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Amazon Echo Show (1st gen) review

The Amazon Echo Show is a smart assistant with a screen, so you can both see and hear what Alexa’s talking about. Right now, features like being able to see your timer or camera feed are helpful, but not world-changing. Here's what happened when we took the device for a spin.
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Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat hands-on review

With an excellent whole-home sensor system, an easy-to-use interface, and a simple app, the Ecobee4 is a solid choice for a smart thermostat. The fact that it's an Amazon Alexa speaker just sweetens the deal.
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Amazon Echo Plus (1st gen) review

Amazon’s Echo Plus was announced in Sept 2017 and we quickly got our hands on one, eager to test the embedded smart home hub. A year later, we’re taking a fresh look at the device to see which new Alexa capabilities have been added and to revisit the speaker’s sound quality.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Starter Kit Review

Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Starter Kit

While cheaper smart lighting options abound, few competitors can match Philips Hue’s blend of style, sophistication and simplicity that makes it easy to create the perfect ambience for your home. The White and Color Ambience Kit isn’t new, but with other lighting kits flooding the market, we figured it was a good idea to take a fresh look to see if it still holds up.
Philips Hue Calla

Philips Hue Calla Outdoor Pathway Light & Extension Kit Review

Installing outdoor LED lighting has been too difficult for too long. Philips Hue has made it easy by making outdoor lighting that’s gorgeous and exciting to use. A combination of style, sophistication and, best of all, simplicity makes Philips Hue Calla an easy pick. Here’s how testing went.
Amazon Echo Look review

Amazon Echo Look Review

The Amazon Echo Look is a combination of a virtual assistant and a style assistant. It gives you style advice, organizes your closet, shows you how you look from all angles, and provides feedback on what types of clothes fit your style. We got a chance to test out the device to see if it really helped our fashion game.
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Ecobee Switch+ review

Now you can ask Alexa to play music, on your wall switch. The Ecobee Switch+ controls not just your lights, but also your home, packing everything into a single device.
Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit review

Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit review

Philips Hue has been around for awhile, and are the gold standard for smart lighting. We decided to take a fresh look at a Philips Hue starter kit to see if they're still the best, comparing them to the new contenders in smart home lighting. As it turns out, the Philips Hue still competes.
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition review

Alexa, how many planets are there? Alexa, tell me a story. The Echo Dot Kids Edition promises to be great tool for helping children learn, while also giving parents the tools to control and monitor their daily media intake. We kid- and parent-tested the device to see if it lives up to its promise.
Neeo Smart Remote Review

Neeo Smart Remote review

The Neeo smart remote is meant to take control of your smart home off your phone and put it in a universal device that works with TVs, speakers, thermostats, lightbulbs, and more. It has promise, but a lot of headaches, and understanding its many functions requires homework that most users won't be willing to do.
Nest Temperature Sensor Review

Nest Temperature Sensor review

Nest has finally released standalone sensors that remotely report temperatures home, allowing the Nest Learning Thermostat to effectively eradicate cold and hot spots around the home. Are they are worthy upgrade to your home thermostat, or are they dumb devices tacked onto a smart system?
Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch.

Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch review

You don’t have to have a professional install smart switches to make your lighting smart. Instead, try the Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch. It helps you take control of your home lighting through an easy-to-use app, though it has no shortage of competitors.
Honeywell Lyric T5 review

Honeywell Lyric T5 review

The Honeywell Lyric T5 isn’t the prettiest or smartest, but adds app-based control and geo-fencing to the classic digital thermostat without breaking the bank
Notion Sensor Starter Kit

Notion Sensor Starter Kit Review

Tired of having to buy a bunch of separate devices to monitor your home? Track movement, smoke, and water leaks in your home with the all-in-one Notion Sensor Starter Kit.
Guardzilla 360 Review

Guardzilla 360 review

Guardzilla’s innovative smart home camera breaks new ground, but lacks the quality to beat competing systems. Find out more in our Guardzilla 360 review.
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Aura Starter Kit review

Aura’s innovative take on motion detection may be technically impressive, but fails to justify a $200 price tag. Find out in our Aura Starter Kit Review.
Google Home Max Review

Google Home Max review

The Google Home Max with Google Assistant is a massive speaker with a massive price tag. But it also boasts great sound quality.
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Wiz Smart Connected Lights review

We turned up and dimmed down the Wiz Smart Connected Lights to see if this upstart brand could outshine the competition. Check out our review to see what happened.
Oral-B Genius 8000 review

Oral-B Genius 8000 Bluetooth Toothbrush review

This Oral-B Genius 8000 Bluetooth Toothbrush review looks at what it’s like to brush your teeth while an app tracks your progress.
PicoBrew Pico C Review

PicoBrew Pico C Review

The PicoBrew Pico C improves on the Pico Pro with a new brew keg that makes the automated homebrew machine a little user friendly, according to our review.
Awair Glow review

Awair Glow review

Our Awair Glow review: A great smart home gadget at a good price, it monitors air quality and can activate appliances.
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Singlecue Gen 2 gesture control review

In our Singlecue Gen 2 review, we try to use gestures to control our smart home and TV.
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Netatmo Healthy Home Coach climate monitor review

Is your home air quality up to snuff? We review the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, an air quality monitor that helps you keep an eye on your indoor climate.
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Nucleus Anywhere Intercom with Amazon Alexa review

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Sense Home Energy Monitor review

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Nightingale Sleep System Review

D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD

D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD review

Airthings Corentium

Airthings Corentium Home radon detector review

Netatmo Presence

Netatmo Presence review

Nanoleaf Aurora

Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit review

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Wink Hub 2 review

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Roost Smart Smoke Alarm Review

Robomow RS620

Robomow RS622 review

Sengled Pulse Link Starter Kit

Sengled Pulse Link Starter Kit review