I also love everything techie and techie gadgets. Here's a great gadget review whether you are also techie or not:
YEELIGHT Smart Wifi LED Light Strip, RGB Wireless Strip Light Kit
This light strip has been a fun addition to my home office. It works well with or without Alexa. There is a free app that you can use to control it. It comes very nicely packaged. I was impressed with all the built-in settings and color range. So much lower in price than other brands, and no additional hub needed! So fun just to voice activate it. It has lots of cool features. I even have an IFTTT routine set up to turn it to blue when it rains. So many possibilities!
Full disclosure, this is an Amazon Affiliate link. If you were to purchase something from this link I would receive a small percentage. The video below is a quick demo of mine in use, placed behind the curtain rod.