CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The Jabra Soulmate Max is a likeable wireless speaker with some strong selling points, but it simply doesn't justify its current $400 price tag.
Consider the Boost Max if you want a cheap Android handset with a lot of screen. But if you can pay a little extra, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the better budget phablet.
The Passport Max isn't exactly a bargain, but with improved detection performance and fewer annoying false alerts, it certainly justifies its price tag.
The HTC One Max has a display big-screened phone shoppers want, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's superior design and display make it a better buy.
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.
Compact, Internet-ready, and well-designed, the Wi-Drive makes a convenient companion for frequent travelers who have from one to three tablets and a moderate library of digital content.
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.
The SwannSecure WiFi security cam boasts accessibility, but an unnecessary tablet accessory makes the package overpriced.
D-Link announces at CES 2014 the first 802.11ac-capable portable router that can also work as a juice pack, the $99 Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger.