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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.

Philips Hue Calla Outdoor Pathway Light &…

Who knew lighting could be so exciting? Philips Hue has done it again by making outdoor lighting that’s gorgeous and exciting to use. A combination of style, sophistication, and simplicity makes Philips Hue Calla an… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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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

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

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

Honeywell Lyric T5 Review

  • Good value
  • Simple, app-based controls
  • Apple HomeKit & Alexa support
  • Geo-fencing capability
  • Limited features
  • Poor display and cluttered user interface
  • Cheap plastics
Our Score 6

Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Security Kit Review

  • Works with Samsung SmartThings devices
  • Sensors work well and don’t give false alarms…
  • Touchscreen gives another way to call for help
  • Starting/canceling monitoring is easily done…
  • Expensive
  • To avoid false alarms, some automation functions…
  • You need ADT-specific devices for monitoring and…
Our Score 6

Amazon Cloud Cam Review

  • Easy to set up
  • Excellent video quality
  • Excellent night vision
  • Handy two-way audio feature
  • Customizable motion detection
  • Requires subscription for video clip downloads
  • Motion detection too sensitive at free tier
Our Score 9