Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive, PCWorld, and Wired, and operates the websites Drinkhacker and Film Racket. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

tribit stormbox pro lifestyle

Tribit StormBox Pro Bluetooth speaker review: Compact, powerful, and weather-resistant

This portable speaker has your summer picnic covered.

jasco enbrighten 3 wire z wave dimmer with box

Jasco Enbrighten Z-Wave No-Neutral Smart Dimmer review: This three-wire dimmer is too quirky to recommend

Jasco’s latest dimmer left us with a decidedly dim bulb.

universal remote control hero

Best universal remote control

Which remote control is the best companion for your smart TV and the rest of your entertainment system.

smart home hub lead art

Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. We help you choose the right system for your home-automation needs.

blueair healthprotect 1

Blueair HealthProtect 7410i air purifier review: A silent operator for scrubbing your air

Ultra-quiet operation is this imposing purifier’s greatest strength.

smoke detector hub

Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

xsense xs01 wt with app

X-Sense XS01-WT Wi-Fi smoke alarm review: A svelte smoke alarm with IoT features

It’s smart enough, but its low price is its biggest selling point.

mila bookshelf

Mila air purifier review: Breathe better, and make a fashion statement

This sophisticated air purifier has a refined mobile app to match.

soliom s600 primary

Soliom S600 Solar Security Camera review: Home security, powered by the sun

If you don’t mind its monster size, this camera can fill a certain need.

plecopackage2

Pleco Smart Water Watch review: Want to track your water usage? Look elsewhere

This science project-turned-commercial device is a mess.

switchbot curtain

SwitchBot Curtain review: Transform your dumb drapes into smart curtains

This surprisingly inexpensive gadget lends an air of sophistication to your window coverings.

ezviz smart plugs

EZVIZ smart plug reviews: The T30-10A and T30-10B tell us EZVIZ is better at building security cams than smart plugs

These app for controlling these generic-plus Wi-Fi smart home devices need more polish before we can fully recommend either of them.

smartplug hub

Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

combined led smart bulb hub

Best smart bulbs for your connected home

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

novawave 1

NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier review: This monstrous purifier scrubs the air in large rooms

It’s even been shown to be effective against coronavirus.