If you are the type who just can't resist gadgets that have the extra bit of cool factor, and have US $299 to blow on some (I know you're out there), you have to check out iGloLEDset now that it's come to the Android platform. Imagine a WiFi-enabled set of rope lights, that you can control in real time from your phone, swiping and pressing to control the colors and blink rate. It does sound really cool, but I'm not quite sold on MEA Mobile's idea that light switches are now obsolete and there will soon be an entire industry dedicated to their safe removal from walls everywhere.
For those who haven't already rushed to order their very own set for you holiday decorations, we have MEA Mobile's press release and a demo video after the break.
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Google’s Android Gets iGlo by MEA Mobile
WiFi Controllable LED Light Strip Now On Google Android & Android Gingerbread Mobile Platforms
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE
)--MEA Mobile today announced its breakthrough interactive lighting product iGloLEDset is now available on the Google Android and Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 mobile platforms. iGloLEDset
is an super bright, full color lighting kit which is controllable with mobile devices. Users can wave their phones in the air and control a 16 to 50 foot strip of 120 to 360 lights.
“The launch of iGlo for Android and working with Google's platform is an exciting next step for our emerging company,” says Bruce Seymour, managing director of MEA Mobile
. “We love the idea of moving mobile technology into specialized markets.”
MEA Mobile developed its iGloWiFi controller as a platform for leveraging mobile devices for hardware control. “Light switches are obsolete,” says Seymour. “There will be an entire industry dedicated to their removal in the future.” In the mean time MEA Mobile is focused on marketing the LED lights to the architectural and lighting design markets, restaurants, custom car specialists and for individuals who want to zazz up their Christmas trees with LED Christmas lights.
The Google Android app features real-time control of the color LED lights as well has dozens of presets to choose from. The iGloWiFi controller can connect to users’ WiFi hubs and can be secured using standard WiFi encryption. The app also works with Google's new Gingerbread version of Android. Multiple kits (for large Christmas Lights applications) can be controlled using a single Google Android
mobile device such as the Nexus S, Nexus One, T-Mobile G2, HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Captivate and other phones running Google Android 1.5 through Gingerbread 2.3.
About MEA Mobile:
develops innovative software and hardware for Apple iOS and Google’s Android platforms. MEA Mobile is a growing organization with offices in New Haven, Connecticut and Auckland, New Zealand. www.meamobile.com
iGloLEDset is the first ever available, real-time, Android based controller, for color LED lights. It’s lighting on steroids. You control lights by moving your Google Android phone around in the air, or by touching the screen to paint the lights different colors. The kit is currently available for iOS
as well as Android Gingerbread 2.3.