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Krups EA815050 Essential Espresso Machine review: It makes great coffee with very little effort on your part

For those who’d rather spend their time drinking great coffee than learning how to be a barista.

Libratone Zipp (right) and Zipp Mini (left)

Libratone Zipp wireless speakers review: Great looks, good sound, lots of features

The Zipp and Zipp Mini sound good, but they illustrate the distinction between a multi-room audio system and a whole-home audio system.

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Immedia Blink security camera review: The low price tag comes at the cost of features

An attractive price tag and free cloud storage aren't enough to make this stripped-down security camera stand out.

Kasita is a tiny home that goes big on technology

With smart appliances and windows that go from clear to opaque, this modular, stackable home is already a reality in Austin, where we toured one at SXSW.

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Ilumi LED Smart Bulbs review: The brains are in the bulb

Onboard Bluetooth LE radios mean these bulbs don't need a hub to operate, but it also means they can't connect to a broader connected-home system.

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C by GE smart LED bulb review: Much smarter than your average bulb

GE’s C-Life and C-Sleep bulbs are a good choice for those who aren’t ready to go whole hog on the connected home.

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Riva S Bluetooth speaker review: A portable, wireless speaker for music lovers

The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true

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Vizio M65-C1 4K Ultra HD TV review: Great basics, a good picture, and some minor peccadilloes

When it comes to the basics, and we mean the basic functionality that will cover most users, this 4K Ultra HD TV has great chops. The only area it's lacking in is direct playback from USB media and support for peripherals such as mice and keyboards.

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Yamaha WX-030 MusicCast wireless speaker review: Sonos draws its strongest challenger

This excellent speaker is part of a strong multi-room audio system.

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Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast sound bar review: Much better with soundtracks than music

This will be a big step up from just about any TV’s speakers, but it can be too bright for music.

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Netgear Arlo Q home security camera review: A safe bet

Netgear's indoor security camera follows the Nest Cam blueprint, perhaps a little too closely.

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Elgato Eve connected-home system review: Elegant design and operation with HomeKit compatibility

Elgato's HomeKit devices couldn't be designed more elegantly; and except for the Eve Energy, they're reasonably priced.

SimpleHuman Wide-view Sensor Mirror

Simplehuman Wide-view Sensor Mirror review: You’re so vain, you probably think this mirror is about you

This app-enabled ‘smart’ mirror is beautiful, but pricey.

Tree Labs Astro Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Tree-Labs Astro Bluetooth speaker review: Lightweight, stylish, and it sounds good, too

A great picnic, pool-side, or on-the-go wireless speaker

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Char-Broil Simple Smoker review: Better than any barbecue (but the app sucks)

It doesn’t entirely live up to its promise to take the guesswork out of smoking your food, but the results are delectable nonetheless.

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Sunbrite SB-4670HD review: In snow, rain, or heat; you can watch the Super Bowl from anywhere on this outdoor TV

This thoroughly weatherized display proved tough enough to survive a rare California hailstorm and tornado warning, too.