Out of the dozens of pieces of gear I’ve evaluated this year, how did I come to the conclusion that the UniFi Dream Machine (UDM for short), a one-year-old combo access point/switch/gateway/controller, was the best I’ve used all year? Two reasons. One—good network hardware makes all the other gadgets in your house work better. And two? The UDM is the best network hardware I’ve ever deployed.
And in a year dominated by home networking there could be no other choice for my Gear of the Year.