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VeraPlus Advanced Home Controller review: This expensive hub fails to deliver

We can’t recommend this smart home hub to users with any level of experience.

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Amazon Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

Amazon Dash Wand deftly combines the power of Alexa with a handheld barcode scanner, but our shopping carts aren't quite ready for it yet.

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Soundcast VG7 outdoor Bluetooth speaker review: A wonderful speaker, indoors or out

But you’ll have to pay to play. Bigly.

Wemo Wi-Fi Dimmer

Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer review: Smart lighting, plus a snazzy dimmer

This in-wall dimmer switch gives your room an instant upgrade.

Iris Smart Hub

Iris Smart Hub (2017) review: Lowe’s offers an affordable smart-home system for the hacker mindset

A new professional monitoring option puts the focus squarely on security.

iDevices Socket

iDevices Socket review: Retrofits nearly any lamp, but not cheaply

An effective light bulb on, off, and dimmer control, with a neat variable-hue nightlight.

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GE Relax, Refresh, and Reveal LED light bulb reviews: Two of these dumb bulbs are terrific

But is there really such as thing as a high-definition light bulb?

Stack Downlight

Stack Downlight Starter Kit review: These truly smart bulbs practically think for themselves

These white LED bulbs can automatically adjust their color temperature based on the time.

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Best color LED smart bulbs

Today’s color-tunable bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

Nanoleaf Aurora

Nanoleaf Aurora review: Forget smart light bulbs, light up the entire wall

This modular, wall-mountable LED system is giddily entertaining.

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Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi lighting review: No hub needed, but too few features

Leviton's Wi-Fi dimmers and switches are a few integrations shy of greatness.

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WallyHome Starter Kit review: An ultra-budget smart sensor system

Put on your Sunday best, kids, we’re going to Sears—to pick up a water leak detector!

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Cinder Precision Grill review: It’s just like a sous-vide cooker, but with less water and more mess

This expensive high-tech griddle cooks your food to a precise temperature and sears it, too, but it weighs a ton and is difficult to clean.

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Velv Wine Oxygenator review: Can a $300 gizmo instantly improve your plonk?

Oxygenating your wine isn't a bad thing. But the Velv attacks a delicate science with a bludgeon.

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SpotCam Sense Pro HD review: expanding the idea of home monitoring

Spotcam's new indoor/outdoor camera keeps tabs on your home's security as well as environmental changes.