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A connected home in the new year

Boot Camp feature for Friday, January 2, 2015

More ways to have a connected home in the new year.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     You’ll be hearing about some new and interesting gadgets for the connected home this year….with announcements coming from companies big and small.   A French technology company called Awox is among those connecting LED light bulbs to the WiFi connection in your home.  And they can really brighten your mood…with music and more.  CEO Alain Molinie….

“So we created a new market segment called hybrid lighting…basically which is adding new usage to light bulbs.   Such as sound, such as camera lights…such as WiFi repeater within the light bulb or even perfume diffusers.”

The StriimLIGHT WiFi with an integrated Bluetooth speaker and WiFi Extender sells for about a hundred dollars.   It’s easy to set up.   The sound is acceptable …but not what you’d call high end.  There’s more info at Awox.com.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Gadgets