The Mipow Playbulb Candle is a unique bit of smart LED lighting. Adding Bluetooth to the humble LED candle, Mipow gadget allows you to set the right ambience from your smartphone.
But is this gadget a must-have or just a gimmick? Read my Mpow Playbulb Candle review to find out!
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What’s In The Box?
Inside the box, you’ll get:
- Mipow Playbulb Candle
- 3 Scent Chips
- Instruction Manual
I was a little disappointed that no batteries were included so make sure you have some AAs handy.
Mipow Playbulb Candle Review: Design
There’s not to say about the Mipow Playbulb Candle design except that it looks like a candle.
The unit is symmetrical, tapering at the top and bottom. The whole thing is made out of white plastic: matte for the base and translucent for the body.
Inside the unit is the LED flame, the scent chip holder, wind sensor and power switch.
Mipow Playbulb Candle Review: Using It
A flick of the power switch immediately brings the candle to life with a pleasing glow after a second.
The candle is controlled via the Playbulb X app (iOS/Android) which allows you to set the candle to one of the million supported colors. A host of other modes are also available, including rainbow and pulsing.
You can even turn the candle on and off on a schedule, though it’s a little simplistic.
For more info on the app, check out my Mipow LED Smart bulb review.
The candles light outputs matches a tealight candle pretty well. It’s perfect for ambience though don’t expect it to replace your lamp.
If you flip the Playbulb over, you can use the base to hold a normal tealight candle too. It’s a useful inclusion but not as fun as a smart candle (wow, never thought I’d write that!).
The scent chip is a nice addition but will likely be inconsequential to most. Each color seems to have a different scent. They’re subtle but noticeable. I wasn’t able to find where you buy replacements from though.
I really like the Mipow Playbulb Candle. A lot of people will argue a smart candle is ridiculous but I personally loved being able to set the right atmosphere from my phone. Couple it with the Mipow Smart LED bulb and a Logitech Smart Control and you can get that cinema ambience all from your smartphone.
It’s definitely a niche product, but if you’re wanting to add some smart lighting, the Mipow Playbulb Candle is an appealing option.
You can buy the Mipow Playbulb Candle from GearBest for around $19.99 for a single candle up to $49.99 for a pack of 3.Check the Current Price at GearBest