updated 07:35 am EDT, Thu September 15, 2011
Giinii Audio Bulb lights up your tunes
Giinii has unveiled its new Audio Bulb, a device that both streams music from iOS devices and lights up a room using an LED bulb. It is designed to be used as a screw in light bulb, and simply screws into a standard socket. It does ship with two bulbs, offering the opportunity to play music in stereo, particularly in a larger room. The concept allows for additional bulbs to be fitted to any room in a user's house so they can enjoy wireless, streaming audio anywhere.
According to Giinii, there is no technical expertise required to set up the Audio Bulbs. The bulbs fit into a standard Edison light or lamp socket, while users just need to connect an audio source via the base unit's Apple 30-pin dock connector or auxiliary input.
The system accommodates up to eight bulbs which can be configured into two separate listening zones. Separate zones can be established for a single room or multiple rooms throughout a home, making it possible for users to play music at different volume levels and adjust the lighting in the separate zones, so while some listen to music, others can sleep in silence.
Each Audio Bulb starter kit comes with two bulbs, a standalone base unit, a remote control, lamp accessories, an auxiliary in cable and a power cord.
The Giinii Audio Bulb can be pre-ordered now through Amazon for an estimated cost of $300. Additional bulbs can be purchased for $100 per bulb through Giinii's website, or from other retailers.