AirBulb isn’t just a smart light bulb, it’s also a Bluetooth speaker

April 3, 2014
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Recently both LG and Samsung announced their own attempts to get into the smart light bulb business, giving us a way to turn their bulbs off and on via our mobile devices. These efforts also include several other features like adjusting the intensity of the light and more, but they have nothing on the AirBulb.

The AirBulb isn’t just a Bluetooth-enabled LED light bulb — it’s also a speaker

The AirBulb isn’t just a Bluetooth-enabled LED light bulb that you lets you turn it on, off or dim it via a mobile app — it’s also a speaker. Yes, really. The AirBulb has an entire speaker built into it, which promises 3W output power with a class D AMP and can be linked together in pairs of two.

According to the AirBulb’s creators, you can not only play music through the speakers, there’s also the ability to play nature sounds for ambient noise. Going beyond its speaker features, AirBulb can also be turned on/off through alarms and timers, and even can flash light patterns when your phone has an incoming call.

The catch? Right now it’s not yet commercially available, though its creators are seeking funding through Kickstarter. If you are at all interested in the AirBulb, you can secure yourself one for $69 or two units for $115.

While AirBulb is a bit on the expensive side, it’s also pretty cool and very unique compared to other smart bulbs out there. Let’s just hope that the sound quality is up to snuff. Oddities aside, there does appear to be a demand for the AirBulb, as the Kickstarter campaign has already secured $69,028 out of its $100,000 goal with 24 days left to go.

What do you think, interested in the idea of the AirBulb or not? For more details, you’ll want to head on over to Kickstarter.

Comments

  • le_lutin

    I could see this being useful for the bathroom. I’ve often wanted a bluetooth speaker permanently in the bathroom, but the problem is that there are no sockets there to keep a speaker charged. That’s problem that this device certainly solves, although from the video it seems more like it’s for lamps rather than the main source of light in a room.

  • hamaki

    I could see this being useful for the bathroom

    http://sm-phone.blogspot.com/

  • Stas

    Awesome, video player without full screen mode.

  • hmm

    Dose it have google tallk :)

  • Heisenberg

    Sounds interesting. I hope it’s compatible with older versions of Android though, unlike LG bulb. (Not sure about Sammy)