For easy, seamless DIY home security and automation integration, look no further than the Piper NV.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2 makes a decent NAS server for homes and small offices that need lots of storage space.
The $269 Piper NV brings home security and automation together in a new way.
Icontrol's $269 Piper NV adds night vision and an improved resolution to its all-in-one home security package.
The $299 Sentri may look kind of neat, but its touchscreen design doesn't actually add much value. I'd opt for Piper's Classic or NV security systems instead.
Sony has positioned the otherwise good NV-U84 GPS device in an odd spot, where it's not as good a value as the models immediately above and below it in the NAV-U lineup.
The Sony NV-U44 offers a few useful features that competing manufacturers have not yet implemented on their entry-level models.
The Sony NV-U83T is a seemingly attractive in-car GPS with a large display and useful navigation features, but it shows its ugly side with poor directions and subpar performance.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ offers a lot in the way of features and performance, which is good, because it's expensive.
Bobby Hollis, a former vice president for renewable energy at NV Energy, is now senior renewable-energy manager at Apple.