The Swann smart home alarm system comes with plenty of accessories and is backed by a responsive monitoring service, but we found everything else about this system frustrating to use.
A light bulb or a Bluetooth speaker? The Sengled Solo Color Plus is both, but it's on the pricey side.
The Mi Home Security Camera is inexpensive: only $39.99. Unfortunately, it's no bargain, because Xiaomi cut corners in design, functionality, support and quality.
The Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Security Starter Kit is a capable smart hub but a siloed security system.
The $60 Mini O 1080p is a bargain security camera that provides good-enough video, excellent audio and the essential tools most users need for basic home monitoring.
On a budget? The $130 Reolink Argus 2 delivers good-quality video, reliable monitoring and simple software. But you'll have to put up with some annoyances.
The Zolo Mojo delivers decent sound for a small speaker but costs nearly twice as much as a Google Home Mini without offering any advantages.
The Canary View is a stripped-down camera that does a good job of detecting when a person is in a room, but it has poor video quality, few features and limited options.
When you want to cover an entire room but don't want to spend a lot of money buying several security cameras, the Ezviz ez360 Pano and its 360-degree lens provide an affordable alternative.
The JBL Link 500 is a good large speaker with Google Assistant inside, but you'll be better served with two Sonos Ones or the Google Home Max.
Part of Tile's new Pro Series of key finders, the Tile Sport and Tile Style offer pleasing designs and improved hardware that put them ahead of all rival tracking devices.
It doesn't have the range or the loudness of the new Tile Sport Series, but the $25 Tile Mate remains a good value if you want a dependable key tracker.
The JBL Link 300 delivers most of the features you want in a smart speaker along with above-average sound — especially if you love bass.
The Sony LF-S50G brings Google Assistant to your home with an elegant style and includes some useful features.
Project Nursery's baby-monitor system pairs a solid camera with a privacy-minded smart speaker, so you can use Alexa for control instead of relying solely on smartphone apps.
Amazon Key solves a very specific problem for a very specific group of people: Amazon Prime customers who worry enough about stolen packages that they'll allow a delivery person to unlock their front door and drop the parcel off right inside their home.
The Away Bigger Carry-On with Pocket is a well-designed smart suitcase with plenty of room and a removable battery for charging your gadgets.
If you’re the kind of parent who checks on the baby every 15 minutes, the breathing-detection feature of Cocoon Cam Plus just might help you relax.
The TCL Roku 55S405 is as much as you could want for this affordable price, with solid 4K resolution, basic HDR support and Roku's feature-filled smart-TV interface.
The Tend Insights Lynx Indoor security camera is a low-cost connected home device with a few nice perks like facial recognition, but it's a little too short on features.
The Bosch BCC100 is an attractive and relatively affordable smart thermostat, but its interface could be more intuitive.
This smart light has Alexa built in, but you have to really like its circular design to pay this much.
The Wisenet BabyView suffers from a low-quality handheld display and weird or missing features. You can do better.
Samsung's Connect Home Pro combines a home automation hub with a powerful Wi-Fi router, showing what the future of wireless at home looks like. We just wish it was more customizable.
This small Bluetooth dongle lets you use Alexa while you're driving, but the voice assistant could respond faster.
Shark makes a good impression with its first robot vacuum, but the Ion Robot 750 shouldn't be your first choice.