@RiotDemon There are ways around that. Folks have suggested bluetooth splitters before. When I was messing with mine, I had no issue syncing a bunch as an aggregate audio device in OS X (assuming I didn’t want to separate channels).
There are ways around the no recessed lights as well, like… I don’t know… hole saws?
@andrewpatrick I don’t want you to do anything. But it is (supposedly) possible to have multiple units synced that way. And it is definitely possible to do it without any additional hardware if your source is a Mac.
@Nileo2005 Mehsplaining, when you condescendingly explain what makes a deal truly Meh because you believe it isn’t possible that a non-Meher could understand without your superior knowledge of pure shit.
…I’m not nearly as good at shitposting as I think am…
Here’s the skinny on these as far as I’m concerned… Neither sound nearly as bad as you would expect. The light is fine, but relatively dim for the size because, you know, there’s a BT receiver, amplifier, and speaker crammed in there too. I ripped both of these apart and my amateur hacker opinion is that they’re better made than anticipated. The mini is a great size, it’s actually light-bulbesque. The non-mini is a terrible size and will fit basically nowhere. The non-mini fires light out the front whereas the mini has kind of a diffuser thing going on and feels generally bulbier. I had no issues pairing either. I didn’t really mess with the remotes much.
I have to be honest, I was skeptical about a speaker and a lightbulb combined… but as you know change is hard. Just as I am sure there were plenty who said “why would I want a camera on my phone” there will be plenty who say “why would I want a speaker in my lightbulb”, well to them I say. Very quality and much light make for gleaming joy of use. Can’t translate comment here, ask for clarification.
In for 16 in multicolor and of course get VMP it saves ship.
You should just give these to the homeless. They’d be just as useful to them as they are to anyone else. I honestly can’t think of a reason I’d need a light bulb that has a built-in speaker. It’s not due to lack of imagination. It’s because this shit doesn’t deserve any thought. I could probably come up with a use, but I refuse to actually think of one. Now, if you find me a showerhead that has a built-in Bluetooth speaker, I’m in. Fuck, I just accidentally came up with a use for this. My basement shower has a light in it. I could use one of these there. Still not buying!
@warpedrotors I have a great use for them, but only if a single bluetooth source could play on all 4 speakers. These would work great in the recessed lights in my basement. I could play Pandora music on poker nights. But it’s kinda silly to have 4 speakers, but only be able to use one at a time. Although the novelty is cool, it’s not cool enough to warrant trying to hack the 4 speakers together.
Hmm… maybe I’d put one in my bathroom. Can’t stick my mediocre shower speaker to the wall now that I live with a clawfoot tub. Four, though, two of which definitely would not fit anywhere in my apartment? MEH.
Because it illuminates so much meh, I will use my bluetooth transmitters that do connect to two bluetooth receivers at once. If they still won’t play nice together, they will end up as a dirty Santa gift (spread the meh I always say…)
I use the big one from a previous sale for my NPR’ing (All Things Considered on NPR Berlin FTW) while I am out grilling every day. It’s quite convenient.
The small one is great for the bathroom, though it could be louder. Oddly enough, the small light has a better remote, much higher quality, than the bigger light.
It’s nice to have speaker access so readily available throughout the house. I dunno if I’d specifically recommend these lights again, but I certainly recommend having some BT lights. Now, if I can get a BT Speakerbulb that is Alexa/Echo connected. THAT would be great.
I bought one last time. The bluetooth kept dropping and I could never get it to connect again after it ran for a few hours. Don’t both contacting Striim for support as they will tell its not their problem and not stand behind their product. Meh.com customer service had to get involved and ultimately refunded me. It was cool while it worked, but I will never support anything made by Striim.
Wait! You can only connect to one at a time, but you are selling them in four packs… I guess it would be cool to have four phones connected to four speakers in my kitchen listening to four different songs at the same time, but I only have three lights in my kitchen. Ah well.
Ugh. Tried putting one of the big ones in the floor lamp (One of the only lights in this place that still has that kind of connector) and it promptly blew the circuit. Oops. (Eh, not the first time I’ve done that, the same circuit handles the kitchen, and it’s finicky.). Guess these will find alternate homes.