January 8, 2015

IT'S OWN ROCK LIGHT SHOW:

What Smart Lightbulbs Do Best: Hide Your Other, Uglier Gadgets (Joshua Brustein, January 06, 2015, Businessweek)

On Monday, Sony introduced the Symphonic Light speaker, a prototype for a lamp that emanates music in all directions. The company unveiled several versions: ceiling lamps, floor lamps, and a small bedside-table version. In each, a cylindrical piece of glass enclosed what looked like a small bulb, with the base of the lamp containing the guts of the speaker. With a few taps on a smartphone, music filled the room--sometimes from one lamp, sometimes from several. Here's the cool part: Absent visible speakers, the sounds didn't seem like they were coming from anywhere. There was just music in the room. [...]

Sengled, a Chinese lighting company, is also showing off several bulbs that do more than light up a room. The company's Boost bulb, which will cost $50, doubles as a Wi-Fi extender, increasing the power of a Wi-Fi signal in areas of the house that might not be served well by the primary router. (It already sells lightbulbs with speakers in them, for $170.) The company is also displaying a suite of products called Snap, bulbs with a built-in security camera, microphone, and speaker, as well as motion detectors and facial recognition, that can be installed inside or out.


We've got their Pulse Solo Dimmable LED Light with Dual Channel Bluetooth Speakers, which is pretty much the greatest light a 12 year old boy ever had.

Posted by at January 8, 2015 5:52 PM
  

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