Latest smart home reviews
A more portable smart video calling device in the Portal range, with a different form-factor for convenient conversations with loved-ones.
Our long-term test of the evohome modular heating system
Is the 2021 update to Google-owned Nest's wired indoor security camera a good buy? Here are the high points and low points.
The 2021 Nest Cam is battery-powered and works both outside or inside - the choice is yours. But is it a step forward in quality or a step back?
Always wanted that Philips Ambilight effect? Govee Immersion could be a cheap way to get it - but the affixed camera might put-off some buyers.
Google Nest's Hello wired video doorbell sits alongside the Nest Battery Doorbell. It's expensive, but it's still got the best feature set going.
What's the battery life like of the Google Nest Doorbell (battery)? What's the camera like? How does it compare to the Nest Hello? Here's our review.
The fourth-gen doorbell enters a crowded market - not just from rivals, but from Ring itself - so how does it justify being the one to buy?
Nanoleaf's wood-look lights give you a different vibe to its colourful tiles - but are they worth the cost?
With expertise in robot vacuum cleaners, Roborock is no novice in the cleaner market, but this is only its second foray into cordless stick cleaners.
The second-generation Echo Show 8 is the best bang for your buck Alexa device with a display. It's got a much improved camera this time too.
Is the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer worth the money? Here's our review.
The Meaco 1056P is the pedestal version of the company's desk fan - sorry, 'air circulator' - which has various modes, motions and levels for cooling.
Previously available in the US, Amazon has now launched a UK version of the latest Echo Dot Kids. The hardware is the same as the 4th gen Echo Dot.
Amazon's smallest smart display gets an update.
Arlo boosts internal monitoring with privacy in mind.
This shorter battery life cordless cleaner is designed for hard floors and smaller homes, where it can be easily packed away. Is it any good?
The V15 Detect is the best-of-the best in cordless vacuums - but is its laser light head really worth the lofty price tag?
The second-gen hard-wired smart doorbell from Amazon-owned Ring brings head-to-toe perspective, better quality and more. Is it worth it?
Sleep tracking comes to Google's smart display, offering an unintrusive way to monitor your rest.
Combining Arlo's smart camera with a powerful floodlight for a winning combination.
Arlo's Ring rival puts up a compelling show. Do you need a subscription? What's the video quality like? Is it better than Ring?
This Echo Show features a rotating base feature so it can follow you during calls. But it's far pricier than other Show devices, so is it worth it?
This battery-powered smart thermostat is simpler than some, but ticks the important smart features boxes. Here's the setup and user experience.
This electronic box sucks in your home's air to extract moisture to avoid damp, condensation and even aid with drying your washing.
The hard-wired Ring Video Doorbell will need an electrician to fit. But it never needs battery changes. And it can always record as a result.
The Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock have changed in 2020. But is it a design shift for the better?
The tool for all your cleaning needs? The HX1 might be expensive, but this battery-powered vacuum's modular system means it meets a number of demands.
The 2020 Amazon Echo is a design rework that takes on a surprising spherical form, but is it a worthy improvement over the established existing model?
There's a new Echo Dot with a new design for 2020 - but is it any good?
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus is Ring's 2020 battery-powered flagship video doorbell, complete with Pre-roll to capture events before they happen.
A refreshed speaker from Google that's a great replacement for the Google Home.
Tapo's smart bulb is competitively priced and incredibly easy to set up, which is a pretty winning combination.
An improved version of Netatmo's previous camera, with great recording & an integrated floodlight. There are no monthly subscription costs either.
The Flex is relatively cheap, unobtrusive, and has loads of potential.
Too hot to sleep? It's a bit hot isn't it? Dyson's fan will help you cool down with purified air. But is it worth its asking price?
The Roborock S6 MaxV is designed to navigate your home more effectively as it cleans by using new AI-powered cameras to keep an eye out for obstacles.
The Google Assistant centre for your smart home: the Nest Hub is the always connected central point to control smart devices, watch YouTube and more.
The Max looks like the original Nest Hub, but with larger 10-inch display, built-in Nest camera, better sound and more. Is it a smart home winner?
An interesting smart display if you make Messenger and WhatsApp calls. But with Facebook's history of security question marks, will anyone buy Portal?
At a significantly cheaper price than the larger Echo Show, the Show 8 has most of its appealing features.
The Echo Show experience is getting better all the time and this is a great entry point. Sure, there are some compromises, but it's value for money.
With welcome software enhancements and much better audio as well as that larger screen, the Echo Show is getting serious. But is it worth buying?
Designed to connect to your TV, this camera is designed for Facebook/Messenger/WhatsApp calls and connectivity with loved ones. Does it make snese?
The SimCam 1S is one of those hidden gems. An affordable smart home camera that's packed full of features. Person detection, remote control, two-way
The Dyson 360 Heurist is an update to the Dyson 360 Eye, its then first robot vacuum cleaner. So is it second-time success or difficult second album?
Can the Ring Floodlight Cam do enough to offer all the protection your home needs? Here's our review.
We're fans of Roborock's robot vacuum range, the S5 Max offering serious cleaning capabilities. It's not cheap, though, which may limit its potential.
Tado has been in the smart home game for a long time, so it's no surprise to see how advanced its system is getting.
An affordable robot vacuum cleaner with some intelligent features, interesting design aesthetics and more. But what are its compromises?