Michael BrownExecutive Editor, TechHive

Michael is TechHive's lead editor and covers the smart home and home entertainment markets. He built his own smart home in 2007, which he uses as a real-world test lab when reviewing new products. Michael also reviews routers and networking products for TechHive and PCWorld.

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Aura Air review: Trades air pollution for noise pollution

This wall-mounted air purifier boasts some great technology, but it’s much too loud for us to recommend with any enthusiasm.

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Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer review: Sophisticated yet simple

This Bluetooth (and Wi-Fi, with a bridge)-based watering system is great for drip and other hose-based irrigation systems.

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Narwal T10 review: An awesome robot vac/mop hybrid hobbled by a terrible app

This powerful robot will scrub your floors after vacuuming them, but glaring problems with its app nearly wipe out all its benefits.

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Peril Protect leak detection system review: Pricey and limited protection from water damage

This subscription-based system is super easy to deploy and use, but it’s expensive and can’t be integrated with other smart home devices or services.

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Amazon’s limited-time offer gets you an Echo Dot for just 99 cents—sort of

You’ll also need to sign up for at least one month of Amazon Music Unlimited.

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CookingPal’s Multo smart appliance is a food processor that can also cook

The manufacturer says its new appliance can prep your food, cook the entrée and a couple of side dishes, and then clean up after itself.

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Wemo Stage Scene Controller review: Almost a HomeKit home run

One flaw prevents this remote from being great. Blame it on Apple.

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Anker Nebula Capsule II R2-D2 Limited Edition review: The Force is strong with this one

This tiny projector packs a big punch, just like its droid namesake. But only hardcore fans will tolerate the upsell.

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Eve Aqua review: The perfect watering timer for the HomeKit set

Support for HomeKit and Thread render this water valve smarter than most, but Android users are left high and dry.

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Apple sold more smart speakers in Q1 than Google did, but its lead might be short lived

Market-research firm Omdia says smart displays accounted for 38 percent of worldwide smart speaker sales in the first quarter of 2021, and Apple doesn’t have one.

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U by Moen smart faucet review: This kitchen tool is both smart and practical

Voice control delivers the wow, but you’ll use gesture control far more often.

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Wyze Home Monitoring review: A tremendous value for the price, if you can live with its limitations

Focused primarily on home security, this wireless system also supports smart lighting.

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Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) review: Alexa's got her eye on you

The rotating screen on Amazon’s latest smart display is the big attraction, but there’s plenty more to like about this excellent smart home hub.

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Reolink Go PT review: This home security camera can operate almost anywhere

You don’t need to worry about Wi-Fi range, because it connects via 4G LTE, and a solar panel keeps its battery charged.

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Amazon’s Blink offers new storage options for its home security camera line

Customers can choose between two cloud-storage subscription plans or a $35 local storage option.

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