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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.
But if you’re not already vested in that ecosystem, there are better outdoor security cameras.
This new iteration of D-Link's wide-angle Dropcam clone overcomes its predecessor's weaknesses.
The Utilitech Water Leak Sensor is a cheap solution for Iris by Lowe's and Z-Wave hubs owners, but with some downsides.
The SmartThings Water Leak Sensor is short on useful features, but it's inexpensive and plays nicely with other devices and services.
The LeakSmart Sensor is pricey, but it's unique in offering an optional, straightforward means of remotely shutting off water in an emergency.
The Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector is the best standalone sensor you can get.
The D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor's use of outlet power is a blessing and a curse.
Insteon's Water Leak Sensor is cheap by the bunch, but lacks an internal alarm and other helpful features.
The Fibaro Flood Sensor has some neat bells and whistles for those with the right know-how.
Controlling your TV, lighting, thermostat and other devices with a wave of your hand sounds like fun. It's not.
This easy-to-use weather-resistant camera can help you tighten up your home security.
With its ability to track moving bodies, Samsung's latest security camera stands out.
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.
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.