Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the smart home and home entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

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Philips Hue Calla outdoor pathway light review: A sophisticated outdoor lighting system

Philips takes its Hue smart lighting outdoors with this elegant and well-built pathway light.

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Roku Streambar review: A very good streamer inside a pretty good soundbar

There are better soundbars at this price, but none that incorporate a quality media streamer.

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Google's newest Nest Thermostat costs only $130

There isn’t much in the way of innovation here, but the price is nice.

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‘The Mandalorian’ soundtrack composer is curating a Sonos Radio show

Ludwig Göransson is also responsible for the music in the films ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Tenet.’

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Eero to ship a pair of Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers later this year

This is Eero’s first all-new product since Amazon acquired the router manufacturer in early 2019.

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Amazon’s Echo Show 10 features a motorized display

The 10-inch screen rotates around its base so it always faces you.

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Senic’s wireless outdoor switch can control everything from Philips Hue lights to Sonos speakers

The weatherized two-button gadget doesn’t need wiring or batteries; it harvests its own energy.

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Naim Audio, Focal, and Bentley Motors join forces to design high-end home audio components

The three-way collaboration results in the Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition all-in-one audio system, and the Focal for Bentley Radiance headphone.

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Level Lock Touch is the smart lock entirely reimagined

The maker of our favorite retrofit smart lock now has a complete product.

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Ecobee Total Home Comfort and Security Bundle review: An underwhelming home security solution

There are excellent components in this package, but they don’t add up to a great DIY home security system.

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Ecobee SmartCamera review: If you can tolerate a subscription, this security cam has more features than most

Nest isn’t the only thermostat maker with greater smart home ambitions.

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Powershades TruePoE motorized roller shade review: The fastest shade in the west

Leveraging power-over-ethernet technology yields quick open/close performance.

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Accell Power Dot surge protector review: A clever idea, but also a pricey one

You can plop your smart speaker in the middle of Accell Power Dot surge protector and have three outlets and four USB ports to power other devices.

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Bowers & Wilkins to offer Signature versions of its 700-series loudspeakers

Signature versions of the floor-standing 702 and stand-mount 705 feature upgraded crossovers and components, plus high-end cabinet finishes.

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Ring Solar Steplight review: Bigger, better, brighter

An integrated solar panel keeps the battery in this smart lighting device perpetually topped off.

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