CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Netgear X6100's awkward design and frustrating performance make it suitable only for casual networking tasks.
You plug it into a wall socket within the range of an existing Wi-Fi network to help extend its range.
For less than $35, this SD-card-size adapter lets you connect mobile devices and computers to your camera for wireless viewing and transferring of pictures and videos.
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.
Current power-line users with large homes will benefit from the ZyXel PLA4231's network extension capabilities; however, there are alternatives that offer similar benefits for less.
The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
GE will expand its smart range offerings beyond expansive built-in doubles with a new line of Profile freestanding ovens that you can control from your phone.
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.
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.