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Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle n Swing
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Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle n Swing

This product isn't a must-buy, especially for its price, but it performs reliably well and will work effectively with many children.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 22, 2016

MSRP: $200.00

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iDevices Socket
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iDevices Socket

The Socket is a gadget you want to hide, but in so doing, you lose its primary appeal -- the ability to display unique light bulbs. Why anyone would shell out $80 for this product, I cannot imagine.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 19, 2016

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Nest Cam Outdoor
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Nest Cam Outdoor

Nest finds a new way to protect your roost -- a face-detecting Nest Cam designed exclusively for outside.

MSRP: $199.00

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Philips SceneSwitch 60W Equivalent LED
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Philips SceneSwitch 60W Equivalent LED

The new Philips SceneSwitch LED changes between three brightness settings each time you flip the switch.

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BloomSky Plus
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BloomSky Plus

BloomSky's latest smart weather station bundle will sense the wind and tally rainfall.

MSRP: $249.00

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Fisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 Projection Mobile
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Fisher-Price Smart Connect 2-in-1 Projection Mobile

Although the Fisher-Price Mobile isn't perfect, it's a feature-rich device with a longer lifespan than most competitors in its category. For the price, it's a solid purchase.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 12, 2016

MSRP: $70.00

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Wynd
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Wynd

Kickstarter favorite Wynd is planning to clean up the air you breath.

MSRP: $189.00

Ozmo Active Smart Cup
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Ozmo Active Smart Cup ( Gray)

Ozmo's Active Smart Cup is a neat concept whose hit-or-miss performance and limited features don't match its high price.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 6, 2016

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ilumi Smartstrip
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ilumi Smartstrip

iLumi's going to Kickstarter again, this time for an outdoor light strip.

MSRP: $59.00

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Switchmate
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Switchmate

Switchmate's no-fuss installation is intriguing, but some significant limitations hold it back from greatness.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 30, 2016
VersaMe Starling
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VersaMe Starling

I love what Starling is trying to do, and with some added features, it could be a great gadget for many parents. The problem is, the device boils down to a $200 reminder to talk to your kid, without enough sophistication to justify the price.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 29, 2016
GE Energy Star Connected Air Conditioner
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GE Energy Star Connected Air Conditioner

GE's new app-enabled AC units offer connected comfort for the hottest months of the year.

MSRP: $350.00

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Mondevices MonBaby Smart Button
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Mondevices MonBaby Smart Button ( Pink)

MonBaby is a useful gadget, but like other devices of its type, its features can't replace traditional monitors or quite justify its $170 price tag.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2016
Owlet Baby Monitor
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Owlet Baby Monitor

Owlet is reliable enough to help some parents relax, but it doesn't offer as many features as the price tag might indicate. It won't replace a more conventional baby monitor, either.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2016

MSRP: $249.99

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BabyBit Baby Monitor
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BabyBit Baby Monitor

The BabyBit Baby Monitor will send parents critical info about their children, who's watching them, and whether they've been left alone.

MSRP: $159.00

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Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector
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Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector

The new smart detector senses leaks and the temperature to round out the company's disaster-proofing profile.

MSRP: $49.00

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Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected
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Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected

Location tracking, timers, pressure sensors. Have we hit peak toothbrush?

MSRP: $200.00

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Philips Hue White Ambiance
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Philips Hue White Ambiance

The White Ambiance LEDs fill in a gap in the Philips Hue family of smart bulbs, but they didn't outperform color-tunable LEDs from Lifx and Stack. They're really only worth it if you're already committed to Hue, or to HomeKit.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 2, 2016
Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer
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Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer

Kinsa is useful, especially if your child has known health concerns and you need to monitor their temperature over time.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 1, 2016
Fisher-Price Deluxe Newborn Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper with SmartConnect
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Fisher-Price Deluxe Newborn Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper with SmartConnect

Every parent should consider buying the SmartConnect Sleeper. It's a device you'll probably use for at least a few hours every day, and one that calmed my baby better than any other I've tested yet. At only $100, it's a steal. The app connection and flexible settings are just an added bonus.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on May 26, 2016
Stack LED Downlight Starter Kit
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Stack LED Downlight Starter Kit

These bulbs aren't cheap, but they cost less than Lifx or Philips Hue and arguably do more thanks to the built-in sensors for presence and ambient light.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 25, 2016
Aquanta
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Aquanta

Aquanta teaches your water heater eco-friendly tricks by learning your personal usage patterns.

MSRP: $149.00

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Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro
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Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro

Soon you'll be able to use your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Tap to control Simplehuman's new $250 Sensor Mirror Pro -- whether you want to or not.

MSRP: $250.00

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Cane Wireless Cliki
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Cane Wireless Cliki

For Cliki's price, you can buy a much better smart button. But when Cane Wireless adds IFTTT integration and iOS compatibility, its product might start to gain on the competition.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2016
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Knocki
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Knocki

Forget apps and voice control gadgets, Knocki wants you to control your smart home with a simple tap.

MSRP: $129.00

Withings Smart Kid Scale
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Withings Smart Kid Scale

For parents of children with known health concerns, the Smart Kid Scale might offer helpful insight. For most parents, though, the information tracking simply can't justify the price.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on May 17, 2016
Black+Decker Smartech Battery
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Black+Decker Smartech Battery

Users will be able to control the new Smartech Batteries using an app.

Home8 Smart Garage Starter Kit
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Home8 Smart Garage Starter Kit

The Home8 Smart Garage Starter Kit includes a camera and an alarm with its remote control opener.

Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad
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Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad ( Rose)

The app is free, so the Smart Changing Pad itself isn't much more than a comfy scale. It's hard to dish out $250 for that.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2016
4moms Infant Tub
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4moms Infant Tub

Compared to other infant tubs, the 4moms offering is a solid buy for new parents.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 13, 2016