The Nanoleaf Elements light up wall panels — just released this summer — kick off these smart home lighting deals and have a nice discount at Best Buy. The hexagonal wood accent panels are: $50 off for a seven-panel kit, bringing them down to $250. If you want to go beyond seven, you can choose a three panel extension kit for $80 (saves you $20). These panels are customizable and you can connect up to 22 in one continuous pattern.
You may be familiar with the colorful Nanoleaf panels that are popular with Twitch streamers and YouTubers, but the Elements promise a more sophisticated look with their wood grain and white lighting that ranges from cool to warm tones. When turned off, their subtle wood aesthetic still complements a room without looking like light panels that have gone out.
Also on the smart home front, Best Buy offers several great deals on Philips Hue lighting through their Geek Squad certified refurbished offerings. Our top pick is the multicolored LED starter kit with three lamps, bridge and dimmer switch, all for $135. In addition, there are some nice options for accent lighting with the Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip 65″ for $225″ (a saving of $25) and a two packs of Hue Play Smart LED light bars for $100 (you save $50).
Any of these can work wonders for a room or entertainment center for some added drama, while the starter kit can outfit an entire bedroom and give you easy control with the dimmer. If you need a Hue Bridge for some lights you’ve already invested in from a previous deal, Best Buy also has the 2nd Generation Bridge for $40 (saves you $20).
Bose’s line of Bluetooth-enabled audio sunglasses is quite unique. They come in a few different styles, with some models looking more casual and sleek while others are more action-appropriate. Right now there are some notable deals on both the Bose Frames Tempo and Bose Frames Tenor at multiple retailers. Both offer wireless audio that won’t block your ears or prevent you from hearing things around you, which can be very useful when cycling, commuting or just wandering city streets. Best Buy has both the Weather and Tenor for a discounted price of $224, knocking $25 off the price of each. In addition, you can get the same prices from Amazon for the pace and B&H has the Tenor. Read our Bose Frames Tempo review here.
The Nintendo eShop is offering some of its best deals on a slew of excellent titles during its Blockbuster Sale runs through October 3. There are great indie games to choose from at some of their best prices, such as Overcooked! 2 for $8.49, Ori and the will of the wisps for $19.49, The messenger for $8, Dicey Dungeons for $5.09, Axiom Verge (no relationship) for $8, and much more. Although our best pick may have to go to? Hades, which corresponds to his historical low in the eShop at $17.49, but it really is priceless. Read our review.
A FEW DISCOUNT OFFERS FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE BATTERY
- Anker’s Powerbank Slim 10,000 mAh power bank is just $15 on Amazon when you use promo code ANKRSD1229. It’s not the fastest performing charger out there, but that’s a more than modest amount of on-the-go juice for just $15.
- Aukey’s Minima 20W PD USB-C charger is incredibly compact, and when you use promo code MINIMUM it’s just $5. This is one of the smallest chargers on the market that can deliver 20W to an iPhone or other fast-charging phone.