Philips new Hue Play Sync Box lets you create surround lighting effects when playing games and watching movies.
A sleek design, smart motion tracking and handy privacy switch make the Nest Hub Max a great smart display.
The Nest Hello has a lot of great features, including facial recognition and excellent video quality.
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a well-constructed, tamper-resistant, intelligent camera that's part of the Nest Home security ecosystem.
As the successor to Dropcam, the Nest Cam Indoor continues to set the standard for wireless home security cameras.
This small plug makes it a cinch to make your floor lamp or some other appliance into a “smart” device.
Thanks to its remote sensors and scheduling features, the Honeywell T9 Smart Thermostat can keep your entire house comfortable.
The Ring Door View Cam is an ideal pick for tenants who have a peephole but want something a bit more flexible.
Get the Wyze Cam if you want a very inexpensive wireless security camera with a surprising number of features.
The Gate smart lock combines a smart lock and video doorbell in one, but its rough edges make it less attractive than separate devices.
As 4K HDR streaming devices go, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K does a great job balancing functionality, price and performance.
This countertop oven excels at cooking all sorts of food and can be controlled from your phone. But it's very expensive.
The Vizio M-Series Quantum 65-inch (M658-G1) remixes Vizio's affordable M-Series with an impressive display and a new, improved version of SmartCast.
It's not perfect, but Chamberlain's myQ smart garage door opener is the best option for most people.
The GarageMate Garage Door Remote Control and App is an ultra-simple and affordable garage door opener that you control from your smartphone, but other openers such as the Chamberlain MyQ and Nexx have many more features.
While setup is a bit tricky, Garadget provides a secure way to open your garage door using your smartphone.
The Nexx Garage smart garage door opener offers a solid array of useful features with loads of functionality built into the app, once you can get through a frustrating setup process.
While it's affordable and easy to use, the Ring Alarm home security kit doesn't offer much regarding home automation.
Ring's Pro doorbell provides extra customization for motion alerts, sharp video quality and a sleek design, but the installation process could be easier.
Ring Video Doorbell 2 is flexible enough to go anywhere, plus it has good motion-alert settings and low cloud-storage costs.
If you're looking for a good video doorbell but don't want to spend more than $100, look no further.
Kid-friendly Alexa and Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited is a hoot on the Echo Dot Kids Edition, with age-appropriate answers, skills, music and audiobooks, plus solid controls to empower good parenting.
The sphere-like Echo Spot is more compact than the Echo Show and provides good audio quality for its size, but the circular screen is small.
The new Echo Plus is a huge upgrade from its predecessor, with great audio quality and a convenient built-in smart-home hub.
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