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Music-Playing Lava Lamps

The Waves Bluetooth Speaker Generates Light Displays

— October 15, 2014 — Art & Design
Waves is a smart Bluetooth speaker that also functions as a modern version of the Lava Lamp. It was designed by designer Frank Cohen.

This device can play music while flashing its LED lights in customizable patterns.

The Waves Bluetooth speaker and lava lamp comes with a half hour of pre-programmed light patterns. You can even use a special software development kit to generate original light shows. However, the contraption doesn't have its own user interface, so light shows must be generated using an iOS or Android device and Bluetooth connectivity.

Cohen is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to bring the Waves speaker into production. A pledge of $149 will secure you a pair of Waves units and a set of filters if the campaign hits its fundraising goal.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Bluetooth Speakers - Opportunity to create innovative Bluetooth speakers that combine music playback with customizable LED light displays.
2. Lava Lamp Revival - Reimagining the iconic lava lamp by integrating modern technology like Bluetooth connectivity and programmable light patterns.
3. Crowdfunding for Tech Products - Leveraging crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter to secure funds for bringing innovative tech products into production.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies can develop smart speakers that offer customizable light displays to enhance the audio experience.
2. Home Decor - Home decor brands can create stylish lava lamps that synchronize with music, allowing users to create personalized visual experiences at home.
3. Crowdfunding Platforms - Crowdfunding platforms can attract more tech product creators by highlighting the success of projects like the Waves Bluetooth speaker and lava lamp on their platforms.
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