About this project
Meet PLAYBULB candle
Enjoy colors. Embrace fun. Meet our PLAYBULB candle.
We invented PLAYBULB candle simply because life should be colorful and fun. PLAYBULB candle is a mobile App controlled device that liberates our imagination over colors. With PLAYBULB candle, you can now freely create your own unique flame at anytime anywhere. It is handy, smart and safe. Download PLAYBULB X App from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to maximise your fun with PLAYBULB candle.
Get Started With PLAYBULB candle
PLAYBULB candle is Smart
With PLAYBULB X app, PLAYBULB candle is intelligent. Lighting control and color changing is at your finger tips. PLAYBULB X App supports iPhone 4S or above, iPad 3 or above, iPod 5th generation or above (running iOS7) and Android 4.3 or above (with Bluetooth 4.0).
Group Multiple candles to Maximise Your Color Fun
Group Control Video Below
The above video was using multiple phones to control multiple groups of candle at the same time. We aimed to give a demonstration that the fun with our PLAYBULB candle is unlimited if your imagination is unlimited.
In practical, we recommend limiting FIVE candles in a group so as for an optimised group control performance. Although by theory there is NO limit of number of concurrent devices connection in Bluetooth specification, the performance does degrade when number of devices increase. We are aiming to solve this problem by adapting the up-coming Bluetooth technology in our next generation products.
Blow it Out Like a Real Candle
You can blow out or blow on a PLAYBULB candle just a like you do with a real candle.
Shake to Get a Random Color
The Perfect Night Light
PLAYBULB candle is a safe night light perfect for everyone. It's flameless and therefore it's safe for accompanying kids to sleep. You can also set timer to save battery power.
Embedded Scent Diffuser (Lavender Scent)
It's a "shining" Candle Holder
Putting it upside-down, PLAYBULB candle is a "shining" candle holder, a perfect mixture of new technology and good old tradition.
Long Operating Time (240 Hours)
Handy & Portable
Driven by 3 AA batteries, PLAYBULB candle is light-weighted. It's highly portable, perfectly suiting both indoor and outdoor use.
Product Development Timeline
PLAYBULB candle will be ready to ship in October 2014.
Color and Fun Moments with PLAYBULB candle
Help Us To Make PLAYBULB candle Popular
In the past eight months, we've been working so hard in both hardware and software research and design. After several iterations of prototyping, now PLAYBULB candle and PLAYBULB X app have already been stable and ready to mass produce. Your backings will help us with raw materials & components purchasing for PLAYBULB candle mass production; marketing our PLAYBULB candle to the world; further enhance the free PLAYBULB X mobile app to include more interesting features.
Please help to spread the message making PLAYBULB candle a popular enjoyable gadget to share colors and fun.
Below is another version of our product video.
For more information about PLAYBULB candle, please visit http://www.playbulb.com
MIPOW, an authorized manufacturing licensee of Apple Inc., is a global leader in premium mobile device accessories. We bring together a unique blend of industrial and electronic design, precision engineering and high quality manufacturing to create products with wide appeal to today's mobile generation. Our main products are Smart Power (backup batteries, chargers), Smart Audio (headsets and speakers using Bluetooth® wireless technology) and Smart Lighting (Lighting product with mobile app control).
Our functional and fashionable designs have won broad market acceptance as well as many prestigious awards including: European Red-Dot Design Awards, International Forum iF Design Awards, GOOD DESIGN Awards and Macworld Asia The Best Awards. MIPOW takes pride in its innovation and holds 48 patents with more to come. These and many other accomplishments have positioned MIPOW amongst the leaders in product excellence.
MIPOW website: http://www.mipow.com
Risks and challenges
After several rounds of hardware and software prototyping, our PLAYBULB candle has been stable and ready to release to markets. Our challenge here is to accurately estimate the required materials purchase for the first batch of mass production. KickStarter is a perfect platform for us to test the market. We like to know how tech-lovers think about our new products. We need to hear your opinions so that we can keep enhancing our hardware and software. We also need your helps to spread out the message. With the fund we raise on KICKSTARTER, we will make materials purchase planning accordingly. Besides, we will use it as marketing fund to make PLAYBULB candle a market success. We will make it as R&D budget to keep enhancing our hardware and software. In our product development roadmap of PLAYBULB family, more products are coming, such as PLAYBULB color, PLAYBULB rainbow and PLAYBULB lite. We are making PLAYBULB X an ALL-IN-ONE mobile app to control the complete range of PLAYBULB products. This is extremely challenging as each product are different in function and features. Plus, we know delivering a good User Experience is the key to win users' heart. We always put this at high priority during product development.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned
by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by MIPOW is under license.
The MIPOW logo and PLAYBULB are trademarks of MIPOW.
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