Michael Brown

Executive Editor

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.

The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

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

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.

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

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.

Vivint Smart Home expands its services to protect your vehicle with Vivint Car Guard

Vivint Smart Home expands its services to protect your vehicle with Vivint Car Guard

A module that plugs into your car’s onboard diagnostics port can track its location and notify you if someone breaks in or bumps it, and it ties into your smart home service.

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

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.

Traeger expands its line of Wi-Fi connected wood-fired grills for the smart home

Traeger expands its line of Wi-Fi connected wood-fired grills for the smart home

Wi-Fi connectivity comes to the company’s Pro Series, and there’s an all-new Ironwood model too.

Toast Google Home Wood Cover review: A pricey way to prettify your smart speaker

Toast Google Home Wood Cover review: A pricey way to prettify your smart speaker

These wood-veneer skins will dress up your Google Home, but they’re not cheap.

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

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.

Best Bluetooth speakers: Reviews and buying advice
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Best Bluetooth speakers: Reviews and buying advice

We'll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat.

Sonos is shipping a second-generation Sonos One smart speaker

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.

Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor review: A must-have accessory for Hue smart lighting owners

Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor review: A must-have accessory for Hue smart lighting owners

This easy-to-install smart home tool adds tremendous security and convenience features to Philips Hue smart bulbs and fixtures.

Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with Wi-Fi Camera review: Cheap, but far from the best value

Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with Wi-Fi Camera review: Cheap, but far from the best value

This camera/floodlight combo will save you a few bucks, but you’ll give up a lot.

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