Sony Introduces Multifunctional Light Integrated With Smartphone Technology

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Sony introduces a new product to the utility market, a light bulb called Multifunctional Light, which is a Voice Powered Central Hub with Smartphone technology embedded in it. The device contains Amazon’s Echo speaker with a light bulb fitted into a flying saucer-shaped housing unit, reports Nick Statt, THE VERGE.

Amazon’s Echo speaker acts as a voice command device which consists of a tall cylindrical speaker with a microphone array. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information.

The product gives out solid white and transparent white light colors and features a remote control. It adorns motion sensors, illumination, temperature, and humidity sensors. Additionally it consists of an in-built microSD, microSDHC memory card slots and an electric condenser microphone.

With the help of sensors attached to it, Multifunctional Light is able to communicate with other household appliances like air conditioning units and thermostats. It uses infrared to turn on the TV and the motion sensor allows the device to detect the presence of people in the room. Also the device can act as a household intercom system equipped with speakers and microphone and these functions can be controlled via a Smartphone app. Thus one can control the device from anywhere by using the app.