Smart Home

Nest Protect
REVIEW

Nest Protect ( Second Generation, Battery, White)

No other smoke and carbon monoxide detectors available today can match the second-gen Nest Protect in terms of looks and options, making it a great buy for anyone who appreciates design and connected features.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 27, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Finally Light Bulb
REVIEW

Finally Light Bulb

With a respectable but overstated quality of light, this bulb doesn't shine bright enough to impress. At $10 per bulb (more, once you factor in shipping), it's a poor value compared to what you'll find in the lighting aisle.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $9.99

Philips 60W Equivalent LED Bulb 9290011350
REVIEW

Philips 60W Equivalent LED Bulb 9290011350

Unless you use dimmer switches in your home, it's hard to go wrong with this light -- and the price is just right.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 2 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.

Philips SlimStyle LED bulb
REVIEW

Philips SlimStyle LED bulb ( 10.5 watt, Soft White)

For such a flat bulb, the SlimStyle is surprisingly well-rounded, making for a decent value at its price point.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Connected by TCP LED Lighting Control System
REVIEW

Connected by TCP LED Lighting Control System

For basic lighting automation needs, this TCP kit will do the job nicely -- and it won't break the bank, either. For more advanced features and controls, consider the competition, but be prepared to splurge.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2013
4.7 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Philips 60W Equivalent LED
REVIEW

Philips 60W Equivalent LED ( Soft White)

At $15, this bulb isn't the cheapest in the lighting aisle, but it's well worth it if you plan on dimming your lights.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 2, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
SimpliSafe Home Security Economy Package
REVIEW

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on December 9, 2013
4.1 stars User rating out of 9 votes
Honeywell Lyric Thermostat
REVIEW

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

While the Lyric has a ton of potential, the app needs some major updates to make its usability and performance on par with the Nest.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote