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WiZ Connected Portrait Desk Lamp (Quick Look) - Create the Perfect Ambience

This desk lamp offers dual light zones and is ideal for use amid multiple different tasks at your desk.

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"Hello everyone and welcome to another Gamereactor Quick Look. I like a technology or products in general that can sort of change states. That's not new or particularly like a maverick for me to say that. There's a lot of tech troopers and stuff that love things that can do different things from a Galaxy Fold that can turn from a phone size sort of regular slab to a tablet or something like that. And I think that kind of applies to this even though that you might specifically need the two use cases that it provides or at least one of them. This is the Wiz Portrait Smart Desk Light and it does two very simple things."

"Right now it's a regular desk light, desk lamp, which would be sitting at your desk providing or casting light upwards and then from above downwards to create this really nice sort of cozy feeling. Obviously this is a smart Wi-Fi light, meaning that you can download the Wiz app and you can set this gradient light right here to provide the kind of stuff that you want, the kind of lighting that you would want. It has simple on-off switches right here. It comes with a USB-C to USB Type-A, which is quite frankly amazing because you don't really get a wall plug with it, meaning that it's actually not functional from the box, which I think is kind of a no-no. I don't think we should do that. I know that smartphone manufacturers does this as well because technically when it runs out of battery, you will have to provide something of your own from your own house, from a friend, from yourself in order to maintain that functionality. It's the same here, just so you know. Let's say that while you want to use a regular desk lamp like this, I wouldn't call it either pretty or ugly. It's too anonymous and subtle to be called any of that stuff. I will say that just before, I've seen the pictures, we've just put it out of the box. I've seen the pictures of the kind of light that it's supposed to be able to cast and it looks quite soothing and nice, but then a meeting comes up out of nowhere or you want to stream something from Twitch or something like that and you need a proper key light. Key lights, we use them all the time. They don't always need to be called key lights, but they are circular in nature and are used a lot by the modern sort of creator crowd, but the general idea is that you have a sharp light which can illuminate your face in order to create a more pleasant viewing experience and instead of having a separate Elgato key light or buying studio lights in order to provide that for your viewers or for the people that you're having a meeting with, what you do with this is that you simply flip it downwards. Well, by the time you do that, a bunch of different systems in this lamp kick in. What it is is that for one, it turns off this light around here which would be casting downwards onto the desk and it turns on a much sharper and cooler sort of key light gradient light bar which runs around the top of the lamp here. It also activates a special built-in diffuser which switches the modes and adjusts the light levels based on what it is sensing is happening. That's why there's this little circular cutout here in the middle that is essentially a sensor which reads what kind of lighting is necessary in order to illuminate you or the thing that it's pointing at in the most satisfactory way. Obviously, it does all of the Wi-Fi things and at the same time, this is a Wiz smart lamp and like a Wiz bulb and like other Wiz products, it can be added in the app and you can set the lighting conditions to be like you want them. There is also a bunch of other smart features such as it can sense when you are closing in on it and when you're closing in, it will turn on and vice versa when you're walking away, it will turn off but there's a bunch of settings in the Wiz app that accounts for all of its products that you can use. Is this useful though? Well, that depends. I mean, it's definitely for a very particular kind of consumer because you have to assume that this person needs the key light functionality but is not serious enough as to buy proper lighting equipment from someone like Elgato or Corsair or from like proper lighting manufacturers. So, if you're starting out and you can see this dual functionality as something that appeals to you, well, maybe it's worth it. Thank you so much for watching. See you on the next one."

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