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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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.

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SANSI Omni-directional Bulb review: This beastly LED light bulb puts out 4,000 lumens of eye-searing light

When you really need to light up the night with just a size E26 bulb, this monstrous LED will do the job.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Outlet review: The Kasa Smart KP200 covers all the basics

You won’t need a smart home hub to control this smart outlet, but it will work with smart speakers running Alexa, Google Assistant, or Cortana.

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C by GE C-Start Smart Switch Motion Sensing+Dimmer review: GE stuffs this smart switch full of features

But do motion sensing, light sensing, and dimmer features justify the hefty price tag?

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GE Vintage LED bulbs review: 21st century lighting with a turn-of-the-last century aesthetic

These energy-efficient LED bulbs might be prettier than the lamps you’ll use them in.

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LIFX+ color LED smart bulb review: This light bulb helps your security camera see in the dark

The original LIFX bulb is one of our top picks. The LIFX+ packs LEDs that illuminate the area around it with infrared light even when the bulb is otherwise turned off.

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LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.

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LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.