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ION LAUNCHES SMART HOME APP TO CONTROL NEW SOUND SHINE WIRELESS SPEAKER BULBS AT CES 2015

New App streamlines lighting and Bluetooth audio control through ION’s Sound Shine wireless light bulb speakers.

LAS VEGAS – 2015 International CES – Central Hall Booth #11640 – January 6, 2015ION Audio, a leader in lifestyle consumer electronics, unveils Sound Shine, a pair of wireless LED light bulb speakers with app control, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Booth #11640.  

 

Sound Shine turns any two standard light bulb sockets into a stereo pair of powerful wireless speakers, streaming music wirelessly from any Bluetooth music player or smartphone. Each Sound Shine speaker can be used independently to deliver rich, room-filling sound with your favorite tunes, or they can be wirelessly linked together (up to 30 feet apart) to provide a true stereo experience. Sound Shine is perfect for kitchens, bedrooms, dens—anywhere you want convenient, wireless music and soft, effective lighting. 

 

Sound Shine uses LED lighting technology, giving it an estimated lifespan of 25,000 hours—more than 20 years in normal use! They’re ideal for any lighting application that use standard light bulb threads, Each Sound Shine is highly efficient, providing soft, white illumination equivalent to a 60-watt light bulb.  

 

The real fun comes from the accompanying free mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets that allows you to control the dimming, sound volume, trigger on and off for lighting and music and gives you total control of your media playback.  All this makes Sound Shine a fun and practical DIY solution—simple and affordable—for lighting and music in any room.  

 

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“Sound Shine makes it easy for anyone to install a sophisticated, automated sound and lighting system in minutes, without getting involved with an expensive, elaborate custom project. Simplicity is what customers want, above all,” said Wendy Fortin, Product Manager for ION Audio. “We’re giving people control of multiple functions with one app and integrating powerful stereo sound with a truly value-packed speaker/lighting combination.”    

 

Sound Shine is powered by simply screwing it into a standard light bulb socket, making it a snap to install. 

 

Sound Shine will begin shipping in March 2015 with MSRP of $129.99 for the pair. It will be showcased for the first time at CES 2015. For more information on ION, please visit www.ionaudio.com or follow on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter

 

About ION Audio

ION Audio, a leader in lifestyle consumer electronics, has revolutionized indoor and outdoor sound and lighting to create the best consumer entertainment experience. For more than a decade, ION has been transforming consumer entertainment to deliver a wide range of diverse audio, video, conversion and musical products, balancing innovative form and function to deliver sound experiences.  For more information visit http://www.ionaudio.com.  

 

iPad, iPhone, and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. IOS is a registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

 

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