Hubs and Controllers

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Logitech POP Button

Logitech POP Smart Button Kit review: Press here to quickly control your smart home devices

Now integrated with HomeKit, Logitech’s POP button offers simple (but expensive) command over other devices.

Ooma Home Security

Ooma Home Security review: The Ooma Telo VoIP telephone system gets a security upgrade

Just add sensors to turn your landline system into a simple security box.

VeraPlus

VeraPlus Advanced Home Controller review: This expensive hub fails to deliver

We can’t recommend this smart home hub to users with any level of experience.

Iris Smart Hub

Iris Smart Hub (2017) review: Lowe’s offers an affordable smart-home system for the hacker mindset

A new professional monitoring option puts the focus squarely on security.

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Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Touting onboard Thread radios, Eero’s CEO says this is the beginning of a new smart home platform.

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Wink Bright aims to make smart lighting easier for consumers to adopt

The Wink Bright consists of a Wink Hub 2 and two pre-paired Sylvania dimmable LED smart bulbs.

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Apple's Siri speaker is called HomePod and will cost $349

Apple's HomePod speaker has Siri and HomeKit capabilities onboard.

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WallyHome Starter Kit review: An ultra-budget smart sensor system

Put on your Sunday best, kids, we’re going to Sears—to pick up a water leak detector!

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Meet Hive, an all-new DIY smart home subscription service from the U.K.

The Brits want a piece of the U.S. smart home market, and they’re investing nearly $650 million to get it.

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Lowe’s now offers inexpensive professional monitoring with its Iris smart home service

Subscribers can now get police or fire dispatched in response to break-ins or emergencies.

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Wink Hub 2 review: This second-generation smart-home hub is one of the best choices for do-it-yourselfers

Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth LE, or Wi-Fi, the second-generation Wink Hub can control every aspect of your smart home.

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New Google Home partnerships expand the smart speaker’s footprint in the smart home

Vivint, Wink, and 11 other other brands add ‘OK Google’ to their vocabularies.

Echo Dot with Echo

Alexa gets Prime Now integration

Need those AA batteries in a hurry, but can't leave the house? Alexa's Prime Now rapid delivery service can help.

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Abode home security system review: Flexible, easy to install, and readily expandable

A basic home security system that you can expand into a powerful smart home system now or later.

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60% off Anker 60W 10-Port USB Charger - Deal Alert

Ten ports pump out 60 watts of power, enabling simultaneous multi-device charging. Discounted 60% on Amazon, and currently averaging 5/5 stars from 900 customers.

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Kwikset, Schlage, and Yale smart locks gain Alexa skills

If you have the right lock and a smart home hub, you’ll soon be able to say, “Alexa, lock my door.”

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Brilliant Control could be the most exciting thing to happen to light switches since the dimmer

If the real thing is as good as the demo, every smart-home owner will want to install these all over the house.

Chamberlain HomeKit

Chamberlain’s smart garage door opener to get HomeKit compatibility

HomeKit versions of the company’s Smart Garage Hub and MyQ HomeBridge will ship in July.

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