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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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Review

  • HomeKit ease-of-use
  • 180-degree lens
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Full HD resolution
  • HomeKit lacks some automation options
  • No cloud storage
  • File management woes
Our Score 6

Canary Flex Review

  • Weatherproof
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Unique membership benefits
  • No local storage
  • Battery not user-replaceable
Our Score 8

Airthings Corentium Home Review

  • Instant results
  • Testing in multiple locations
  • Long life span
  • Ability to see daily fluctuations
  • Costly compared to charcoal
Our Score 7

Netatmo Presence Review

  • Integrated, dimmable flood light
  • Intelligent object detection
  • Customizable alerts
  • Subscription-free onboard storage
  • IFTTT Integration
  • Hard-wired-only installation
  • Pricey compared to the competition
  • Design may not appeal to all
Our Score 8

Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit Review

  • Beautiful
  • Customizable
  • Fun to play with
  • Fairly bright
  • Doesn’t support 5GHz networks
  • Sometimes goes offline for mysterious reasons
Our Score 7

Securifi Almond 3 Review

  • Easy, touch-screen based set-up
  • Mesh networking eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots
  • Rules-based smart-home automation
  • Elegant, minimalist design
  • Integration with IFTTT and Amazon Alexa
  • Two Ethernet ports won’t be enough for many
  • Roaming on 2.4 GHz may not work with all devices
  • A lone Almond 3 offers mediocre Wi-Fi
Our Score 8

Wink Hub 2 Review

  • Compatible with lots of devices
  • Future-proofed with Thread
  • Lots of memory
  • Easy to set up
  • No battery backup
  • Pairing can be a pain
Our Score 8

Roost RSA-400 Review

  • Detects four hazards: smoke, fire, carbon…
  • Less expensive than the competition
  • Warns you before the battery dies
  • Lacks some of the smart features of the Nest…
  • Doesn’t integrate with many other smart devices…
Our Score 6