Best home automation entry point
Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion
If it has a plug, then Belkin and IFTTT can make it smarter.
Best standalone smart hub
SmartThings Know and Control Your Home Kit
This $99 hub is the brains behind one of the best smart home systems we've seen.
Best color-changing smart LEDs
Philips Hue Connected Bulb Starter Pack
The novelty level is high, but we're still inescapably drawn to these smartphone-driven light bulbs.