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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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Ring Spotlight Cam Wired Review

  • Robust, compact, and weather-resistant
  • Integrated spotlight, siren, and motion detection
  • Simple installation
  • Ring controller app offers lots of features
  • Video recording requires subscription
  • Delays when editing motion zones
Our Score 8

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

Ring Spotlight Solar Review

  • Never needs a battery replacement
  • Wireless
  • Weatherproof
  • App offers lots of features
  • Subscription service required after free trial…
  • Solar panel might seem bulky for some
Our Score 8

Nest Temperature Sensor Review

  • Compact, well-built hardware
  • Simple installation
  • Easy configuration
  • Works well to combat hot and cold spots around the…
  • No customization options for timing schedule
  • No motion detection
Our Score 8

Bosch Wall Oven Series 500 HBE5452UC Review

  • Cooks food evenly
  • Intuitive to use
  • App lets you control oven remotely
  • Attractive
  • Expensive
  • App could use more functionality
Our Score 8

Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Review

  • Simple to install
  • Reliable
  • Compatible with other smart home apps and hardware…
  • Fun custom scene settings
  • Expensive
  • Switch faceplates are bulky and stick out from…
Our Score 8

Canary View Review

  • Compact, well-designed hardware
  • Fantastic 1080p day and night imaging
  • Geo-fencing features supporting automatic…
  • Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Wink
  • App stability issues during setup
  • Patchy motion detection
  • Subscription membership required for full features
Our Score 6

Honeywell Lyric C2 Review

  • Attractive hardware
  • Fabulous, wide-angle lens
  • Sharp, daytime imaging
  • Intelligent sound detection
  • Free cloud recording
  • Initial connectivity issues
  • Smeary night vision
  • Poor two-way audio
Our Score 8