Kicking things off are the Nanoleaf Elements light-up wall panels, which are currently seeing a nice discount at Best Buy. A seven-piece kit of the hexagon-shaped panels is $50 off right now, bringing them down to $250. If you want to go beyond seven, you can opt for a three-panel expansion kit for $80 (saving you $20). These panels are customizable, too, and you can connect up to 22 of them in one contiguous pattern.
You may be familiar with the colorful Nanoleaf panels due to their popularity with Twitch streamers and YouTubers, but the Elements promise a more refined look with their wood styling and white illumination, which ranges from cool to warm tones. When turned off, their subtle aesthetic still complements a room while looking less like light panels that have gone out.
If you’re looking for more deals on the smart home front, Best Buy is offering several great deals on Philips Hue lighting through its Geek Squad-certified refurbished program. Our top pick is the multicolor Starter Kit, which comes with three bulbs, a Bridge, and a dimmer for $135. In addition to that, there are some nice options for accent lighting with the 65-inch Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip, coming in at $225, and a two-pack of Hue Play Smart LED light bars for $100 (saving you $50).
Either of those can add some drama to a room or entertainment center, while the starter kit can outfit an entire bedroom and give you easy control with the dimmer. If you’re in need of a Hue Bridge for some bulbs you have already invested in, Best Buy also has the 2nd-generation Bridge for $40 (saving you $20).
The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Starter Kit is an all-in-one solution for setting up a smart lighting system with enough bulbs and accessories to light a small-to-average size room. The package includes three E26 bulbs, a dimmer switch, and a Hue Bridge for connectivity.
Bose’s line of Bluetooth-enabled audio sunglasses are pretty unique. They come in a few different styles, with some models looking more casual and sleek while others are more fit for action. Right now, there are some noteworthy deals on both the Bose Frames Tempo and Bose Frames Tenor at multiple retailers. Both offer wireless audio that does not block your ears and prevent you from hearing things in your vicinity, which can be very helpful when riding a bike, commuting, or roaming around the city. For a limited time, Best Buy is offering the Tempo and Tenor for a discounted price of $224, knocking $25 off the list price of both models. You can also get the same deal on the Tempo at Amazon and the Tenor at B&H. Read our Bose Frames Tempo review here.
The Bose Frames Tempo are Bluetooth-equipped audio sunglasses that are designed to fit right in with an active lifestyle. The USB-C sunglasses don’t cover or obstruct your ears, either, allowing you to stay alert to the outside world while enjoying music or a podcast.
The Tenor are one of the more stylish, everyday options in the Bose Frames lineup. The sunglasses feature polarized lenses housed in a water-resistant nylon frame. They also offer five and a half hours of Bluetooth playback that doesn’t obstruct your ability to hear your surroundings.
The Nintendo eShop is offering some of its best deals on a slew of excellent titles during its Blockbuster Sale, which runs through October 3rd. There are a variety of amazing indie games to choose from at some of their best-yet prices, including Overcooked! 2 for $8, Ori and the Will of the Wisps for $19, The Messenger for $8, Dicey Dungeons for $5, and Axiom Verge (no relation) for $8. Our top choice, however, might have to be Hades, which is currently matching its historical low on the eShop at $17. Read our review.
Hades is a roguelike, action-RPG developed by Supergiant Games that’s now available on PS4 and Xbox in addition to Nintendo Switch and PC.
A pair of bite-sized battery deals
- Anker’s Powerbank Slim 10,000mAh is just $15 on Amazon when you use promo code ANKRSD1229. The power bank is not the fastest charger out there in terms of output, but it offers more than just a modest amount of on-the-go juice for 15 bucks.
- Aukey’s Minima 20W PD USB-C charger is incredibly compact, and when you use promo code MINIMA, it’s just $5. This is one of the smallest chargers on the market that can deliver 20 watts to an iPhone or other quick-charging phone.