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Opcom's indoor garden system doesn't need soil (and looks totally sci-fi)

The Opcom Grow Wall in an extremely space-efficient hydroponic system that eschews soil entirely, and can accommodate up to 75 different plants, flowers or herbs.

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WatchAir review: Promising wireless smart TV antenna for cord-cutters

WatchAir is a wireless smart antenna to view and record locally broadcasted live television within a 60-mile range on smartphones, tablets, streaming boxes, and other devices.

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Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Personal Shopper review: For shoppers with plenty of time but too little imagination

Years from now, we’ll look back at this product and decide that it was ahead of its time.

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Smanos W020 WiFi Alarm System review: Buy just the parts you need

It’s effective enough, but a la carte pricing is really the only thing that sets this inexpensive DIY home security system apart from its competition.

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Saffron Drift Light: A semi-smart bulb with limited appeal

This slow-dimming bulb may help some drift off to sleep, but it's too dim and expensive for us to recommend.

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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.

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LIFX+ color LED smart bulb review: This light bulb helps your security camera see in the dark

The original LIFX bulb is one of our top picks. The LIFX+ packs LEDs that illuminate the area around it with infrared light even when the bulb is otherwise turned off.

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Canary Flex security camera review: The perfect companion to the original Canary

But if you’re not already vested in that ecosystem, there are better outdoor security cameras.

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D-Link DCS-2530L Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera review: The second time is the charm

This new iteration of D-Link's wide-angle Dropcam clone overcomes its predecessor's weaknesses.

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D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor review: Pray for a power source

The D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor's use of outlet power is a blessing and a curse.

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Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector review: Single-sensor simplicity

The Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector is the best standalone sensor you can get.

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Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor review: A cheap detector that leans on its ecosystem

The SmartThings Water Leak Sensor is short on useful features, but it's inexpensive and plays nicely with other devices and services.

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Utilitech Water Leak Detector review: Wall-bound water detection on the cheap

The Utilitech Water Leak Sensor is a cheap solution for Iris by Lowe's and Z-Wave hubs owners, but with some downsides.

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LeakSmart Sensor review: Emergency shutoff makes it worth a look

The LeakSmart Sensor is pricey, but it's unique in offering an optional, straightforward means of remotely shutting off water in an emergency.

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Insteon Water Leak Sensor review: A low-cost but bare-bones option

Insteon's Water Leak Sensor is cheap by the bunch, but lacks an internal alarm and other helpful features.

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Fibaro Flood Sensor review: Leak detection for handy homeowners

The Fibaro Flood Sensor has some neat bells and whistles for those with the right know-how.