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.
These unique, color-changing smart panels are delightful to look at and easy to use, especially if you're an iOS user.
Prices are still high on these kinds of color-changing LEDs, but this Lifx floodlight is one of the best. It's worth the splurge if you're into high-tech novelty lighting.
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.
For basic lighting automation needs, this TCP kit will do the job nicely -- and it won't break the bank, either. For more advanced features and controls, consider the competition, but be prepared to splurge.
With its reliability, its overall ease of use, and its undeniable value, the iSmartAlarm is an intriguing, legitimate alternative in home security, especially for small-home owners and budget-minded consumers.
The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion is a fun, wallet-friendly step toward the long-promised home automation revolution.
This accessory is a decent and reasonably priced add-on for existing Philips Hue households -- especially if you're interested in Hue's new lineup of outdoor lights.
If you have a Google Home Mini and you want it to be portable, the Jot is a great, reasonably priced accessory.
This bulb isn't cheap by today's standards, but it's worth it for the eye-popping color quality and strong dimming performance.
The iHome matches the performance of most competitors, but can't quite ascend to the smart plug throne without IFTTT.
This is a very solid smart lock that offers a true convenience upgrade for your front door.
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.
Despite a few usability quirks, Belkin's WeMo Insight Switch only improves on the simple, low-risk formula that made Belkin's original programmable WeMo Switch so appealing as a home automation starting point.
If you're looking for an easy and (relatively) affordable entry point into home automation, then SmartThings makes a lot of sense.