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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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.

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Abode launches a budget-priced standalone home security camera

The $35 1080p camera can operate independently or be integrated into either of Abode’s DIY home security systems.

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New smart home products from Eve Systems put HomeKit, Thread, and the HomePod mini center stage

Eve is teeing up a smart plug, a hose-based sprinkler controller, and an outdoor weather monitor for the U.S. market.

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Enclave Audio offers add-on subwoofer upgrades for its CineHome Wireless Audio Systems

Besides adding more boom to your room, deploying multiple subwoofers can result in smoother and more accurate bass response.

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Roon 1.8 review: An unparalleled service for critical listening and music exploration

The barrier to entry can be steep, but the reward is oh so worth the investment.