The Apple ecosystem revolves around four key areas: the iPhone, the iPad, the Mac and connected home experiences supporting HomeKit. Here we round up the very best products across each of these categories, including devices, accessories, apps and crown runner ups for them as well.
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The 6th-generation 9.7-inch iPad is the perfect blend of features and price. It's got a fantastic Retina display, A10 Fusion chip with a super fast processor, and more. With the addition of Apple Pencil support, it's the best iPad for the price.
Lenovo offers the most complete smart display for your kitchen, or other public area, with excellent audio, a vibrant display and the power of Google Assistant in a stylish display that's available in two sizes.
A compact size, affordable price tag and stylish design make the Echo Dot 3rd Generation the best smart speaker of 2018. Being an echo, it also means it's powered by Alexa with all the goodies that Amazon's assistant has to offer.
Create the ultimate lighting experience with a compact light bar.
A full light experience that rivals products many times its size, the Philips Hue Play offers the ultimate customizable lighting experience. Whether it's on the floor, on a cabinet or mounted to the back of your TV, immerse yourself with this gorgeous addition to smart lighting in 2018.
Support for Gigabit connections, the ability to add as many nodes as you need, an easy set up and a built-in SmartThings hub to control all your smart home technology make the SmartThings WiFi a must-have for your smart home.
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