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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Schlage Connect review: The Z-Wave version of Schlage’s smart deadbolt is big on brawn, not brains

You'll want to run a smart home hub to get the most benefit from this strong smart lock.

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Eve Energy Strip review: HomeKit support is a plus, to be sure, but this surge protector is absurdly priced

A hundred bucks for three HomeKit outlets? You do the math.

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Best universal remote control

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

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Caavo Control Center (May '19 update) review: The universal remote innovator stuffs its system with new features

Caavo has also chopped the price of its hardware, but increased the cost of its subscription—and the whole package still needs polish.

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Orro Light Switch review: This savvy smart switch bristles with sensors

This deluxe switch knows when you’re in the room and automatically adjusts the light level based on ambient brightness.

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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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Igloohome Smart Deadbolt 2S review: The industry’s most handsome lock remains the most aggravating to install

The smart lock maker shrinks down its beautiful deadbolt, but it remains a frustrating experience.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart KL-series Wi-Fi light bulb review: Three new smart bulbs offer mostly great results

This trio of smart bulbs offer a little light for any type of user.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug review: Individual outlet control makes this the outdoor smart plug to beat

This outdoor outlet’s upscale feature set makes it well worth the price.

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TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, Dimmer HS220 review: A solid competitor in the in-wall dimmer space

This dimmer switch is a smooth operator, but it has a couple of notable drawbacks.

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Eufy Lumos Smart Bulb 2.0 Dimmable White review: Updates give the Lumos line a fresh profile

Never mind the light, it’s the low price tag on these smart LED light bulbs that will catch your eye.

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Iris Smart Hub (2017) review: Lowe’s offers an affordable smart-home system for the hacker mindset

A new professional monitoring option puts the focus squarely on security.

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Samsung SmartThings Hub (2018) review: Samsung’s smart hub finally goes wireless

The third-generation SmartThings Hub is equipped with the latest in ZigBee and Z-Wave technology, and it no longer requires an ethernet cable to join your home network.

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Dahlia Home review: Finally, I can repurpose my old iPhone as a smart home hub (said no one ever)

Here’s a truly innovative solution in search of a problem.