Sony is no stranger to coming up with products that might raise an eyebrow or two. The Japanese company’s latest offering combines a light bulb and a Bluetooth speaker, which it dubs “LED Light Bulb Speaker”. While it’s not the most creative of names, it is self-explanatory.
The light bulb only needs to be screwed into a light fitting in order for it to work – no other power source seems necessary. According to Sony, the LED Light Bulb Speaker is suitable for playing music in places where it would be difficult to put audio equipment, though we can’t imagine if the audio quality will blow anyone away.
The 360-lumen bulb can be controlled with a smartphone app, where users can set the brightness and volume of the light bulb (try telling someone you can control the volume of your light bulb with a smartphone). There is also a remote that can be paired over NFC.
The Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker will be available in Japan on the 23rd of May for a retail price of 23,880 yen, which comes up to about RM720. Local availability and price have not been announced yet, but at that price point, the light bulb is definitely a niche product.