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Your own lighting show is one tap away with PLAYBULB garden


MiPow wants you to add colors, lighting effects and more intelligence to your garden. 


If you’re the owner of a solar outdoor lighting system, then you know all to well that it often times fails to provide enough brightness. However, one San Jose-based startup is looking to change that with their new product, the PLAYBULB garden. You may recall MiPow from a super successful Kickstarter campaign last year for their Bluetooth Smart LED flameless candle. This device sought out to “liberate” a user’s imagination through vibrant colors, controlled through an accompanying app.

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Now, the company’s latest innovation is hoping to provide homeowners with a solar outdoor lighting system that can be customized based on their desires, all while offering enough lighting to illuminate a home garden or pathway. Using the PLAYBULB X app, users can adjust the lighting tone and brightness of the RGB LED garden with just the tap of a finger, as well as activate one of among five special effects.

It is purely driven by solar power, and therefore, is just as eco-friendly as the garden itself. The intelligent system is equipped with built-in sensors that are tasked with detecting the lighting condition and automatically turning on/off the garden accordingly. During the day, solar panels absorb light energy and store them in the garden’s internal lithium-ion battery. Once fully charged, the device can operate up to 20 hours.

Each PLAYBULB garden comes with two pieces of monopod, which are attached to one another to extend its height. Meanwhile, an owner can also remove the monopod if they’re just looking to place the light directly on the ground.

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The latest version of PLAYBULB X supports various lighting possibilities, ranging from rainbow to flashing to candle light effects. The magic really begins to happen, however, when the Bluetooth-enabled devices are activated under group mode, which allows users to sync five pieces together. With its over-the-air upgrade feature, the system can be updated to include the latest PLAYBULB X app features enhancements, including new lighting functions and special effects.

Interested in adding a little magic to your garden? Head over to MiPower’s latest Kickstarter page, where the team has already well exceeded its initial $10,000 goal. Delivery to backers is slated for May 2015 — just in time for summer!

11 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Voltera

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This conductive ink printer will let you go create circuit boards in less than an hour. Voltera is currently seeking $70,000 on Kickstarter.

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This LED lighting system lets you add shining colors and special lighting effects to your home garden with one tap of your finger. The MIPOW team is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

ENTACUP

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These smart cups are bringing loved ones together through a series of sensors, Bluetooth 4.0, an LED strip and a little bit of coffee. When one cup is filled, the other will glow. ENTACUP is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

Tempi

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This small wearable Bluetooth device can accurately measure temperature and humidity, as well as display the data on your smartphone. Simply pair Tempi with your phone and begin tracking your environment. The Vencipio team is currently seeking $20,000 on Kickstarter.

BROOGS

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This multi-purpose, Bluetooth-enabled smart lamp can serve as a lantern, speaker and mobile notification center, among many other things. BROOGS is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

KegSmarts

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This Wi-Fi-enabled device can attach to an existing beer fridge or part of PicoBrew’s kegerator unit to give you readings on exactly what’s happening with your brew via its OLED screen. PicoBrew is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

InBody Band

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This snap-on device features a simple touchscreen display and four sensors located on its front and back that allow you to retrieve a body composition reading in just seconds. InBody is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Coolest Clock

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This highly-versatile projection clock is designed to project a lot more than time. Coolest Clock is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

RasPiO Duino

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This add-on board is allowing Makers to experience the capabilities of Arduino right on a Raspberry Pi. RasPiO Duino is currently seeking £3,456 on Kickstarter.

ELECTRICMOOD

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This light, foldable and fully-equipped urban e-scooter hopes to shake up the portable transportation mark. ELECTRICMOOD is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.

tago arc

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This wearable band is putting a customizable curved e-ink screen right on your wrist. Liber8 Technology is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out there.