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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.

Amazon Cloud Cam review

In our Amazon Cloud Cam review, we explain why the latest addition to Amazon’s growing Alexa universe is one of its most valuable yet. With excellent video quality, top-notch night vision, and more features without a… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Bosch Wall Oven Series 500 HBE5452UC Review

  • Cooks food evenly
  • Intuitive to use
  • App lets you control oven remotely
  • Attractive
  • Expensive
  • App could use more functionality
Our Score 8

Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Review

  • Simple to install
  • Reliable
  • Compatible with other smart home apps and hardware…
  • Fun custom scene settings
  • Expensive
  • Switch faceplates are bulky and stick out from…
Our Score 8

Canary View Review

  • Compact, well-designed hardware
  • Fantastic 1080p day and night imaging
  • Geo-fencing features supporting automatic…
  • Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Wink
  • App stability issues during setup
  • Patchy motion detection
  • Subscription membership required for full features
Our Score 6

Honeywell Lyric C2 Review

  • Attractive hardware
  • Fabulous, wide-angle lens
  • Sharp, daytime imaging
  • Intelligent sound detection
  • Free cloud recording
  • Initial connectivity issues
  • Smeary night vision
  • Poor two-way audio
Our Score 8

Ecobee Switch+ Review

  • Works well as an Amazon Alexa speaker
  • App is easy to use
  • Simple mic on/off button
  • Even works as a night light
  • Sensor capabilities not yet available
  • Volume range is limited
Our Score 8

Google Home Review

  • It can be personalized to you, giving you info on…
  • Works with Chromecast
  • Answers questions and follow-ups fairly well
  • Lots of choices for music
  • Works with fewer devices than Amazon Alexa
Our Score 7

Amazon Echo Show Review

  • Easy to use
  • Some Alexa features, like timers and lists, are…
  • Plays videos and gives visual search results
  • Lots of potential uses for an assistant with a…
  • Skills still need some work
  • No privacy shutter
Our Score 7

Honeywell Lyric T5 Review

  • Good value
  • Simple, app-based controls
  • Apple HomeKit & Alexa support
  • Geo-fencing capability
  • Limited features
  • Poor display and cluttered user interface
  • Cheap plastics
Our Score 6