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Philips Hue Lightstrips and Bloom: An Eyes-on Review

Philips Hue Lightstrips and Bloom: An Eyes-on Review
A few months back, I outfitted my man-cave/media room with Philips Hue LED light bulbs in all of my recessed ceiling fixtures. This has given me the ability to set different moods in the room, and even automatically dim the lights to a warm, theater-like quality when I want to go watch a movie.

LEDgoes Modular LED Display: Building Blips

LEDgoes Modular LED Display: Building Blips
An LED Matrix Display is a very affordable and versatile tool for showing information. But Stephen Wylie and Stacy Devino made an even more affordable and useful version of it. They call it LEDgoes, a display that you can expand by snapping modules together like LEGO.
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Handy LED Salt Meter Measures How Salty Your Food Is

Handy LED Salt Meter Measures How Salty Your Food Is
There’s a reason why restaurant food usually tastes a lot better than home-cooked food: the former is usually loaded with lots of salt! Unless you’ve got super-sensitive taste buds, you won’t be able to tell just how much salt you’re cramming into your mouth because all you can process is how good the food tastes.

Philips Hue Adds LivingColors Bloom Lamp and Flexible LightStrips to the Family

Philips Hue Adds LivingColors Bloom Lamp and Flexible LightStrips to the Family
I really love my Philips Hue wireless bulbs. In fact, I’ve got my entire man cave/home theater/game room outfitted with the colorful, remote-controlled lights in my ceiling fixtures. But one thing that’s bugged me about the lamps so far is that they only come as reflector bulbs.

Tokyoflash Kisai Neutron Watch: It’s Cylon Time!

Tokyoflash Kisai Neutron Watch: It’s Cylon Time!
Who doesn’t like having a watch that looks like it’s from the future? Well I sure would like to have one, and I have to say that the Kisai Neutron from Tokyoflash would be perfect for humans and Cylons alike.

Rydon Pixio: Solar Powered Bike Light Never Needs Batteries

Rydon Pixio: Solar Powered Bike Light Never Needs Batteries
There’s nothing more annoying than having your bicycle light give out in the middle of a night ride. It can also get dangerous. That’s why I think that a light that can be recharged using solar energy is a good idea, so you won’t have to remember to change batteries and get caught in the dark.

The Kick Portable Lighting Studio: A Flash of Colors

The Kick Portable Lighting Studio: A Flash of Colors
Last month we featured the iblazr, an external LED flash for mobile devices (it’s on Kickstarter now if you want to get one).  If you have an iPhone 4 or later and you want a more versatile flash, get Rift Labs’ The Kick.

Lumenplay Smart String Lighting: 16 Million Reasons to Leave the Christmas Lights Hanging

Lumenplay Smart String Lighting: 16 Million Reasons to Leave the Christmas Lights Hanging
Rigado LLC multiplies the appeal of smart LED bulbs with Lumenplay, a modular LED Christmas light set. Like LIFX and Philips HUE, you control Lumenplay using your smartphone – in this case, via a Bluetooth connection.

Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain

Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain
This 15 foot-tall steel brain sculpture can be controlled by your brain waves. It is called Mens Amplio (that means “mind expanding” in Latin). The interactive brain and head has been embedded with LEDs in the branching structures that represent neurons.

Tetris LED Tie: The Missing Puzzle Piece for Your Geeky Suit

Tetris LED Tie: The Missing Puzzle Piece for Your Geeky Suit
A few months ago we saw an awesome tie with a built-in equalizer. Bill Porter is working on a more interactive necktie: one that plays Tetris. Bill made it to trump his usual geeky teaching attire, a lab coat with lots of LEDs on it.

iblazr LED Flash for Mobile Devices Plugs into 3.5mm Port: from Audio to Video

iblazr LED Flash for Mobile Devices Plugs into 3.5mm Port: from Audio to Video
Most modern smartphones have a built-in LED camera flash. But if you think that your phone’s flash isn’t bright enough to properly document your party nights, dramatic Instagram pics or Bigfoot sightings, keep an eye out for the iblazr.

CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station

CitiBike Smart Helmet Leads You to the Nearest Bike Docking Station
Bicycle riders in New York now have a new weapon in the commuting wars. The CitiBike Smart Helmet will show you the way to the nearest CitiBike docking station. That’s pretty handy. Maybe I should say heady.

Blinkytape: Buy Programmable LEDs by the Strip

Blinkytape: Buy Programmable LEDs by the Strip
Ever wanted to make your stuff light up and blink? Well the guys at BlinkyTape have got you covered.

Points Electronic Directional Sign: Street Signs Are Headed This Way

Points Electronic Directional Sign: Street Signs Are Headed This Way
In the age of mobile devices and Google Maps, will street signs soon become obsolete? Not if they turn into Points. Points is an electronic directional sign that does more than just point to nearby landmarks.

HALO MINI Pet Collar: All Your Pets Are Safe with Us

HALO MINI Pet Collar: All Your Pets Are Safe with Us
When you walk your pet at night, it’s safe to say that it’s pretty easy to lose track of it, especially when it’s black (like mine). That’s one of the reasons why I really like these superbright LED collars.

NES Controller Night Light is a Brilliant Idea

NES Controller Night Light is a Brilliant Idea
The original Nintendo Entertainment System’s controller lends itself so well to geeky reinterpretations thanks to its simple, rectangular form. And now, here’s another cool use for the iconic controller – a night light.
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