Last year when working from home, I wanted to invest in a good back-light for my Webcam.
I reviewed two options – either buy a decent LIFX Apple HomeKit Backlight, or a cheap Cygnett Selfie Ring.
I bought both, so I could review which is best.
Verdict: Instead of getting a selfie ring, it’s a more elegant solution to invest in backlighting for your computer monitor AND it’s easier on your eyes too. AND you can set it to automatically come on during your work hours.
After one week of using the LIFX Z-TV strips, I went all out and bought 4x more. They’re amazing.
|Good, balanced, adjustable lighting||Always-on power (actually very low energy impact)|
|Apple HomeKit, Siri enabled||Permanently fixed (3M strips)|
|Easy on the eyes, good for long meetings|
|Infinitely adjustable via App|
|Great for Wide-screen monitors|
The Cygnett Selfie-Ring might be suitable for quick make-up tutorials, but it’s far too stressful on the eyes.
|Portable, USB design||Very bright, hard on the eyes|
|Good for occasional, short-videos||Needs a power source, e.g. USB battery pack|
|Clamp isn’t easily adjustable|