. Beyond Amazon’s expanding lineup of , the tech giant also owns home security brands and — and Wi-Fi router brand . Smart thermostat maker gets . Google owns Nest and , rebranding most of its connected from “Google Home” to “Google Nest,” like the and the .
Our current list offeatures 12 products; seven of them are Amazon or Google devices — or devices made by Amazon- or Google-owned (or funded) companies. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. They’re all solid gadgets and we heartily recommend them. As much as Google and Amazon (the latter especially) deserve credit for bringing some much needed organization to the smart home category via