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Erin L

Erin L

I’m so excited to have over 10,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel now. It’s a major milestone that I’ve been aiming for, and one that I owe to the subscribers. As a way of saying thank you, I’ve done a video and a post about my three most favourite tech gadgets—ever…

My Favourite Gadgets: Philips Hue Lighting

I just love Philips Hue lighting. It’s so easy to set up and use, and the colour changing abilities allow you to decorate with light in all kinds of ways. Hue is definitely one of my all time favorite lineups of smart home gadgetry. Plus you can easily get it to work with any of the smart home digital assistants. Read my review of other Philips Hue outdoor lights here.

That’s why I’m giving away the newest lighting option from Philips Hue: the outdoor lighting strips kit with a bridge. Thank you so much to Philips Hue and my friends at Ketchum for making this possible.

My favourite gadgets:  Nanoleaf Aurora light panels

Maybe it’s no surprise that another smart light it on my top three. These are the Nanoleaf Aurora light Panels (click here to read the review)… these flat panels can be configured in a whole bunch of ways, and you can have so much fun  with them. You can control them now with the 3D remote, and you can get a dongle that lets you sync the lights to music. They’re easy to install and get set up and the app makes them infinitely customize-able.

Nanoleaf is giving away one of their special bulbs to one lucky winner… you can choose if you’d most like to win the Gem or the One.

Nanoleaf discount code alert!

PLUS… they’re offering a discount code to my viewers and subscribers for a limited time.. This is huge.. you can get 25% off your Nanoleaf order by shopping their Canadian or US store.. That’s HUGE if you’ve been wanting to get a set up these or any accessories. The discount code is NANOWIN25 and it’ll take that 25% off at checkout only at Nanoleaf’s web store.

More favourite gadgets…

I’ve got too many other favourites. I love Fitbit.  It’s the best fitness and activity tracker out there, bar none, in my opinion. It’s super accurate, easy to use and the new versions like the Versa (my full review is here) are beautiful too.

My Dyson Pure Hot+Cool link Purifier, heater and fan is another item I can’t be without. It warms up the room in winter , cools it with the fan setting in the summer and purifies the air too. It’s an investment, but worth it, in my opinion.

I’ve also always got my Away suitcase for when I travel. The flexible hard shell case is ultra light, the wheels make it easy to roll or pull and the built in charging is so handy. Plus the fun colours mean my bag stands out.

One other new gadget that I want to give a shout out to is the DrinkUp smart Water bottle. I’ve been taking it everywhere because I’m really bad at remembering to drink water. The smart lid in the double walled stainless bottle reminds me to drink water, and keeps tabs on how much i have, keeping track of it all in the app.

It’s really handy and DrinkUp has given me one of these bottles to give away to one lucky viewer or subscriber.

I’ll draw a winner’s name in 30 days. Be sure to read the full contest rules below.

Those are my top gadgets! I’d love to know if you agree or disagree with me, and what your favourites are—or what I should look at reviewing next.

Erin L

Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.

34 Comments

  1. Maritess S on November 29, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Congratulations on reaching a social media milestone. Keep the good reviews and giveaways coming. I have on my wishlist a Dyson Pure Hot+Cool link Purifier, heater and fan.

    • Erin L on November 29, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Thank you Maritess! That’s a good product for you to wish for.

  2. Rahul Banerjee on November 28, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    I accidentally bumped upon your YouTube channel today and totally loved your reviews. I am a big gadget fan myself and love what you do. I am really interested in the DrinkUp bottle, I might buy one before this contest closes lol but would love to have a second one ;). Thanks so much Erin! 🙂

    • Erin L on November 29, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thank Rahul! Welcome to the channel.

  3. Travis S on November 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    i watch alot of reviews on youtube and just recently got drawn into your channel.. first by those eyes lol & second being Canadian like me! Anyways i really have been enjoying your youtube channel.. your reviews are great! if chosen i would chose the water bottle as of late ive been turned on to the water health trend and have lost 20lbs.. just by drinking more water!.. i wanted to buy this bottle based on your review, however the site only accepts Ccard and i only use paypal lol.. anyways thx for the chance!!! keep up the great work..

    • Erin L on November 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words Travis. And congrats on the healthful accomplishment! Way to go!

  4. Joseph Vetro on November 13, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    YouTube segment was great. The outdoor lighting strips kit with a bridge look amazing and would love to win one.

