With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model.
We'll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat.
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, indoors, outdoors, portable, and battery powered: The Sonos Move is the best speaker Sonos has built in years.
If you’re already using one of Ring’s doorbell cameras or spotlight cams, this porchlight replacement will be a great addition.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay 2: The Naim Audio Mu-so 2nd Generation supports them all, along with every music codec and streaming service you can think of.
Ring smart lighting products aren't always the prettiest hardware you can deploy on and around your home, but they will enhance its security.
This isn’t a switch that you can control with Alexa, it’s an Alexa device that can control the light it’s connected to, plus stream music and control any other Alexa-compatible device.
The new smart lock ties into the company’s DIY home security system and will cost just $99.
It can’t shut off your water supply in an emergency, like Phyn’s more powerful first product, but it’s a lot cheaper and you can install it yourself.
LIFX bulbs use Wi-Fi, so they don’t necessarily need a controller, but this should be a benefit to Brilliant users nonetheless.
This gadget handily solves the smart bulb, dumb switch problem—but only if you have Philips Hue bulbs and a toggle switch.
Both the lamp and the bookshelf speaker can operate independently, as a stereo pair, or as surround speakers with a Sonos soundbar in your home theater.
Adding Bluetooth eliminates the need to buy a Philips Hue Bridge. But you can run only 10 bulbs without it, and you'll be cut off from the broader Hue ecosystem.
A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.
Philips is shifting to a new chip that has both Bluetooth and Zigbee radios onboard, but most people will still want a Hue Bridge on their home network.
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