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Twinky Flex review: The neon wall light that bends all the rules

The Twinkly Flex is a year-round smart wall light that dazzles with unique designs and bright colors. You'll be mesmerized by the hypnotic light effects.
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Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review

With smart displays powered by Google now in play, the pressure was on for Amazon to make a better Echo Show device. There's no denying Amazon did it.
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Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Not just a smart alarm clock

Amazon's entry-level Echo Show 5 is a great smart display with an aggressively low price. Place it on your bedside, but don’t call it a smart alarm clock.
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Amazon Echo Show 8 review: Third time’s the charm

Sitting in between Amazon's two smart displays, the Echo Show 8 is looking to achieve that perfect balance of features, performance, and price.
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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

We tested the Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack. Here’s our full review of the Nest Mini 2nd Generation.
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Level Lock Bolt Edition review: A stealthy, costly smart lock

It doesn't look like your ordinary smart lock because it tucks away the crucial components inside the door.
Lockly Duo Smart Lock

Lockly Duo Smart Lock Review: Steep price for convenience

The Lockly Duo replaces both your doorknob and the deadbolt in one unit. It's great to use, but is it ultimately worth the price?
Wyze Cordless Vacuum

Wyze Cordless Vacuum Review: Packs a budget-friendly punch

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is one of the most affordable vacuum cleaners on the market, combining powerful cleaning with effective air filtration.
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Google Nest Thermostat (2020) review: A little less, yet still the best

Google's new, stylish Nest Thermostat delivers nearly all of the smart features available in the original Nest Learning thermostat -- for about half the price.
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Eufy SoloCam E40 Review: The anti-subscription security camera

Eufy goes for the all-in-one approach with the SoloCam E40 because there's no more hub needed for this camera to work at home.
Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera outside in the winter.

Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera Review: High-quality video at a price

It reduces the number of false alarms, provides 200 feet of night vision, and much more, but can get pricey.
Google Home Hub

Google Nest Hub review: A refreshing take on the smart display

What’s small, simple, cute, and lacks a camera? The Google Nest Hub is the latest smart display (a smart speaker with a screen) to hit the market.
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Apple HomePod Mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple failed to make an impression with the original HomePod, but the HomePod mini is poised to change that.
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock shares many outstanding features with past iterations, but now it gains the convenience of displaying the actual time.
Netgear Arlo Pro 3

Arlo Pro 3 Review: A smart security choice

Enhanced video quality, color night vision, and smart A.I. features make the weatherproof and wireless Arlo Pro 3 a top pick for smart home surveillance.
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Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) Review: Nothing to see here

With little to differentiate it from its predecessor, the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) is a disappointing upgrade.
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Roborock H7 Cordless Vacuum Review: Lightweight contender with heavyweight punch

The Roborock H7 comes with subtle but much-needed improvements over previous iterations, including faster charging times.
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Nanoleaf Elements Review: Smart lighting from the forest

The Nanoleaf Elements are natural, wood-themed smart light tiles that stand out from the competition with both their aesthetic and features.
Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 home screen.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) Review: It adds a camera that tracks you

Back for round two, the Amazon Echo Show 8 (2021) features a brand-new camera with support for pan and zoom on video phone calls.
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Ring Wall Light Solar review: Sunshine all around, whenever you need it

Now you don't have an excuse not to add an outdoor light because the Ring Wall Light Solar is so easy to install, anyone could do it.
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Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro review: More bird’s-eye view for your home

What does the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro have to offer? Is it worth the investment? Check out our full review to find out.
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Bartesian Home Bar Review: Bring the bar to your home

We put the Bartesian on-demand cocktail machine to the test to find out how easy it is to use and if really can make a great libation for you and your guests.
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Dreame Bot L10 Pro Review: A robot vacuum newcomer that cleans well

The Dreame Bot L10 Pro is one of the first bots from Dreame Technology, which is looking to make a name of itself in the always competitive robot vacuum space.
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Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi review: Finally, a smart speaker with utility

It's not every day you find a smart speaker that does more than play music, which is what makes the Belkin SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi very unique in the space.
Ring Video Doorbell installed on a home.

Ring Video Doorbell 4 review: A no-fuss, all-around top contender

What’s new and different about the Ring Video Doorbell 4? The company has an overcrowded lineup, but don't be too quick to dismiss this latest video doorbell.
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Wyze Floor Lamp Review: Slick design, could use more smarts

Floor lamps are surprisingly pricey if you shop around, but the Wyze Floor Lamp intends on breaking barriers while still offering smart functions for the home.
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Trifo Lucy Robot Vacuum review: Eyes that prioritize security over cleaning

The Trifo Lucy is a highly anticipated robot vacuum that not only vacuums but can also double as a useful security camera for the home when you're not there.
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Roborock S7 robot vacuum review: Mopping up at sonic speed

Sonic-mopping technology makes the Roborock S7 unique among robot vacuums because it just doesn't push around a wet mopping pad.
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Shark Vacmop Review: A Swiffer Sweeper on steroids

Why have two different units when you can have one? The Shark Vacmop sweeps debris and mops simultaneously.
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Reolink Argus 3 Pro review: The flexible indoor and outdoor camera

While you can technically use most outdoor security cameras indoors, few offer the same conveniences that the Reolink Argus 3 Pro has to offer out of the box.
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Dyson Omni-glide Review: You may want to ditch your Swiffer

If you don't like the idea of buying disposable pads for your Swiffer, then you'll be intrigued by how the Dyson Omni-glide can become a permanent replacement.
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Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera Review: When privacy is a priority

That nagging feeling of someone watching you is essentially squashed thanks to the privacy shutter on the Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera.
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Wyze Home Monitoring review: Great savings, gaps to fill

Protecting your home means all threats need to be addressed. The Wyze Home Monitoring system offers 24/7 monitoring powered by Noonlight at an affordable cost.
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Lenovo Smart Frame review: Simple and with Google Photos in mind

If photos are special to you, the Lenovo Smart Frame intends on properly showcasing them in your home thanks to its immense size and Google Photos integration.