One of the best things about being a blogger is getting to know about products you might not otherwise know about. Sometimes products sent to me to review I enjoy so much that I use them on a daily basis, or I re-order them again and again when I run out. Some of my most favorite products were originally sent to me to review. Such is the case with the AURABOX from DIVOOM.
The AURABOX from DIVOOM is both fun to play with, as well as a practical item for your home.
The DIVOOM AURABOX is…
- A Bluetooth Speaker
- Thermometer (indoor temperature)
- Alarm Clock
- Sound Machine
- Notifier (it will let you know if you have a phone call, text or even Facebook messages and Twitter tweets).
One of it’s most fun features is that it’s a digital palette allowing you to display images (both animated and non-animated) that you can get from the accompanying FREE app. You can even create your own digital images and animations.
I love to listen to music sometimes when I am working. I also need to listen to music when I’m cleaning or I’ll slow down (the music helps me to keep going). The AURABOX works great as an Bluetooth wireless speaker. The sound quality is excellent. You can even pair up the lights to put on a show for you to the beat of the music. This is a fun feature for parties.
The AURABOX also works as a lamp.The light is not too bright (I wouldn’t read or do homework by it) but it’s great for when you need to light the way for a little while or in the event of a power outage. It could work as a nightlight too.
I like that it’s a thermometer. It displays the temperature INSIDE your home. I originally thought it was the outside temperature. It’s nice to know the temperature inside so you know if you should turn up the heat or turn on the air conditioner if it gets too hot or cold.
The AURABOX functions as a clock. I believe it only displays military time (example 1300 hours, 1700 hours…). I couldn’t find a way to change it to non-military time. That is fine with me. I am familiar with military time so I can tell the time just by looking at it. My kids are not familiar with military time so it takes them a bit longer to figure it out.
I haven’t tried out the alarm clock function yet, so I can’t provide you with my thoughts about that. I also don’t hear alarm clocks that well. I rely on my husband to wake me up in the morning.
I LOVE the sound machine option. You can set the alarm to play beautiful sounds rather than the annoying BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! or buzzing sound. You can also go to sleep by these sounds. In the alarm section of the product’s app you’ll find different “scenes” you can choose from – Sea Waves (ocean sounds, waves, birds, gentle music), Raining Night (heavy downpour of rain and thunder), Forest (nature sounds such as birds chirping and what sounds like a stream) and Default. Each scene delivers a different light color on the front of the box (Green for Forest, Purple for Raining Night and Blue for for Sea Waves).
Below are two brief videos that give you an idea of the lighting and sounds/music that you can get in the Alarm Scenes.
I have on the nature sound in the background when I am working on my computer. I find them to be very relaxing.
The digital palette is the most fun thing about the AURABOX from DIVOOM.
There are dozens of animated and non-animated light up images to choose from. My husband says its like a modern version of Light Bright (those of you around my age might remember that toy). There are so many fun options to choose from. You can display images to liven up a party, show off how you are feeling and more.
There are a few examples of the animations (in brief videos) found at the bottom of this post.
The AURABOX even allows you to create your one LED light up displays AND animations. It takes some getting used to because you have to draw with boxes in mind, but after some practice it’s not that hard to do. I have created several messages for my family as well as silly animations. It’s something fun the whole family can get in on.
Here are two that I made to give you an example. The top photo is a screen shot from the app and below it is the way it appears on the AURABOX.
It’s a lot like working with a Light Bright – but without the pegs. You just have to get used to “drawing” with square boxes.
I really enjoy having the AURABOX in our home. Its not only a device we can all use, but it’s also a fun thing to play with too.
I’m sure I am missing other features. The AURABOX has so much to offer.
The device is compatible with iOS 7 and Android devices. The app to control it is FREE to download and use. It also charges via a USB plug from your computer or you can plug the USB cord into an outlet plug and charge it from an outlet.
It takes 3-4 hours for it to fully charge and will last approximately 6 hours of play time. It might last a bit longer if you only use it as a clock.
What do you think about the AURABOX by DIVOOM? Does it look like something you would like for your home or office? What is your favorite feature?
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