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The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is a great upgrade.

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Your smart bedside companion

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 review: Your smart bedside companion

The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 is a great addition to your night table. It has all the power of a Google Home, plus a lot of extras, in a small package.
A man riding a Peloton bike.

Peloton Bike review: Big on the experience, bigger on the personalities

Peloton Bike review: Big on the experience, bigger on the personalities

The Peloton Bike is one of the most popular exercise bikes around. There are reasons for that, with much of it centering around the Peloton experience.
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Govee StarPal Smart Lamp review: The take-it-anywhere portable light source

Govee StarPal Smart Lamp review: The take-it-anywhere portable light source

The Govee StarPal Smart Lamp is a more affordable alternative to ambient lighting with a lot of customization options packed in.
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NordicTrack Vault Review: A winning home gym and smart mirror combo

NordicTrack Vault Review: A winning home gym and smart mirror combo

NordicTrack's Vault ships with everything you need for a blistering workout. Does a key missing feature detract from its convenient storage and stylish design?
Google Nest Doorbell (battery) on outside of door.

Google Nest Doorbell (battery) Review: Beauty and brains in one package

Google Nest Doorbell (battery) Review: Beauty and brains in one package

The Google Nest Doorbell (battery) competes in a crowded space, but comes with intelligent alerts and a beautiful design to keep your front door safe.
Google Nest Cam (battery) on table.

Google Nest Cam (battery) review: The camera for anywhere around the home

Google Nest Cam (battery) review: The camera for anywhere around the home

Most cameras require a subscription to get access to advanced features. With the Google Nest Cam (battery), you get everything out of the box.
Govee Strip Lights in a Home

Govee RGB Strip Light review: Great features without the high cost

Govee RGB Strip Light review: Great features without the high cost

The Govee RGBIC Strip Lights are loaded with features and smart integrations at a price point that sets them far apart from the competition.
Eufy Floodlight Camera 2 Pro turned on and installed on side of building.

Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro Review: Spot-on subject tracking

Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro Review: Spot-on subject tracking

In the market for a feature-rich outdoor security camera? The Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is packed with all kinds of bells and whistles. Here's our full review.
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Govee Lyra Smart Floor Lamp Review: A mesmerizing, futuristic light show

Govee Lyra Smart Floor Lamp Review: A mesmerizing, futuristic light show

Smart lamps come in different options, but the Govee Lyra has a dazzling light show that can emit several colors simultaneously for a futuristic light show.
Abode Cam 2 Mounted on Wall

Abode Cam 2 Review: Compact Camera, Compact Price

Abode Cam 2 Review: Compact Camera, Compact Price

The Abode Cam 2 is a compact smart security camera that combines a lot of features with a budget-friendly price point.
The Xiaomi Roidmi with charging base/dust collector.

Xiaomi Roidmi Eve Plus robot vacuum review: A Roomba rival that makes the cut

Xiaomi Roidmi Eve Plus robot vacuum review: A Roomba rival that makes the cut

If you're shopping for a robotic vacuum on a budget, the Xiaomi Roidmi offers premium features and excellent performance at a fair price point.
Level Lock (2021) inside of key housing on door.

Level Lock review: A continuation of smart meets stylish

Level Lock review: A continuation of smart meets stylish

The Level Lock is the latest offering in Level's lineup and follows the same recipe of boasting smart functions with a traditional lock design that's modern.
BodyGuardz 360 Camera in a hotel

BodyGuardz 360 review: Useful utility for on-the-go security

BodyGuardz 360 review: Useful utility for on-the-go security

The BodyGuardz 360 is a powerful, portable camera plagued by numerous minor issues, the majority of which could be solved with a software update.
The Govee Lamp has RGB lights to light up the night.

Govee Aura Smart Table Lamp review: Animated light show on your desk

Govee Aura Smart Table Lamp review: Animated light show on your desk

The Govee Aura Smart Table lamp uses RGB colors to light up the darkness, and a smart app to control those colors.
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Twinkly Line review: Dazzling light show, short on length

Twinkly Line review: Dazzling light show, short on length

The Twinkly Line not only changes colors but there are special effects to choose from to make this LED light strip dazzling to the eyes.
A man using a Liteboxer jumps during his workout.

