Make your FaceTime calls look like a million bucks with this $27 lighting rig

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Brighten your face during video calls with U-Stream
Avoid the Zoom of doom! Brighten your face during video calls with U-Stream.
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It’s 2021, which means many of us have been working remotely for nearly a full year. With the dawn of a new year, you might also be thinking about sprucing up your home office.

There are plenty of ways to do this. Upgrading to a larger monitor can boost your productivity. Alternatively, you can upgrade peripherals like your mouse, keyboard and headphones to make your daily experience more enjoyable.

But if you’re looking for an easy, affordable upgrade that makes you look good on those unavoidable FaceTime or Zoom calls, this $26.99 lighting prop by Aduro is a worthwhile addition.

Light up your Zoom calls

The U-Stream Junior Dual Light Ring setup has many uses, but it’s especially awesome as a key light to brighten your face during video conferences, interviews and Zoom parties with your friends.

It uses a universal clip that easily mounts to your workplace, whether that’s a dedicated desk, a dining-room table or a countertop. It’s powered by USB, so you don’t have to worry about batteries to keep it charged. Simply plug and play!

The lights are attached to 2-foot gooseneck arms that you can adjust to hit the perfect lighting angle. You can switch between three color temperatures and 10 brightness levels, depending on how well-lit your environment is. All of these options can be set with an included remote, so you don’t have to fumble with the lights themselves to cycle between settings.

Finally, the U-Stream also has a third gooseneck arm with an adjustable phone holder, allowing you to use your iPhone as a makeshift webcam when using video conferencing apps like FaceTime, Zoom and Skype.

Save on this WFH lighting rig

Upgrading your WFH experience doesn’t always have to be expensive, especially with this 70% discount. Normally $89, you can purchase the Aduro U-Stream Junior Dual Right Lights for just $26.99 right now in blackrose gold or white.

Prices subject to change.