Category: Gear / Products / Smart Home

November 13, 2021

Which Amazon Echo or Alexa Speaker Is Best for You?

We’ve rounded up our favorites, from house-made options to the Sonos Roam and a voice-enabled Yamaha soundbar.

by Parker Hall Jeffrey Van Camp in Buying Guide
November 7, 2021

The Husqvarna 435X AWD Automower Manicures Your Lawn

The Husqvarna 435X is a silent, automatic robot that will save you from mowing your grass ever again. But it’s not cheap.

by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
November 3, 2021

The 6 Best Sunrise Alarms to Help You Rise and Shine

Dead tired of feeling like a zombie in the morning? Wake up more easily (and catch more Z’s) with an artificial sun simulator.

by Matt Jancer in Beauty Rest
October 30, 2021

Breathe Easy—We Found the Best Air Purifiers

We tested standard and HEPA models to find the right one for your home.

by Matt Jancer Gear Team in Buying Guide
October 27, 2021

The Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers

Forget about that patchy internet connection and dead spots with one of these WIRED-tested systems.

by Simon Hill in Buying Guide
October 16, 2021

Turn Your Smart Home Into a Haunted House With Spooky Tech

Add some high-tech horror to your Halloween decorations with scary sounds, frightening lights, and more.

by Simon Hill in Gear
October 13, 2021

Our Favorite Outdoor Security Cams for Your Home or Business

These weatherproof devices can keep a watchful eye on your property and let you get on with life.

by Simon Hill Adrienne So in Buying Guide
October 6, 2021

The Best Security Cameras for Inside Your Home

Cameras can offer peace of mind, but choose carefully when you’re inviting one into your home.

by Medea Giordano in Gear
October 1, 2021

Share Your Memories With Our Favorite Digital Picture Frames

Get your photos off your phone and in front of your friends and family with these connected displays.

by Medea Giordano in Buying Guide
October 1, 2021

The Best Smart Bulbs to Light Up Your Room

They’re the easiest way to start building a smarter home. From Nooie and Ikea bulbs to Phillips Hue and ambient lighting kits, here are our favorites.

by Medea Giordano in Buying Guide