Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

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.

lockly vision primary

Lockly Vision review: A smart lock and a video doorbell in one well-made device

This monolithic smart lock successfully brings two worlds together.

on techhive.com

smart lock hub 2019

The best smart lock for a keyless home

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

on techhive.com

eufy smart lock touch 2

Eufy Security Smart Lock Touch review: Eufy’s first smart lock is a little too rough around the edges

A buggy fingerprint reader spoils Eufy’s biggest selling point.

on techhive.com

smartdry primary

SmartDry laundry sensor review: This quick fix can make your old, dumb clothes dryer smart(er)

This inexpensive wireless sensor can reduce the amount of energy your home consumes drying your laundry.

on techhive.com

rachio r3e primary

Rachio 3e Smart Sprinkler Controller review: A budget version from the market leader

The new budget-priced smart sprinkler controller from Rachio is a great value if don't need to irrigate more than eight zones. It's too early to judge Rachio's new Thrive fertilizer service.

on techhive.com

level lock side view

Level Lock review: This “invisible” retrofit smart lock lives up to its name

The Level Lock is the first smart deadbolt to have absolutely no impact on your home's décor, on either side of your door.

on techhive.com

konnected module 1

Konnected Alarm Panel Starter Kit review: Ditch your outdated alarm panel, but re-use all its sensors

With this tiny circuit board, you can incorporate your old-school wired sensors into most any modern smart home system.

on techhive.com

170301 mwc 03310

Tips and best practices for optimizing your smart home

Looking to build out a smart home? These 12 key pieces of advice will turn you into a master.

on techhive.com

soundcore flare 2

Anker Soundcore Flare 2 review: A new excuse to party by the pool

This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and it can sync up with up to 100 others of the same make and model.

on techhive.com

anker soundcore wakey with phone

Anker Soundcore Wakey bedside speaker review: Booming audio, with a side of wireless charging

Use your Apple or Samsung smartphone to configure this Bluetooth speaker, then drop it on top to charge it.

on techhive.com

treatlife single pole dimmer installed

Treatlife Smart Dimmer review: A generic switch with generic performance

The good news is that adding this Wi-Fi switch to your smart home won't cost much.

on techhive.com

hoglatare in bookshelf

Morel Högtalare Bluetooth speaker review: High-end audio meets Ikea design

This dual-tweeter wireless loudspeaker blends in with your décor and it kills it in the quality department, too.

on techhive.com

gettyimages 1216253662

How to prepare your home for emergencies (like the one we’re going through right now)

These 15 tips will raise your home preparedness game and fortify your defenses against, well, just about anything.

on techhive.com

ismartgate plus camera

iSmartgate Pro review: This smart garage door opener fails to deliver on its big promises

This garage door controller is difficult to install, and suffers significant problems, including frequent disconnects.

on techhive.com

garage door controller opening art

The best smart garage door controllers deliver convenience and peace of mind

Even if you use your garage only as an oversized storage locker, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without a smart controller for your existing garage door opener.

on techhive.com