Jason D'AprileFreelance contributor, TechHive

Jason D'Aprile has been writing about technology and entertainment since the early 90s from his secluded home in West Virginia.

august view primary

August View video doorbell review: Excellent image and audio quality, but missing some advanced features

This doorbell camera is the best choice for pairing with an August smart lock, but it's not the best choice in this category.

Bosch BCC50

Bosch Connected Control BCC50 smart thermostat review: Low priced and reliable, but with few frills

This is a well-made, well-priced smart thermostat—even if it doesn’t deliver all the bells and whistles.

thermostat hub 2019

Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

ezviz db1 installed

EZVIZ DB1 video doorbell review: Local video storage is this wired doorbell’s best feature

But a quirky app, limited chime compatibility, and an expensive cloud-storage plan limit its appeal.

ecobee 5th gen

Ecobee smart thermostats are getting a new suite of energy-conservation features

New machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms promise to reduce homeowners’ energy bills and reduce their impact on the environment.

eufy video doorbell with chime

Eufy Video Doorbell (model T8200) review: Make sure you know what this inexpensive Ring competitor can't do

This is a very good product, but it relies on your existing doorbell wiring and it lacks any hooks into any broader smart home system.

scout video doorbell primary

Scout Video Doorbell review: More bells and whistles than you might expect for the price

Scout doesn't pack every important feature into its video doorbell, nor would you expect it to for the price, but it does have some nifty features.

netvue belle primary

Netvue Belle video doorbell review: Certainly not the belle of the doorbell ball

Netvue makes a big AI promise for its Belle video doorbell, but that feature falls flat.

momentum meri 05

Momentum Meri smart thermostat review: The opposite of bang for the buck

Sluggish, convoluted, and unreliable, this low-cost smart thermostat just can't justify its $99 price tag.

lg dual inverter window air conditioner

LG Dual Inverter Smart Air Conditioner review: This Wi-Fi-connected window air conditioner is a major step up

You can make your old window air conditioner smarter, but you can’t make it quieter or more efficient.

energycloud06

Blue Line Innovations EnergyCloud review: A simpler way to monitor your home’s power consumption

It's not as sophisticated as some other systems, but it costs less and is easier to set up.

smartthermostatsensor front view us

Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control review: Ecobee’s fifth-gen device is its best yet

Nest Who? Ecobee builds our top pick in smart thermostats.

RemoBell W

Remo+ RemoBell W video doorbell review: High-end features, but not best in class

A passive infrared motion sensor and a remote wireless chime are attractive features, but the Remo+ app continues to be an issue.

view01

August wants a do-over for its brand-new August View Doorbell Camera

After just a few weeks on the market, August has temporarily stopped shipping its video doorbell and is issuing refunds to customers who bought them.

Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat

Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat review: Remote sensors are the star attraction here

The graybeard of home HVAC control has learned a thing or two from smart thermostat competitors Nest Labs and Ecobee.