Cree 60-watt Replacement LED Bulb ( Soft White)
If you're looking for value in the lighting aisle, look no further -- this LED leads the pack.
Lutron Smart Bridge
Lutron's Smart Bridge and related app work great, but the price is much too high for basic automated dimmer capabilities. If you plan to add other connected devices, its value will improve considerably.
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.
Netatmo Weather Station
This system works well, but the appeal might be too limited to justify the price.
Parrot Flower Power
For data lovers, the Flower Power tracks and charts well. For everybody else, the Flower Power lacks the convenience of the competition.
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.
Moneual Rydis H67 Pro
If you want a no-fuss floor cleaner, stay away from the Moneual Rydis H67 Pro.
Techko Maid Smart Maid RS118
With no real smarts and relatively little actual cleaning power, this sad robot is borderline useless.
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.
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.