Nest Learning Thermostat
The second generation of the energy-saving Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition.
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.
Belkin WeMo Maker Kit
The $80 Belkin WeMo Maker Kit acts as a home automation hub of sorts.
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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.
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.
SimpliSafe Home Security Economy Package
Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.
Philips Hue Lux
These bulbs make the appealing world of Philips Hue lighting more accessible than ever before. At $30 each, they're definitely worth considering.
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.
Oplink Security TripleShield
If you want a system with excellent cameras, Oplink Security's TripleShield package definitely merits consideration -- but we're not convinced it's worth $19.99 per month.
Philips Hue Connected Bulb Starter Pack
You might not have an obvious need for an Internet-connected, color-changing light bulb, but the Philips Hue Connected Bulb kit offers enough potential to justify its high price tag.