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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in smart homes.

Nanoleaf Canvas review

Fun and festive, Nanoleaf Canvas feature lighting adds personality and vibrancy to any room. Nanoleaf Canvas features squares that you can connect in any configuration you’d like. Sync to music, play games, or relax in… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Miele WWH860 Review

  • Did a good job removing stains
  • Fast wash times
  • Hand wash option
  • Great for small spaces
  • Mobile controls are a bit wonky
  • Can only handle small loads
Our Score 7

EufyCam by Anker (T88031D1) Review

  • Weatherproof, wireless outdoor/indoor camera
  • Up to a year’s operation on a single charge
  • Decent image quality
  • Facial recognition that works
  • HomeBase security siren with local SD storage and…
  • Siren lacks a real punch
  • AI features could go further
  • Promised IFTTT, Google Assistant and Alexa support…
  • More expensive than most competitors
Our Score 7

Vivint Smart Home Security System Review

  • Dead-simple to operate
  • Feature-rich
  • Highly customizable
  • High-quality video
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Expensive to get started
  • Some power cords must be hidden with tracks
Our Score 8

Lenovo Smart Clock Review

  • Compact and attractive
  • No camera (for those concerned about privacy)
  • USB port for phone charging
  • Features a gentle wake mode
  • Affordable
  • Limited ability to personalize screen (for now)
  • Slow response time
  • Not very loud

Ring Door View Camera Review

  • Battery powered
  • Easy to install
  • Works for renters
  • Camera and peephole work well
  • Monthly cloud storage fees
  • Requires bulky hardware on back of door

Abode Starter Kit Review

  • Beautifully designed web and app dashboard…
  • Z-Wave, Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Abode RF connectivity
  • Support for more than 200 device integrations
  • Voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
  • Cheap, relatively flimsy hardware
  • Low resolution camera with blurry, smeared images
  • Patchy sensor connectivity
Our Score 6

Nanoleaf Canvas Review

  • Dazzling array of scenes and features
  • Integrated music/light sync
  • Comprehensive setup instructions
  • Fantastic controller app
  • Google Assistant, Alexa, IFTTT integrations
  • Sticky pad mounting can damage walls
  • Some color accuracy issues
Our Score 9

Safe by Hub6 Review

  • No monthly fees
  • Uses your existing system
  • Easy installation
  • IFTTT integration with voice assistants coming…
  • Some features need improvement
  • Not compatible with all systems
Our Score 7