This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. After spending 130 hours testing four new home theater projectors (in addition to the nine we previously tested), we think the BenQ HT2050 is the best projector for under $1,000. Its best-in-class contrast ratio, bright output, and impressive color accuracy help it compete against projectors costing twice as much. A projector in this price range won't look as good as a TV screen during daytime viewing, and it won't have the 4K and HDR support of the latest batch of TVs in this price range.
Sengled is probably best known for its ingenious Bluetooth light bulbs that integrate a wireless speaker into one housing, but now it's moving into the broader commodity smart light bulb space with the Sengled Element line. There are four models in the Element line: two non-tunable white, one tunable white, and one featuring tunable full color. We received the lattermost, the Element Color Plus, for review. The Element bulbs use ZigBee technology, which means you'll need a hub to control them via your smartphone. Sengled supplies its own hub as part of the Element Color Plus Kit, which costs $80 and includes two of the color bulbs.
We've posted about the Nix Mini Color Sensor before: a pocket-sized device that will tell you the color of any physical object. If you've ever struggled to match the color of a real-world object to the color of a digital object (or vice-versa), then you'll quickly realize just how revolutionary this tool is. Nix has recently released a new and improved version – the Nix Pro Color Sensor – that takes everything that was great about the Nix Mini Color Sensor and adds several game-changing new features. While the original Nix limited you to a handful of pre-existing color libraries, the Nix Pro lets you import your own custom color libraries and use those for color matching. Whether you're a lab professional, a color consultant, or just an all-purpose color nerd, this will significantly improve your color game.
Bathrooms can be one of the most challenging rooms to overhaul. Renovating them can not only put a strain on your time and budget, but it puts the room out of commission while the work's being done. No one wants to renovate their bathroom more often than necessary, and for this reason many people are afraid to use color -- what happens if the colors you choose fall out of favor and affect the value of your house? Here are six color combinations that will always be winners. This is a classic combo that became ultra-popular during the Art Deco period of the 1920s and '30s.Bold black and white geometric shapes on floors and walls have stood the test of time.
At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even when filmmakers are careful, hues and tones can vary from shot to shot, so editors usually have to do a laborious color correction. All you have to do is tweak one shot just the way you want it, and Color Match will apply them to your other shots as editable color adjustments. That way, if it's still not quite perfect, you can do a final tweak to get it right.