Liteboxer Review: Stimulating boxing workouts that keep you on your toes

Liteboxer Review: Stimulating boxing workouts that keep you on your toes

Liteboxer packs many of the fundamentals of a boxing ring into one standup workout machine, but no touchscreen and a bulky design may impede your exercise.
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Twinky Flex review: The neon wall light that bends all the rules

Twinky Flex review: The neon wall light that bends all the rules

The Twinkly Flex is a year-round smart wall light that dazzles with unique designs and bright colors. You'll be mesmerized by the hypnotic light effects.
Amazon Echo Show 2 Review

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) Review

With smart displays powered by Google now in play, the pressure was on for Amazon to make a better Echo Show device. There's no denying Amazon did it.
Amazon Echo Show 5 review

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Not just a smart alarm clock

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Not just a smart alarm clock

Amazon's entry-level Echo Show 5 is a great smart display with an aggressively low price. Place it on your bedside, but don’t call it a smart alarm clock.
Amazon Echo Show 8 on a counter.

Amazon Echo Show 8 review: Third time’s the charm

Amazon Echo Show 8 review: Third time’s the charm

Sitting in between Amazon's two smart displays, the Echo Show 8 is looking to achieve that perfect balance of features, performance, and price.
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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

We tested the Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack. Here’s our full review of the Nest Mini 2nd Generation.
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Level Lock Bolt Edition review: A stealthy, costly smart lock

Level Lock Bolt Edition review: A stealthy, costly smart lock

It doesn't look like your ordinary smart lock because it tucks away the crucial components inside the door.
Lockly Duo Smart Lock

Lockly Duo Smart Lock Review: Steep price for convenience

Lockly Duo Smart Lock Review: Steep price for convenience

The Lockly Duo replaces both your doorknob and the deadbolt in one unit. It's great to use, but is it ultimately worth the price?
Wyze Cordless Vacuum

Wyze Cordless Vacuum Review: Packs a budget-friendly punch

Wyze Cordless Vacuum Review: Packs a budget-friendly punch

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is one of the most affordable vacuum cleaners on the market, combining powerful cleaning with effective air filtration.
A person operating the Google Nest thermostat.

Google Nest Thermostat (2020) review: A little less, yet still the best

Google Nest Thermostat (2020) review: A little less, yet still the best

Google's new, stylish Nest Thermostat delivers nearly all of the smart features available in the original Nest Learning thermostat -- for about half the price.
Google Nest Wifi sits on a black stand.

Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

The Google Nest Wifi comes to life with whole-home coverage. Google’s option offers a couple of notable features that proves it's a multi-functional device.
Rectangular design of the Eufy SoloCam E40.

Eufy SoloCam E40 Review: The anti-subscription security camera

Eufy SoloCam E40 Review: The anti-subscription security camera

Eufy goes for the all-in-one approach with the SoloCam E40 because there's no more hub needed for this camera to work at home.
Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera outside in the winter.

Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera Review: High-quality video at a price

Swann 4K Thermal Sensing Security Camera Review: High-quality video at a price

It reduces the number of false alarms, provides 200 feet of night vision, and much more, but can get pricey.
Google Home Hub

Google Nest Hub review: A refreshing take on the smart display

Google Nest Hub review: A refreshing take on the smart display

What’s small, simple, cute, and lacks a camera? The Google Nest Hub is the latest smart display (a smart speaker with a screen) to hit the market.
Apple HomePod mini in hand

Apple HomePod Mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple HomePod Mini review: Finally, the smart speaker Apple needs

Apple failed to make an impression with the original HomePod, but the HomePod mini is poised to change that.
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Clock front

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock shares many outstanding features with past iterations, but now it gains the convenience of displaying the actual time.
Netgear Arlo Pro 3

Arlo Pro 3 Review: A smart security choice

Arlo Pro 3 Review: A smart security choice

Enhanced video quality, color night vision, and smart A.I. features make the weatherproof and wireless Arlo Pro 3 a top pick for smart home surveillance.
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) on table.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) Review: Nothing to see here

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) Review: Nothing to see here

With little to differentiate it from its predecessor, the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen 2021) is a disappointing upgrade.
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Roborock H7 Cordless Vacuum Review: Lightweight contender with heavyweight punch

Roborock H7 Cordless Vacuum Review: Lightweight contender with heavyweight punch

The Roborock H7 comes with subtle but much-needed improvements over previous iterations, including faster charging times.