Staples Connect is a reliable, easy-to-use platform, and the new D-Link hub is undeniably better than the original. If you already own devices that'll work with it, the new hub makes a lot of sense, but if you're starting your smart home from scratch, consider waiting to see what happens with Apple HomeKit and SmartThings 2.0.
D-Link shows that it's taking home automation seriously at CES 2015 with a new $80 hub and an assortment of compatible accessories.
Though fast, the D-Link DHP-701AV power-line adapter kit is only slightly faster than less-expensive alternatives. Skip it for now and go with something cheaper.
D-Link seems to be channeling Belkin WeMo with its new $120 Wi-Fi camera and optional bundled accessories.
The Boxee Box by D-Link has some innovative design choices and a promising user interface, but mainstream content is mostly missing in action until future firmware updates are available.
D-Link needs to partner with IFTTT and fix performance inconsistencies to match the versatility and convenience of Belkin's WeMo Switch and WeMo Insight Switch.
The DGL-5500 has a lot of potential, but for now isn't worth its high price.
Unless you love the radical design, the D-Link DIR-890L/R doesn't have enough to justify its hefty cost.
D-Link's Network Cam functions as a cheap option for checking in on your home, but without consistent or useful alerts, it's a poor choice for smart-home security.
D-Link's latest Wi-Fi Smart Plug delivers Belkin WeMo Switch functionality for less.