CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Lifx shows great potential and powerful performance, but it isn't smart enough to compete with the Philips Hue line quite yet. Wait for this smart bulb to gain a few IQ points before making a purchase.
Despite the novelty of 802.11ac support, the Belkin AC 1200 is a mundane, though decent, Wi-Fi router.
The Amped Wireless RTA15 is a decent Wi-Fi router, but better firmware is needed for it to live up to its high cost and our expectation.
The wireless Dropcam HD Wi-Fi is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a light-duty Web-enabled remote security camera that emphasizes quick and easy setup.
For snapshooters looking to enter the world of connected cameras, the 21x zoom Samsung WB850F is a good place to start.
The GoPro Wi-Fi Combo Kit includes everything you need to upgrade your GoPro camera for fully wireless operation.
Palm Wi-Fi card
This app-enabled touchscreen thermostat tracks your movement for smarter heating and cooling.
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.
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.