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Out like a lamb: Smart home and appliances month in review (pictures)

If you missed some of our smart-home and appliances coverage this month, here's a quick way to catch up.

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When in doubt, make pancakes

From induction ranges to robot pancake makers, we covered a lot of ground in March. Click through the gallery to revisit some of the month's highlights.

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Sengled Boost LED

Shanghai-based Sengled introduced this GU10-shaped Boost LED at Mobile World Congress.

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3 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Keurig K200

The colorful Keurig K200 was unveiled at Chicago's International Housewares Show. It's supposed to be able to handle both single- and four-cup brews.

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4 of 31 Nubo

Panasonic Cameramanager Nubo

The $249 Nubo is designed to work over Wi-Fi and cellular connections.

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5 of 31 Switchmate

Switchmate

Switchmate is a battery-powered magnetic device that's supposed to snap over your existing lighting controls to make them smart.

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6 of 31 Cinder

Cinder Sensing Cooker

This hybrid machine claims to be able to transition from sous-vide-ing to searing without dirtying additional plates and utensils.

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7 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Oco HD Wi-Fi Camera

This camera looks like ArcSoft's Simplicam, but was less reliable; it regularly switched offline without explanation.

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8 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Staples Connect D-Link Hub

This update to the original Staples Hub looks better, doesn't have to be tethered to a router, and adds Bluetooth and ZigBee protocols.

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Bonavita BV1500TS

Bonavita's smaller coffee maker costs $140 and can supposedly make four to five cups at a time.

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10 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Cusinart Velocity Ultra Trio 1 HP Blender/Food Processor with Travel Cups

This handy blender-food processor hybrid comes with two 16-ounce travel cups.

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11 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Vitamix S55

At $459, this Vitamix blender is a definite splurge. It's similar to the highly rated S30, except that it adds presets to the mix.

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12 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Blendtec Connect

Blendtec's new Connect Food Preparation System brings Bluetooth smarts to your kitchen with an app and blender, scale and mixer syncing.

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3 Squares Soup3rb Heat + Blend Blender

This $150 blender includes an 800-watt, nonstick heating element.

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Oxo Barista Brain 12-cup Coffee Brewing System

Oxo recently unveiled a series of small appliances at the International Housewares Show, but we especially liked this sleek 12-cup brewer.

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3 Squares Du3t Sous Vide + Slow Cooker

This 6-quart aluminum appliance is supposed to handle all of your sous-vide and slow-cooking needs.

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StoreBound PancakeBot

Why cook breakfast yourself when you can count on the  $299 PancakeBot's robo-precision?

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17 of 31 Alarm.com

Alarm.com for Apple Watch

Supposedly, you'll be able to check in on your Alarm.com security devices straight from an Apple Watch.

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KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer

This beautiful coffee brewer relies on vacuum pressure and vapor to make your morning cuppa.

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Davek Alert Umbrella

The $79 Davek Alert Umbrella has integrated Bluetooth tech that tells you when it's lost.

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Pure Imagination Perfect Drink

If you aren't a confident mixed-drink-maker, Pure Imagination's Perfect Drink gives you the step-by-step guidance you need.

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Lark-wi Blueguard

This lock-and-camera-in-one wants your front door to be a stronger line of defense.

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22 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range with Flex Duo Oven (NE58H9970WS)

This $3,699 induction range is one speedy cooker -- it can boil water and broil burgers faster than the competition.

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23 of 31 Dacor

Dacor Discovery Fully Integrated Refrigerator

Dacor's new "Fully Integrated" refrigerators, starting at $7,000, are premium from top to bottom.

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24 of 31 Abode

Abode

Abode is a DIY home security system with optional professional dealer features, such as cellular backup and 24-7 monitoring.

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Frigidaire Gallery French Door Refrigerator (FGHB2866PF)

Frigidaire's $2,599 FGHB2866PF was warmer than the ideal target temp, which could cause premature food spoilage.

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26 of 31 Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Electrolux Gas Freestanding Range (EI30GF35JS)

You can cook up a decent meal with the Electrolux EI30GF35JS, but don't expect this gas range to exceed expectations.

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Samsung Gas Range with True Convection NX58F5700

Samsung's NX58F5700 brings some much-needed style to the midprice gas range category.

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PicoBrew Zymatic

We thought that $2,000 was a lot to spend for an "automated brewer" that still requires significant grunt work on your part.

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LG French door refrigerator (LMXS30776S)

LG's LMXS30776S made up for its too-small ice bin with solid features and performance.

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30 of 31 Dyson

Dyson Pure Cool

This air-purifying fan is slated to hit retail throughout Asia in April, with other countries to follow.

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31 of 31 Securifi

Securifi Almond 2015

Securifi's new local interface claims to be able to work faster than cloud-based platforms like Wink.

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