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Philips Hue Smart Plug review: Just the basics, except for the price tag

Is the Philips brand name worth double the price for a commodity smart plug?

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Abode Iota review: Abode streamlines its security hub by integrating a camera

A simple home security solution learns a few new tricks—and gets easier than ever to set up.

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Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. Whether you want a generalist automation kit or a security-savvy alarm system, these DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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Amazon Echo Show vs. Google Nest Hub Max: Which 10-inch smart display should you buy?

The two top smart displays from Amazon and Google go head-to-head.

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Philips Hue Smart Button review: Drop a switch for your Hue lights just about anywhere

This toggle button is surprisingly capable, but it can’t control other smart lighting systems.

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Innr Smart White A19 bulb review: This inexpensive smart bulb seamlessly connects with a Philips Hue Bridge

If you’re already invested in the Hue lighting ecosystem, these budget Zigbee bulbs can fill in your smart bulb gaps without breaking the bank.

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Samsung SmartThings Wifi review: A sensible choice for smart homes, but far from the best router

Samsung blends a great smart home hub with an average wireless mesh router.

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Philips Hue White E12 candle bulb review: Inexpensive, easy to use, and no bridge required (unless you want one later)

Arriving in the second wave of Bluetooth-enabled smart bulbs from Signify, the new Philips Hue White E12 candle bulb is an easy and inexpensive way to jump into the Hue ecosystem.

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How to install a smart switch

Let us show you the easiest way to install a smart switch.

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Hands-on with the Philips Hue Smart button, Smart plug, vintage-style filament bulbs, and more

The $20 Smart button makes it easy to control your Philips Hue lights, and it arrives alongside the first Philips Hue Smart plug, vintage-style LED filament smart bulbs, and an updated Philips Hue Go portable light.

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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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Samsung SmartThings Smart Bulb review: A $10 bulb built for the SmartThingsverse

Samsung SmartThings users will want to check out this inexpensive, dimmable, Zigbee, white-only LED smart bulb, but be aware of its limitations before you plop down your 10 bucks.

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Lutron Aurora review: A nearly perfect solution for Philips Hue smart bulbs

This gadget handily solves the smart bulb, dumb switch problem—but only if you have Philips Hue bulbs and a toggle switch.

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Philips Hue Bluetooth + Zigbee smart bulbs review: The best smart lighting just got better (but no less expensive)

Adding Bluetooth eliminates the need to buy a Philips Hue Bridge. But you can run only 10 bulbs without it, and you'll be cut off from the broader Hue ecosystem.

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New Philips Hue smart bulbs don’t need the Hue Bridge—but there’s a catch

Philips is shifting to a new chip that has both Bluetooth and Zigbee radios onboard, but most people will still want a Hue Bridge on their home network.

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Samsung SmartThings expands its lineup with a Wi-Fi security camera, a smart bulb, and a smart plug

A smart home system with broad third-party device support gains three new first-party devices.

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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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