The Nanoleaf Lines are a pretty unusual home lighting accessory, unless you normally decorate your rooms with the kind of lights you might find in a nightclub. The colorful LEDs allow you to create sculpture-like lighting on your walls that can be one of a kind. They add quite a dynamic pop of color and flare to a home gaming, streaming, or entertainment space, especially since they can connect to Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Samsung’s SmartThings and do things like sync to music or to what’s on a screen. For today only, you can get a nine-light kit of Nanoleaf Lines for $149.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy — their best price to date. Read our review.
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.
From decorating your home’s interior to keeping an eye on the going-ons outside, the Google Nest Cam with floodlight is on sale for around $219.99 ($60 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, Wellbots, and direct from Google. If you already have a smart home system built around Google’s ecosystem, this is the ideal floodlight camera for you. It supports facial recognition and 24/7 recording when you pay for the optional subscription, though, even without that extra charge, it can detect people, vehicles, and animals, and record up to three hours for free. The bright built-in lights can illuminate your lawn or driveway, though keep in mind that since this is a wired-only device, you’ll either have to be handy enough to tackle the install or consider hiring a pro. Read our review.
A Google Nest Cam attached to two bright, adjustable floodlights, this camera has free video recording, powerful lights, and on-device processing of smart alerts for people, vehicles, and animals. There’s no siren, but there is 24/7 recording and facial recognition. Read our review.
We’ve got a solid pair of TV deals in the budget and midrange spectrum that are worth considering. The 65-inch TCL 4-Series 65S455 4K TV is $379.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy, and the higher-end 55-inch Hisense U8H Mini LED TV is $649.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy as well.
The TCL is a good pick for anyone on a fairly tight budget who just wants a TV that excels at delivering the basics, like HDR10 support, a 60Hz refresh, four HDMI ports with one supporting eARC (for soundbars), and a built-in Roku TV interface that has pretty much all the de facto streaming apps.
The Hisense deal may not be the biggest discount we’ve seen, but it’s the second-best price for a midrange set that punches well above its weight class. The U8H is a Mini LED panel that gets much brighter than most TVs in this price range, and it supports a fast 120Hz refresh with HDMI 2.1 that’s up to snuff for the latest consoles.
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- The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is selling for $299 ($250 off) on a one-day deal at Best Buy. The 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop sports an AMD Ryzen 3 5125C chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB NVMe SSD. Read our buying guide.
- If you want a smart lighting setup that can work with the bulbs and fixtures you already own, a two-pack of Lutron Caséta Deluxe Smart Dimmer Switches with a smart hub is $135.95 (about $120 off MSRP). The kit also includes two small remotes, so the smartphone app isn’t the only way of controlling the lights without getting up.
- Apple’s M2 Mac Mini has returned to its low price of $499.99 ($100 off) at Amazon. The small desktop computer is an impeccable value for anyone doing everyday computing or light creative work, especially if you already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to use with it. Read our review of the M2 Pro version.
- The Elgato Stream Deck XL is on sale for $199.99 ($50 off) at Amazon. The jumbo-size Stream Deck has 32 programmable macro keys for doing a range of tasks, from controlling your live Twitch stream to adjusting the smart lighting in your office.