Leave your phone in your pocket -- for $40, the Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit gives you a smart bulb and a handy switch that doubles as a remote.
These aren't the cheapest smart bulbs you can buy, but Osram's Lightify LED Starter Kit is more affordable than Philips or Belkin's, and arguably more feature-rich, too. As a legitimate competitor, it deserves consideration.
With new low-cost color-changing LEDs, this already ambitious setup looks even better in 2014.
The Monster Central Power Control Kit sits behind the competition on features, making its $140 price point completely outlandish.
This camera kit is a reasonable option for outdoor home security, but its app needs an update and I wish the cameras had high-definition settings.
As the first retail-ready HomeKit product, Lutron's kit is just the beginning of Siri-integrated smart home control, but it works so well that I can easily recommend it today for any iOS users interested in plug-in lighting and dimmer products.
The Extollo delivers everything you'd want in a power-line adapter, and its pass-through feature makes the somewhat awkward beefy body easily forgivable.
There's nothing groundbreaking about this simple system, but for basic small home security, it gets the job done.
With automatic dimming, built-in motion detection, and a tunable color temperature, this connected bulb looks like a smart partner for the learning thermostat.
The $80 Belkin WeMo Maker Kit acts as a home automation hub of sorts.