Anova Precision Cooker
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.
Cree Connected LED Bulb
Advanced Lumonics Orbnext
At $129, Orbnext isn't an easy to splurge to justify, but makers, automation geeks and IFTTT aficionados might enjoy the niche appeal.
Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, Outdoor
The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor makes comprehensive garden care as easy as possible, but for those willing to be more hands-on, it's not worth the cost.
Oso Technologies PlantLink
The scalable PlantLink system isn't foolproof or comprehensive, but it does a fine job of using the Internet to communicate your plant's watering needs.
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.
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.
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.
Athom's Homey hub responds to voice commands to control your smart home devices.
Honeywell Lyric Home Security System
Honeywell is unveiling a home security system complete with voice control capabilities and a touchscreen display at CES 2015.
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