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Belkin F9K1122

THE GOOD Small Good price Single LAN port Good range THE BAD Unreliable in 2.4-GHz mode Can’t remove antennas No USB or audio ports 6/10 WORTH CONSIDERING $59.92 Amazon Size matters, and if you want a minimalist range extender, you’ll like that the $66

D-Link DAP 1520: Runner-Up

If you’re looking for a small range extender and you don’t need ports for connecting hard drives, printers or a stereo, D-Link’s DAP 1520 is for you. At 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches, the white extender is tiny and doesn’t hog adjacent outlets,

Linksys RE6500: Best Wi-Fi Extender Overall

With its $83 RE6500 range extender, Linksys has managed to squeeze the power of the best-performing extender into a package small enough to unobtrusively hide on a shelf, bookcase or even a windowsill. At 6 x 4.2 x 1 inches, the black-and-gray device is

Best Bed

  Forget fitness trackers doubling as sleep monitors — you want your entire bed to track your sleep. The Sleep Number c2 Bed with Sleep IQ monitors how you sleep all through the night by tracking breathing, heart rate and movement. With that data,

Best Smart Home Controlling System

The NuBryte console lets you make your home smarter on your own terms. This touch-screen panel replaces your wall switch, and, using a small built-in camera, will automatically turn the lights on when you enter a room. It can also be used as a

Best Light Bulb

Stack’s Alba Smart LED light bulbs are ready to react based on where you are. Using embedded motion sensors, the bulbs can detect when you’re in the room and turn the lights on and off. Inside is an ambient light sensor, allowing the lights

Best Humidity Monitor

Condensation and mold – yuck – often form when certain rooms become too damp and humid. For just $34.50, the nearly invisible Leviton Humidity Sensor and Fan Control does what its name implies: a sensor detects excess humidity and automatically activates the already installed

Best Water Monitor

More often than not, by the time you discover a water leak in your home, it’s going to cost a fortune to get it fixed. WallyHome helps you detect those leaks before they get serious. Attach its sensors to water-prone places like sinks and

Best Cookware

Part of the company’s WeMo wireless smart home platform, Belkin’s Crock-Pot (released spring 2014 in collaboration with Jarden Consumer Solutions) is the first smartphone-controllable slow cooker. Via the WeMo iOS or Android smartphone app, you can adjust the crock pot’s settings from anywhere, receive

Best Smart Home Lock

The SmartCode 916’s small size makes it less conspicuous than other locks, and allows you to use your old house keys if you want. Kwikset’s SecureScreen feature — which makes you punch in two random digits before entering your code — helps ensure burglars