Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the smart home and home entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

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Phyn Plus smart water valve review: Sophisticated leak detection and water use analysis—for a price

Yes, it’s even more expensive than the Flo by Moen, but Phyn doesn’t charge extra to inform you how you’re using water.

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Phyn adds a remote sensor to its smart water-leak detection lineup

The new gadget can work solo or in concert with the Phyn Plus smart valve.

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Anker Nebula Capsule II R2-D2 Limited Edition review: The Force is strong with this one

This tiny projector packs a big punch, just like its droid namesake. But only hardcore fans will tolerate the upsell.

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Eve Aqua review: The perfect watering timer for the HomeKit set

Support for HomeKit and Thread render this water valve smarter than most, but Android users are left high and dry.

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Coway expands its line of air purifiers with the Airmega 250

The new model can clean the air in spaces up to 930 square feet.

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The Wemo Stage Scene Controller is a wireless remote for Apple HomeKit devices

The three-button remote can trigger up to six HomeKit “scenes.”

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Apple sold more smart speakers in Q1 than Google did, but its lead might be short lived

Market-research firm Omdia says smart displays accounted for 38 percent of worldwide smart speaker sales in the first quarter of 2021, and Apple doesn’t have one.

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U by Moen smart faucet review: This kitchen tool is both smart and practical

Voice control delivers the wow, but you’ll use gesture control far more often.

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Wyze Home Monitoring review: A tremendous value for the price, if you can live with its limitations

Focused primarily on home security, this wireless system also supports smart lighting.

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Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) review: Alexa's got her eye on you

The rotating screen on Amazon’s latest smart display is the big attraction, but there’s plenty more to like about this excellent smart home hub.

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The exquisite Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation all-in-one audio system is now available dressed in wood

The new model’s enclosure is wrapped in sustainable Ayous hardwood.

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Reolink Go PT review: This home security camera can operate almost anywhere

You don’t need to worry about Wi-Fi range, because it connects via 4G LTE, and a solar panel keeps its battery charged.

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Sony’s 360 Reality Audio smart speakers are coming soon and can be pre-ordered today

The Sony SRS-RA3000 and SRS-RA5000 feature the company’s spatial sound technology and sell for $299 and $699 respectively.

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Amazon’s Blink offers new storage options for its home security camera line

Customers can choose between two cloud-storage subscription plans or a $35 local storage option.

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Astell&Kern offers a USB-C DAC for mobile high-res audio

The tiny USB-C Dual DAC Cable can be used with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices equipped with a USB-C port.