High end accessory make MiPow was showing off their latet gadget in Shenzhen last week, the Playbulb is an 3Wall LED light with an integrated 10W speaker. The Playbulb is controlled via an application on your Android or iOS device and it allows you to control the brightness of the light as well as if the music is playing. You can use a knob to turn the intensive of the light up or down or you can use the phones gyroscope and shake the device which is also drop and lower the lights.
For now each bulb is independent and you won’t be able to screw them into all of the light fixtures in your room and have invisible surround sound, that will have to wait until round 2. The concept of the Playbulb is around creating a connected home for a single room, start with your living room, dorm room or small apartment and then worry about expanding to other venues in your home. Home automation is expensive and getting started is daunting, Mipows approach of micro automation is simple and should keep the attention of those looking to kit out a single room. This is the firt of many products, so we’re keen to see what they’ve got up their sleeve.