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.

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Koogeek O1US Smart Surge Protector review: A power strip for the HomeKit set

With just three outlets and a $60 price tag, this one is a tough sell.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 review: A solid smart plug gets marginally better

ConnectSense extends the appeal of its winning smart outlet, adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in addition to HomeKit support.

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Smart Alert for Mail (SAM) review: How to check your mailbox without leaving the house

Tired of trudging out to your mailbox only to find that your mail hasn't arrived yet? SAM will notify you the moment it arrives—as long as your box isn't too far from your house.

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iDevices Outdoor Switch review: A premium smart outlet you can use in the yard

This HomeKit-compatible smart outlet is protected from the weather, so you can extend the perimeter of your smart home into wet and damp locations such as your patio and porch.

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Best smart sprinkler controller

Whether you’re motivated by water conservation, saving money, a drive to render every aspect of your home smart, or all the above, a smart irrigation controller will scratch that itch.

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Centralite 4-Series Smart Outlet review: This add-on outlet is a tiny treat

Centralite's new smart outlet is an affordable, compact choice for ZigBee ecosystems.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

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

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Nanoleaf Canvas Smart Light Squares review: Nanoleaf’s wall lighting goes touch-sensitive

Nanoleaf continues to innovate in the realm of decorative home lighting. It's new Canvas Smart Light Squares open up new opportunities for creating your own illuminated wall art.

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Lockly Secure Plus Review: Biometrics comes to the smart lock

You can open this smart lock with a PIN or your uniquely identifiable fingerprint.

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Rachio Wireless Flow Meter review: A watchful eye for irrigation leaks

If you have a Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller, this add-on device will inform you if your irrigation system springs a leak.

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Currant WiFi Smart Outlet review: This is a nearly perfect smart plug

The smart plug market is getting crowded, but the innovative Currant Smart Outlet stands out.

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Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Lamp Dimmer Starter Kit review: A smart plug with all the fixin’s

Lutron's lamp dimmer kit can be expanded with in-wall smart dimmers, not just additional smart plugs.

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Leviton Decora Mini Plug-In Outlet (model DW15P) review: Leviton’s Wi-Fi smart plug goes on a diet

Tired of smart plugs that block adjacent outlets? Give this svelte model a try.

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