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Best Smart Home Devices of 2017

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8.5 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 7.5 Sound qual.
    Amazon Echo (2017)

    Amazon Echo: New look, new price, same A...

    Alexa is still the most compelling voice control platform, and the new and improved Echo should only boost her momentum. It's well worth $100.

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    • 9 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 9 Performance
    Amazon Cloud Cam

    This camera strikes the right balance fo...

    Amazon's Cloud Cam is affordable, reliable and easy to use, but it's the free storage that ultimately makes it more appealing than Nest security cameras and many other home security competitors.

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    • 8 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Performance
    Lifx Color 1000

    Best color-changing smart bulbs

    Lifx's second-gen smart bulbs are brighter and more efficient than you-know-Hue -- and the colors look better, too. We also like the easy-to-use app, the integrations with IFTTT and Alexa, and the fact that Lifx bulbs don't need a hub.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Performance
    BeOn Starter Pack

    Best smart security lighting

    BeOn's smart bulbs don't come cheap, but they'll keep shining when the power goes out, turn on automatically when they hear your doorbell or alarm, and even replay your typical lighting patterns when you're not home.

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    • 9 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Performance
    Ecobee4

    Best smart thermostat

    The Ecobee4 has a responsive display, a remote sensor and tons of smart integrations, including a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. It is unmatched on the market.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8.5 Design
    • 8 Performance
    August Smart Lock, HomeKit-enabled

    Best retrofit smart lock

    August's Smart Lock adds smarts to the deadbolt you already have. Its simple interface, integration with HomeKit, and reliability earned it an Editor's Choice.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 9 Design
    • 8 Performance
    Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug

    Belkin's itty-bitty WeMo Mini has big pl...

    WeMo's always been a solid smart home starting point, and at just $35, the WeMo Mini is the line's best offering yet.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 9 Design
    • 8 Performance
    Nest Protect (second generation)

    A new Nest device to Protect what matter...

    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.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 10 Performance
    Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum

    Best robot vacuum

    The Neato Botvac Connected boasts the best performance of any bot vac we've tested. It's not cheap, but with the price comes an intuitive app with remote control. Who doesn't want that?

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Features
    • 8 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 8 Performance
    Ring Video Doorbell 2

    Ring's latest battery-powered buzzer is...

    Look no further than Ring's battery-powered Video Doorbell 2 if you don't want to deal with electrical wiring.

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