The Logitech Circle 2 is versatile, responsive and easy to use, but you should only buy this wired model if you don't mind keeping your cam close to a wall outlet.
More than two years after its debut, the smarter-than-ever Amazon Echo remains one of the best connected home products money can currently buy.
Arlo's Ultra camera impresses with advanced features and solid performance, but the high price won't work for everyone's budget.
DreamScreen's lights are worth a look if you like the novelty factor (and especially if you're a console gamer), but keep your expectations toned down.
Nest Secure works well, but its value is only so-so, especially if you aren’t sold on incorporating Nest thermostats, locks and other Google devices to your smart home.
Using this lock is simplest with Google Assistant, but you'll get more functionality out of it if you use it with Amazon Key.
Honeywell's Siri-, Alexa-, and geofencing-enabled Lyric T5 is smart, it works well and it offers a better value than other connected thermostats.
These are some of the most appealing new Hue lights of the year, but they're too pricey to recommend just yet.
Nest Cam Outdoor is up there with Netgear's Arlo as a highly recommendable DIY outdoor camera -- you'll just have to decide if you'd rather deal with Nest's power cord or Arlo's batteries.
Although too expensive for mass appeal, the Google Home Max is the best-sounding smart speaker yet.
It performs well, costs less than $100, and offers a simple setup with native voice-assistant integration.
These are the best-performing, most fully-featured smart switches currently available, and well worth the money if you're serious about connected lighting.
If you're looking for an Alexa-enabled speaker with a Zigbee hub, the Amazon Echo Plus is your best bet. If you're looking for the best sound quality, the Sonos One is still the top contender.
Sleep Number's 360 Smart Bed has genuine appeal, but its limited support for smart home platforms and inability to auto-adjust settings leaves the guess work up to you -- for too much money.
Both the Barsys machine and the app need more polish, and even at its best, Barsys costs too much for a machine that essentially measures volumes of alcohol for you.
Yale's slimmed down touchscreen deadbolt looks much better than previous models, but doesn't introduce any truly new features.
Serena has a lot of things going for it but the price will push these shades out of the range of many would-be customers, and the performance hiccups show room for improvement.
August's HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock 2.0 improves on an already awesome product and is worth strong consideration -- even if you don't have an iPhone.