Smart Home

GE Energy Star Connected Air Conditioner
EDITORS' TAKE

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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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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Mondevices MonBaby Smart Button
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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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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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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.

Pricing not available

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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
REVIEW

SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

The SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell's 1080p resolution and array of third-party integrations set it apart from the pack, including August's impressive Doorbell Cam.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 13, 2016
4.9 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Tikteck Multi-color Bluetooth LED Bulb
REVIEW

Tikteck Multi-color Bluetooth LED Bulb

This is a pretty unexceptional smart bulb, but it delivers on most of its promises at a bargain bin price. For basic, app-enabled color control, it's a decent pick.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 12, 2016

MSRP: $9.99

4moms mamaRoo
REVIEW

4moms mamaRoo

The MamaRoo is admittedly pricey, and it won't be for every baby or parent. But for a parent that could use an extra set of arms, or any kid who can only sleep while being held, this 4moms device could make all the difference

3 stars Editors' rating on May 11, 2016
Roost Smart Smoke Alarm RSA-400
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Roost Smart Smoke Alarm RSA-400

Two new smoke detectors from the company behind the Roost Smart Battery will bring affordable smarts to your connected home.

Utilitech Pro 60W Equivalent LED
REVIEW

Utilitech Pro 60W Equivalent LED

You'll get performance that's slightly better out of bulbs that cost slightly more, but at less than $5, this dimmable LED isn't a terrible pick.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 3, 2016

MSRP: $4.98

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DuPont Corian Charging Surface
REVIEW

DuPont Corian Charging Surface

I can't recommend DuPont Corian Charging Surface countertops to anyone.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on May 2, 2016

Pricing not available

The One Smart Piano 61-Key Portable Light Keyboard
REVIEW

The One Smart Piano 61-Key Portable Light Keyboard ( Onyx Black)

There are better keyboards available for the money, but there's a lot to like about those in-app smarts, too. At $300, the smaller version of this smart piano would make a good gift and a great outlet for a creative kid.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 29, 2016
Triby
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Triby ( Grey)

This smart speaker works with Amazon's Alexa, makes calls, plays music and, most importantly, displays doodles!

August Smart Lock
REVIEW

August Smart Lock ( Silver)

August's HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock 2.0 improves on an already awesome product and is worth strong consideration -- even if you don't have an iPhone.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on April 28, 2016
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Intraix KLUG Home
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Intraix KLUG Home

Klug Home claims it will turn your router into the most integrated smart home hub yet.

MSRP: $109.00

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Stack Classic Smart LED Starter Kit
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Stack Classic Smart LED Starter Kit

With updated motion detection smarts, these connected LEDs can tell when you enter the room even with a lampshade in the way.

MSRP: $89.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Kuna Light Fixture
REVIEW

Kuna Light Fixture ( Black)

Despite some notable caveats, the Kuna Light Fixture is a discreet and stylish security camera for your home.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 23, 2016
3 stars User rating out of 2 votes