Lume Cube Air VC: Portable Lighting for Your Video Conferencing Sessions

I've already reviewed the Lume Cube Lighting Kit for Smartphone, and I liked it a lot, giving it 4.5 stars out of 5. Lume Cube now has a more affordable option that foregoes the smartphone clip and strips $20 off the price. Instead, the light mounts to a phone, tablet, or laptop via suction cup. Fortunately, you can add that smartphone clip for the price difference, about $20. Lume Cube sent me the new Lume Cube Air VC ($79.95) to try and the same pros and cons apply.

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As with all of its lighting cubes, Lume Cube offer numerous customizable lighting options thanks to both the physical add-on diffusers and the Bluetooth control via the companion app. The diffusers generate softer, warmer light, which is important for videoconferencing, when the light is likely to be close to your face, and could otherwise cause a lot of shine and hurt your eyes. It does use a microUSB cable so that's one more cable to carry with you. I'm looking forward to everything moving to USB-C.


  • Customizable lighting options
  • Works with phones, tablets, and computers
  • Bluetooth control
  • Includes GoPro-style suction mount
  • Affordable


  • Optional smartphone clip
  • Recharges via microUSB

Final Verdict

If you want to look good while videoconferencing, or just taking selfies, try the Lume Cube Air VC from Lume Cube.

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