These days we are driven with a need to be constantly updated of our social standing. Phone, beeper, iPad and computer; all that these gadgets do is to inform you whether you were remembered by somebody or if someone wanted to reach you. You could have had a Facebook request, or a twitter tweet, a missed call alert or a voicemail ready to be checked, you have to constantly know why and where in the world someone wants to reach you for. Now under normal circumstances we have these ringtones that we put to use for different occasions, one could be a on a sad tone if the boss approaches while one could be a romantic one if your girlfriend just called you. How about some peace?
Yes, here is a technology that will inform you of these updates by being quiet. It’s called the L8 SmartLight which does its job peacefully. It’s a Kickstarter project which consists of a small box that has 64 RGB LEDs put up together in the form of a grid on one side and a single super RGB LED on the other. Now whether you talk on your phone or update your Facebook status, it will automatically reflect on the box via USB or Bluetooth attachment.
L8 SmartLight is a battery-powered device which measures 2.4 inches by 2.4 inches by less than an inch. You can also optimise these settings according to your needs. For example if you get a status update from your loved one, it can be set to make a pulsing LED heart. A voicemail from the boss could be set to a frowning or angry LED face. It could simply be a flashing light too. Soon there is a possibility of a control app being developed for iOS Android and desktop.
L8 SmartLight can be put to other uses too. It has internal sensors for temperature, luminosity and proximity so you could use it as a mood lighting device with visual Twitter notifications giving LED light. It would also notify when your room temperature is going above normal so that you could switch on the Air conditioners. All you have to do is pledge a sum of $69 so that this project kicks off at Kickstarter and it gets appropriate funding. The project is open to developers so they could device newer ways to use this tech-box.