RGB lighting is a cool way of customizing your build and home. RGB has become big in recent years, and even though it does not boost FPS, I have become accustomed to this new trend and would even say that I am a fan. I have tested and reviewed a couple of Yeelight products in the past, and when the company reached out for their new Cube Smart Lamp, I just had to say yes. Here is my review of the Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp.
Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp
The Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp comes with a base unit and additional extensions, making up a total of three different kinds of modular cubes that you can mix and match to create all kinds of different effects. The lights can sync to music, and you can even create your own patterns. Setting the lights up to tell the time is also a cool feature that is worth checking out. I especially enjoyed this feature since I currently do not wall have a wall clock in my room.
- Easy to use and setup
- Plenty of customization options
- Modular design
- Connect up to 6 cubes
- Works with Apple Smart Home and Home Kit
- Requires separate app
- Limited to 6 cubes per PSU
- No built-in microphone
The matrix cube displays five rows of five dots; each dot can have its own color, so there are a lot of possibilities even with a single cube. The cube with the panel design provides diffused light. Finally, there is a spotlight cube that can display a single color. The spotlight can be angled to throw light at an angle. I currently have it facing the wall to diffuse light off it while I am gaming.
All the cube modules are the same size, can be rotated 360 degrees, and come in black. The cubes connect to each other via magnets. The power supply is compact and powers the cubes via the same magnets. One power supply supports up to 6 cubes, which means that if you want to build additional towers, then you will need an additional power supply or base station.
The Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp works with Matter, so it will work with Apple Smart Home and other IoT applications. Installation and setting up was fairly easy. There is a single button on the base station or the power supply, which can be used to power on or off, change effects, or reset the lamp.
Other than that, you can use the Yeelight Station app to customize the lamp with your phone. The Yeelight Station app is a separate app, and it would have been better if the Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp was part of the regular Yeelight app rather than having users install and use a separate app for the product. This might be something that the company could look into in the future. Once the Cube has been synced with the Station app, you can add it to the Home Kit as well.
There are plenty of customization options in the Station app, and you can add a lot of effects. There is even a music mode, but the downside to that is that the Cubes do not have a built-in microphone, and it is your phone that picks up the music. That can result in a short delay in lighting effects which ruins the fun at times. If you do not want to get into too much depth, there are presets available in the app that you can assign to each cube individually.
You can even have the cubes sync with other Yeelight products and have them all sync with your PC’s ambient light or the game that you are playing. Which is a very cool feature.
While the Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp can be bought with a single cube, I recommend getting at least three cubes to see what the lamp is all about. You can always add more cubes later (up to 6). I have not had a lot of time with the Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp, so I cannot comment on how reliable it is, but I have tested plenty of other Yeelight products, and they have yet to fail me over the years.
All things considered, the Yeelight Cube Smart Lamp is a fun product for your gaming setup and even your home. It has plenty of customization options and lighting effects for you to play around with. While there are some missing features such as routines, there is still plenty that you can do with it and such features can always be added down the line via software updates.