CNET Top 5
CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
Despite a few usability quirks, Belkin's WeMo Insight Switch only improves on the simple, low-risk formula that made Belkin's original programmable WeMo Switch so appealing as a home automation starting point.
The Belkin Network USB Hub provides a simple way for multiple users to share USB devices wirelessly. It's a must for any multiuser household.
The Belkin WeMo Light Switch is a little expensive, but it's mostly a solid a la carte option for DIYers interested in home automation.
Google already has startup hubs in London and Tel Aviv, which nurture young tech firms. But a new network will cover seven lesser-known pockets of startup activity, from Chicago to Nashville to Minneapolis.
The affordable Seagate Central delivers as a fast and easy-to-use network storage device for home backup and entertainment purposes.
The Samsung Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW makes a great digital hub for mobile devices, especially on the go. At home, it's rather limited and potentially confusing and hard to use.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
These smart LEDs are the latest members of the quickly growing WeMo family of connected devices.
While it lacks integrated Wi-Fi and is more expensive than the Roku or Apple TV , the WD TV Live Hub's combination of snazzy interface and built-in 1TB hard drive will appeal to advanced users who have a lot of existing files they want to view on an HDTV or stream to other PCs on a network.
With stellar performance and support for the new HomePlug AV2 standard, the PLEK500 is an easy recommendation.