Is the Philips brand name worth double the price for a commodity smart plug?
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.
With a crack fingerprint reader and a capable app, this smart lock ultimately overcomes its setup difficulties.
A simple home security solution learns a few new tricks—and gets easier than ever to set up.
Adding the Netatmo Smart Siren and Netatmo Smart Door and Window Sensors to a Netatmo Indoor Camera yields a somewhat simple home security system.
It’s Bluetooth-only, however, so you can’t integrate it into the rest of your smart home.
This toggle button is surprisingly capable, but it can’t control other smart lighting systems.
While hampered by buggy setup and a high price tag, Eve enthusiasts may find this device worth a look.
The bulbs are fine, but the Wiz Connected app isn’t nearly as polished as its Philips Hue stablemate.
These smart dimmers and smart plugs are HomeKit compatible, but you can control any of them with Alexa and Google Assistant, too.
Want eight colors from your lamp—at the same time? LIFX has you covered.
This inexpensive but barebones smart lock merits a look by the SimpliSafe set.
This $8 smart bulb is tough to beat, unless you're looking for a smart home product with a broader ecosystem that includes full-spectrum color bulbs and other devices, akin to Philips Hue.
Here’s a textbook case of how not to build a smart home product.
These two also-ran smart-home products form a mediocre bundle.