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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.

Philips Hue Calla Outdoor Pathway Light &…

Who knew lighting could be so exciting? Philips Hue has done it again by making outdoor lighting that’s gorgeous and exciting to use. A combination of style, sophistication, and simplicity makes Philips Hue Calla an… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Starter Kit…

  • Quick and easy installation
  • Bright output with 16 million colors
  • App packed with features and smart home…
  • Improved color accuracy and saturation
  • Pricier than competitors
  • Requires standalone network hub
Our Score 8

Ooma Butterfleye Review

  • Wire-free operation and internal storage
  • Good quality, auto-adaptive imaging
  • Free 7-day cloud recording
  • Made of quality materials
  • No night vision support
  • No manual imaging controls to adjust brightness…
  • Premium features locked behind subscription…
Our Score 6

Amazon Echo Spot Review

  • Cute, sleek looking device
  • Intuitive controls
  • User-friendly
  • Alexa keeps getting smarter
  • Video camera could be a privacy issue
  • Wish it had a USB port
Our Score 8

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

Ezviz ez360 Pano Review

  • Good looking camera
  • Extremely wide field of vision
  • Local recording to microSD card
  • Variety of monitoring modes
  • Integrated siren
  • Requires wall or ceiling mount
  • Metal chassis surround runs hot
  • Poor quality audio
  • Limited documentation
Our Score 6

Philips Hue Calla Review

  • Stylish, if conservative design
  • Straightforward setup
  • Fully weatherproof for all conditions
  • 16 million colors with easy app control
  • Easy connection to a range of Hue outdoor lamps
  • Small silver screws cheapen the lamp design
  • Large transformer
Our Score 9

Lenovo Smart Display Review

  • Two different sizes to choose from
  • Integrates with Google Assistant
  • Crystal clear display
  • Manual camera shutoff option
  • Plays YouTube
  • Only usable in landscape mode, for now
  • Sound quality could be improved
Our Score 9

Ring Video Doorbell Review

  • Enormous security potential
  • Intuitive app
  • Easy installation
  • Inexpensive
  • Latency in time-to-answer
  • Plastic-y case components
Our Score 8