January 8, 2015 3:45 PM PST
LAS VEGAS -- Boring lighting is so passé. At least, that's what the folks at
Igoo must think. Their $800 Wi-Fi Smartlamp, packed with color-changing LEDs and
dual-sided built-in speakers, definitely isn't dull. We took a look here at the 2015 International CES.
The first obvious departure is the design of the lamp itself. It's white and
curvy, with LEDs that face upward toward the ceiling.
The LEDs are color-changing and dimmable so you can set the mood and the
brightness. Not only can you play music, but the Igoo Smartlamp has a separate
controller -- an app is currently in the works -- with preprogrammed settings
like dining, living, sleeping, education, reading, phototherapy, partying and
Sixty-four different LEDs are supposedly crammed into the Smartlamp, so there
are a ton of different color and pattern options. The dimmer allows you to
transition from the off position to the equivalent of an 80W incandescent bulb,
which Igoo claims is perfectly suitable for reading.
The different "scenes" available through the controller are supposed to set
the ambiance for pretty much any activity, and you can transition between them
with a simple press of the controller. The controller has 4GB of room, giving
you the chance to store additional songs that you download from Igoo's Lightsong
Store as you see fit.
The Igoo Smartlamp is available now online and at
the Los Angeles Experience Center. Want to know what else is happening at CES 2015? Find out here.