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The best smart home tech of CES 2021

The smart home team at Digital Trends voted on the best smart home tech at CES 2021. Here are our picks.
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The best video doorbells of CES 2021

Video doorbells introduced at CES 2021 were all adapted for the times, so here are some of the best that were announced.
iRobot Braava Jet

Will robot vacuums make the leap into disinfecting at CES 2021?

Robot vacuums will no doubt be seen at CES 2021, but the biggest opportunity for them now is the ability to disinfect surfaces. Will we finally see it?
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All eyes on improved privacy for indoor cameras as CES 2021 approaches

Security cameras have evolved with their technological advances, but one area that's continually neglected is privacy. Hopefully that all changes at CES 2021.
Mirror Fitness Home Gym Display

Mirror review: Connected fitness for any experience level

The Mirror by Lululemon will make you break a sweat trying to stay in shape at home with its diverse range of workout classes that'll keep you challenged.

The biggest trends we saw in the smart home in 2020

There wasn't a single trend that defined the smart home in 2020, but several that showed its adaptability in a challenging year for all.
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Kangaroo Home Security review: Affordable, but there’s room for improvement

The Kangaroo Home Security System is an affordable, easy-to-set-up security system that excels in almost every area except its doorbell.
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With Fitness Plus, Apple could very well take the lead in on-demand exercise

Apple Fitness Plus just launched the company into the on-demand fitness space, paving the way to becoming a potential leader.
Amazon Echo Frames (2nd Gen)

Amazon Echo Frames (2nd Gen) review: Alexa all the time, every time

The Amazon Echo Frames (2nd Gen) gives you access to Alexa all the time, while also doubling as a pair of headphones and smart speaker.
Eero 6 Wi-Fi Mesh Router

Eero 6 review: Smart home management made easy

Don't let your smart home get out of control. The Eero 6 has the ability to manage all your gadgets, while also providing much-needed coverage of your space.
Smart Home Top Tech 2020: Amazon Echo

Staff Picks: DT’s favorite smart home tech of 2020

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) introduces exciting new changes that make it our pick for the best smart home gadget of 2020.
Ring Alarm (2nd Gen) Keypad on wall

Ring Alarm (2nd gen) review: Affordable DIY home security

Ring Alarm is back with a totally refreshed lineup of accessories and sensors to help secure your home when you're away. Why pay more when it has everything?
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The Wyze Watch exposes the one major problem I have with smartwatches

Smartwatches have so many features and uses, but the Wyze Watch presents itself as an interesting alternative. In fact, it exposes a problem with smartwatches.
Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera

Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Review: Excellent security at a lower cost

The Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera is easier to set up than before because it ditches the hub. It also boasts a lower starting cost.
Google Nest Mini on wall

The best Cyber Monday smart speaker deal you can shop today

The Google Nest Mini is frequently discounted throughout the year, but today's Cyber Monday deal brings it down tremendously to make it an irresistible buy.
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The best Cyber Monday smart home deal you can shop today

Smart LED light bulbs don't come cheap, which is why you should snag this Cyber Monday 2020 deal on a 4-pack of Sylvania Smart+ A19 LED light bulbs.
ecobee New Smart Thermostat Premium

Save $50 on the Ecobee smart thermostat at Amazon for Black Friday

Don't freeze in your home when winter gets here. You'll want to check out this amazing Black Friday deal Amazon's offering for the Ecobee SmartThermostat.
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This is the best Black Friday smart home deal you can shop today

The day's finally here to start your smart home or expand it. If there's one must-buy, this is the best Black Friday smart home deal you can shop today.
Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera

Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera review: Above-average smarts

Arlo's moving into new territory with a more cost-conscious camera, the Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera. Does it mean there will be compromises?
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I didn’t think the HomePod mini could replace my soundbar — but it did

Sometimes you need better audio than your TV can muster. The HomePod mini provides exactly that, while also serving as an able replacement for soundbars.
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Move over, selfies! Smart lights have another practical use in the bathroom

People love taking bathroom selfies, but there are other practical applications for smart LED lights in the bathroom.
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Philips Hue Iris Review: Accenting rooms with the colors of the rainbow

Accent lights can do wonders to a room, but the Philips Hue Iris taps into all the colors of the rainbow in complementing existing lighting.
Wyze Cam v3 vs Google Nest Cam IQ Indoor Comparison

What are you really missing out on when buying a cheap, $20 security camera?

Security cameras are continually becoming cheaper to buy. But, what are you exactly gaining or missing when buying them over more expensive options?
DJI Mini 2 in the air

DJI Mini 2 review: Same compact size, more confidence flying

The DJI Mini 2 boasts boasts proper 4K video capture and upgraded motors, all while continuing to fly under the FAA radar thanks to its 249 gram takeoff weight.
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DJI Mini 2 gets upgraded with 4K video, OcuSync tech, and stronger motors

The DJI Mini 2 has everything people wanted from the original, boasting proper 4K video recording, stronger motors, and more. Oh yeah, it's still 249 grams.
Wyze Cam v3 on table side profile

Wyze Cam v3 review: A new benchmark for inexpensive cameras

Low-cost cameras have a certain reputation, but the Wyze Cam v3 redefines and sets the benchmark on what it means to be a useful security camera for everyone.
iRobot Roomba i3 Plus dirt disposal unit

iRobot Roomba i3 Plus review: Self-emptying that makes life easier

Robot vacuums are increasingly becoming more independent, requiring less intervention on our part. The iRobot Roomba i3 Plus does exactly that.
Samsung Jetbot Mop on floor

Samsung Jetbot Mop review: Do-si-doing the mopping routine

The Samsung Jetbot Mop is a dedicated mopping robot that looks interesting with its design, but also doubles as a handy handheld cleaner for walls and tiles.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) on table

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review: Growing up to set the benchmark

Amazon's smallest smart speaker has undergone a radical change, so will the Echo Dot's (4th Gen) new design be enough to garner attention over the competition?
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Amazon Echo (4th Gen) review: New look, same outstanding results

Amazon takes a gamble on the new Echo (4th Gen) by changing it up with a totally new design. It's daring, but will it be enough to make consumers take notice?
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5 reasons to use Android 11’s quick access smart home controls

Android 11 is finally here and provides users with a new quick access menu for the smart home, so we break down the reasons why you should start using it more.
A Lenovo Smart Clock 2 placed on a bedside table.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review: Tech meets nostalgia

Alarm clocks may have faded due to the smartphone, but the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is bringing back the nostalgia with the help of Google Assistant.
Apple Homepod Mini on a table

Apple’s lower-priced HomePod mini paves the way for HomeKit’s eventual success

The lower price of the Apple HomePod mini helps broaden its reach to more consumers, while also paving the way for HomeKit's success within the smart home.

Apple HomePod mini packs big features in a slim body for just $99

Apple took the wraps off its long-awaited smart speaker, the HomePod mini, which is looking to be a strong rival in the space with Siri helping out at home.