Tag Archive: lights


Anker Soundcore Flare+ Review: 360-degree sound and LED lights

For some people, me included, music is an essential part of life.  My days are synced to my personal soundtrack and music affects my productivity and mood. At any time, I have a dozen or so headphones, earbuds, and speakers around.

But, I’m no audiophile. I just don’t have that level of sensitivity when it comes to listening to music. I sure wish I did because I’d love to enjoy it even more, but I’m just not built like that. A  [Read More…]

The Sphero Bolt is a new robotic ball with programmable lights

A well-rounded device.

The new Sphero Bolt is an app-enabled robotic ball you can control with your phone. It even has an 8 x 8 pixel display you can program with custom LEDs. That might not seem like much but you can use it to distinguish different Bolt balls from each other and play games. The Bolt has an array of sensors more advanced than previous generations like the SPRK+ which can track speed, acceleration, direction, and more. The  [Read More…]

Start scheduling the lights at home with the $56 Philips Hue Smart Bulb kit

You won’t want to miss this 20% discount.

Amazon has the Philips Hue A19 Smart Bulb Starter Kit on sale for just $ 55.79 right now. This deal marks its lowest price since early January of this year; it regularly sells for $ 70 when not discounted.

This offer is actually part of a larger sale on all Philips Hue products which are all currently 20% off at Amazon in celebration of Labor Day.

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These Prime Day discounts make Philips Hue lights far more affordable

Light up your room with some colorful lights.

Philips Hue is one of the most well-known smart light makers, and people tend to fall in love with the bulbs once they try them out. Amazon currently has a whole bunch of Philips Hue products on sale, from single bulbs to multipacks, and even bundles.

Whether you’re looking to kickstart an obsession or scratch an itch and add a few more bulbs, you’re going to want to check  [Read More…]

How to connect Philips Hue lights to your music, movies, or games

You can do a lot more with your Philips Hue bulbs these days, as long as you have the right set up.

Connecting Philips Hue bulbs to my television has been a long-term dream of mine. We’ve seen some third-party apps try to make it work, but the experience has been limited and a little clumsy. With its big UI overhaul, the folks at Philips now have an official way to connect what is happening on your  [Read More…]

How Philips Hue lights work with Nest

Philips Hue color ($ 45 at Amazon) and Nest Cam IQ indoor ($ 299 at Nest).

Very well, thank you very much.

Three little letters that may well be one of the most important parts of the Internet: A, and P, and I.

An API is an application programming interface. And in a nutshell it’s what lets one thing talk to another when the two comes from different owners or different families. It’s what lets Amazon  [Read More…]

Stock up on these $25 Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Lights today

Shades of … white

While it may not seem like a lot, this $ 5 discount brings these popular bulbs back to within a dollar of their previous all-time low.

This Philips Hue White Ambiance Smart Light does require a Hue Hub so if you don’t already have one, you’ll need to invest in one. It is a 60W equivalent and this bulb does all different shades of white, but no colors.

If you’re looking for the  [Read More…]

Keep the party going with these AmazonBasics weatherproof string lights

We spend lots of time making the interior of our home look great, but what about the outside? These $ 31 AmazonBasics String Lights are here to save the day. These normally sell for about $ 10 more, and today’s price is as low as it’s ever been. They also have great customer reviews.

This 48-foot string of lights has 15 clear incandescent bulbs. They’re easy to connect with multiple strings, and they’re capable of handling year-round weather.  [Read More…]

Understand your vehicle’s lights with this $11 Wi-Fi OBD2 scanner

Stay in the know.

Right now you can save nearly 50% on Tacklife’s Wi-Fi OBD2 scanner when you use the coupon code HMBJIMTF. It allows you to quickly read and clear engine fault codes and capture real-time data from your vehicle.

It can be used on nearly any gas-powered vehicle that was made in 1996 or later, and it works with both iOS and Android devices.

Tacklife backs this with a 24-month warranty.

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These smart lights work with Amazon Alexa

Control your home’s lighting using Alexa and these smart bulbs.

Amazon offers an affordable way to start building out a voice-activated home automation system for your house or apartment with their Amazon Echo and Echo Dot powered by their A.I. assistant, Alexa. On its own, you can use Alexa to play music and find news, sports and other information. But things get really interesting when you start to connect Alexa up to smart devices, including connected LED  [Read More…]