GreenWave Reality is aiming to bring us the lightbulbs of the future with its new Connected Lighting Solution line-up of Wi-Fi-aware LED bulbs. These bulbs use a fraction of the power of the light bulbs that you're used to, and can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet immediately after being put into their sockets. You can also group a set of bulbs together to control them all with one command. You can even set up timed lighting on the bulbs individually, or as a group, for a nice set-it-and-forget-it configuration. If all that is too much for you, another great feature is that the setup is even motion sensitive, so you can have lights turn on in any room that someone enters. All in all, it's pretty neat. We're looking to get our review units in soon to give you a deeper look at GreenWave's lighting solution.
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The latest electronic gadget to show off with LED lighting are these Chinavasion Stereo Earphones. A string of blue lights on each earbud keeps track to the beat of the music to impress your friends or irritate those at work. Lightweight, they can be used for any audio device, portable game system or laptop. You will have to go in with a couple of buds for these as they are available in a 3-pack for $41.13 ($13.71 each.)
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The ultimate Star Trekkor can now beam up properly while fighting Klingons with the Phaser and Communicator Set. The Phaser has 4 power settings with appropriate lights and sounds, a flip up sight and an overload setting, also with fitting effects. The Communicator is full size with sounds and lighting, a hailing function and 20 effects and phrases such as “Spock here, Captain.” Both run on batteries (included) and have a price of $39.99.
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A while back we found a shower head that measures temperature and changes colors, but for bath fanatics, there is an LED Bath Light that does so much more. It not only displays temperature by colors and numbers, it can be put in Color Mode for when you are feeling frisky and Candle Mode when you want calm. Flashlight Mode is simply bright and solid. It also has its own charging base. Designed by Kai Chen, it is an upgrade on his original prototype lamp.
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Hey, sports fans. Next time you and your buds sit down for Monday Night Football, grab the Cheetos and brew, turn on the HDTV, then blast them with your mini-flood lamp. At a size of 510 x 170 x 185mm and a weight of 1.9 Kg, it has a chrome-styled finish and a swivel head and needs 6 bulbs that are actually included. Such a deal. Pre-order for £69.99 (~$111.00,) expect a late November delivery and let the kickoff begin.
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If you’ve graduated beyond elementary math, this wall lamp created by Mingyu Jeung will be happy to turn on for you after you solve a randomly generated equation. If math really isn’t your thing – or you run out of fingers to count on – the integrated chalkboard may be your new best friend (though I wonder how you would see what you were writing…). As far as we can tell, problems appear to be of the simple add/subtract/multiply/divide variety, but a clever prankster would throw in a random calculus problem just to keep you on your toes.
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Fans of Mr. P will be pleased to know that there is a Doglamp to accompany him. Made of metal and plastic, the pup’s head can be adjusted vertically for reading or general lighting. The lamp can be dimmed in low, medium, or bright by giving him a pat on the head. At a size of 30 x 43.3 x 43.8cm and a weight of 1.5k, it uses a maximum of a 40W bulb (one clear one included.) The Doglamp also comes with a UK plug and has a price of 99.90€ (~$140.00.)
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Need a nightlight but don’t want to admit it? Try one of these ‘Tude Beams for your bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen for a late night traipse through the house. Choose between Flex, Feisty, Cross, and Loaf, and adjust with different light settings. Each one is 100 x 80 x 60mm and weighs about 200g. Don’t forget to load the included 4 AAA batteries or you may really see some heavy ‘tudes while you sleep. Pick your fave for £9.95 (~$20.00.)
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Artist Michael Williams has created a London Tower Bridge out of 1.6 million matchsticks by using photos and images in books. The scaled-down perfectly proportioned creation is 800 ft. long and has an illuminated 52 gun galleon underneath. The water is also filled with lights. While it took him a decade to build, Williams now wants to sell the clever structure to fund a studio. Head over to his site if you want to make a bid. Smokers and pyromaniacs should probably not apply.
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We knew someone who was such a Star Trek fan that he bought an original Communicator, at an exorbitant price we might add. While it looked kewl, it didn’t really do anything. This one does. The full size classic gadget features realistic sound and lighting effects with phrases such as “Spock here, Captain.”
It also has the “Hailing” function. Press a button, close the Communicator, and the Enterprise will call you back 5 seconds later. You can find them for $29.99 at ThinkGeek and then ask Scotty to beam you up.
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