The Google Home Mini stands tall as one of the best affordable smart speakers out there, along with the Amazon Echo Dot, but it doesn't do enough to supplant the Dot at the top of the list.
SmartThings' impressive performance and wide array of potential applications make it easy to recommend, but its underwhelming app adds a lot of frustration to an otherwise excellent system.
Amazon's teeny-tiny Echo follow-up ditches the speaker and cuts the cost of Alexa in half.
A wall-mounted touchscreen seems like an obvious addition to any smart home, but the Wink Relay suffers from high cost and underutliized potential.
The Wink Hub 2 is fine, but it's hard to recommend over platforms like Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit that reduce challenging behind-the-scenes integrations to simple voice commands.