If you can get past Mother's odd and occasionally downright spooky branding, Sense's home automation hub is actually a pretty clever way to organize your life.
These low-cost bulbs definitely merit consideration, especially if you've already bought into Wink. We aren't sure we'd outfit a whole house with them, though.
Haven's crowd-funded Smart Lock wants to challenge the DIY security status quo.
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At 15 bucks each, these smart bulbs are some of the most affordable currently available.
The Ecobee3's sluggish touchscreen and glitchy apps hold it back, but fixes are in the works that might soon make this smart thermostat worthy of your consideration.
Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.
Aerelight's OLED desk lamp offers wireless phone charging, capacitive-touch controls, and a steep price tag.
At $129, Orbnext isn't an easy to splurge to justify, but makers, automation geeks and IFTTT aficionados might enjoy the niche appeal.
While the Wink Hub has some design and usability kinks to work out, its affordability and versatility make it a very desirable option for whole-home automation.
Comcast inches closer to box-free TV in the country's tech hub by adding streaming of live TV to mobile devices in the home and the ability to download anything recorded to its DVR onto a gadget.