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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.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review

With impressive image quality and intelligent enhance, zoom, tracking, and facial recognition features, Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is the smartest outdoor camera around. Here’s why. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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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

Amazon Cloud Cam Review

  • Easy to set up
  • Excellent video quality
  • Excellent night vision
  • Handy two-way audio feature
  • Customizable motion detection
  • Requires subscription for video clip downloads
  • Motion detection too sensitive at free tier
Our Score 9

August Smart Lock Review

  • Polished user experience
  • Easy to install
  • Excellent mobile app
  • Unlimited e-keys
  • A tad bulky
  • Android app lacks crucial features (for now)
Our Score 9

Nest Hello Review

  • Compact, well-built hardware
  • Straightforward installation guidance
  • Beautifully clear day/night video with minimal lag…
  • Smart facial recognition and Google Assistant…
  • Instant caller notifications, two-way talk and…
  • Some features locked without Nest Aware…
  • Doorbell wiring terminals cause frustration
Our Score 9

Philips Hue Review

  • Useful features
  • Great range & responsiveness
  • Extensive 3rd party app compatibility
  • Plays with other home automation devices
  • Lacks vibrant greens
  • Expensive
Our Score 8.5

Garmin Index Smart Scale Review

  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ANT wireless connectivity
  • Bright, readable LED display
  • 9-month battery life
  • Only works in Garmin ecosystem
  • Glass top surface gets smudged easily
Our Score 8

Notion Sensor Starter Kit Review

  • One sensor can detect multiple conditions
  • Minimalist design
  • Robust connectivity
  • Works with Nest
  • Reach from the base station to remote sensors…
  • LED lights blink unnecessarily
Our Score 8

Revolv Smart Home Hub Review

  • Compatible with a broad range of devices
  • Extremely intuitive control interface
  • Excellent range
  • Bright design that stands out rather than blends…
  • Slightly laggy commands
  • Sacrifices a small number of the advanced controls…
Our Score 8