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LIFX+ color LED smart bulb review: This light bulb helps your security camera see in the dark

The original LIFX bulb is one of our top picks. The LIFX+ packs LEDs that illuminate the area around it with infrared light even when the bulb is otherwise turned off.

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Canary Flex security camera review: The perfect companion to the original Canary

But if you’re not already vested in that ecosystem, there are better outdoor security cameras.

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D-Link DCS-2530L Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera review: The second time is the charm

This new iteration of D-Link's wide-angle Dropcam clone overcomes its predecessor's weaknesses.

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Utilitech Water Leak Detector review: Wall-bound water detection on the cheap

The Utilitech Water Leak Sensor is a cheap solution for Iris by Lowe's and Z-Wave hubs owners, but with some downsides.

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Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor review: A cheap detector that leans on its ecosystem

The SmartThings Water Leak Sensor is short on useful features, but it's inexpensive and plays nicely with other devices and services.

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LeakSmart Sensor review: Emergency shutoff makes it worth a look

The LeakSmart Sensor is pricey, but it's unique in offering an optional, straightforward means of remotely shutting off water in an emergency.

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Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector review: Single-sensor simplicity

The Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector is the best standalone sensor you can get.

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D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor review: Pray for a power source

The D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor's use of outlet power is a blessing and a curse.

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Insteon Water Leak Sensor review: A low-cost but bare-bones option

Insteon's Water Leak Sensor is cheap by the bunch, but lacks an internal alarm and other helpful features.

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Fibaro Flood Sensor review: Leak detection for handy homeowners

The Fibaro Flood Sensor has some neat bells and whistles for those with the right know-how.

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Singlecue Gen 2 review: This gesture-recognition device nearly provoked our own rude gestures

Controlling your TV, lighting, thermostat and other devices with a wave of your hand sounds like fun. It's not.

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Vimtag B1 Waterproof Cloud IP Camera review: Easy outdoor surveillance

This easy-to-use weather-resistant camera can help you tighten up your home security.

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Samsung SmartCam PT review: This pan-and-tilt camera lets you peer into blind spots

With its ability to track moving bodies, Samsung's latest security camera stands out.

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Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player with weak surround-sound support

Microsoft promises a fix in 2017, but today the game console doesn't pass high-def audio bitstreams such as Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Atmos to the rest of your home-theater gear.

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Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) review: This is the Echo most people should buy

The least-expensive Echo does everything its pricier siblings do, but you should spring for an outboard speaker if you want it to play music.