Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive, PCWorld, and Wired, and operates the websites Drinkhacker and Film Racket. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

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Ring Mailbox Sensor Review: With this gadget, the postman needn’t ring at all

Ring’s new sensor gives you a heads-up when the mail arrives, but its limited range won’t work for everyone.

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Kwikset Halo Touch review: This smart lock jettisons the keypad and adds a fingerprint reader

Even better news: A revamped exterior design corrects Kwikset’s most glaring flaw.

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Blue by ADT home security system review: ADT takes another shot at the DIY security space

Blue is a vast improvement over ADT’s first smart home security system, but bugs remain.

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Meross Outdoor Smart Plug review: A capable, if basic outdoor plug

Individual socket control and broad support for smart home standards are the highlights of this otherwise generic offering.

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Shelly Plug US review: A European brand makes a splash in the States

Though rough around the edges, this affordable smart plug includes some excellent features, such as energy monitoring.

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Enbrighten Outdoor Plug-in Wi-Fi Smart Switch review: Good price, poor performance

This simple outdoor smart plug is hampered by erratic operation.

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Nest Secure review: This security offering carries a premium price tag

Save your pennies if you want to adopt Nest’s sleek—yet limited—security offering.

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Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor review: Performance improvements give the 2nd-gen Flume a big leg up

Compatible with 98 percent of water meters, Flume 2 solidifies its place as one of the best ways to keep tabs on your water usage.

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Leviton Decora Smart Zigbee 3.0 Plug-in Dimmer review: Not enough features for the price

Certified for use with Alexa and Xfinity Home, but decidedly unimpressive otherwise.

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YoSmart YoLink Hub review: A robust, long-range solution for smart home control

With real-world range of more than 300 feet indoors and 1,000-plus feet out, this LoRa-based hub works in situations where better-known technologies won’t.

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C by GE Smart Plug review: A simple Wi-Fi plug in the widening C by GE ecosystem

This on/off plug ties in well with C by GE in-wall switches, bulbs, and other smart lighting products.

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C by GE 3-wire Smart Dimmer review: You won’t need a neutral wire to install this Wi-Fi dimmer

Even better, numerous C by GE products—smart bulbs, switches, and plugs—can work together, no matter what your wiring looks like.

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C by GE 4-wire Motion Sensing+Dimmer review: GE stuffs this smart switch full of features

But do motion sensing, light sensing, and dimmer features justify the hefty price tag?

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