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SmartThings kit

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit review: A solid connected-home foundation

A second-generation hub is the key to this platform's appeal.

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Lola headphones (white)

Lola headphones review: Futuristic design, custom fit, and great sound

The Lola’s cool design and bass-rich sound will appeal to millennials, but its audio performance falls just short of knocking more expensive headphones off their perch.

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Bluetooth trackers: TrackR Bravo vs. Tile

Two different Bluetooth trackers can help you find lost keys, wallet, even your smartphone. Both do a good job -- but they have a significant limitation that can prevent you from finding missing items away from home.

SnapPower

SnapPower Charger review: Quickly add one USB charging port to almost any outlet

It's much less expensive and a whole lot easier to install than other solutions we've tried.

High-tech gifts for your home bar

Wine gadgets. Beer gadgets. Cocktail gadgets. Drink up!

Sentri home monitor

Sentri review: A pretty and effective home security tool

Part security camera, part home environment monitor, this attractive box gets the job done.

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Speaker/lights

LED lights that play music: Great idea or practical joke? We review four connected lighting/speaker combos

Combining a speaker with a light bulb isn’t as nutty as you might think, but not every manufacturer does it well.

PicoBrew Zymatic: Meet the smart appliance that makes beer brewing easy

Yes, it's a cloud-connected beer-making machine. Follow along as beer-making newbie Jon Phillips makes his first ale.

accell power genius

Accell’s PowerGenius review: The outlets rotate so that none get blocked

This is one of the best solutions to the problem of power adapters blocking adjacent outlets on a power strip that we’ve seen.

Bison Airlighter

Bison Airlighter review: No ordinary lighter, it’s the Swiss Army knife of fire

This handy device will light your fire, and a whole lot more. If only the Bison Airlighter wasn’t so expensive.