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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Instant Pot DUO60 Review

  • Great safety features
  • Versatile
  • Makes many dishes reliably
  • Lot of recipes available online
  • Not intuitive
  • Might be hard for users to adapt their own recipes…
Our Score 6

Ring Video Doorbell Pro Review

  • Slim design
  • Easy to install
  • Intuitive app
  • Integrates with Alexa
  • Plastic construction, no mounting wedges included
  • Cloud storage requires subscription
Our Score 8

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

Momentum Cori HD Review

  • Affordable
  • Good night vision
  • Motion detection and two-way audio
  • Custom settings
  • Local and cloud storage options
  • Lacks Alexa and Google Home integration
  • Wire is difficult to hide
  • Mounting kit could use improvement
Our Score 7

August Smart Lock Third Generation Review

  • Lower price and more compact, stylish design
  • Simple installation experience
  • DoorSense knows when your door is left ajar
  • Wide range of third-party device integrations
  • Wi-Fi bridge required for remote access and…
  • Noisy internal operation when the lock is…
Our Score 8

Amazon Echo Look Review

  • Image quality is great
  • Provides an honest image of how you look
  • Style check feature provides valid suggestions
  • App allows you to digitally organize your closet
  • Multifunctional
  • App randomly closes sometimes
  • High price
  • Poor sound quality
Our Score 7

Ring Alarm Security Kit Review

  • Affordable
  • App and devices work well
  • Easy setup
  • Quality hardware
  • Limited smart home integration – for now
  • Professional monitoring costs extra
Our Score 8

Wisenet SmartCam D1 Video Doorbell (SNH-V6435DN)…

  • Slim form factor
  • Comprehensive installation kit and instructions
  • Bright, vivid imaging
  • Expensive
  • Basic Wi-Fi connectivity and usability issues
  • Subscription required for cloud storage and motion…
  • No Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa integration
Our Score 6