CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
LIFX is a Wi-Fi-enabled LED light that can you can customize to suit your lifestyle. It works via an Android or iOS app, and you can currently preorder the bulbs for $89 each.
The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing.
Though feature-rich, the Skydog's hardware is too slow and limited to justify its high cost and ongoing subscription pricing.
The Netgear is expensive, but earns its $200 asking price with incredibly fast speeds and useful features.
Plagued by issues, the Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 is only as good as a single-band router and hence not worth its premium price.
With top performance and friendly pricing, the Trendnet TEW-818DRU is a excellent choice for those wanting a robust home network.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.
The voice control options are extremely basic, and the price increase just doesn't match the value added. Save some cash and get the $249 model or a Nest.
Honeywell's Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat can compete directly with the Nest Learning Thermostat on features, but it doesn't match the Nest's intuitive design.