Smart Home

Philips 60W Equivalent LED Bulb 9290011350
REVIEW

Philips 60W Equivalent LED Bulb 9290011350

Unless you use dimmer switches in your home, it's hard to go wrong with this light -- and the price is just right.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2015

MSRP: $4.97

Canary Smart Home Security Device
REVIEW

Canary Smart Home Security Device ( White)

Canary is packed with solid hardware, but it doesn't add up to a device we'd want to depend on.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 4, 2015
3.7 stars User rating out of 10 votes
Staples Connect Hub
REVIEW

Staples Connect Hub ( D-Link Edition)

Staples Connect is a reliable, easy-to-use platform, and the new D-Link hub is undeniably better than the original. If you already own devices that'll work with it, the new hub makes a lot of sense, but if you're starting your smart home from scratch, consider waiting to see what happens with Apple HomeKit and SmartThings 2.0.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 6, 2015
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Oco HD Wi-Fi Camera
REVIEW

Oco HD Wi-Fi Camera

The Oco HD Wi-Fi Camera is an OK midpriced security camera that manages to differentiate itself from the identical form factor of the ArcSoft Simplicam by way of its adaptable video stream and lower cloud subscription fees.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 6, 2015
Anova Precision Cooker
REVIEW

Anova Precision Cooker ( Red)

We loved the original Anova, and this one cooks just as well for less cash. Underwhelming smarts aside, it's a great sous vide starting point.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 27, 2015
Osram Lightify LED Starter Kit
REVIEW

Osram Lightify LED Starter Kit

These aren't the cheapest smart bulbs you can buy, but Osram's Lightify LED Starter Kit is more affordable than Philips or Belkin's, and arguably more feature-rich, too. As a legitimate competitor, it deserves consideration.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 20, 2015
Saffron 40W Replacement LED
REVIEW

Saffron 40W Replacement LED

Unless you insist on bulbs that look as traditional as possible, there's no reason to choose Saffron over stronger offerings from Philips, Cree and Osram.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 17, 2015
Scout Home Security System
REVIEW

Scout Home Security System ( Arctic)

Scout gives you choices, but its four-product line-up is actually pretty limited in comparison to Samsung's security- and home-automation-minded SmartThings.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 16, 2014
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Poly-Control Danalock
REVIEW

Poly-Control Danalock

The Danalock's many inconsistencies make it less convenient than using an actual key, and therefore, very tough to recommend.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 1, 2014
1 star User rating out of 9 votes
Cree 100-watt Replacement LED Bulb
REVIEW

Cree 100-watt Replacement LED Bulb ( Soft White)

Cree's bigger, brighter LED is a very solid value, but it's not without legitimate competition.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2014
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes