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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Yardian Pro smart sprinkler controller review: This stylish watering system has a steep learning curve

Usability isn’t this smart irrigation system’s strong point, but it gets water where it needs to be in your landscaping.

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Konnected Alarm Panel Starter Kit review: Ditch your outdated alarm panel, but re-use all its sensors

With this tiny circuit board, you can incorporate your old-school wired sensors into most any modern smart home system.

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Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) review: Good sound, plus a Zigbee smart-home hub for the win

If you can forgo Z-Wave smart-home devices, this is the smart speaker to buy (but that calculation could change soon).

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Peace by Hampton smart plug review: This ultra-cheap smart plug offers no surprises

This Best Buy exclusive hits the market at about $9.50 a pop (in a $18.99 two-pack; they're $9.99 each if purchased individually).

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Braumm Smart WiFi Outdoor Outlet review: This undercooked outlet isn’t worth your trouble

This inexpensive outdoor plug is no smart-home bargain.

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Treatlife 3-Way Smart Dimmer DS02 review: Still easy on the wallet, but now with 3-way circuit support

The companion app for Treatlife's Wi-Fi dimmer, however, is as primitive as ever.

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Enbrighten Zigbee Plug-In Smart Dimmer review: Its hefty size is offset by its ability to control two lamps at once

This dual smart plug is a solid alternative to dimmable smart bulbs, especially in fixtures with multiple sockets.

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LiftMaster myQ Smart Garage Camera review: The magnetic mount is nifty. The price tag? Not so much

myQ needs to revisit its service plan prices to make this garage-centric camera more appealing.

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Eufy Security EufyCam 2 Pro 2K review: A solid boost in video quality (but nothing else) in this Best Buy exclusive

The Pro upgrade takes Eufy’s indoor/outdoor cam kit to nearly 3 megapixels.

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Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: We like the design shrink, but this device doesn’t offer enough for the price

The new Wemo saves space, but some competitors deliver more for less.

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Wyze Cam Outdoor review: Wyze enters the world of outdoor security with a dirt-cheap camera

Ruggedized for the elements, battery-powered—and priced at just $50.

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Jasco Enbrighten Zigbee In-Wall Smart Dimmer review: Wiring novice? Jasco’s idiot-proof switch has you covered

Wiring can be confusing, so Jasco offers a simplified workaround.

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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review: The best-known retrofit smart lock gets Wi-Fi—and shrinks its footprint

Despite a rocky wireless implementation, August cements its place as one of the top smart lock contenders.

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Lockly Vision review: A smart lock and a video doorbell in one well-made device

This monolithic smart lock successfully brings two worlds together.

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Eufy Security Smart Lock Touch review: Eufy’s first smart lock is a little too rough around the edges

A buggy fingerprint reader spoils Eufy’s biggest selling point.