If you’re looking for artistic LED lighting to decorate your home with, Nanoleaf’s new lines are some of the best lights money can buy. However, at $200, they are also some of the more expensive ones. Fortunately, you can now get these beautiful lamps for a little less as part of a starter set. Nanoleaf’s new Lines Smarter Kit, which includes an adapter and nine Lines that you can mount on your wall to display colorful lights in various patterns, regularly costs $199.99 and retails for $179.99 at Amazon and Best Buy†
Unlike Nanoleaf’s other lighting fixtures, these LED light bars are backlit, making them perfect for sticking behind a gaming monitor or TV. There’s also a music visualizer that uses a built-in microphone to pick up ambient noise and make the lights pulse in time with your music, as well as a screen mirroring feature that lets the lights mimic the colors actively displayed on your monitor or television screen. The accompanying Nanoleaf app also offers 19 preloaded scenes, so you can create a sunset-like effect or add that thumping nightclub vibe to your room you’ve been yearning for since the pandemic started.
In terms of compatibility, the Lines offer support for Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant, so you can play these scenes by touching a button in the app or by giving a voice command. They even support Thread, meaning they can integrate with the new Matter standard in the fall. Please note, however, that these lamps cannot be physically connected to other Nanoleaf panels, in case you own other panels and want to pair them. Read our review.
The Amazfit Bip S is the most affordable fitness tracker on the market, one that’s much cheaper than your average Fitbit or Apple Watch. It’s an even better buy today, now that Walmart sells the black model for $49 ($21 off)the lowest price we’ve seen for wearables this year.
The Amazfit Bip S may not be as attractive as other trackers on the market, but like some of its more expensive rivals, it delivers accurate results, offers built-in GPS and has a colorful always-on display. You don’t have to worry about running out of battery either, as the fitness track offers two weeks of battery life, as well as other useful features like continuous heart rate monitoring and advanced sleep tracking. While it’s less of a smartwatch and more of a fitness tracker, it’s compatible with both iOS and Android, allowing you to view notifications, control music playback, and edit watch faces.
If you’re looking to get into the world of aerial photography or upgrade your existing setup, you can now save hundreds on a DJI Mavic Air 2S bundle at B&H Photo. Normally $2,498, you can buy a kit containing the drone, a DJI RC Pro controller and accessories from B&H Photo and adorama for $1,749 – the bundle’s lowest price to date. The new controller offers a 5.5-inch, 1080p display with up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness, along with the same control sticks found on the FJI FPV drone. In addition to the controller, the bundle also includes three batteries, a gimbal protector, a shoulder bag, a pair of control sticks and a handful of other accessories.
In our review, we called the compact Mavic Air 2S a fantastic drone for beginners and experts alike. It’s compact, like the DJI Mini 2, but more powerful thanks to the larger image sensor and improved zoom capabilities. The drone offers a 20-megapixel one-inch camera sensor, which is the same size as the one in the larger, more expensive Mavic 2 Pro. It is also capable of recording 5.4K videos and 4K up to 60 fps.
However, some of these upgrades have drawbacks. DJI estimates the battery at 31 minutes of flight time, which is slightly less than the Mavic Air 2, and you can’t zoom in digitally while shooting in some modes or while still taking pictures. There’s also significant cropping that occurs when you’re shooting in 4K at 60fps.
If you want a media remote for your Xbox console, 8BitDo’s larger Media Remote is an affordable choice that’s compatible with both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Unlike the Short Edition, the Long Edition also comes with Comes with a numeric keypad like some extra buttons for functions like subtitles. Both remotes also come with backlighting and Xbox buttons for easy navigation through menus and apps, as well as a Home button so you can instantly wake up your Xbox. As an infrared remote, you don’t have to worry about pairing or setting it up either, so you can use it right away with your Xbox console. However, you must make sure that the Xbox is within the remote’s field of view; otherwise it won’t work.
Normally $24.99, Amazon is currently selling the Long Edition for $21.10 — a modest but rare discount. Read our review.
Summer is slowly but steadily approaching. Luckily, if you’re looking for a portable speaker that you can use while sitting around the house or by the pool, both Amazon and walmart selling JBL’s latest-generation Flip 5 now in select colors for $99. That’s a $30 discount and the lowest price we’ve seen this year for the portable Bluetooth speaker, offering robust sound for its size, full IPX7 waterproofing and can be paired with JBL PartyBoost compatible speakers for stereo sound. It’s certainly not dustproof like last year’s Flip 6, but it’s also currently available for $50 less.
Here are some other ways you can save today
- Best Buy is currently taking $25 off the basic Kindle from 2019, selling the 8GB, ad-supported model for $64.99 instead of $89.99. You can also get an extra $20 if you buy two Kindles. While the screen isn’t as pretty as newer models, and the battery doesn’t last as long, it still offers a built-in light and an affordable price tag. Read our review.
- You can buy both the physical and digital versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for PC and Mac for $99.99 at Amazon and B&H. While that’s not the all-time low we saw the software hit during Black Friday, it’s still a remarkable $50 discount.