Smart Home

People Power Presence Security Pack
REVIEW

People Power Presence Security Pack

This Security Pack sensor kit does a great job of extending the functionality and usefulness of the Presence DIY home-monitoring app, but most will find the cost is too steep for what it delivers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 14, 2015

MSRP: $299.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Edyn Garden Sensor
REVIEW

Edyn Garden Sensor

The Edyn Garden Sensor does a lot of things right, but an unfinished app mars the experience.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on August 13, 2015

MSRP: $99.99

Elgato Eve Room
REVIEW

Elgato Eve Room

Temperature and humidity readings are easy to come by, but the Eve Room is an apt sensor that can work for you especially if you have a specific need for its unique VOC readings. For now, though, it's severely limited in ways to use that info and barely qualifies as a smart device.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2015
Nest Protect
REVIEW

Nest Protect ( Second Generation, Battery, White)

No other smoke and carbon monoxide detectors available today can match the second-gen Nest Protect in terms of looks and options, making it a great buy for anyone who appreciates design and connected features.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 27, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Myfox Security Camera
REVIEW

Myfox Security Camera

Myfox's camera is pretty good, although there are better options out there -- and the whole system is seriously overpriced. Don't get it.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 16, 2015
Finally Light Bulb
REVIEW

Finally Light Bulb

With a respectable but overstated quality of light, this bulb doesn't shine bright enough to impress. At $10 per bulb (more, once you factor in shipping), it's a poor value compared to what you'll find in the lighting aisle.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $9.99

Neurio Home Intelligence
REVIEW

Neurio Home Intelligence

If you simply want to review your energy consumption in real-time, look no further than Neurio. But, Belkin and startup Ecoisme are expected to offer similar products soon (that promise to do more than Neurio), so I'd hold off if you're on the fence.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2015
Netatmo Welcome
REVIEW

Netatmo Welcome

Netatmo still needs work, but it breaks new ground with facial recognition and shows enough prowess with that feature to be worth a look for anyone interested in cutting edge camera tech.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 2, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Ikea 1000L Ledare LED
REVIEW

Ikea 1000L Ledare LED

Though not quite as competitive as the 600L version was last year, the 1000L Ledare LED holds its own -- and in some categories, it's a standout. If you're comfortable in the middle ground between the 60W and 75W levels, it's worth picking up.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 15, 2015

MSRP: $10.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Chamberlain 1-1/4 HPS Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener
REVIEW

Chamberlain 1-1/4 HPS Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

The Chamberlain Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener is a feat to install but is a worthwhile way for those with outdated garage systems to gain a foothold in the connected home.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 6, 2015

MSRP: $268.00