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This device, integrating LEDs and touch sensors into a flexible, cushion-like form, is designed to provide a portable lighting solution for everyday use, turning on with a squeeze or touch.
A neat side-effect of this design is a solution to the age-old problem: “Where are my keys? I know they’re in my bag somewhere…” Because the Kangaroo Light is designed to sit in the bottom of your bag, all you need to do is touch the light and it will illuminate the bag, making the search for your keys a thing of the past.
But what if you want your lights to be even more portable? What if you could use lights to provide a ‘second screen’ for your smartphone?
The Lunecase, a silicon phone case that integrates LEDs, does just that. By utilizing the electromagnetic radiation emitted from your phone, the case can display incoming text messages or phone calls on the back of your phone – even before they appear on your phone’s main screen.
Responsive, interactive portable lights could be used for all sorts of things, from motion sensitive lamps to a kitchen panel displaying your phone calls before the phone rings… but for now, knowing we can get these lights on our phone already feels like the future is here.
What kind of portable lights would you love to see? And what would you use them for?