Smart Home Reviews

Facebook Portal (10-inch, 2019) review: For Facebook fans only

Inviting Facebook into your home may seem invasive given the company’s track record. Despite that, Facebook's Portal smart display hopes to keep users connected with friends through video calls.
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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 […]
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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Review: Even Faster, Even Smarter

Google finally has a new version of the Google Home Mini speaker. We tested out the new Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack.

Amazon Echo Show 8 Review: Third time’s the charm

The Amazon Show 8 shares many of the same features as other smart displays in Amazon's portfolio, but its size and price gives it broader appeal for consumers looking to buy a smart display.

Amazon Smart Oven review: I just know my eyes burned for hours

The Amazon Smart Oven is a four-in-one machine that works as a microwave, air fryer, convection oven, and food warmer. Unfortunately, it performs none of those tasks well.
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Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

Don't be afraid of setting up a mesh network to expand the coverage of your home's Wi-Fi. The Google Nest WiFi makes the process simple, easy, and quick, at a price.
Google Nest Wifi Review

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, has three power options, offers motion alerts, and much more.

Cricut Maker review: It makes the cut

The Cricut Maker can cut, score, emboss and perforate paper. It can also cut vinyl, thin wood, fabric, cardboard and felt, as well as draw using special pens you place in the machine.

Arlo Pro 3 review: A smart 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.

SimpliSafe Smart Lock Review: Gorgeous, and easy to install

SimpliSafe's first lock is gorgeous, a device that follows the company's penchant for simple, easy-to-install offerings. What it lacks in features, it makes up for in design.
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Safe by Hub6 review

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June Oven Review

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