From smart locks to smart lights, here's the best in smart home tech.
It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.
The new entry-level universal remote can control eight devices and supports online programming like more expensive Harmony remotes.
The Bose SoundTouch Controller is a $99 wall-mountable remote for Bose's wireless audio systems -- but it can control only one unit at a time.
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The Logitech Harmony Smart Control combines RF functionality and smartphone control in an affordable universal-remote package, but the complexity of the initial setup will burden some buyers.
The new $150 universal remote system swaps a standard clicker for a full-size keyboard, letting you type directly into devices like the Apple TV, Xbox One, PS3, Mac/PC computers, and Roku boxes.
The Mobile Home's access to Siri is convenient, but its price and lack of features don't make it the best buy in its niche category.
Sirius Conductor: Satellite radio in a remote
The Premiere 4 has all the features of the XL4, but with a quarter of its storage space.
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low price, but is still bettered by rivals.
Will your iPhone replace your clickers? Several sources point to Apple revealing smart-home features for iOS 8 at WWDC.