Smart Home

Poly-Control Danalock
REVIEW

Poly-Control Danalock ( Silver)

The Danalock's many inconsistencies make it less convenient than using an actual key, and therefore, very tough to recommend.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 1, 2014
1 star User rating out of 9 votes
Philips 100W Equivalent Soft White  A21 Dimmable LED Light Bulb
REVIEW

Philips 100W Equivalent Soft White A21 Dimmable LED Light Bulb ( 2700K)

Unless you find it on sale, this likable Philips LED can't quite offer the value of its competitors.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2014
Cree 100-watt Replacement LED Bulb
REVIEW

Cree 100-watt Replacement LED Bulb ( Soft White)

Cree's bigger, brighter LED is a very solid value, but it's not without legitimate competition.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2014
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
August Smart Lock
REVIEW

August Smart Lock

We haven't seen a flawless smart lock yet, but the August Smart Lock comes closer than any of its competitors thanks to its ease of use and overall polish.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2014
2 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Advanced Lumonics Orbnext
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Available from the manufacturer.

Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set
REVIEW

Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set

Smart LEDs are an overdue addition to the WeMo family of gadgets -- thankfully, Belkin did a nice job of getting them right.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Wink Hub
REVIEW

Wink Hub

While the Wink Hub has some design and usability kinks to work out, its affordability and versatility make it a very desirable option for whole-home automation.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2014
1 star User rating out of 5 votes
Philips SlimStyle BR30 LED
REVIEW

Philips SlimStyle BR30 LED

The price is right for this unique light, but as there are other options that offer notably better performance for a few dollars more, you may want to shop around.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 13, 2014
Philips Hue Tap
REVIEW

Philips Hue Tap

We wish it cost a little less, but if you've already got Philips Hue LEDs in your home, then adding the Tap to your setup makes a lot of sense.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 11, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
GE Energy Smart 60W Replacement LED
REVIEW

GE Energy Smart 60W Replacement LED

Though it isn't necessarily bad at anything, this GE LED isn't the best at anything either, and that makes it tough to recommend over flashier competitors.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2014