Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, TechHive

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and PCWorld.

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Smart Beat video baby monitor review: This breath-detecting baby monitor should put parents at ease

This video baby monitor can also track your child's breathing and will alert you if his or her respiration pattern changes.

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Kami Wire-Free Camera Kit review: Inexpensive, but you'll get what you paid for

This indoor/outdoor camera seems like a good value, but factor in the cost of a cloud storage subscription before you consider buying it.

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Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 920 review: this combo robot vacuum/mop is great for multi-level homes

This robot vac can remember multiple floor plans, which is great for folks who live in multi-level homes (but no, it can't climb stairs).

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Lorex 1080p Wire Free Camera System review: Connectivity problems sink this security solution

This wireless security system operates just fine on a local level, but its problematic mobile app can't consistently stream video to your mobile device when you're away from home.

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It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

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Blink XT2 review: Second time's the charm for this indoor/outdoor camera

Two-way talk and enhanced motion detection make this simple security camera a marked improvement over its predecessor.

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EZVIZ CTQ6C pan-and-tilt camera review: Smart motion tracking keeps intruders in sight

This camera locks on to movement while recording to capture more complete evidence of a crime.

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Deep Sentinel Home Security review: More than just cameras that document crime, this system actively deters it

Real people monitor these security cameras on your behalf, and they'll let any potential intruder know they're being watched.

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Reolink E1 Pro review: This indoor home security cam delivers a great picture at great price

This 4MP Super HD pan-and-tilt smart home security camera offers amazing image quality and premium features for less than $100.

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Eufy RoboVac 15C Max review: This machine is a budget-friendly super sucker

The latest robot vacuum in Eufy's Max series includes app control, smart home integration, and a modest price tag.

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Awair Glow C review: Automating "dumb" appliances remains this air-quality monitor's best trick

This air-quality monitor will activate an existing appliance—a fan or an air condition, for example—can improve your home's indoor air quality whenever it's needed.

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Roborock S6 review: This premium robot vac/mop combo features Increased suction, carpet recognition, and more

It also improves the navigation and mopping function of its predecessor.

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iLife Shinebot W400 review: this robot mop is a diligent scrubber

This bot brings the elbow grease many robot floor mops lack.

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Ecovacs Deebot 500 review: This budget-priced household helper is a solid choice

With app control plus Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support, this robot vacuum packs a punch for the price.

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Coway Aquamega 200C review: Cleanse contaminants and track your drinking-water consumption

This countertop water filter reduces nearly a dozen pollutants, but it's not worth the investment for everyone.

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