But the Schlage Encode smart deadbolt also exposes some flaws in Amazon’s broader approach to the smart home.
The all-plastic construction has us wondering about longevity, but the price (and the hooks into the broader Ring ecosystem) can’t be beat.
The company says its combination thermostat/Alexa smart speaker will have a more powerful processor and speaker, plus dual-band Wi-Fi.
Its 5.5-inch display is slightly smaller, but it has a camera and is priced at just $90.
Yes, it’s even more expensive than the Flo by Moen, but Phyn doesn’t charge extra to inform you how you’re using water.
This ceiling-mounted occupancy sensor triggers smart home devices based on who enters the room.
This battery-powered dimmer retrofits toggle switches controlling Philips Hue and other Zigbee smart bulbs, so they can’t be turned off by accident.
The one-touch access to your favorite Sonos playlist or Hue lighting scene is fun—for the first few days.
Alexa Guard can operate on its own or in conjunction with full security systems from Ring and ADT.
The development effort consumed more than a year, but Sonos is now the first smart speaker manufacturer to support both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on the same system.
And if you already have an Orbi router, it’ll make an awesome addition to your network.
Google finally builds a smart display with a camera as it consolidates its smart home efforts under the Nest brand.
The AI-powered Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro has a 4K image sensor and issues warnings to anyone lurking around your property.
It's not the be-all, end-all of universal remote controls, but it's plenty powerful for most people's needs—and Alexa is onboard.