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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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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

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

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

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

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

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