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Sony LED Light Bulb Boasts Built-in Bluetooth Speaker

If you’ve ever been over to someone’s place in Japan, then you’ll know that typical accommodations (particularly in big cities) can be a little cramped by typical North American standards. You just don’t have a lot of space, so you start to get more creative about how you choose and arrange your furniture. You also start combining things together, as is the case with this new Sony LED light bulb that also happens to act as a Bluetooth speaker.

It sounds crazy, but is it really? You simply screw this Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker into a regular light socket — in the ceiling, on a floor lamp, wherever — and it’ll function just like a regular light bulb. The difference is that it’ll also work as a Bluetooth speaker, drawing enough power from that light socket to fill your small room with the glorious sounds of J-pop and anime music.

Adding to all of this, you also get some “smart” functionality with the new Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker too. The 360-lumen bulb can be controlled from a smartphone app, not unlike the Belkin WeMo or Philips Hue, including both brightness of the light and volume of the speaker. There’s also an NFC-enabled remote if you don’t want to whip out your keitai.

Sony LED Light Bulb Boasts Built-in Bluetooth Speaker

You would hope that combining these two things together would help you save some money, but that’s sadly not the case. The Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker is set to retail for 23,880 JPY when it launches in a couple weeks in Japan. That works out to about $200.


Via The Verge

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