MiPOW PLAYBULB: Combining lights and sounds in your own space

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Combining light and music


If you’re the type of person whose really into good music, chances are, you prefer in listening at your own space, in your home, in your living room, or at your bedroom.  Be it  ballad, mellow, rock, hiphop, rnb, calssical, or even edm, it doesn’t matter as long as you hear great songs, sounds, melodies, that rip through your heart and soul. Listening to Globe‘s Spotify Top Hits selections makes it easier now that we don’t need another music player. We just have to download and install Spotify on our mobile device and songs are played, as you choose or in shuffle mode.

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And sometimes, great music needs a perfect lighting, just as to set the mood while listening into your songs. Ambient light gives deeper meaning to the songs you’re listening, emotions get pumped up and that’s where these music becomes more eargasmic.

Enter MiPow

MiPOW, an authorized manufacturing licensee of Apple Inc., is a global leader in premium mobile device accessories. MiPow brings together a unique blend of industrial and cutting-edge design, precision engineering and high quality manufacturing to create products with wide appeal to today’s mobile generation with main products like backup batteries, chargers, headsets and speakers using Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Pronounced as ‘my–POW‘, the letters “Mi” stands for “myself”, and “POW” represents “vitality & power.” MiPOW was founded in 2010 in Hong Kong by Mr. Yeung, Wei Yung, Stanley, as a young, innovative brand with the key value of “Make it Different”. MiPOW is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Baojia Investment Group, which has major business interests in property development, new energy, electronics and venture capital. MiPOW has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, and Hong Kong with sales channels covering Asia, Europe, America, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

We had the chance to meet MiPOW Vice President Bon Lam, during a dinner hosted by them as part of the launch of the PLAYBULB Series in the Philippines. We dined at HEAT restaurant and chatted with Mr. Lam as he shared the visions and goals of MiPOW.

MiPOW DINNER. Sharing our table is MiPOW Vice President Bon Lam (right) with Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers Ruth Dela Cruz and Jackie Go. Photo taken by Irwin Rivera of Swirling Over Coffee.
MiPOW DINNER. Sharing our table is MiPOW Vice President Bon Lam (right) with Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers Ruth Dela Cruz and Jackie Go. Photo taken by Irwin Rivera of Swirling Over Coffee.

The birth of PLAYBULB

In January 2014, MiPOW showcased PLAYBULB prototype on CES 2014 in Las Vegas, USA.  MiPOW believes light could be fun. And therefore PLAYBULB was designed and made a Premiere Bluetooth Smart LED Speaker Light.

And with the birth of new this new technology,  PLAYBULB line has arrived. MiPOW brings the PLAYBULB original, PLAYBULB Color, PLAYBULB Candle and PLAYBULB Rainbow closer to our home. Smart lighting at its finest. PLAYBULB series can all be controlled by MiPOW’s free app, the PLAYBULB X. Just go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store, search “PLAYBULB X” download and open, turn on your Bluetooth, pair it with your PLAYBULB products.


PLAYBULB Original and PLAYBULB Color

PLAYBULB inherits the traditional appearance of a regular light bulb while delivering brand new experience on lighting control and music playback. Producing quality sounds from a bulb-shape device is a big challenge.  PLAYBULB positions a good balance between lighting quality and sound quality.  And because of its regular bulb shape, installation is extremely easy.  It fits to E26/E27 lamp holder.  It can also work with other types of lamp holders by purchasing appropriate socket convertor.


PLAYBULB was designed to be intelligent.  With iPhone or Android App installed on smart-phone, lighting and music playback are at complete control.  PLAYBULB adopts the latest Bluetooth 4.0 which is widely support by recent ,iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices and Android devices running Android 4.3 and above.  The operating distance is up to 10 meters (33 feet). PLAYBULB, the Bluetooth Smart LED Speaker Light, is ideal for a wide range of settings: living room, bedroom, study room, kitchen, dining, bathroom, balcony, top-covered patio and student dorm.


The PLAYBULB Candle is the newest addition to the PLAYBULB family.  Enjoy colors. Embrace fun. The PLAYBULB candle is the first ever smart, Bluetooth-abled, flameless night-light that can be controlled via MiPOW’s free app available in the App store and Google Play. You can pair it with other candles and enjoy the grouping fun. See it change into 256 different colors, blow it out like a regular candle to turn it off! Get the app and play with its special effects like rainbow, lightning, candle flicker and shake your smart device to get a different color. It’s scented too! A perfect and unique gift for the holiday season priced at only Php 999.


What does PLAYBULB candle do?

It’s a smart device

With built in Bluetooth® chip, brightness control, color changing and special lighting effects activation are just at your fingertips. Simply tap PLAYBULB X App to liberate your color imagination now.

