SoundBulb makes a speaker out of a lightbulb

by Mark R

In the technological world, designers are always striving to make devices that can do two or more things at the same time. For example, it’s not enough to have just a cellular phone, but it’s got to have an MP3 Player and a camera.

Now there is a new multi-functional device on the tech block with the SoundBulb, a lightbulb that has an 8 ohm speaker inside. These Soundbulbs also have a Bluetooth receiver that allows for wireless streaming of audio from a computer or cellular phone. There is an on/off switch on the outside that helps to ping to a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi device.

Inside the SoundBulb is an LED light bulb, and the outer edge functions as a volume control. Hopefully you won’t burn yourself on the hot glass when you are turning your music up or down. As for power, it runs off of whatever is powering the bulb, be it a battery or AC cord.

Sadly, my sources don’t say when the Soundbulb will be coming out, or if it is anything more than a concept device. I guess what got me interested in the SoundBulb is that I like the idea of a speaker in every light bulb. That would certainly create a fully immersible audio experience better than surround sound, wouldn’t it?


4 reviews or comments

Colin Says: January 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Fairly doubtful if it is, as you say, lit up by an LED…

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