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These gadgets let you tell your smart home what to do

Voice control looks to be the next big thing in the connected home -- here are the devices that want to make it a reality.

By August 19, 2015

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Best smart home devices of 2015

From smart locks to smart lights, we've reviewed all kinds of connected home products this year. This category is growing rapidly, but here are our favorites so far.


A smart lighting setup for the CNET Smart Home

Building the CNET Smart Home: Color-changing bulbs, connected switches and voice activation: We're going all-in on smart lighting for our new living lab.

By September 29, 2015


iDevices brings an outdoor plug and a thermostat to HomeKit

iDevices brings a trio of smart-home products to market, all compatible with Apple HomeKit centralized control on iOS and powered by Siri voice activation.

By September 16, 2015


Start your home security hunt here

Jump-start your home security search with this handy buying guide.

By September 16, 2015


The voice-activated Ivee Sleek doesn't always talk back

This $200 voice control home assistant isn't quite ready for prime time.

By July 29, 2014


Samsung changes Smart TV privacy policy in wake of spying fears

Technically Incorrect: Samsung says that it wants to make clearer what really happens when its Smart TVs capture your voice at home.

By February 10, 2015


Get smart: Three ways to use that new connected home device

Hoping for a smart home gadget this holiday season? Start here.

By December 22, 2014


Ivee Sleek voice-activated home assistant joins forces with Lowe's Iris and Staples Connect

Ivee Sleek is a voice-activated assistant that can answer questions, respond to commands, and connect to a ton of other smart home devices.

By January 9, 2014


ADT gives a shout-out to voice-controlled home security

Pulse Voice is a new ADT app that lets you control your home's Pulse service by talking to it.

By July 1, 2014


SimpliSafe secures $57 million from Sequoia Capital

DIY home security startup SimpliSafe has plans to add staff and expand its product line.

By May 21, 2014