Abode's scalable hardware and monitoring services, solid performance and smart integrations make it one of the most appealing DIY security systems available today.
Haiku's high-fashion smart lights are priced like a luxury, but they look and act the part.
Honeywell's Siri-, Alexa-, and geofencing-enabled Lyric T5 is smart, it works well and it offers a better value than other connected thermostats.
If you're looking to add a low-maintenance outdoor camera to your home security setup, Toucan could easily fit the bill.
These are very good smart bulbs with a lot of tricks up their sleeves, and they cost half as much as Philips Hue's floodlights. They're the bulbs you want for smart overhead lighting.
AT&T Digital Life offers a compelling alternative to the modular approach to smart living. If you're already planning to install a professional security system, AT&T Digital Life offers comparable rates. And if you can justify the extra expense, upgrading your package to include home automation buys one of the sleekest smart home setups out there.
The Zuli Smartplug is a versatile and creative product, offering features that are new to the market. Its current quality warrants the cost of entry, and coming updates only sweeten the deal.
No other smoke and carbon monoxide detectors available today can match the second-gen Nest Protect in terms of looks and options, making it a great buy for anyone who appreciates design and connected features.
Given that Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro are pretty similar, it doesn't make a lot of sense for existing users to replace their Pro. But, budding DIYers searching for a high-res live streaming camera really can't beat Nest Cam.
This simple, low-cost LED is a strong performer with plenty of upfront value.
Cree's bigger, brighter LED is a very solid value, but it's not without legitimate competition.
These bulbs make the appealing world of Philips Hue lighting more accessible than ever before. At $30 each, they're definitely worth considering.
If the idea of turning on your heating while you're still in bed appeals to you, Hive is like living in the future. It's a great upgrade on a normal thermostat, but it's definitely a luxury and not an essential.
It's not the prettiest PMP on the block, but the inclusion of digital TV support makes the MP32 a great little gadget.
If you're a dedicated indoor cyclist, the Peloton Bike is a worthy spurge.
Among the handful of voice-enabled portable Wi-Fi speakers out there, the JBL Link 20 is arguably the best for the money.
Yes, the weather alerts are redundant with your phone, but Halo+ implements the feature well enough to be worth your consideration as a Nest Protect alternative.
The Canary Flex isn't perfect, but its adaptability, simple app interface and excellent design make it a great choice for anyone who needs a lot of flexibility in their home security setup.