Nuimo Click review: This smart home device’s novelty wears off quickly

The pitch for Senic’s Nuimo Click is enticing: With the touch of a button, you can start your Sonos speaker system playing your favorite song, artist, album, or playlist; or trigger your favorite Philips Hue lighting scene. And what could be cooler than smart switches that generate their own electricity, …

Hopsy SUB Home Tap review: Another beer appliance that no one should buy

When my editor suggested I review the SUB Home Tap Compact, a standalone mini-keg chilling machine with a paired delivery service, I thought, “That sounds perfect—who doesn’t want that?” But then I learned the kegs are proprietary, only hold just over 4 pints, and can take up to 12 hours …

Schlage Connect review: The Z-Wave version of Schlage’s smart deadbolt is big on brawn, not brains

It can get complicated figuring out various smart lock model names, so here’s the short of it when it comes to Schlage’s offerings: Schlage Connect is the version to get if you have a smart home hub, such as Wink or SmartThings. Schlage Sense is the company’s Wi-Fi and HomeKit-compatible …

Sonos is rolling out Google Assistant support to its Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers

It took a lot longer than anyone expected, but Sonos finally began rolling out Google Assistant support for its Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers on Tuesday. I got a sneak peek at the new capabilities at a demo in Palo Alto during Google I/O and came away impressed, …

TP-Link Kasa Cam Outdoor KC200 review: an affordable, easy-to-install outdoor security camera

Smart home product and router manufacturer TP-Link impressed us with its indoor security camera about a year ago, which also marked its foray into the security space. Now it’s added an outdoor camera to its product line, and it’s a winner as well. The KC200 is roughly the size of a …

Wyze Sense review: This $20 sensor system is a steal for security DIYers

Wyze Labs turned our conception of home security cameras on its ear with the Wyze Cam and Wyze Cam Pan. These two convention-defying cameras pack premium features like Full HD video, motion detection and tracking, and smart home integration into easy-to-install devices for just $20 and $30, respectively. Now they’ve …

Tineco Pure One S12 review: This smart cordless vacuum detects dust

Our home appliances are evolving and becoming smarter, and the humble stick vacuum is no exception. The Tineco Pure One S12 cordless vacuum is one of the latest  examples. This vac doesn’t just bust dust, it can detect how much dirt is on the surface it’s cleaning and optimize its …

TP-Link’s excellent, already affordable Kasa security camera is 36% off until midnight

Smart cameras can provide an extra layer of security — and peace of mind — to your life. And today, you can get one of our favorites, the TP-Link Kasa Cam Indoor Wi-Fi camera, for $64 on Amazon, down from a list price of $100. You can also grab the …

Ecovacs Winbot X review: This robot window cleaner is novel, but not entirely practical

Robot window cleaners haven’t earned their way into our homes the way robot vacuums have, despite the similar promise of relieving us from a hated chore. The Ecovacs Winbot X underscores why. While it does its job fairly well, the technology can be clumsy and temperamental, and ultimately, the performance …