Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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Reolink E1 Zoom review: This camera pans, tilts, and zooms to deliver complete coverage

There's little to distinguish the Zoom from other cameras in Reolink's E1 line, but it's another solid offering from this manufacturer.

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Blurams Outdoor Pro review: an affordable outdoor security camera with excellent AI features

With strong human detection and facial recognition that trumps bigger camera brands, the Blurams Outdoor Pro is a great (and affordable) security camera.

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Awair Element indoor air-quality monitor review: New look, lower price tag, same accurate readings

Awair's latest indoor air-quality monitor has an updated design, but still makes it easy to track indoor pollutants.

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Angelcare Baby Breathing Monitor with Video review: An easy way to ensure your child's sleep safety

This video monitor also tracks the subtle movements of your child's respiration.

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SimCam 1S security camera review: Superb AI features are the highlight of this affordable camera

This security camera's person, animal, and vehicle detection, plus facial recognition, keep you on top of happenings in and around your home.

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iClever Indoor Air Quality Monitor review: App issues spoil this indoor air quality monitor

While the monitor itself works well, its companion app provided inconsistent readings.

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Blurams Home Pro security camera review: Advanced features for any budget

Don't let the low price fool you. This indoor camera boasts advanced AI detection, smart home integration, and multiple video storage options.

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Kami Outdoor Battery Camera review: A wire-free solution for keeping an eye on your property

Simple, flexible installation and intuitive controls make this outdoor camera a winner for most users.

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Yeedi K600 robot vacuum review: Excellent cleaning without complexity

This no-frills robot vacuum is a great option for first-timers.

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Toucan Wireless Outdoor Security Camera review: Battery-powered and budget priced

All the security essentials and an easy installation make this weather-resistant camera a great value.

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EufyCam 2 review: This outdoor security camera promises year-long battery life

And if you in an area subject to extreme weather conditions, this camera is heavily protected.

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Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart

New mopping options--and powerful suction--make this a complete cleaner.

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Amarey A980 robot vacuum review: Pet hair is no match for this super sucker

This inexpensive mapping robot vacuum is a fantastic option for animal owners.

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EZVIZ C6CN pan-and-tilt security camera review: Motion tracking keeps intruder in this camera's sights

EZVIZ says a built-in motor helps this baseball-sized home security camera keep intruders in sight.

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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.