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APC SurgeArrest review: Very near the top of the pack

All the features you want, with just a couple of minor drawbacks.

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Accell Poweramid surge protector review: Packs a lot in a small footprint

You can plug six AC adapters and two USB cables into this cleverly designed unit.

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AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip review: Very little protection

Amazon recommends this surge protector for all purposes, but it's really just a glorified power strip.

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RAVPower surge protector review: Too many unknowns for us to recommend

It’s full of great features, but it doesn't seem to be UL listed and we were unable to determine other key specifications.

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Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTV review: Its outlets are packed tight, but it does everything else right

Anyone looking for a surge protector that cuts power when it can no longer offer protection should consider this model.

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Belkin 12-outlet PivotPlug review: Clever design helps avoid blocked outlets

All the features you want from a surge suppressor, and for a reasonable price.

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Aukey Wireless Indoor Surveillance Camera review: Its performance doesn't measure up to the features

Aukey's first home security camera promises panoramic views and motion-triggered alerts, but suffers from hit-or-miss accuracy.

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D-Link DCS-8200LH HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera review: An all-seeing eye for large spaces

With its ultra-wide-angle lens, D-Link's HD 180-degree camera can take in more of a room from a fixed position than other cameras.

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Jam Voice Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Alexa review: Leave this one on the shelf

This is an inconvenient smart home controller married to a poor-quality speaker.

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EZVIZ Husky review: This weatherproof camera gives you an eye on the outside of your home

EZVIZ brings the easy setup and operation of the Mini indoor camera to its high-res outdoor model.

Opcom's indoor garden system doesn't need soil (and looks totally sci-fi)

The Opcom Grow Wall in an extremely space-efficient hydroponic system that eschews soil entirely, and can accommodate up to 75 different plants, flowers or herbs.

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Kenmore Alfie Voice-Controlled Personal Shopper review: For shoppers with plenty of time but too little imagination

Years from now, we’ll look back at this product and decide that it was ahead of its time.

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Smanos W020 WiFi Alarm System review: Buy just the parts you need

It’s effective enough, but a la carte pricing is really the only thing that sets this inexpensive DIY home security system apart from its competition.

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Saffron Drift Light: A semi-smart bulb with limited appeal

This slow-dimming bulb may help some drift off to sleep, but it's too dim and expensive for us to recommend.

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Best color LED smart bulbs

Today’s color-tunable bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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LIFX+ color LED smart bulb review: This light bulb helps your security camera see in the dark

The original LIFX bulb is one of our top picks. The LIFX+ packs LEDs that illuminate the area around it with infrared light even when the bulb is otherwise turned off.