Category: Gear / Products / Smart Home

September 16, 2021

Cync’s First Security Camera Adds an Extra Layer of Privacy

This capable, affordable camera has a manual shutter to block the lens when you don’t want it peeping.


by Medea Giordano in Gear
September 9, 2021

The Best Sound Machines for a Blissful Night’s Sleep

Help the whole family catch some restful z’s with these devices that generate soothing background noise.


by Medea Giordano Gear Team in Deep Snooze
August 28, 2021

The 8 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa or Google Assistant

Chatty assistants from Google, Amazon, and Apple are popular. But which one is right for you?


by Parker Hall Jeffrey Van Camp in Buying Guide
August 23, 2021

This Tracker Uses Helium Hot Spots to Locate Your Valuables

Invoxia’s LongFi Tracker can report the location of your car, backpack, or teenager by pinging community-operated Helium wireless devices.


by Christopher Null in Gear / Products / Smart Home
August 23, 2021

These Are the Best Dyson Vacuums You Can Buy

It’s easy to get sucked into the brand’s vast catalog. Here are the ones that floored us.


by Matt Jancer in Clean Up
August 16, 2021

Shopping for a Router Sucks. Here’s What You Need to Know

How much speed do you need? And what’s a MU-MIMO? We decipher the jargon and explain what to look for.


by Simon Hill in Gear
August 5, 2021

Dyson’s Omni-glide Stick Vac Leaves Your Broom in the Dust

This lightweight vacuum for hardwood flooring has made my life easier and more crumb-free.


by Adrienne So in Gear
July 21, 2021

These Are Our Favorite Robot Vacuums

From no-frills cleaners to high-end automation, we have the perfect pick for you.


by Adrienne So in Buying Guide
July 20, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Your Smart Home

Use your voice to control the lights! Summon the vacuum with your phone! Here’s everything you need to know, from Wi-Fi tips to security advice.


by Simon Hill in Gear
July 16, 2021

LG’s Smart Window AC Blasts Away the Summer Swelter

This powerful and smart air conditioner might require some fiddling during installation, but it delivers on its promises.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear