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.
Ecobee's SmartThermostat is a solid device that's well worth considering if you want a connected thermostat with a built-in Alexa speaker.
It's not a necessity by any stretch, but Lutron's newest smart switch is still a welcome addition to a system that's already great.
The Arlo Pro 2 security cameras ably deliver reliable live streaming and prompt activity alerts packed in durable weatherproof housing.
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.
The Dash Wand is a dirt-cheap Alexa device that pays for itself if you already shop on Amazon.
Despite a bad first impression, the Geeni Energi stands out as one of the best affordable smart plugs on the market. When further integrations are added, it'll be a fantastic product.
For the price of $20, the FlicLights Smart Button is a great entry point for users wanting an easier way to control their smart LEDs.
No other Wi-Fi thermostat available today offers this many smart home partnerships for this low of a price, but you should weigh the importance of the integrations against the MSRP -- many 7-day app-enabled programmable thermostats cost just $100.
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.
While the price might be too high for some customers, Nursery Project's Monitor System is a solid product with a creative and unique design.
Although the Fisher-Price Mobile isn't perfect, it's a feature-rich device with a longer lifespan than most competitors in its category. For the price, it's a solid purchase.
These Bluetooth bulbs are a legitimate temptation for anyone interested in smart security, but consider waiting to see if new battery packs bring new features into play before buying in.
The Outdoor Switch lets you flip on your holiday lights from the comfort of your couch and schedule them to turn off after you're asleep. With the added bonus of energy monitoring and the new remote access, those willing to dish out 80 bucks will get a solid product.
Despite some glitches with user sharing and HomeKit compatibility in general, the Switch works well, the iDevices app is slick, and HomeKit integration has very high potential.
Cree's BR30 LED offers strong performance at a clear value. For most lighting setups, it's an excellent choice.
As the first retail-ready HomeKit product, Lutron's kit is just the beginning of Siri-integrated smart home control, but it works so well that I can easily recommend it today for any iOS users interested in plug-in lighting and dimmer products.
Unless you use dimmer switches in your home, it's hard to go wrong with this light -- and the price is just right.