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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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D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender Review

  • Quick and easy setup
  • Portable and flexible installation
  • Solid and consistent audio streaming performance
  • Wi-Fi range extension is hit or miss
  • Noticeable lag in executing actions while…
  • No Ethernet port for travel router purposes
  • Does not support Bluetooth
Our Score 7.5

Honeywell Lyric Review

  • Geolocation feature knows when you're away
  • Shortcut settings make programming simple
  • Easy, straightforward app
  • Some gaps in the installation instructions
  • Fine tuning temperature feature can be confusing
Our Score 6

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

Schlage Camelot Electronic Door Lever Review

  • Installs easily
  • Excels in its simplicity
  • No separate, dedicated app Finicky network setup
Our Score 8

Blumoo Review

  • Succinct design
  • Well featured
  • Customizable interface
  • Delay in command execution
  • Lack of device compatibility
  • Music streaming hiccups
  • Pricey
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

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

Philips Hue BR30 Review

  • Easy setup
  • Excellent range
  • Intuitive smartphone controls
  • IFTTT compatibility
  • Relatively expensive
  • Lacks vibrant greens
Our Score 8