We've come across plenty of rather bizarre, hybrid devices over time, and now, it's about time to check out yet another item of this type, namely the Audio Light Bulb, a device that will offer users not only a fairly good level of lighting, but also an interesting (and rather unusual) extra.
The Audio Light Bulb is presented by Hammacher Schlemmer, an outfit quite well-known for having a particular penchant for all sorts of interesting gadgets, but also for its rather high price tags.
And, in fact, that's also the case with the device we'll talk about as follows, that manages to combine a light source with a 10-watts speaker, while in the same time delivering the same amount of light as a 60-watt light bulb
(except for the fact that it's powered by built-in LEDs, that require a lesser amount of power in order to work properly).
Also, it's interesting to mention that no wires are involved in setting up the Audio Light Bulb (well, except for the power ones, of course), given the fact that the audio is transmitted wirelessly
to the built-in speakers from an iPod/iPhone docking transmitter found at a maximum distance of around 50 feet.
Since we've tackled the topic of speakers, it's perhaps a good idea to also mention the fact that the device supports up to 8 different speakers (although just 2 are included in the initial sales package), each speaker unit measuring 3.5 x 6 inches and weighing around 16 pounds.
Plus, the Audio Light Bulb also offers a range of useful controls (available via a remote), users being able to easily control such features as the volume, play/pause, and light dimming to 50% of brightness.
As expected from a Hammacher Schlemmer device, the Audio Light Bulb doesn't come at all cheap, the company asking around 300 US dollars per unit, which, to be perfectly honest, is not exactly a very small price to pay for it, given its features.