Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

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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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Rain Bird ST8I-WIFI Smart Irrigation Timer/Controller review: A major irrigation player finally goes “smart”

Rain Bird’s first generation smart sprinkler still has some growing to do. Just like your lawn!

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August Smart Lock Pro and Smart Lock 3rd Generation reviews: The best retrofit lock gets incrementally smarter

But we can't recommend the second and less-expensive new model.

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WiZ Connected Lights Color A E26 Light Kit review: Wi-Fi smart bulbs on a budget

This new smart lighting player offers plenty of flexibility at a price that makes sense.

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Sylvania Smart+ Color Light Bulb review: Supports HomeKit, ditches hub

Smart+ earns bonus points for seamless setup, but loses marks for buggy controls and poor responsiveness.

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Oomi Home review: Semi-smarten your home, at a steep price

This smart home kit doesn’t come cheap, and it doesn’t do much, either.

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Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Generation 2) review: Watering the lawn gets smart

This powerful irrigation controller ensures the grass truly is greener with smart and savvy features.

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Igloohome Smart Deadbolt 02 review: A smart lock work-in-progress

It looks good, but it needs fine-tuning.

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Kwikset Premis review: A capable smart lock for iOS users

Kwikset Premis review: A capable smart lock for iOS users

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Yale Real Living T1L review: A good choice for pairing with a Z-Wave smart-home hub

If Bluetooth’s not your bag, here’s one way to incorporate your door locks into your smart home.

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Kwikset Kevo Convert review: A retrofit smart lock kit at a lower price

This conversion kit lets you turn any lock into a smart lock, but it isn’t perfect.

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August Smart Lock (2nd Generation) review: Upgrade your locks without touching the exterior mechanism

This retrofit kit looks stylish while adding “smart” features, and it’s great for renters because it doesn’t change the lock itself.

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Kwikset Kevo 2nd Generation review: Kevo’s upgraded smart lock is a touchy-feely option

Kwikset’s signature smart lock is a bit tricky to work with, and comes at a price.

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Yale Real Living Assure Lock review: An atypically poor effort from a leading manufacturer

This Bluetooth-only smart deadbolt is a distant also-ran.

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Wink Hub 2 review: This second-generation smart-home hub is one of the best choices for do-it-yourselfers

Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth LE, or Wi-Fi, the second-generation Wink Hub can control every aspect of your smart home.

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Color smart bulbs are fun, but white bulbs are a lot more practical. We’ll help you find the right one for your needs.