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Electrolux EFME627UTT 8.0 Cubic Feet 600 Series Front Load Electric Dryer review

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

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

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 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.
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Amazon Echo Glow Review: A smart lamp for smart parents

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

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

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.
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Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven Review: Fresh again

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

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

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

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 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.
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Canary Flex review: Friendly yet futuristic

Canary Flex review: Friendly yet futuristic

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Ring Indoor Cam Review: It comes up short

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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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.
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Google Nest Hub Max review: The definitive smart display

Google Nest Hub Max review: The definitive smart display

The Nest Hub Max is meant to be the centerpiece of your home, a singular device that covers security, entertainment, home automation, and virtual assistance. Don’t be fooled if it looks like other smart displays, however. There’s more to Google's latest device than meets the eye.
Wyze Sense Starter Kit review

Wyze Sense Starter Kit review

Wyze Sense Starter Kit review

The Wyze Sense Starter Kit packs impossibly small motion and entry sensors and innovative network bridge in a low-cost, high-performance security bundle for Wyze Cam owners. Our Wyze Sense Starter Kit review answers whether this is the budget security setup you’ve been waiting for.
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NutriBullet Blender Combo review: Smoothie king

NutriBullet Blender Combo review: Smoothie king

NutriBullet Blender Combo is a great choice for smoothie enthusiasts and home cooks alike. It's ease of use, modern design, and low price point makes it a good choice for those seeking a quality machine on a budget. it also seems to be very well constructed, so it's made to last for years to come.
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First Ring conquered your porch. Now it wants to light up your lawn

First Ring conquered your porch. Now it wants to light up your lawn

Ring Smart Lights don’t just light up your yard, they talk to your video cameras, your phone, and even Alexa. But do you really need a floodlight with brains and connectivity? We installed them all over to find out whether the convenience outweighs the nuisance.
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Defender 4K Wired Security System impressions: First-class video, economy app

Defender 4K Wired Security System impressions: First-class video, economy app

Defender 4K is a budget 4K smart home security system that offers pin-sharp UHD imaging and dedicated network video storage at a bargain price. But despite boasting leading-edge video, Defender 4K feels dated, lacking the ease of use and advanced features we expect from modern smart home systems.
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Eufy Security Video Doorbell review: Why pay more?

Eufy Security Video Doorbell review: Why pay more?

Anker’s UHD video doorbell delivers pin-sharp imaging and capable performance at a low price and without recurring subscriptions. While it lacks the premium quality of devices like Nest Hello, it’s still a worthy contender.
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RemoBell W impressions: A simple smart doorbell that fails to shine

RemoBell W impressions: A simple smart doorbell that fails to shine

The $199 RemoBell W, the Remo+ brand’s most expensive bell, features a 1080p Full HD camera with night vision, two-way talk, PIR motion sensor, and a wide, 160-degree field of view. It's high price, disappointing video quality, and a lack of features found on other doorbells means it fails to deliver.
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iDevices Instinct impressions: A smart wall switch that’s Alexa-powered

iDevices Instinct impressions: A smart wall switch that’s Alexa-powered

With the Instinct, connected home brand iDevices is bringing the virtual assistant experience to a wall switch that’s powered by Amazon Alexa. The iDevices Instinct essentially represents the marriage between an Echo Dot and a standard wall switch that can be found in any home.
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Shark Apex Uplight vacuum review

Shark Apex Uplight vacuum review

Shark recently came out with a new vacuum called the Apex UpLight Corded LiftAway. It claims to offer full-sized power in a lightweight vacuum that’s easy to manage. But how does it stack up against heavier uprights? Check out our Shark APEX UpLight Corded Lift-Away Vacuum Review.
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Eufy RoboVac 15C Max review

Eufy RoboVac 15C Max review

If you're looking to get your first robot vacuum without breaking the bank, then the Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX is worth considering with its Wi-Fi connectivity, Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa integration, strong cleaning performance, and sleek design.
Frigidaire FGIP2468UD dishwasher review

Frigidaire FGIP2468UD dishwasher review

Frigidaire FGIP2468UD dishwasher review

This Frigidaire dishwasher has a lot of pros, including the ability to run quietly, the added flexibility of its racks, minimalist design, and impressive cleaning capabilities that deliver solid results. But do these things come at too high a price? Read our review to find out.