Despite some glitches with user sharing and HomeKit compatibility in general, the Switch works well, the iDevices app is slick, and HomeKit integration has very high potential.
From smart locks to smart lights, we've reviewed all kinds of connected home products this year. This category is growing rapidly, but here are our favorites so far.
The Outdoor Switch lets you flip on your holiday lights from the comfort of your couch and schedule them to turn off after you're asleep. With the added bonus of energy monitoring and the new remote access, those willing to dish out 80 bucks will get a solid product.
Despite extra storage space and a pleasing design, the Acer Switch 10 E suffers from a low-budget feel.
A bigger display and an aluminum chassis make for a premium device at a premium price.
Full HD displays, new colors and screen sizes, plus a smaller version of the R-series hybrid for back-to-school.
If you already own a Z-Wave gateway like Piper or SmartThings, this is a great switch to pick up. It performs well and it's a lot cheaper than others on the market.
An in-wall dimmer switch, Shade learns your lighting habits and can adjust the brightness and color of your bulbs accordingly.
This Bluetooth-based, battery-powered light switch is the first in a suite of home connectivity products designed to make the smart home simple.
The Acer Aspire Switch 11 becomes the big brother to the Switch 10, with a Core-powered option for more serious applications in this budget convertible notebook.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.