Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the connected-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.

Roomme

RoomMe promises to make your smart home more intelligent

This ceiling-mounted occupancy sensor triggers smart home devices based on who enters the room.

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The Lutron Aurora handily solves the smart bulb, dumb switch predicament

This battery-powered dimmer retrofits toggle switches controlling Philips Hue and other Zigbee smart bulbs, so they can’t be turned off by accident.

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Nuimo Click review: This smart home device’s novelty wears off quickly

The one-touch access to your favorite Sonos playlist or Hue lighting scene is fun—for the first few days.

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Sonos is rolling out Google Assistant support to its Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers

The development effort consumed more than a year, but Sonos is now the first smart speaker manufacturer to support both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on the same system.

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Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We recommend mesh Wi-Fi routers for most people, and we’ll help you find just the right one for your needs.

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Vivint's Outdoor Camera Pro can detect someone casing your home

The AI-powered Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro has a 4K image sensor and issues warnings to anyone lurking around your property.

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Logitech Harmony Express universal remote control review: Practical, but not perfect

It's not the be-all, end-all of universal remote controls, but it's plenty powerful for most people's needs—and Alexa is onboard.

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IKEA just put a Sonos speaker in a table lamp

The Swedish furniture maker also partnered with Sonos to build a low-cost wireless bookshelf speaker.

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Array by Hampton smart deadbolt review: It solves the battery problem, but falls short on integration

An onboard solar panel keeps the battery topped off, but you can’t use this smart lock with any smart home hub.

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Echo-compatible smart home devices

The best smart home devices that work with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are most powerful when paired with third-party smart home hardware. These products earned our highest raitings.

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Ninety7 Sky Tote Portable Battery Base review: Take your second-gen Amazon Echo anywhere

Here’s an inexpensive way to carry the Alexa digital assistant with you everywhere.

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Lutron Caséta Fan Control review: Smart control for your dumb ceiling fan

The latest addition to the Lutron Caséta family delivers an excellent way integrate ceiling fans into your smart home.

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LG announces pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED smart TV lineup

The company’s 55- and 65-inch E9 and C9 models will arrive in April, with additional models to follow in May and June.

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Qobuz review: A music streaming service on the verge of greatness

And the U.S. version is now integrated with the Sonos multi-room audio system.

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Sonos is shipping a second-generation Sonos One smart speaker

The Sonos One (Gen 2) features Bluetooth LE connectivity, a faster processor, and more memory.

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