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Mstick LED light wand can wake you up and help you cook

Mstick LED light wand can wake...
The Mstick can be used as a cooking timer
The Mstick can be used as a cooking timer
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The Mstick is designed to be simple, convenient and durable
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The Mstick is designed to be simple, convenient and durable
The Mstick has a sleekly designed aesthetic and measures 160 x 26 x 16 mm (6.3 x 1 x 0.6 in)
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The Mstick has a sleekly designed aesthetic and measures 160 x 26 x 16 mm (6.3 x 1 x 0.6 in)
The Mstick is available in white, turquoise or blue
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The Mstick is available in white, turquoise or blue
The Mstick can be used as a conventional lamp
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The Mstick can be used as a conventional lamp
The Mstick can be used as a sound visualizer
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The Mstick can be used as a sound visualizer
The Mstick is handy to take away when camping
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The Mstick is handy to take away when camping
The Mstick has a maximum of seven days use at low brightness or a minimum of seven hours at high brightness
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The Mstick has a maximum of seven days use at low brightness or a minimum of seven hours at high brightness
The Mstick can be used as a simple light source for photography
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The Mstick can be used as a simple light source for photography
The Mstick can be used for drawing light-shapes in the air
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The Mstick can be used for drawing light-shapes in the air
The Mstick can be used for writing light-messages in the air
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The Mstick can be used for writing light-messages in the air
The Mstick can be used as a cooking timer
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The Mstick can be used as a cooking timer
The Mstick can be used as a countdown timer when working out
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The Mstick can be used as a countdown timer when working out
There is a bike mount available for the Mstick
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There is a bike mount available for the Mstick
There is a running mount available for the Mstick
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There is a running mount available for the Mstick
The Mstick can pull in weather data from a Bluetooth-paired smartphone and use different LED colors and patterns to show the forecast
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The Mstick can pull in weather data from a Bluetooth-paired smartphone and use different LED colors and patterns to show the forecast
The Mstick is controlled via a mobile companion app
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The Mstick is controlled via a mobile companion app
The smart device running the mobile app connects to the Mstick via Bluetooth
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The smart device running the mobile app connects to the Mstick via Bluetooth
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The Mstick is a curious little device. It doesn't immediately appear to fall easily into any category and yet has multiple useful functions. It seems conspicuously unusual and yet strangely compelling. It's just an LED light stick. But it's also a timer, an alarm and a weather forecast display.

Designed to be simple, convenient and durable, the unit itself has a sleekly designed aesthetic and is available in white, turquoise or blue. It measures 160 x 26 x 16 mm (6.3 x 1 x 0.6 in), weighs 160 g (5.6 oz) and comes with a detachable leather hand-strap.

There are 16 RGB LEDs along the Mstick and has a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 32-bit CPU brain. A Li-Po 2,000 mhA battery is said to provide a maximum of seven days low brightness use or at least seven hours at full brightness, and it's charged via Micro USB.

The Mstick has just two buttons. One for turning it on and one for activating Bluetooth pairing. The Bluetooth is used for connecting the device to an accompanying iOS or Android device running a mobile companion app, which is used to control the Mstick. It also has a universal camera mount, a built-in magnet for mounting on magnetic surfaces and an iron plate that can be attached in non-magnetic places. Other accessories include a bike mount and a running mount.

The Mstick can be used as a sound visualizer
The Mstick can be used as a sound visualizer

And so to its uses. The Mstick can serve as a lamp, with its LED colors changed to suit the mood, as a bike or running light, with a selection of appropriate settings, or as a torch. Two, almost novelty, functions allow the Mstick to be used for writing light-messages when waved in the air and as a sound visualizer for when listening to music.

In addition, though, it can be used as an alarm in the mornings, flashing to accompany an alarm sound. Its countdown timer functionality, for use when cooking or exercising, shows how long is left by way of the number or lights remaining on and indicates that the time is up by flashing. Finally, the Mstick can pull in weather data and use different LED colors and patterns to show the forecast.

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is underway for the Mstick. At the time of writing, pledge levels start at US$45. Assuming all goes to plan with the campaign and roll-out, shipping is estimated to start in April 2016.

The video below is the Kickstarter pitch for the Mstick.

Sources: Molt, Kickstarter

Mstick Official Video Smart LED Light by MOLT

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3 comments
natosoco
Huh. I'm not sure what to think of it. It does have a lot of uses... but I can't help but think that some of those uses are kind of contrived, to give it more uses, if that makes sense? I don't know. I don't think I would buy one though.
Nate
wle
so you need a phone to control it, but a phone can already do ALL of the things this does-BETTER>>>??
plus it has an actual speaker for sound on the alarm who would wake up with just some lights blinking?
wle
Bob Flint
What an expensive useless device, as said you already have all those functions, just another thing to charge and lie around.
If you could at least use it as a power brick, to boost your phone, and be competitively priced then maybe worthwhile.