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.

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Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi review: Recent upgrades pile on the control options

Added support for Nest and IFTTT brings Leviton’s Wi-Fi-based smart products closer to a buy rating.

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OneLife X review: A tabletop ionizer with a room-sized price

No filter replacements required with this stylish—but expensive—personal air purifier.

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Level Lock review: Another brilliant smart lock

Level Home dropped touch operation from its latest smart lock, which costs $80 less than the company’s top-of-the-line model.

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Nest Cam review: A great security cam, indoors or out

The new-for-2021 Nest Cam is a winner, but you’ll need a subscription to realize its full value.

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Best smart sprinkler controller

Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.

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Orbit B-hyve XD Bluetooth hose faucet timer review: Orbit’s 2nd-gen smart waterer gains a display

This new model features an on-device user interface, stronger Bluetooth radio, and the same Wi-Fi option.

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Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro review: Light up the night and keep tabs on your homestead

Cutting-edge tech features push this floodlight camera to the top of the market.

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Ring Outdoor Smart Plug review: A tough outdoor smart plug for Ring users

You’ll need a bridge to connect this otherwise solid plug to your network.

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Govee Glide wall light review: Six feet of colored light, wherever you want it

This clone of the LIFX Beam is $50 cheaper.

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Abode Cam 2 review: This pocket-sized security camera is built for the Abodeverse

This solid camera is ultra-inexpensive, but you’ll need Abode gear to get full value from it.

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X-Sense S21 Outdoor Security Camera review: Outstanding quality for a low price

This unassuming video camera is packed with features, including an LED spotlight for color night vision.

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Leviton Decora Mini Plug-in Switch and Dimmer (2nd Gen) review: Still top in their class

But Leviton’s new HomeKit implementation wasn’t seamless in our testing.

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Rabbit Air A3 review: Top-shelf performance with a rarified price tag

This high-end air purifier works well, but justifying its cost is tricky.

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Govee Lyra Floor Lamp review: Add a little color to any corner of your home

This unique conversation piece gives you a vast array of hues to play with.

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Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller review: New tricks from the market leader

With onboard controls and cleaner connectors, this sprinkler system is better than ever.