October 13, 2018
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Bluetooth control is infinitely better then IR especially with digital strips., February 24, 2018
By Tyler K. –
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This review is from: DreamColor LED Strip Lights with APP, Minger 6.6FT/2M 5V USB Light Strip Built-in Digital IC, 5050 RGB Light Color Changing with Music IP65 Waterproof Led String Lights Kit, LED TV Backlight Strip… (Tools & Home Improvement)
Never write reviews so that should say something about these lights.
USB powered is great and the wired remote offers basic adjustment. Bluetooth control is what im excited about though as my biggest issue with the LEDs currently behind my TV is that since they are IR hitting purple mutes my soundbar and volume up with the bar remote changes the lights to blue. This is not an issue with bluetooth control.
The ihoment app is decent in design and allows for just about any color and brightness adjustment. It also has a few scenes to pick and 4 music modes. The app lets you name multiple strips and pick which on you would like to control. The app does crash occasionally on launch on my galaxy s7 but relaunching works.
Since these LEDS are digital each diode has the POTENTIAL to be controlled individually. I say potential as this is not implemented other then in a few audio modes. I would love to be able to set multi color chases with the ability to scroll in a set direction, ripple from the middle to the ends or ping pong. I would also like the ability to group multiple strips together so I could set colors to multiple strips rather then one at a time. This should all be possible and would just need to be coded into the app.
These will be my new go-to strips to recommend assuming the app stays supported or become feature rich enough to not need updates. I will be buying a second set to replace the IR analog LEDs on my TV.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
which was nice, asking if I needed help, May 21, 2018
By StanleyJ (Edmonds, WA) –
on the positive side: inexpensive, uses bluetooth, uses usb. On the negative side: short–my tv is 44 inches, and I used it on the outer edge; however, the length is about 6 feet, the perimeter is 9 feet. so the bottom edge doesn’t have light. You can opt to stick it on the interior if you wish to make it go around the TV. I assume because it uses usb as power, it couldn’t be longer than 6 feet. Also, it’s not very bright. There are no instructions in the box, got an email later from Minger, which was nice, asking if I needed help. I had to use my apple smart phone to download the app, ihoment, and it worked. The app is not available for the kindle. The control is also attached permanently, so I use that to set what preference I wanted. The tape had to be pressed again the next day because it came off the tv. Not a big problem.So overall, because it’s inexpensive, it’s fine as an experimental project. Another asset–because it’s hooked to the usb on the tv, it turns off when I turn off the tv.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Adds a unique flair to your setup, March 3, 2018
By Jonathan Chen (Seattle, WA) –
Before purchasing these LED strip lights, I always thought flashy LEDs and lights were a little excessive and even distracting for computer use (I used them with my desktop setup rather than a TV). However, when my friend strongly recommended that I try them out, I decided why not? After doing a little bit of research, I found these lights by Minger. They were cheap, had color changing and even music syncing capabilities, so I figured that I wouldn’t be losing much if I ended up not liking them.
After installing these in my setup for about a week, I can honestly say that I love these lights. They’re not too bright (so they don’t distract you), you can change the color/turn them off whenever you want (in case you want darkness), and app control is honestly amazing. I personally did use the music audio feature that much, although I tried it and it did work. I would say that those work best for raves or parties or things like that, not really office setups like mine. Trust me, your setup will look so much better when you decide to add LEDs. I was skeptical at first, but now I’m a believer.
In fact, I purchased an extra set just in case these die out (which I don’t think will be happening anytime soon). I would strongly recommend them to anyone.
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