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Best smart speaker
Alexa's new flagship smart speaker is better than the first one -- and it costs a lot less, too.
Best indoor security camera
The Amazon Cloud Cam's crisp 1080p HD live feed, prompt motion notifications and free 24-hour clip storage set a new value standard for indoor home security cameras.
Best color-changing smart bulbs
The Lifx Mini puts out plenty of light, and offers all of the colors, features, and integrations that you get with standard-size Lifx bulbs at a lower cost.
Best smart thermostat
The Ecobee4 has a responsive display, a remote sensor and tons of smart integrations, including a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. It is unmatched on the market.
Best retrofit smart lock
August's Smart Lock adds smarts to the deadbolt you already have. Its simple interface, integration with HomeKit, and reliability earned it an Editor's Choice.
Best smart doorbell
Nest's Hello video doorbell looks great and works consistently well. Its optional facial recognition feature and advanced integrations with the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Google Home speakers set this smart buzzer above the rest.
Best outdoor security camera
Netgear's Arlo Pro works indoors and outdoors, you get seven days of free event-based cloud storage and its rechargeable battery is supposed to last for up to six months.
Best smart plug
With full Alexa and Google Home compatibility, the $35 Belkin WeMo Mini is a great smart-home starter gadget.
A new Nest device to Protect what matters most
Nest Labs leans into its strengths with this follow-up to its famously recalled connected smoke and CO detector.