  5. The Tech Junkie on November 12, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Erin! Congrats again on the hard work to reach 10k. You inspired me to start the “Hue” revolution at my house and we have around 6 bulbs now LOL. Though the Phillips Hue Light Strip would be a great addition to my in-progress smart home upgrade please enter me in for that!!!!

  6. Steed Ferns on November 12, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Keep up the good work. Out of all 3, the Philips Outdoor Strips would be my choice.

  7. Will Purdie on November 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks for the awesome reviews! I would love to win the lightstrip!

  8. Peter on November 12, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Like watching your youtube videos 🙂 Good job 😀

  9. Ryan Yeats on November 12, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I love the hue system and would liek to expand it to my deck. I’ve loved your reviews.

  10. JB on November 12, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Great channel. Congratulations on 10K subscribers! Just stumbled upon it while searching Philips Hue Strip Lights and subscribed right away.

    All gadgets are great but I have a preference for the Philips Hue Outdoor Light Strip and Bridge.

  11. Nile O'Meally on November 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Helli from Australia! Love your work, keep it up!

  12. Bob Preston on November 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Erin! I truly enjoy your reviews and always look forward to them. I am a gadget lover myself and would love to have the Phillips outdoor light strip Thanks so much!

  13. Mohamed Diouane on November 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Hi erin, i like your review videos and i watched all of them ,i would like to have philips hue led strip.

  14. krishna on November 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

    All the products are great.i like the smart water bottle more than others.

  15. Dason on November 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Hey, I love your channel. Congratulations on surpassing 10 000!

  16. josh taban on November 12, 2018 at 10:21 am

    hi the nanoleaf is my fav
    congrats on 10k

  17. Josh on November 12, 2018 at 10:20 am

    hi great channel
    all cool products i think the nanoleaf is the one i would use most

  18. Josh on November 12, 2018 at 10:18 am

    great channel
    i think all the prizes are great for me i think the nanoleaf is most practical

  19. LaFrance Daniel on November 12, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Thanks Erin for the chance to win. Love the prizes. . I’d love to win the Fitbit fitness and activity tracker. It would make one less gift to buy.

  20. Cortney F on November 12, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Hi Erin – I was happy to stumble upon your YouTube channel a few months ago when I was looking for a Fitbit Versa review (which I ended up buying and love). Coincidentally I’m also from Calgary and totally recognized you from the CTV community! I hit that subscribe button right away! The next thing I checked out was your Philips Hue outdoor lights video and review. I would love to win the Philips Hue light strip to start my smart outdoor lighting. Congratulations on 10K YouTube subscribers!

  21. Kelly Sikorski on November 12, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I agree with your choices. I would go with the DrinkUp bottle. Awesome YouTube channel.

  22. Albert Ritmeester on November 12, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Thank you very much for all your reviews! Keep up the good work (Y) Greetings from The Netherlands.

  23. Terry Biccum on November 12, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Love the lighting accessories… Nothing brightens up the day better… Love the Philips Hue system the best..

  24. Haukur on November 12, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Hi, congrats on the 10K subscribers. I was one of your very early subscribers.

  25. Ron Malcolm on November 12, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Thanks for all your reviews Erin and congratulations on your 10K subscribers. I would really like to win the Philips Hue Outdoor Light Strip and Bridge.

  26. Paulo Almeida on November 12, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Keep it up, i do appreciate to watch your reviews, best of luck and see you soon at 20k subscribers giveaway

  27. Terence Beebe on November 12, 2018 at 6:01 am

    First, Thank You for all the reviews! You make it easy for me to decide on purchases you might be reviewing at the moment. I really love the the DrinkUp water bottle. I find myself sitting at my desk at work and forgetting to go get a drink of water. This will be very helpful. Thanks again for all your reviews! Congratulations again on 10K!

  28. Lia Thompson on November 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    love the reviews as I’m not tech savvy and i so appreciate what you have to say about the new products out there;)

    • William Shilshi on November 12, 2018 at 7:00 am

      I’m a big fond of gadgets no matter what the item is. In my free time I always YouTube about gadgets, that’s when I found out your channel. Your reviews are very helpful to make purchase decision. All the best!

      I like your Fitbit watch Lol 😀

  29. Vanessa Taylor on November 11, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I love reading all of your reviews because sometimes I think something looks cool and end up with a dud and disappointed so it helps when I make a decision!

  30. Bonnie Blankert on November 11, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I love the gadgets you feature! I’m a gadget girl.

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