Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

4399js金沙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.

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

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

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

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It’s not perfect, but the B-hyve XR is both flexible and reasonably priced.

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It’s not a “smart” smoke alarm, per se, but it does offer solid protection on a budget.

Usability isn’t this smart irrigation system’s strong point, but it gets water where it needs to be in your landscaping.

This Best Buy exclusive hits the market at about $9.50 a pop (but they come in a $18.99 two-pack).

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If you can forgo Z-Wave smart-home devices, this is the smart speaker to buy (but that calculation could change soon).

The companion app for Treatlife's Wi-Fi dimmer, however, is as primitive as ever.

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This dual smart plug is a solid alternative to dimmable smart bulbs, especially in fixtures with multiple sockets.

4399js金沙 myQ needs to revisit its service plan prices to make this garage-centric camera more appealing.

The Pro upgrade takes Eufy’s indoor/outdoor cam kit to nearly 3 megapixels.

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4399js金沙 The new Wemo saves space, but some competitors deliver more for less.

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Ruggedized for the elements, battery-powered—and priced at just $50.

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4399js金沙 Wiring can be confusing, so Jasco offers a simplified workaround.