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Qube Smart Bulb costs just £13

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We're on the cusp of a smart home revolution, but at the moment most of the tech is still too pricey and complicated for most people. This firm aims to solve at least one of those problems.

It's launched Qube, the world's most affordable smart bulb. How affordable? you ask. It costs just $19, which works out at £13. Even better, for a limited time the bulb was available for $16, which is a ridiculous £11. That seems like an amazing deal, considering the Philips Hue costs £30 for a single bulb, and £90 for the starter kit.

Like the Hue, you can control it using the app on your phone, including turning it off and on and changing the colour. It can detect your location within the house and automate your lights accordingly. You can even have the lights flash when you get a text or a call, so you don't have to constantly dig into your pocket or bag to check. Though everyone else in the room will know about it too.

Read more: Philips Hue Bridge 2.0: How smart lighting is getting smarter

You can schedule your lights to come on at a certain time each morning in order to wake you up, and you can control them from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection. There's also a selection of moods to choose from, including dinner and birthday party.

Each bulb should last around 27 years before needing replacing.

It's soared past its funding goal and should ship in April next year.

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