Smart Home Reviews

Editors' Choice

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

Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) review

The pressure was on to make a bigger, better Echo Show device, and Amazon delivered. Featuring a larger screen and better sound, the new Show is a combined smart speaker, TV, and overall entertainment center in one. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Chamberlain MyQ Garage Review

  • Alerts owner whenever door is opened or closed
  • Simple operation and physical installation
  • Works with a variety of garage door openers
  • Overly complex software setup
  • Does not work with other security and automated…
Our Score 6

Robomow RS622 Review

  • Cuts and mulches lawn well
  • Programmable
  • Quiet
  • Environmentally considerate
  • Tackles moderately bumpy terrain
  • Involved setup process
  • Requires accessories for multiple zones
  • Difficult to secure
Our Score 7

PicoBrew Pico C Review

  • Less expensive than the Pico Pro
  • Brew keg and step filter are easy to clean
  • The marketplace keeps adding new PicoPaks
  • It’s hard to mess up, as long as you follow…
  • Still not foolproof
  • Loud
Our Score 7

Nest Secure Review

  • Beautifully-designed, quality hardware
  • Simple, step by step installation guidance
  • Intelligent sensors packed with smart features
  • Smart motion detection with rapid alerts
  • Strong range of power and network backup features
  • Limited integration with third party and other…
  • No smart assistant support
  • Premium price
Our Score 8

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 Review

  • Advanced scheduling and geofencing controls
  • 7 days of free cloud storage
  • Optional local backup via USB
  • Backward compatible with Arlo Pro
  • Scalable multi-camera plans for businesses
  • App interface a little convoluted
Our Score 9

Myfox Home Alarm and Security Camera Review

  • Easy to set up
  • Intuitive app
  • Attractive components
  • Privacy shutter
  • Expensive
  • Lots of gear
  • Can’t delete cloud footage
  • Can’t customize all the features
Our Score 6

Kwikset Kevo Review

  • Easy installation and setup
  • Convenient features
  • Inconspicuous design
  • Doesn’t work with Android, Windows, Blackberry…
  • Doesn't work with other home-automation products
Our Score 7

Netgear Arlo Go Review

  • Great feature set
  • Weatherproof
  • Affordable 4G plans
  • SD card slot
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Clips limited to 10 seconds
  • Limit on number of minutes recorded per month