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The Roborock S8 Pro Ultra in its dock.

Narwal Freo X Ultra vs. Roborock S8 Pro Ultra: Which is the best robot vacuum?

The Narwal Freo X Ultra and Roborock S8 Pro Ultra are two of the best robot vacuums of 2024. But which is better for your home? Here's a closer look at both.
Amazon Fire TV on Echo Show 15.

Echo Hub vs. Echo Show 15: Which is the best smart home gadget?

The Echo Hub and Echo Show 15 might look similar, but there are some important differences between the two Amazon products. Here's what you need to know.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro on a wooden background.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro review: a convenient, capable battery-powered option

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is packed with premium features without the need for cumbersome wires, making it one of the best video doorbells.
Narwal Freo X Ultra with dock in home

Narwal Freo X Ultra review: shaking up the robot vacuum formula

The Narwal Freo X Ultra isn't afraid to stray from the typical robot vacuum blueprint, and in doing so it outshines many competitors.
The Echo Show 10 on a kitchen counter.

How to set up a pre-owned Echo Show smart display

Looking to set up a pre-owned Echo Show? Here's a look at everything you need to know, with universal steps that work for the Echo Show 5, Echo Show 8, and more.
The Echo Hub on a stand.

The 6 best Echo Hub tips and tricks

From customizing your home screen to syncing your security system, here are a few tips and tricks for using your new Echo Hub.
The square Ring Alarm device, mounted on a wall.

How to connect the Ring security system to Echo Hub

Here's how to connect the Ring security system to your Echo Hub, along with tips on how to arm and disarm the system, as well as use its Live View function.
Amazon Smart Plug.

How to set a timer on Amazon Smart Plugs

If you're looking to automate your outlets, Amazon Smart Plugs are a great option. Here's what you need to know about creating a timer for your smart plugs.
An Echo Hub mounted on the wall near a living room.

Echo Hub vs. Echo Show 8: Which is the best option for your smart home?

The Echo Hub and Echo Show 8 both feature a large touchscreen and give you access to the Alexa voice assistant. But which one is best for your smart home?
A person using the Amazon Echo Hub.

What is the Amazon Echo Hub?

The Echo Hub is the newest addition to Amazon's product family, but it's not a smart speaker or smart display. Here's what you need to know about the Echo Hub.
The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro on display the 2023 Amazon Fall Devices and Services event.

Does the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro rotate or swivel?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a premium security camera, but does it rotate or swivel? Here's what you need to know before adding it to your home.
Fortnite characters by a car.

How to track your Fortnite player statistics

Fortnite doesn't do a great job of monitoring your statistics. Thankfully, there are several websites that allow you to access all the data you'd ever need.
A Porsche driving down the road.

The 5 best car subscription services in 2024

The best car subscription services make it easy to get behind the wheel of today's most popular vehicles without the headaches of insurance and maintenace.
The Ring Spotlight Cam Plus security camera, installed outdoors.

Ring Spotlight Cam Plus vs. Ring Spotlight Cam Pro: Which is the better security camera?

The Ring Spotlight Cam Plus and Ring Spotlight Cam Pro share a lot of features. But which is best for your home? Here's a closer look to help you decide.
The Canary Pro next to the Ring Stick Up Cam pro

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro vs. Canary Pro: Which is the better security camera?

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is a popular security camera, but how does it stack up to the lesser-known Canary Pro? Here's a comprehensive look at both.
An Arlo Smart Hub on a wooden table.

Do Arlo Essential cameras require the Arlo Smart Hub?

Arlo offers a Smart Hub to help get your devices online, but do the Arlo Essential cameras require the Smart Hub? Here's everything you need to know.
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 installed near a door.

Do you need a subscription for a Ring doorbell or camera?

Ring makes some of the best video doorbells and security cameras on the market, but do you need a subscription to use them? Here's everything you need to know.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro installed near a door.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro vs. Nest Doorbell: Which is the better video doorbell?

The new Ring Battery Doorbell Pro shares many features with the Nest Doorbell, yet carries a slightly higher price. But is it worth the investment?
A Eufy video doorbell installed near a door.

Should you buy a wired or wireless video doorbell?

Wired and wireless video doorbells are great options for your front door, but they both come with unique advantages and disadvantages. Here's a look at both.
Kneeling chairs in an office.

The best office chair alternatives for people at a desk all day

Spending long hours at your desk can cause a variety of aches and pains. Here's a look at the six best office chair alternatives to improve your health.
Apple Home opened with the Vision Pro Headset.

Does Apple Home work on the Apple Vision Pro?

Apple Home works on Apple Vision Pro, though it's not quite as innovative as you'd expect. Here's what you need to know about Apple Home on Apple Vision Pro.
The Airia in a home office.

The 6 best desks for a home office in 2024

Need a reliable desk for your home office? Here's a look at the best desks for a home office in 2024, including picks from Herman Miller, Flexispot, and more.
The Dyson V15 in use.

The 7 best vacuums for pet hair from Dyson, Shark, and more

The best vacuums for pet hair use tangle-free brushes, are easy to maneuver, and often include pet-specific attachments. Here are the best available in 2024.
A Eufy video doorbell installed near a door.

Check out these Ring video doorbell alternatives that don’t require a subscription

Ring offers great video doorbells, but there are plenty of alternatives that don't force you into a monthly subscription. Here are some brands to consider.
The Ring Elite installed on a wall.

Everything you need to know about the Ring Protect price hike

The Ring Protect Basic price hike takes effect on March 11, 2024. Here's everything you need to know about the Ring price hike before it kicks in.
The Echo Show 10 on a kitchen counter.

Echo Show 8 vs. Echo Show 10: is the bigger device a better smart display?

The Echo Show 10 offers a larger display and more features than the Echo Show 8, but is it worth the hefty price tag? Here's a look at both to help you decide.
A bunch of colorful shapes on a black background.

What is IFTTT and how can you use it in your smart home?

If you're looking to build powerful smart home automations, IFTTT needs to be on your radar. Here's a look at the app and how IFTTT can improve your smart home.
The Ring Battery Doorbell Plus installed outside a front door.

Ring Battery Doorbell Pro vs. Ring Battery Doorbell Plus: Is the new Pro model worth it?

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is the newest addition to the Ring catalog, but how does it stack up to the existing Ring Battery Doorbell Plus?
The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro installed near a door.

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro offers premium features without the need for cumbersome wires

The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro offers HD+ video, noise-canceling audio, and support for Bird's Eye View without the need for a wired connection.
The Ring Elite installed on a wall.

Ring Video Doorbell Elite vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2: which is the best video doorbell?

The Ring Video Doorbell Elite is an expensive product, but is it a better product than the more affordable Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2? Here's what to know.
The LV600S in a living room.

The 5 best smart humidifiers in 2024

The best smart humidifiers make it easy to keep your air moistured without much effort. Here's a look at the best picks for all types of homes.
Nest Hub Max Hands-On Review

The 6 best smart displays for Alexa and Google Home in 2024

Google, Amazon, and Meta are offering smart displays for video calls, smart home management, watching shows, and more. See which ones are the best.
AmazonsBasics AA batteries being inserted into a game controller.

The 5 best rechargeable batteries in 2024

Standard alkaline batteries are on the costly side, sure, but so are shoddy rechargeable batteries. Check out our picks for the best rechargeable batteries.
Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen on table.

Echo Show 8 vs. Nest Hub: Does Amazon or Google offer the best smart display?

The Echo Show 8 and Nest Hub share many of the same features. But is the Echo Show 8 or Nest Hub the better smart display? Here's everything you need to know.