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Smart Home Reviews


Here you’ll find home automation and connected home reviews by Digital Trends’ expert reviewers, including home appliances and accessories that control your home remotely. This page is continually updated as new products enter the market.

The Amazon Echo Pop and its retail box.

Amazon Echo Pop Review: a perfectly priced Alexa

The Amazon Echo Pop is the least expensive way to get into the Alexa ecosystem — and you basically get what you pay for. Which is good.
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Runhood Rallye 600 Pro review: a battery mothership with mini batteries to-go

The Ecovacs Deebot T10 Omni docked.

Ecovacs Deebot T10 Omni review: impressive cleaning, almost automated

The Ecovacs Deebot T10 Omni is a powerful robot vacuum that's held back by its lack of automation. Still, it might be a great option for certain households.
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EcoFlow River 2 Pro Review: A fast-charging power station with lots of polish

The EcoFlow River 2 Pro is a great power station that charges up really quickly. Is that speed really necessary, though?
The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra in its dock.

Roborock S8 Pro Ultra review: set it and forget it

The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra is a remarkable robot that automates all your floor-cleaning needs. It's expensive, but there is no doubt that it's worth every penny.
A Geneverse HomePower Two Pro power station is plopped down in the snow.

Geneverse HomePower Two Pro review: all the power you can lift

Huge capacity and generous output make the Geneverse HomePower Two Pro an ace up your sleeve when the power goes out.
The Hatch Restore 2 on a nightstand.

Hatch Restore 2 review: restful nights and relaxing mornings

The Hatch Restore 2 makes it easy to unwind at night and start each day fully rested. It's a bit pricey, but it no doubt deserves a spot on your nightstand.
Ring Spotlight Cam Pro on a wall.

Ring Spotlight Cam Pro review: get a bird’s eye view of your yard

The Ring Spotlight Cam Pro uses radar for super-accurate motion detection, with advanced notification options that help cut down on notification spam.
The Govee Smart Air Quality Monitor sitting on a wooden stand.

Govee Smart Air Quality Monitor review: Simple but effective

With a low price and sleek design, the Govee Smart Air Quality Monitor is a great pick if you're on a budget -- even if it's missing some important features.
The Moonside Lamp One on a table.

Moonside Lamp One review: A futuristic lamp that’s lacking some smarts

The Moonside Lamp One produces stunning light shows with access to 16 million colors. However, its smartphone app and connectivity leave much to be desired.
Woman working out with WEGYM resistance bands.

WEGYM Rally X3 Pro review: a data-rich exercise routine

We put the WEGYM Rally X3 Pro to the test to see just how well these smart resistance bands work. See if they're as smart as they should be.
Yeedi Mop Statio Pro on countertop.

Yeedi Mop Station Pro review: great on paper, needs work in practice

Robot vacuum-mops are all the rage, and when they cost less than others, it's enticing. But does this one deliver on cleaning power?
Amazon Echo Show 5th Generation in a bathroom..

2022 Amazon Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen) review: supersmart personal assistant speaker

Need an Alexa device for a bedroom or as a satellite option? Here's what we think of the 2022 Echo Dot with Clock.
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Personal Rise Garden review: grow greens in your kitchen

The Personal Rise Garden works with Alexa and can teach you how to care for the greens and veggies you grow. But is it worth the price?
The Yale Assure Lock 2 installed on the outside of a door.

Yale Assure Lock 2 review: smarter than your average smart lock

The Yale Assure Lock 2 brings a bounty of features to your front door. It's a bit pricey, but you're getting a lot of high-end functionality for your money.
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.
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.
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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

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

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

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.

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