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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 White LED smart bulbs
The Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit lets you enjoy all of the benefits of Hue's well-connected platform and, for just $15 each, you can add extras to your set up. The bulbs are also pretty good looking and have easy-to-use smart controls.
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 in-wall switches
Lutron's are the best-performing, most fully-featured smart switches currently available, and well worth the money if you're serious about connected lighting.
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.
Best robot vacuum
The Neato Botvac Connected boasts the best performance of any bot vac we've tested. It's not cheap, but with the price comes an intuitive app with remote control. Who doesn't want that?
Best smart home shades
If you're looking for smart shades with a lot of features and flexibility, Lutron's Serena Shades are the best bet. You can schedule them, control them remotely via an app, and even use Siri to open or close them. Just be ready for a big investment.