CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.
Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.
With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
Lutron's Smart Bridge and related app work great, but the price is much too high for basic automated dimmer capabilities. If you plan to add other connected devices, its value will improve considerably.
D-Link needs to partner with IFTTT and fix performance inconsistencies to match the versatility and convenience of Belkin's WeMo Switch and WeMo Insight Switch.
The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor makes comprehensive garden care as easy as possible, but for those willing to be more hands-on, it's not worth the cost.
If you have a stable home Wi-Fi connection and want more control over your slow-cooked meals, Belkin and Jarden's Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker can give you the on-the-go access you crave. For everyone else, it's an overpriced slow cooker that makes a hands-off process much more involved.
Belkin's NetCam HD+ is a fantastic option for budget-minded DIY security enthusiasts, but you'll need to pay the monthly fee to get the most from this entry-level IP camera.