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Smart Home

Netatmo Weather Station
REVIEW

Netatmo Weather Station

This system works well, but the appeal might be too limited to justify the price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 5, 2014
Parrot Flower Power
REVIEW

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on June 3, 2014
Oso Technologies PlantLink
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2014

MSRP: $79.00

Moneual Rydis H67 Pro
REVIEW

Moneual Rydis H67 Pro

If you want a no-fuss floor cleaner, stay away from the Moneual Rydis H67 Pro.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2014
Techko Maid Smart Maid RS118
REVIEW

Techko Maid Smart Maid RS118

With no real smarts and relatively little actual cleaning power, this sad robot is borderline useless.

2 stars Editors' rating on May 9, 2014
LIFX bulb (Wi-Fi, Pearl White)
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 24, 2014
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 January 27, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

Blacksumac Piper
REVIEW

Blacksumac Piper

Don't expect Piper's slight build to mean that it's short on performance. This $239 all-in-one security system offers a great value for smaller homes and budding DIYers.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 19, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 12 votes

MSRP: $239.00

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 December 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 December 13, 2013
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote