Nanoleaf’s latest sale drops its colorful smart light starter kits to as low as $50 – The Verge
Smart lighting accessories make for cute home and dorm decor, but they’re often expensive. However, today until September 5th, Nanoleaf’s back-to-school sale is making it just a little more affordable to brighten up your dorm or house. Right now, you can buy Nanoleaf’s colorful Mini Triangle five-pack starter kit for just $49.99 ($70 off) at Amazon and directly from Nanoleaf itself. The kit consists of five small triangles you can customize into whatever kind of layout you prefer, as well as a controller and power supply. All of the lights integrate with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant, and you can sync them with music or even the lights emanating from your games for a more immersive experience.
However, if you want something larger and don’t mind paying more, Nanoleaf’s Lines starter kit, which consists of an adaptor as well as nine backlit light bars you can stick to your wall, behind a gaming monitor, or your TV, are also on sale. These bars are capable of displaying colorful lights in a variety of patterns and are also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Thread. They can also sync with your music and games, while the companion app offers 19 preloaded scenes you can use to create a sunset-like effect or a nightclub vibe in your home. Typically $199.99, you can buy them for $179.99 at Amazon and directly from Nanoleaf. That’s a small yet still helpful discount, especially as — while we consider them some of the best artistic LED lights around — we were originally turned off by their price. Read our review.
Nanoleaf Lines Smarter Kit
The Nanoleaf Lines Smarter Kit comes with an adapter and nine LED light bars, allowing you to add color to your wall in a variety of patterns. The lights can also sync with your music and mirror the colors on your display or make use of an assortment of preloaded scenes via a companion app.
If you often listen to music while running or bicycling outside, and if you live in a busy city, a good pair of headphones that actually lets you hear oncoming cars and other noises could keep you safe. That’s why the OpenRun headphones from Shokz — the successor to the AfterShokz Aeropex that we liked and reviewed a few years ago — are so great. Unlike conventional wireless earbuds, they don’t cover your ears, instead carrying the sound through bone conduction so you remain aware of your surroundings. Plus, they can handle a bit of rain as well, with an IP67 water-resistance rating. Normally $129.95, right now, they’re available in a variety of colors for $103.95 at Amazon and Shokz, which is one of the better prices we’ve seen for those buds.
Shokz OpenRun open-ear headphones
These open-ear headphones deliver sound via bone conduction instead of covering your ears, helping you to remain present during indoor and outdoor activities. They have IP67 resistance to dust and water.
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