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.

Echo Show (2nd Generation) 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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Sengled Pulse Link Starter Kit Review

  • Great build quality and design
  • Portable system is ideal for renters
  • Clear sound quality from small package
  • Doesn’t integrate with other smart-home devices…
  • Lack of bass from speakers
Our Score 6

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

Petzi Treat Cam Review

  • Easy to use
  • Fun way to interact with your pet
  • Pets love it
  • A jingle brings your pet to the camera
  • Low-quality video
  • Treats get jammed
  • Bulky design
Our Score 6

Vivint Doorbell Camera Review

  • Well-designed, intuitive interface
  • Versatility through various optional components
  • Professional installation
  • Courteous service
  • Expensive monthly rates
Our Score 8

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

Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt Review

  • Easy to use
  • Robust Z-Wave feature list
  • Simple installation
  • Comes in a variety of finishes
  • Programming without Z-wave difficult
  • Interior housing is bulky
  • A bit noisy
Our Score 8

Netatmo Welcome Review

  • Beautiful design
  • Clever face recognition tech
  • No recurring fees
  • Easy to set up
  • Placement can be difficult
  • Faces aren’t always recognized
  • Wi-Fi range is limited
  • No battery backup
Our Score 6

Flir FX Review

  • Very simple to set up
  • Intuitive, well designed app
  • MicroSD card support
  • Versatile
  • Cool recap videos
  • Wide angles, excellent night performance
  • Cheap plastic body
  • Expensive subscription model
  • Extras aren’t cheap
  • Annoying false alarms
Our Score 7