If you're looking for dependable whole-home Wi-Fi that you don't need to think about too much, take a good look at Eero.
The Arlo Pro 3 has crisp live streaming, fast alerts and a wide range of advanced features that set it apart from other outdoor security cameras. If you have the money to spend, the Arlo Pro 3 should be at the top of your list.
The Wyze Cam Outdoor is an affordable weatherproof security camera that works extremely well.
The cameraless, petite Google Nest Hub will blend into any room in your home. It's affordable, and quite useful as a digital assistant (especially in the kitchen), a photo frame and a smart-home control panel.
Nanoleaf's distinctive LED wall panels have never looked better -- and with a couple of software tweaks, they could be just about perfect.
It's better than the original Ring Video Doorbell, but the built-in battery is a bit of a hassle.
The Ikea Symfonisk Bookshelf offers an excellent, affordable introduction to multiroom music and is at its best when used as rears for a Sonos sound bar.
Arlo's $150 Video Doorbell is an excellent doorbell at a reasonable price.
If you wish the Nest Hub was bigger, louder and had a camera, this is the Google Assistant for you. Otherwise, the regular-sized version and other, smaller smart displays are closer to the sweet spot.
Wyze's tiny $20 security camera is surprisingly awesome.
With reliable, comprehensive coverage at an outstanding value, SimpliSafe belongs at the top of your list if you're looking to secure your home.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 isn't quite as good as the Google Nest Hub, but it's a solid smart display that's particularly compelling as a smart alarm clock.
Iteration is the name of the game for Amazon, and this tech giant is winning.
Arlo put the best parts of its battery-powered security cameras into this easy-to-recommend floodlight.
If you're a fan of the Google Home Mini, the Nest Mini offers a very similar experience with a handful of improvements and new features at the same affordable price.
If you're a dedicated indoor cyclist, the Peloton Bike is a worthy spurge.
A smaller footprint and, for the first time, built-in Wi-Fi make the new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock the best in its class.
If you're a dedicated runner who wants an extra dose of motivation from classes, Peloton's Tread might be right for you.