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Voice activation meets SmartThings and Belkin WeMo
Ubi is a $299 voice-control gadget designed to integrate seamlessly into your SmartThings- and Belkin WeMo-connected smart home.
October 15, 2014 5:04 AM PDT
August Smart Lock brings your front door online with style
This long-awaited, Yves Behar-designed smart lock finally hits the market. It's not perfect, but it's one of the best connected door locks yet.
October 14, 2014 6:00 AM PDT
4 stars Excellent
Ecovent homes in on room-by-room temperature control
Ecovent's remote temperature sensors and custom air vents reroute your heat and AC to optimize your comfort.
October 14, 2014 4:00 AM PDT
Resurrect your old phone as a smart thermostat with Bemo
An intriguing new Kickstarter campaign wants to turn old Android and iOS devices into Nest-like smart thermostats.
October 13, 2014 3:21 PM PDT
Foscam's Wi-Fi camera nails the basics, neglects the rest
Although Foscam's security camera performs well, its convoluted configuration and limited remote features left us cold.
October 13, 2014 3:12 PM PDT

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D-Link's security cam sleeps on the job
The network camera from D-Link can pan and tilt remotely as promised, but I had no end of trouble with the promised smart features.
October 9, 2014 4:51 PM PDT

Price: $103.99 - $155.00 Check prices

2 stars Mediocre
Monitor what matters most with Pilot Labs' CoinGuard
Pilot Labs' mini sensor discs are designed to send you an alert every time they detect motion.
October 7, 2014 3:45 PM PDT
The Link-U Hybrid SmartCam is jam-packed with appeal
Link-Union's Link-U Hybrid SmartCam presents a promising alternative to server-based data plans, and any potential power-outage or Wi-Fi connectivity concerns.
October 7, 2014 11:40 AM PDT
The Ecobee3 smart thermostat is a bit of a bother
Ecobee's $249 answer to Honeywell and Nest has potential, but a couple of key problems give cause for concern.
September 30, 2014 4:11 PM PDT
The Mother home automation hub is watching your every move
This data tracking device excels at organizing your day-to-day -- just like an over-zealous parent.
September 29, 2014 3:25 PM PDT
3.5 stars Very good
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