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.
The Video Doorbell Pro is a solid smart buzzer, but its space-saving design is its main selling point.
This is the best Dot yet at the same irresistible price -- but it will do little to slow Google's growing momentum.
Ring didn't do anything particularly innovative with its Alarm Security Kit, but this inexpensive DIY system stands out because of its simplicity.
If you're looking for an affordable smart plug that works with Alexa, this one is good but not the best.
Alexa is still the most compelling voice control platform, and the new and improved Echo should only boost her momentum. It's well worth $100.
If you like the idea of a smart display for cooking, calling or watching videos, the newest Echo Show is a great option. But don't expect any extras.
The Ring Spotlight Cam's easy setup and solid performance make it a favorite among today's outdoor cameras with built-in lights.
While not perfect at any one task, the Lenovo Smart Clock does a lot of things well enough to be a helpful addition to your nightstand.
The Arlo Pro 2 security cameras ably deliver reliable live streaming and prompt activity alerts packed in durable weatherproof housing.
With excellent sound and the choice of Alexa or Google Assistant, the Sonos One reaffirms its place as the best smart speaker for the money.
Ring is a significant step up from Doorbot and its upcoming weather-sensing features show promise, but I'm still a little concerned about its ability to stream a consistently decent video.
Ecobee's SmartThermostat is a solid device that's well worth considering if you want a connected thermostat with a built-in Alexa speaker.
Nest is a solid smart thermostat, but the Ecobee4 offers more smart home integrations and a better overall value.
Chamberlain's MyQ Garage should be the first on your list if you want to add some smarts to your garage door. Just prepare your wallet for the urge to link it to other devices.
Look no further than Ring's battery-powered Video Doorbell 2 if you don't want to deal with electrical wiring.
Wyze's Cam Pan is a remarkably full-featured security camera, especially considering its low price.
August's bundled Smart Lock Pro is a great option if you want tons of integrations at your disposal, but anyone craving a simpler lock should look elsewhere.