Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

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Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive, PCWorld, and Wired, and operates the websites Drinkhacker and Film Racket. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

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Best smart lock

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart lock.

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Feit Electric Intellibulb review: ColorChoice, Switch to Dim, Dusk to Dawn, and Motion Activated

These four bulbs give you a degree of control over color temperature, brightness, and other settings without need for a hub or a smartphone app.

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Best smart home system

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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Best color LED smart bulbs

Today’s color-tunable bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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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.

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Geeni Energi smart plug

Geeni Energi energy-tracking Wi-Fi smart plug review: An affordable smart plug with a bonus feature

This smart plug will track and report on your energy consumption, and it’s compatible with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, too.

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Geeni Lux and Geeni Prisma

Geeni Smart Bulb reviews: We put the budget-priced Lux 800 and Prisma 450 to the test

Can $25 Wi-Fi light bulbs compete with better-known but more-expensive offerings?

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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.

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Wink Relay primary

Wink Relay review: This smart switch is an oversized upgrade

Pair these switches with the Wink Hub, and you'll gain a touchscreen, an intercom, and… Uber?

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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.

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Wemo Wi-Fi Dimmer

Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer review: Smart lighting, plus a snazzy dimmer

This in-wall dimmer switch gives your room an instant upgrade.

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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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Nanoleaf Aurora

Nanoleaf Aurora review: Forget smart light bulbs, light up the entire wall

This modular, wall-mountable LED system is giddily entertaining.

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Smart LED bulbs

6 smart LED bulbs tested: We name the best and brightest for lighting your connected home

Color-tunable lighting makes for a striking home environment, but the upfront investment can be substantial. We’ll help you pick the right bulb for your needs.

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