August Smart Lock
We haven't seen a flawless smart lock yet, but the August Smart Lock comes closer than any of its competitors thanks to its ease of use and overall polish.
Advanced Lumonics Labs Orbnext
At $129, Orbnext isn't an easy to splurge to justify, but makers, automation geeks and IFTTT aficionados might enjoy the niche appeal.
Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set
Smart LEDs are an overdue addition to the WeMo family of gadgets -- thankfully, Belkin did a nice job of getting them right.
Philips Hue Lux
These bulbs make the appealing world of Philips Hue lighting more accessible than ever before. At $30 each, they're definitely worth considering.
Philips SlimStyle BR30 LED
The price is right for this unique light, but as there are other options that offer notably better performance for a few dollars more, you may want to shop around.
Philips SlimStyle LED bulb ( 10.5 watt, Soft White)
For such a flat bulb, the SlimStyle is surprisingly well-rounded, making for a decent value at its price point.
BOT Home Automation Ring
Ring is an excellent idea poorly executed -- hold off for now and hope that this glitchy device improves with time.
This smart fuel gauge is excessive if you're comfortable just lifting the tank, and it suffers a few usability issues. However, it does its job for a low cost and will prove useful if you need to check your tank on the go.
Cree 60-watt Replacement LED Bulb ( Soft White)
If you're looking for value in the lighting aisle, look no further -- this LED leads the pack.
Lutron Smart Bridge
Lutron's Smart Bridge and related app work great, but the price is much too high for basic automated dimmer capabilities. If you plan to add other connected devices, its value will improve considerably.