Neowin: Playbulb Color, the Bluetooth enabled multi-color light bulb and speakerBy Steven Parker
The world is becoming more connected by the day, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the different "smart" devices that are available inside your home. While some devices are obvious candidates for connecting, such as your television with a Chromecast or Amazon Fire stick, it's clear that the "Internet of Things" is definitely starting to creep into our daily lives.
That's why I was intrigued when MiPow offered up their latest device, the Playbulb Color, for review. The device is billed as a multi-color LED light bulb with an integrated speaker that plugs into a normal E26/E27 socket and is controlled via Bluetooth. The Playbulb Color is currently not available for purchase, but is available via Kickstarter and will start shipping in early 2015. The question is, how does the device perform?
The Playbulb Color comes in a clear plastic case, allowing you to easily see what the device looks like while in the packaging. The fine print on the back displays the requirements: Android 4.3 with Bluetooth 4, or iOS 7 or greater.