smart home

Riva Concert Review

Riva’s mains-powered Concert joins a long list of wireless speakers whose aim is more than to just play you music. With Alexa onboard you can play music

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Which is better?

So you’re in the market for a low-cost smart home speaker, but you aren’t sure where to begin. While Google may have arrived late to

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro review: Sharp video leaves a positive impression

The doorbell is a great addition to a SimpliSafe security system or as a stand-alone unit The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is a wired doorbell

Amazon Echo Plus 2.1 stereo system review

Amazon delivers a convenient, flexible sound system, but what about its audio? When Amazon recently announced an absolute stack of new Echo products – everything

Ring Video Doorbell Pro review

With the evolution of both surveillance camera technology and cloud storage, and as the term ‘porch pirate’ has become mainstream, the video doorbell is emerging

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Review

A funky new design and more useful smart hub make this a more interesting smart speaker What is the Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen)? 2017’s

Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

PROS Big, bright display is significantly larger than 1st Gen Great audio with plenty of bass Alexa’s display-capable skills have improved considerably Smart home hub

Vizio P Series Review

PROS Built-in TV Tuner Full-Array Local Dimming across all sizes (zone number varies) 120 Hz (up to 240 Hz) refresh rate Chromecast built-in Upcoming Vizio

JBL Link View review: The smart speaker for stereo fans

This is the best-sounding Google Assistant-powered smart speaker. JBL’s Link View is the best-sounding, display-equipped, Google Assistant-powered smart speaker today. But who knows how long

Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What’s the difference?

Nest Hello is the video doorbell from Nest. The company already offers various smart home devices including its popular Learning Thermostat and various cameras for both indoor and

New Amazon Echo Plus hand-on review: New design, better speakers

The Echo Plus has been given a redesign. When it launched last year it was somewhat confusing that it used the old standard Echo design

Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What’s the difference?

Amazon has updated its year-old Echo Show (2017) with a gorgeous new model that has a fresh look and beefier sound. But how do these

Here are all the new Amazon devices out to buy or preorder now

Amazon revealed a flurry of new Echo, Fire TV, and and Alexa devices this week, now a bunch are up for sale. Below we’ve run

Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

Amazon took a blunderbuss approach to their device event this morning, so we’re going to attempt to nutshell the lot. Revealed today were a whole

TP-Link EAP245 Access Point Review

The TP-Link EAP245 has been around for almost a year, so it had enough time to find its place among the other AC1750 3×3 wireless

BMW Vision iNEXT previews 2021 EV

Five days, three continents, and four cities: Munich, New York, San Francisco, and Beijing. It may sound like the itinerary of a famous rock band’s

Garmin Speak Plus Review: Alexa and a dash cam make a mighty fine co-pilot

It’ll keep you company and help you stay in your lane. With Alexa, a dash cam, and a constant eye on the road, the Garmin

Best smart analogue watches 2018 : Helping you pick a traditional watch with added connected smarts

What’s the difference between a smartwatch and a hybrid smartwatch? They might sound like the same thing, but they are different and there is a

The Best of IFA 2018

IFA 2018 draws to a close, and as always there’s no shortage of fresh gadgetry to choose from at the Berlin technology show. Laptops, smart

New Sonos Amp gives pro-audio some streaming power

Sonos has revealed a new connected amplifier, the Sonos Amp, delivering streaming music, AirPlay 2 support, and more for installations where third-party speakers are preferred.

4 Reasons to Buy the Amazon Fire 7 & 5 Reasons Not To

Should you buy the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa? This is what you need to know before you buy or gift the 7-inch Fire Tablet with

Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play ‘Jurassic Park’

Amazon Alexa, AirPlay2, and Heos make Denon’s HomeCinema HS2 a feature-rich package. Denon’s HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer is a solid, feature-rich audio

Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung wants to tame your smart home and end your WiFi deadspots, with its new SmartThings Wifi mesh router system. Promising not only smoother internet

Pixel Watch investigation: Everything we know, and what it needs to succeed

Google’s making a hero smartwatch, but what could it be like? Wear OS is in a period of transition. We know that Google is working to make its

Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung’s big Note 9 announcement took place today, and the 6.4-inch smartphone brought along some surprises too. We knew the latest Galaxy Note would take

Galaxy Watch coming: what we want from Samsung’s next smartwatch

While we’re counting down to Samsung’s Unpacked event this Thursday, the company is already dropping hints at something big coming later this month. It might

D-Link HD Wi-Fi Camera (model DCS-8010LH) review: An entry-level camera with a steep learning curve

D-Link’s DCS-8010LH is an affordable option for smart home enthusiasts, but it might be too complicated for those who just want a simple entry-level security

Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you. You don’t

2018 ​Garmin Fenix 5 tips and tricks : Hidden features to make your Fenix 5 sports watch even more powerful

The Garmin Fenix 5 is one of the most advanced sports watches you can buy, and it’s jam-packed with features for running, cycling, swimming, golf

Lenovo Smart Display Review: Show & Tell for the Google Assistant

PROS Lenovo’s design is sleeker than Echo Show 10-inch touchscreen is bright and colorful Google Assistant is increasingly full-functioned Privacy shutter for camera is welcome