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