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November 11, 2017

Internet Wood

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From The Verge:

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Mui is an interactive display that can be used to control lighting, set the temperature, and show messages, all while blending into the aesthetic of the room it's in.

Mui was created by Kyoto-based company Nissha, which specializes in capacitative touch sensors, most recently used in the Nintendo Switch.

It works with Philips Hue light bulbs and Net LED, with more smart light integrations to come.

Currently it uses myThings, an Internet of Things service by Yahoo Japan.

The name "Mui" comes from a Japanese word meaning "silence," which I’d say describes the look and feel of the display pretty accurately.

Its design is meant to be "out of sight until needed, and out of mind until utilized." It's a lot more beautiful to look at than other smart home products.

Mui plans to launch on a crowdfunding website like Kickstarter around June 2018, priced in the $900 to $1,200 range.

That's pretty hefty, but it could be worth it if you're into minimalist-chic design.

We had a chance to take a look at Mui in person, and it's pretty gorgeous.

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The version we saw was sycamore wood, but other prototypes of mirror glass, red fabric, and marble have been made as well.

 

November 11, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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