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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Brilliant Smart Dimmer Switch review: A simple addition to a luxe smart home system

This dimmer depends on the presence of at least one Brilliant Control panel inside your home, but the system’s reliance on a Bluetooth mesh network is a weakness.

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Tribit StormBox Pro Bluetooth speaker review: Compact, powerful, and weather-resistant

This portable speaker has your summer picnic covered.

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Blueair HealthProtect 7410i air purifier review: A silent operator for scrubbing your air

Ultra-quiet operation is this imposing purifier’s greatest strength.

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X-Sense XS01-WT Wi-Fi smoke alarm review: A svelte smoke alarm with IoT features

It’s smart enough, but its low price is its biggest selling point.

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Mila air purifier review: Breathe better, and make a fashion statement

This sophisticated air purifier has a refined mobile app to match.

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Soliom S600 Solar Security Camera review: Home security, powered by the sun

If you don’t mind its monster size, this camera can fill a certain need.

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Pleco Smart Water Watch review: Want to track your water usage? Look elsewhere

This science project-turned-commercial device is a mess.

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SwitchBot Curtain review: Transform your dumb drapes into smart curtains

This surprisingly inexpensive gadget lends an air of sophistication to your window coverings.

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EZVIZ smart plug reviews: The T30-10A and T30-10B tell us EZVIZ is better at building security cams than smart plugs

These app for controlling these generic-plus Wi-Fi smart home devices need more polish before we can fully recommend either of them.

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NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier review: This monstrous purifier scrubs the air in large rooms

It’s even been shown to be effective against coronavirus.

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Tronsmart Mega Pro Bluetooth speaker review: Big bass, small price tag

This powerful Bluetooth speaker isn't much to look at it, but it delivers a knock-out performance.

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Tailwind iQ3 smart automatic garage controller review: Cool features, but rocky operation

This affordable opener can detect your car’s presence and automatically open your garage door, but it’s too rough around the edges to recommend.

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Eufy Security Smart Lock Touch & Wi-Fi review: Second time's the charm for this fingerprint-reading lock

This smart deadbolt is vastly superior to Eufy's previous effort.

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