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, those willing to dish out 80 bucks will get a solid product.
The Switch works, the iDevices app is slick, and the HomeKit integration potential is high, but until user sharing is fixed and the features list is expanded, it's hard to recommend this smart Switch over others on the market.
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The new iDevices Outdoor Switch performs basic functions well, but problems with its smart features hold back its potential.
Despite extra storage space and a pleasing design, the Acer Switch 10 E suffers from a low-budget feel.
This Switch is an improvement over its indoor counterpart, but the price is a little steep.
Netflix brings the smart home to your video-streaming experience with a DIY Wi-Fi switch designed to simultaneously turn on the TV, silence your phone, order food, and even dim the lights.
Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. Crime statistics show the tech is already working.
Lack of features and problems with HomeKit hold this smart plug back from catching the competition
It wasn't easy, but we stuffed four Belkin WeMo Light Switches into a single faceplate in the CNET Smart Home. Here's how we did it.
Commentary: CNET's Stephen Shankland has nothing against the iPhone itself. It's Apple's control over its ever-broader product suite that leaves him leery.