The smart home concept is still getting off the ground locally and so Australians won't have all the features that customers get in the US. But if you're a tinkerer who wants to start building a smart home ecosystem, then the Google Home is a perfect place to begin.
There's no comparison -- the Ecobee4 is the best smart thermostat available today.
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.
If you don't need water resistance and GPS, the Fitbit Charge 2 is the best overall fitness tracker you can buy.
The Google Home Mini stands tall as one of the best affordable smart speakers out there, along with the Amazon Echo Dot, but it doesn't do enough to supplant the Dot at the top of the list.
The Thermostat E is almost as smart as Nest's other model -- and all for 80 bucks less.
The Logitech Harmony Elite adds a useful touchscreen to the best universal remote system around, but it's not worth the high price for most buyers.
Given that Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro are pretty similar, it doesn't make a lot of sense for existing users to replace their Pro. But, budding DIYers searching for a high-res live streaming camera really can't beat Nest Cam.
The Echo Spot is a fine for what it is, but Amazon still hasn't done enough to convince us that Alexa needs a touchscreen at all.
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.
Rachio is a smart device that genuinely feels smart and is well worth the upgrade from an ordinary sprinkler controller.
For years, Belkin's app-enabled WeMo Light Switches could only turn things off or on, but a new dimmable model is on the way in 2017.
The most potent all-in-one streaming and gaming device around is smaller in size but more capable than ever. Check out our first hands-on impressions.
It isn't cheap, but Oomi is a stable, easy-to-use smart home system with a lot to offer.
Now fully hands free, the Amazon Tap does everything the original Echo can do for less and adds portability to the package.