Lighting

Abode takes on Wyze with new budget video doorbell and smart bulbs

Abode takes on Wyze with new budget video doorbell and smart bulbs

DIY home security company Abode is entering "a new era," releasing a wireless video doorbell and full-color smart bulbs that make it easier than ever for people to take advantage of smart home technology. The company has unveiled two new products at CES 2022, the Abode Wireless Video Doorbell and Abode Color Bulbs.

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Wyze Switch and Bulb White offer smart home lighting on a budget

Wyze Switch and Bulb White offer smart home lighting on a budget

Joining its newly unveiled Solar Panel and Lamp Socket, Wyze has also taken the wraps off two new products: the Wyze Switch and Wyze Bulb White. The two new products expand the company's growing home automation product line, offering consumers inexpensive options for transforming their home's existing lighting system into a smart home feature.

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Razer enters PC component market with plenty of Chroma

Razer enters PC component market with plenty of Chroma

Razer announced a variety of new PC components this week with an ultimate goal of fully outfitting your top-tier DIY gaming rig. AIO Liquid Coolers, Case Fans, PWM Fan Controllers, Platinum PSUs, and Razer Chroma lighting through the whole set. Some of these devices will be released soon, others will appear in early 2022!

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Ikea Vappeby Bluetooth speaker doubles as a lamp, but there’s a bigger surprise

Ikea Vappeby Bluetooth speaker doubles as a lamp, but there’s a bigger surprise

It looks like Ikea is working on a new Bluetooth speaker, but this new product looks quite a bit different from the Bluetooth speakers we're used to. Dubbed the Ikea Vappeby, this new speaker will also double as an outdoor lamp. While the design of the Vappeby is probably attention-getting enough, it seems this speaker also has a Spotify Tap button on it, which would make it the first of its kind.

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Nanoleaf Lines Review

Nanoleaf Lines Review

The latest LED light system from Nanoleaf goes by the name Nanoleaf Lines. These are LED light bars that are sort of the opposite of what they've released in past editions. The first several sets of Nanoleaf products were LED light shapes connected in combinations chosen by the consumer. With Lines, Nanoleaf still has a modular system for placement, but the lights shine at the wall instead of outward.

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MIT’s latest glowing plants pave the way for passive lighting in smart cities

MIT’s latest glowing plants pave the way for passive lighting in smart cities

Cities of the future may be powered by light-emitting plants rather than street lamps and other sources of lighting. The concept has been presented repeatedly over the past few years, including by a team of engineers at MIT. Those researchers are back with an update on the glowing plant project they introduced back in 2017, revealing their second-generation plants glow more brightly than the first-gen version.

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Wyze Night Light Review: Deceptively classy

Wyze Night Light Review: Deceptively classy

Wyze, the company you probably best know for its cheap smart bulbs and home security cameras, recently introduced a new product called Wyze Night Light. The name refers to the product -- it's literally a night light. Unlike the cheap night lights you can find at the hardware store, however, this one packs a surprising number of features, as well as a design so classy someone could mistake the light as a permanently installed fixture.

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Philips Hue gradient, bathroom, and ceiling collections expand with lights aplenty

Philips Hue gradient, bathroom, and ceiling collections expand with lights aplenty

Signify revealed an expanded set of "gradient collection" Philips Hue products this week alongside news of pairing with Spotify. The headliner device is the Philips Hue Play gradient light tube, a follow-up and best buddy of last year's big launch in the Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip. There's a whole bunch of gradient action going on now, courtesy of these and upgraded model Signe floor and table lamps, out in black and white, too.

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Razer Hammerhead earbuds add ANC and Chroma RGB lights

Razer Hammerhead earbuds add ANC and Chroma RGB lights

Razer took things up a notch with a pair of earbuds today, adding Razer Chroma RGB lighting and ANC to the mix. This is the second generation of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds, bringing the pair up to modernity with "feed forward ANC" with dual environmental noise cancelling (ENC) microphones. And they have lights. Little RGB lights in your ears, so you can be sure everyone around you knows you absolutely cannot hear what they are saying and do not want to be disturbed.

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Wyze Light Strip brings smart accent lighting to every part of your home

Wyze Light Strip brings smart accent lighting to every part of your home

Wyze is offering another connected light product, this one quite different than its smart light bulb. The Wyze Light Strip, which is now available to preorder, allows users to add accent lighting just about anywhere in their home with peel-and-stick functionality. Unlike most strip lights, the Wyze Light Strip can be controlled with your phone.

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Sony LSPX-S3 wireless glass speaker keeps audio weird

Sony LSPX-S3 wireless glass speaker keeps audio weird

Sony revealed a new sort of speaker this week that keeps the entire experience strange with wirelessness, light, and glass. The Sony LSPX-S3 is a "wireless glass sound speaker" that works with an organic glass tweeter. Using this tech, the speaker is said to deliver "clear and powerful high tones" as well as a "widespread sound with uniform volume dispersion."

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Nanoleaf Elements bring woodgrain to smart lighting panels

Nanoleaf Elements bring woodgrain to smart lighting panels

Nanoleaf Elements were just revealed by the folks that delivered the original triangular light panels. Elements begins with "Wood Look Hexagons", panels with individual wood grain faces and much of the same smart lighting feature set included with each previous Nanoleaf product - save the wide array of color options. These panels are made to be simpler - and more usable by the masses who aren't always seeking full spectrum lighting.

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