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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 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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.
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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

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 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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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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Maytag MHW6630HC0 4.8 Cubic Feet Front Load Washer review

Did you forget that you started a load of wash until the next day? No need to worry about the moldy smell with Maytag’s 16-Hour Fresh Hold Feature. The Maytag front load washer has tons of useful features, but how good is it at cleaning your clothes and fighting tough stains?
Abode Iota Starter Kit.

Abode Iota Starter Kit review

Abode’s second-generation starter kit is a huge leap forward from last year’s model, with a fresh design, integrated 1080p camera, motion sensors, and more. It’s super-simple to get up and running, while offering an array of accessories for users seekeing greater sophistication.
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Hive Active Thermostat Review

The compact Hive Active Thermostat looks good, is easy to install, and offers simple ways to manage your HVAC system by phone or desktop. But the reliance on a Zigbee network bridge for remote control, and issues with its mirrored display, put it far behind our favorite smart thermostat. Find out more in our Hive Active Thermostat review.
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Safe by Hub6 review

If paying your monthly alarm monitoring fees has got you seeing red but you don’t want to scrap your perfectly good alarm system, we’ve got good news. The $250 Safe by Hub6 lets your alarm talk to you directly without monthly fees. You’ll need to do some basic wiring, but the annual savings are worth it.
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Ring Peephole Cam review

Easy to install with no physical damage, Ring Peephole Cam is the perfect smart doorbell for renters and apartment owners limited by strict lease agreements or homeowner association rules.
Ecobee SmartThermostat Review

Ecobee SmartThermostat review

The smartest thermostat gets smarter, more powerful, and more useful with enhanced audio streaming, new Alexa calling features and more. Read our Ecobee SmartThermostat review to find out why it’s a top pick for anyone considering an upgrade.
Nest Hub Max Hands-On Review

Nest Hub Max hands-on review

Google's new Nest Hub Max has a bigger screen and better speakers, but the camera is the real headline feature, and the clever tricks it enables will make you want a Max in your home. Read our hands-on review for more.