Hubs and Controllers

Wink Lookout

Wink Lookout review: Wink’s security sensors aren’t good enough for your smart home

Or anyone's smart home, for that matter.

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Lenovo Smart Display makes Google Assistant a smart home sidekick

Lenovo's Smart Display line puts Google Assistant on 8- and 10-inch touchscreen. The result is a smart home sidekick with AI features tied to all the major Google services.

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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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Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings Link is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but its capabilities are not quite equal.

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Hive Welcome Home System review: A U.K. smart home system crosses the pond

Hive ditches its subscription plan in favor of you-own-it hardware. Here’s how well it works.

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Amazon is selling the Ecobee4 at its Black Friday price

The Ecobee4 is $200 at Amazon today, which is the same price we saw for this smart thermometer on Black Friday.

Amazon Echo Plus

Amazon Echo Plus review: Not plus enough

Amazon’s mid-range smart speaker comes up just a little short.

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nCube Hub review: This DIY smart home hub has an awful lot of growing to do

A poor showing thanks to minimal device support and a surfeit of bugs.

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Ecobee4 smart thermostat review: Retains the great functions of the Ecobee3, and adds Alexa

Our favorite smart thermostat gets a little smarter thanks to Alexa, but it's otherwise identical to the previous generation.

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Link-U security camera review: 4G connectivity and battery backup let this camera deliver security anywhere

Its ability to run on LAN, Wi-Fi, or LTE connectivity and to draw via power over ethernet or its onboard battery means this security camera can go wherever you do.

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Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker review: Cortana could be a strong smart home system—someday

The Invoke is a good speaker, and Microsoft’s digital assistant has potential, but it’s too immature for us to give it a strong recommendation today.

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Nest jumps into home security with Nest Secure

Nest is hoping to revolutionize home security with Nest Secure, a smart security system that offers several advantages over conventional systems.

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C by GE Sol review: GE has transplanted Alexa’s brain into a funky lamp

You might love or hate this smart lamp's design, but it's practically a must have if you use C by GE smart bulbs.

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Oomi Home review: Semi-smarten your home, at a steep price

This smart home kit doesn’t come cheap, and it doesn’t do much, either.

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Samsung Connect Home: This router/smart-home hub combo isn’t a star in either role

But if you want one DIY platform for both networking and home control, it’s your best choice for now.

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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.

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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