28 results found

Smart Home

LIFX bulb (Wi-Fi, Pearl White)
REVIEW

LIFX bulb ( Wi-Fi, Pearl White)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Apr. 24, 2014

MSRP: $89.00

Staples Connect Hub
REVIEW

Staples Connect Hub

It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Jan. 27, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

SmartThings Know and Control Your Home Kit
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SmartThings Know and Control Your Home Kit

If you're looking for an easy and (relatively) affordable entry point into home automation, then SmartThings makes a lot of sense.

4 stars Editors' rating on Dec. 13, 2013
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $299.00

SimpliSafe Home Security Ultimate Package
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SimpliSafe Home Security Ultimate Package

Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on Dec. 9, 2013
4.3 stars User rating out of 7 votes

MSRP: $519.84

Nest Protect
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Nest Protect

Nest brings crisp design and smart features -- connected and otherwise -- to the humble smoke detector. You don't absolutely need the Nest Protect, but it's fine to admit you want one.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 19, 2013
2.9 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $129.00

Revolv Smart Home Solution
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Revolv Smart Home Solution

Enthusiasts will appreciate Revolv's attempt to bring order to the smart home universe, but those still dabbling with one or two connected devices should wait for this market to expand.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 12, 2013

MSRP: $299.00

Connected by TCP LED Lighting Control System
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Connected by TCP LED Lighting Control System

For basic lighting automation needs, this TCP kit will do the job nicely -- and it won't break the bank, either. For more advanced features and controls, consider the competition, but be prepared to splurge.

4 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 12, 2013
4.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $142.99

Oplink Security TripleShield
REVIEW

Oplink Security TripleShield

If you want a system with excellent cameras, Oplink Security's TripleShield package definitely merits consideration -- but we're not convinced it's worth $19.99 per month.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 8, 2013

MSRP: $349.99

Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips
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Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips

Intended for owners of Philips Hue LED bulbs, these LightStrips, as frivolous as they are, succeed by opening up another connected lighting option.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Oct. 2, 2013

MSRP: $89.95

Nexia Bridge
REVIEW

Nexia Bridge

As home automation systems go, the Nexia Bridge offers a great mix of simplicity and functionality, but the monthly fee is a tough sell, especially for casual users.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Sep. 8, 2013

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