We’re slowly, but surely advancing towards the future where smart homes will become standard, at least in developed markets. One of the things that will get smarter are light bulbs, and while there are already many IOT devices and systems that you can use, Vocca thinks it has a place for itself with its idea of turning ordinary light bulbs into voice-activated ones.
There are many smart bulbs out there, but you’re dependent on your smarthone or Internet connectivity to use them. For $39 a piece, you can get youe own Vocca which doesn’t need a special set up or installation and doesn’t rely on your WiFi to work. For an extra $10, you can get a slightly smarter Pro model that’ll let you customize your activation phrase with your smartphone.
SmartBulbs are a pretty smart gadget, but they lack one very important thing, a good user experience for everyday use. Who wants to pull out their smartphone to control lighting? VOCCA is focused on real life use rather than being “cool” for a week. VOCCA makes it possible to switch on the light from anywhere in your house, effortlessly.
You will need to use your smartphone to customize the command only with the premium version of Vocca. You can create your very own triggers, set Vocca to automatically switch on when you want to wake up, or turn off at bedtime. It’s also possible to manually control all of your Vocca devices inside the home from your phone.
However, Vocca won’t work with incandescent bulbs, so you’ll need LED or compact fluorescent bulbs instead. According to the minds behind Vocca, taking out a smartphone to control lights takes way more time and effort than flipping a switch or speaking aloud. At the time of writing this, Vocca has already surpassed its initial crowdfunding goal of $40,000 with 54 days still left to go. Check out the presentation video, as well, as you might find their idea quite interesting.