1byOne Bluetooth Light Doubles As A Speaker

Smart technology is taking over everything in our homes. First it was the TVs and phones, and it has since made its way into almost every aspect of our home lives. Smart lights have been out for awhile now, with Philips Hue really shining brighter than the rest, but other companies have entered the fray, as well. 1byOne is one such company, with their Wireless Bluetooth Smart light offering 7 main colors to choose from and an additional feature: a built-in Bluetooth speaker.

Four of the main color optionsFour of the main color options

Yes, you read correctly, this LED lightbulb has a speaker directly inside the light. The lightbulb will connect into any regular socket for lightbulbs (the smartlight is only slightly bigger than a traditional bulb, as well) and you connect to it via the free app. The app is available for both Android and iOS. Once you've downloaded the app, simply connect to the light via Bluetooth. Once connected, you have some options. There are 7 main colors to choose from, or you can take over full control by using a color spectrum wheel and choose from approximately 16 million different shades. There is also a strobe feature in the app that will actually strobe and change colors to the beat of the music.

The size of the 1byOne is similar to that of a traditional bulbThe size of the 1byOne is similar to that of a traditional bulb

Let's talk about the speaker playing that music. It packs a surprising punch for how small the unit is. Mids and highs sound nice and can keep up with fast and slow beats and does a good job of replicating instruments and vocals. The lows leave something to be desired, but that is to be expected from such a small speaker. General volume on the 1byOne Smartlight is once again about what you'd expect from something so small. It doesn't get loud, but it can fill up a small room with music. Now imagine hooking up about ten of these throughout the house and you have your music, regardless of the room. 

The 1bybOne Bluetooth Light is not a necessary purchases, but if you have some money burning in your pocket or you're looking for a conversation piece, this light is a good purchase at a generally lower price than other competitors. With additional app features like a timer that allows you to set it to turn on at a specific time, with a specific color, it could be a great early purchase Christmas gift for the techie in your family or circle of friends.

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