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Best smart home devices

From smart locks to smart lights, we've reviewed all kinds of connected home products this year. Thi

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August Smart Lock

August is another entrant into the smart lock market. Its relatively low $199 price makes it an appealing option for DIY home automation fans.

By Oct. 2, 2013

MSRP: $199.00

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Okidokeys Smart-Lock (Polar White)

Okidokeys Smart-Lock offers tons of options, but you might not get past its looks.

By Jan. 5, 2014

MSRP: $179.00

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Goji Smart Lock

Camera, knock sensor, and a digital set of keys to unlock your door via Bluetooth: the install-it-yourself Goji Smart Lock aims high.

By Oct. 3, 2013

MSRP: $278.00

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Making sense of lock security

How does CNET test deadbolts? How secure is secure enough? And what about new smart features?

By Nov. 22, 2013

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Steve Jobs wanted to 'further lock customers' into Apple's 'ecosystem'

That's according to an e-mail he sent to employees in 2010 that included "2011: Holy War with Google" as a talking point for an upcoming meeting.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Lockitron

Because let's face it: keys are dumb.

By Oct. 7, 2013

MSRP: $179.00

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Poly-Control Danalock

This new Danalock smart lock boasts some welcome wireless network and aesthetic design options.

By Dec. 9, 2013

MSRP: $99.00

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How to lock in another year of Amazon Prime at $79

With this clever workaround you can finagle your way into another year of Amazon Prime at the current price.

By Mar. 13, 2014

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Goji Smart Lock, the lock that knows who's knocking

A proximity-based camera, accelerometer, and connected phone app turns this lock into a remote detection system...and it allows customized keyless entry, too.

By Oct. 7, 2013

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The curse of the crowdfunded lock: Goji delayed until June

Goji's Indiegogo backers will have to wait a little longer for their smart locks to ship.

By Feb. 19, 2014