Smart Home Reviews

Apple HomePod mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple failed to make an impression with the original HomePod, but the HomePod mini is poised to change that.
1 day ago
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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

Don't snooze on the conveniences that the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock brings to the table.
1 day ago

Arlo Pro 3 Review: A smart security choice

Enhanced video quality, color night vision, and smart A.I. make the Arlo Pro 3 a top pick for smart home security.

Level Lock review: A stealthy, costly smart lock

It looks like an ordinary lock, as it tucks crucial components (even the battery) in your door.

Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

We tested out the new Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack.
April 5, 2021
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Lenovo Smart Frame review: Simple and with Google Photos in mind

This isn't your ordinary frame. The Lenovo Smart Frame has a huge canvas that's powered by Google Photos.
April 4, 2021
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Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 review: Within radar range

Seeing someone at your door is great, seeing them from above is a new concept.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Review: Don’t hit that snooze button

No more pesky wearables thanks to its Sleep Sensing feature.

Roborock S7 robot vacuum review: Mopping up at sonic speed

Few models have the sonic-mopping technology of the Roborock S7.

Google Nest Thermostat (2020) review: A little less, yet still the best

Google's new, stylish Nest Thermostat delivers nearly all of the smart features available in the original Nest Learning thermostat -- for about half the price.
March 25, 2021
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