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Smart Home

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

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch
REVIEW

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

Despite a few usability quirks, Belkin's WeMo Insight Switch only improves on the simple, low-risk formula that made Belkin's original programmable WeMo Switch so appealing as a home automation starting point.

4 stars Editors' rating on Dec. 16, 2013
SmartThings Know and Control Your Home Kit
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control
REVIEW

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control

The voice control options are extremely basic, and the price increase just doesn't match the value added. Save some cash and get the $249 model or a Nest.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Dec. 4, 2013
Quirky Spotter Multipurpose Sensor
REVIEW

Quirky Spotter Multipurpose Sensor

The potential for affordable and comprehensive home automation is there, but you're better off waiting until the kinks are worked out.

3 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 26, 2013
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt (Oil-Rubbed Bronze)
REVIEW

Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt ( Oil-Rubbed Bronze)

If you're looking for a higher level of convenience from your lock, but you don't want to pay monthly fees, then you'll want to give this deadbolt your consideration.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 22, 2013
Nest Protect
REVIEW

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

Viper Home
REVIEW

Viper Home

Due to the lower monthly fees, Viper Home is a more intriguing option than Oplink if you want to add accessories like a camera and a siren. If you don't, stick with iSmartAlarm.

4 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 15, 2013
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Quirky Pivot Power Genius
REVIEW

Quirky Pivot Power Genius

This power strip is smart, but "Genius" might be pushing it. Even though it has only one socket, for now we still prefer the Belkin WeMo Switch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on Nov. 14, 2013