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Hiku

Hiku review: This tiny scanner is the ultimate tool for creating grocery-store shopping lists

A good shopping list will save you money at the grocery store by keeping you focused on what you need, so you can avoid impulse buys.

WeMo Mr. Coffee

Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker review: Can WeMo help brew a better cup o’ Joe?

This drip coffee maker connects to your Wi-Fi network, but it can't interact with other WeMo devices.

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HomeMonitor, Simplicam, and Netcam HD: Can any of them beat Dropcam?

Wi-Fi network cams aren't all created equal. We pit three newcomers against the crowd favorite, Dropcam.

belkin wemo led starter kit primary

Review: Belkin WeMo LED Lighting plays nice with the WeMo system

IFTTT integration is coming soon, but what's here is already solid, and comparably priced with the Philips Hue Lux.

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight review: $99 is cheap if it saves your house from burning down

It plugs into an AC outlet, alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and contacts you via an app with a recording of the sound. A few false alarms aside, this security device is a smart buy for any home.

D-Link Connected Home Platform

D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.

D-Dlink DSP-W215 smart plug

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.

D-Link DCS-S150 motion detector

D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn't made for this

Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.

D-Link DCS-933L Wi-Fi camera

D-Link Day/Night Network Camera review: Delivers the basics for cheap

This IP camera is inexpensive enough, but you’ll need a D-Link router to take full advantage.

wallyhome system

WallyHome review: Sniffs out water leaks all over your home

Low-power sensors, useful notifications, and peace of mind for homeowners: not a bad package.

neato botvac 85 blue girl

Neato Botvac 80 review: Better than Roomba, especially for pet owners

Two dogs and a sheepskin throw rug are no match for this powerhouse robot vac. Oh, and it also has lasers.

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini review: Now we're cooking

It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.

samsung smartcam pro hd

Samsung SmartCam HD Pro review: Not so pro

Frustrations with the mobile and web apps overshadow everything we like about this Dropcam competitor.