SANSI Omni-directional Bulb review: This beastly LED light bulb puts out 4,000 lumens of eye-searing light

Due to the physical placement of LEDs within the bulb and the design of their electronics and heat sink, many LED lights are built with an unfortunate hang-up that causes light to shine primarily in one direction: away from the socket (i.e., straight up when installed in the typical lamp, …

Summer Baby Pixel Cadet Video Monitor review: A virtual boundary provides a “safe space” for your infant

With Wi-Fi baby monitors bringing all kinds of futuristic features to the nursery, radio-based models have had to be more creative to keep up. The Summer Baby Pixel Cadet ($170) adds some high tech to its conventional setup with a SleepZone Virtual Boundary feature that alerts you when your baby …

Best Google Home add-ons and accessories

Welcome to the Google Home shadow market, a symbiotic ecosystem of third-party products that add a bit more versatility to the Google Home Mini and original Google Home smart speaker. Some grant true portability to Google’s otherwise-tethered speakers. Others help you place the speakers in a more convenient position. Intrigued? …

Make your dumb bulbs and devices smarter with these killer TP-Link deals

If you don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on new bulbs, hubs, and thermostats, you can still make your home a whole lot smarter. And today’s a great time to start: B&H Photo is selling the TP-Link HS300 smart Wi-Fi power strip for $55Remove non-product link when applying the …

Apple Music expands to Fire TV in the U.S., coming soon to U.K.

In late 2018, Apple Music’s availability expanded to Amazon’s ecosystem with support on Echo speakers in the U.S. On Wednesday, Amazon announced that this support is expanding. For U.S. customers, you can now use your Fire TV device to listen to Apple Music. U.K. customers will be happy to hear …

TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Outlet review: The Kasa Smart KP200 covers all the basics

TP-Link’s Kasa smart home line has long included a variety off plug-in smart outlets, and now the brand is extending into the wall. With its Kasa model KP200 Smart Wi-Fi Power Outlet, TP-Link offers a compelling way to turn any old outlet into a smart one—no smart hub required. Wiring …

This huge 60-inch Sony 4K HDR smart TV is cheaper than ever after a $300 discount, today only

Today’s streaming ecosystem means TV fans have access to a ton of on-demand and live content without needing a cable subscription. And these days, you don’t even need a separate device to tap into these streaming options. Smart TVs ship with the smarts of streaming media boxes built right in, …

Safe by HUB6 review: Upcycle your old alarm system into a smart alarm

If there’s one near-perfect excuse for eschewing a DIY home security system, it’s this: I already have one built into my home. You can be forgiven for not wanting to have two security systems in your house, even if your old, wired system is no longer actively monitored. Who wants …

Swann Indoor Security Camera review: Advanced performance at an affordable price

As Wi-Fi home security cameras get more sophisticated and expensive, it can be tough to find products that won’t intimidate first-time DIYers. Swann’s Indoor Security Camera is exactly the kind of camera these folks need. It’s easy to use and, at just $70, it’s reasonably priced but includes all the …

Best universal remote control

There was a time when a single brand dominated the universe of universal remote controls: Logitech’s Harmony. That changed earlier this month when Caavo shipped its second-generation Control Center, which is good enough that we can recommend it as the best mid-priced product in this category. Want something more powerful? …