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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.

Ring Spotlight Cam Wired review

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Our Score 8

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Aura Starter Kit Review

  • Compact, neatly designed hardware
  • Innovative motion detection technology
  • Well-designed app and web dashboard
  • Poor Android setup experience
  • Limited features
  • Confusing motion detection reports
  • High price tag
Our Score 5

Google Home Max Review

  • Powerful sound with gobs of bass
  • Can pair with multiple devices
  • Assistant is as useful as ever
  • Supports many music streaming services
  • Expensive
  • Can't work as a wireless TV sound bar
Our Score 8

Wiz Smart Connected Lights Review

  • No hub required
  • Plenty of bulb and lamp options
  • Lots of presets and custom choices
  • Alexa and Google Home integration
  • Cheap and comes with a 5-year warranty
  • Won’t work with some mesh Wi-Fi systems
  • Setup could be smoother
  • Clunky physical remote
  • Competitors still do it better
Our Score 6

Oral-B Genius 8000 Review

  • The app has some cool features, like personalized…
  • You can keep track of how long and how often you…
  • The toothbrush stays charged for nearly two weeks
  • Expensive
  • Position detection in the app didn’t work very…
Our Score 6

Logitech Circle 2 Review

  • Easy to set up
  • Works with Amazon/Apple/Google hubs
  • “Day Brief” shows time-lapse of full day
  • Unique mounting options available
  • Weatherproof
  • Some features require paid membership
  • Included mount can be a bit finicky
  • IR night vision could be better
Our Score 8

PicoBrew Pico C Review

  • Less expensive than the Pico Pro
  • Brew keg and step filter are easy to clean
  • The marketplace keeps adding new PicoPaks
  • It’s hard to mess up, as long as you follow…
  • Still not foolproof
  • Loud
Our Score 7

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect (3rd Generation)…

  • High quality, robust build
  • Simple guided installation experience
  • DoorSense knows when door is left ajar
  • Wide range of third-party device integrations
  • Voice control via Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Expensive
  • Chunky design may look ungainly
  • Voice control offers limited functionality
Our Score 8

August Smart Lock Third Generation Review

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