Don't-Miss Home tech Stories
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.
This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.
This IP camera is inexpensive enough, but you’ll need a D-Link router to take full advantage.
Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.
This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.
Low-power sensors, useful notifications, and peace of mind for homeowners: not a bad package.
Two dogs and a sheepskin throw rug are no match for this powerhouse robot vac. Oh, and it also has lasers.
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.
Frustrations with the mobile and web apps overshadow everything we like about this Dropcam competitor.
Piper's wide-angle camera and built-in sensors are great for renters, but I had some issues with missing notifications.
It works just fine. But I get more use out of my dumb slow cooker's extra features, missing from this smartphone-controlled version.
It's not the world's most powerful Bluetooth speaker, but it never needs charging because it's screwed into your lamp. Yes, this speaker is a light bulb.
Flower Power gives your plants a voice, so they can tell you what they need. And hopefully you'll stop killing every plant that comes into your home.