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The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.

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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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LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.

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Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

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First Alert Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm review: This alarm doesn’t work entirely as advertised

We liked First Alert's first smart smoke/CO detector, but this iteration removes that model's best features and doesn't act much like a smart device at all.

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Riva Concert speaker review: A smart speaker that sounds good, too

This sweet-sounding speaker is built to satisfy the music lover, and it's outfitted with high-end features you don't typically see at this price.

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HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

A slew of companies announced at CES that they were signing on to support Apple’s HomeKit, including some affordable device makers. That means Siri has a chance to show the world what it can do.

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Lenovo builds Amazon Alexa into its Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets

Lenovo's Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets come with a Smart Dock that turns them into Amazon Alexa displays.

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Ring finally has a doorbell cam for renters and apartment dwellers

Ring's latest video doorbell attaches to the peephole on a front door, making it suitable for renters or apartment residents who often cannot drill into the wall next to the door.

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Lutron adds a smart ceiling fan controller to the Caséta line

Lutron Caséta, one of our favorite smart lighting systems, can now control fans, too.

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D-Link expands its smart home presence with new smart plugs and a leak detector

In advance of CES 2019, the router manufacturer is expanding its mydlink ecosystem with a leak detector and smart plugs for lighting and appliance control.

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Bose Soundbar 500 review: Alexa, make me a sleek, smart sound bar

Bose's mid-range soundbar needs a bit of tonal adjustment to sound its best, but it provides a great way to incorporate Amazon's Alexa into your home theater.

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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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Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub: One of these smart displays is better than the other

Which smart display belongs in your smart home? We put the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) and Google Home Hub through the wringer to find out.

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How to use Alexa Routines to make your Amazon Echo even smarter

Alexa Routines creates lots of new possibilities for your Amazon Echo. Here's how to put them to use.

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How to link Apple Music to your Amazon Echo and set it as the default service

Apple Music is finally available for streaming on all Amazon Echo devices. Here's how to set it up the right way.

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Ring vs Nest: Choosing a DIY home security system is a bigger decision than you might think

Your decision isn't between two products, it's between two entire ecosystems.

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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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Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

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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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