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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Wink Hub 2 review: This second-generation smart-home hub is one of the best choices for do-it-yourselfers

Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth LE, or Wi-Fi, the second-generation Wink Hub can control every aspect of your smart home.

Best white LED smart bulbs

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Color smart bulbs are fun, but white bulbs are a lot more practical. We’ll help you find the right one for your needs.

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Feit Electric Intellibulb review: ColorChoice, Switch to Dim, Dusk to Dawn, and Motion Activated

These four bulbs give you a degree of control over color temperature, brightness, and other settings without need for a hub or a smartphone app.

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Logitech POP Button

Logitech POP Smart Button Kit review: Press here to quickly control your smart home devices

Now integrated with HomeKit, Logitech’s POP button offers simple (but expensive) command over other devices.

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Wemo Wi-Fi Dimmer

Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer review: Smart lighting, plus a snazzy dimmer

This in-wall dimmer switch gives your room an instant upgrade.

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GE Relax, Refresh, and Reveal LED light bulb reviews: Two of these dumb bulbs are terrific

But is there really such as thing as a high-definition light bulb?

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Stack Downlight

Stack Downlight Starter Kit review: These truly smart bulbs practically think for themselves

These white LED bulbs can automatically adjust their color temperature based on the time.

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Nanoleaf Aurora

Nanoleaf Aurora review: Forget smart light bulbs, light up the entire wall

This modular, wall-mountable LED system is giddily entertaining.

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WallyHome Starter Kit review: An ultra-budget smart sensor system

Put on your Sunday best, kids, we’re going to Sears—to pick up a water leak detector!

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Velv Wine Oxygenator review: Can a $300 gizmo instantly improve your plonk?

Oxygenating your wine isn't a bad thing. But the Velv attacks a delicate science with a bludgeon.

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GoSun Sport review: Portable solar oven makes cooking fun yet goofy

The GoSun oven isn't particularly practical, but it could make sense for certain camping scenarios.

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Notion Home Awareness Starter Kit review: Smarter sensors, but limited control

This unconventional smart home system lets you know what’s going on in your house, but you’ll need other hardware do anything about it.

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Scout Alarm review: This DIY security system lacks polish

Our evaluation experience left us unimpressed and somewhat skeptical.

Philips Hue and Ledvance Sylvania Lightify motion sensors

Philips Hue and Sylvania Lightify motion sensor reviews: These add-ons make your smart lighting smarter

The Lightify Smart Sensor is a good add-on for Sylvania smart bulbs, but the Hue sensor demonstrates why Philips leads the market.