cameras on the market at only 1.81 in. x 1.81 in. x 2.95 in. (46 mm x 46 mm x 75 mm). That's smaller than a can of soda. It almost looks like a toy, but don't let its appearance fool you. There's some good stuff crammed into that small package.
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Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid Review: It does all the things

The Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid takes the hassle of having to vacuum and mop, especially when it's really efficient in the way its cleans. It's Eufy's most ambitious robot vacuum to date, so it's a first good step in the right direction that should increase its brand recognition.
iRobot Roomba S9

iRobot Roomba s9 Plus Review: A nearly perfect robot

Packed with the latest technology, iRobot's top of the range Roomba delivers leading-edge features like a self-emptying dust bin, smart multi-floor mapping and super-simple app control. But in terms of cleaning performance, it's simply the best robot vacuum you can buy on the market today.

Tile Sticker, Slim, and Pro hands-on review: A Tile for your tech (and more)

Tile has unveiled an all-new hardware lineup for 2019, including new form factors and functionality – and at last, an adhesive version of the tracking tech. Meet Tile Sticker, Tile Slim, Tile Pro, and Tile Mate, versatile tracking devices to ensure you don't lose anything.
Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review

Arlo Pro 2 review

It may not be cheap, but the Arlo Pro 2 doesn’t cut any corners, making it the most versatile smart home camera we have ever tested yet. What's more, it has storage plans meet the needs of everyone from a small apartment renters to medium sized businesses, with support for up to 50 cameras.
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Amazon Echo Frames, Loop, and Buds hands-on Review: More Alexa to love

Amazon is going all-in on spy gear with all the new gear they announced at its September 2019 event. With the announcement of the Echo Frames, Echo Loop, and Echo Buds, it means that there are many more ways to love Amzon's Alexa with these new gadgets. We checked them all out to see they're practical.
Google Home Mini Review

Google Home Mini review: Smart home, smart price

The Google Home Mini is an AI assistant that’s far more capable than its small size would suggest. With Voice Match capabilities and smarter than the Echo Dot, you'll like this impressive little speaker. Here are some other things we like about the device, and a few things we don't like.
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Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950 Review: Laser-guided mop

Ecovacs is known for making reasonably-priced-yet-high-tech robot vacuums, and the brand recently came out with a 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop combination. It’s called the Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950, and it claims to be the most powerful Deebot so far. I tested the OZMO 950, and here’s my take on the device.
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Lockly Secure Pro Biometric Smart Lock review

The Lockly Secure Pro smart lock is positively packed with features -- a fingerprint reader, a touchscreen keypad, and compatibility with Alexa and Google Home. It even comes with a hub and door sensor. Is this smart lock as great as it sounds? I tested the device to find out.
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Swann 4K Ultra HD NVR Security System review

Swann's six-camera smart home security system impresses with sleek lines, a sturdy build, and a swath of advanced features, including 4K UHD video, color night vision, integrated heat and motion detection, spotlights, sirens and more. The mobile app leaves a lot to be desired, however.