Group Control to maximize color fun


One is good.  Many are much better. With multiple PLAYBULB candles, one can enjoy better color fun with PLAYBULB X group control feature. PLAYBULB X group control allows you to divide candles into groups. Candles in the same group share the same color and lighting effects. PLAYBULB X group control performs best with 5 or less candles in a group.  However, the number of groups a user can create is unlimited. Imagine a group of candles in the dining room, a group in bathroom and another one in bedroom.

Shining candleholder

Turn it upside down, PLAYBULB candle becomes a real candle holder, a perfect integration of advanced new technology and good old tradition.

Handy and Portable

PLAYBULB candle is light-weight and highly portable. Although it’s not water-proof, it’s built with water resistant material and therefore suited for the bathroom. Since it is flameless, it can still function under windy outdoor conditions.

Embedded scent chip

PLAYBULB candle ships with a removable scent chip which gives you a similar experience of real candle. Once installed, the scent can last for three months.


The PLAYBULB Rainbow is a color LED bulb without the speaker feature.  Coming soon.

PLAYBULB Specification

Voltage: 100-240V / 50-60Hz

Input current: 0.4A (MAX)

Power: 14W (RMS, max) LED + audio

LED power: 3W

Speaker power: 3W (RMS)

Frequency response: 135Hz to 15 KHz

Bluetooth version: 4.0 and Bluetooth Smart

Supported profile: A2DP

Wireless range: 10m (33ft)

Available grill colors: White / Silver

Available LED colors: warm white, cool white


  • Compact appearance same as an ordinary light bulb
  • Combining Bluetooth speaker and LED light
  • Supports general lighting control such as on/off, dimmer
  • Support music playback from mobile phone and other Bluetooth supported devices
  • Crispy and clear sound quality
  • Supports Bluetooth V4.0
  • Uses Bluetooth Low Energy, also known as BLE
  • Unique APP to remotely control the light brightness and operation(control LED light via virtual dimmer knob or shake the paired mobile device; music player with playlist; four notable modes that are Energy Save, Night, Sleep and Wake Up to meet different light and music requirements; PLAYBULB renaming etc.)
  • Wireless transmission coverage up to 10 meters
  • Easy to operate, first-time Bluetooth paring up and later automatically reconnect
  • Easy installation. Supports E26/E27 lamp socket. For lamp sockets other than E26/E27, can easily find socket convertor.
  • Supports most recent iPod, iPhone & iPad and Android devices running Android 4.3 and above

But of course, we all need a mobile solution to power up these amazing lighting experience.  A power bank, perhaps?

The Juice Sync 5200

And it doesn’t stop here. Aside from smart lighting, MiPOW also offers you the first ever smart power bank — the Juice Sync 5200! It’s a portable charger with Apple Lightning connector to directly charge iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 5/5s, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod Touch (5th generation), or iPod Nano (7th generation).  It is also compatible with most Micro USB powered devices like Samsung, Apple, HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry, and tablets and game consoles. It can provide your device with 5200mAh extra capacity and it’s interfaced with a cable that has a lightning connector & male USB input connector in one component on the top. An extra USB output port is designed to ensure its compatibility with most mobile devices, which also enables you to charge a second mobile device at the same time.

The exclusive app (which is available at App Stores for iOS only) makes it a smart, unique power device. When the App is installed, the Juice Sync 5200 can be wirelessly connected to mobile phones or tablets, allowing you to read the remaining battery, temperature and distance between the Juice Sync 5200 and your cell phone/tablet.

The anodized aluminum alloy casing with vivid colors makes the whole body compact and elegant, and there is also LED indicator, which can tell you how much juice is left. Remaining battery is shown by the built-in LED indicator through pressing the on/off button: 3 LEDs are on: 100% battery capacity; 2 LEDs are on, 1 LED blinks: 65%~100%; 1 LED is on, 1 LED blinks: 30%~65%; 1 LED blinks: below 30%; all LEDs are off means there is no power.

Juice Sync 5200 Specification

Output Voltage / Current 5V / 2.1A
Input Voltage / Current 5V / 1A
Cycle Life 500 times
DC Charging Time 6 – 7 hours
Battery Type Li-ion battery
Battery Capacity 5200mAh / 3.7V (19.24wh)
Operating Temperature 0 ~ +45℃
Dimension 41.7 (L) × 23.4 (W) × 99 (H) mm


  • Built-in lightning connector to direct charge iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPod Nano (7th generation)
  • Male USB connector is set for recharging
  • Vivid anodized aluminum alloy body with laser etching MIPOW logo
  • – Extra USB output is available to ensure its compatibility with most other devices via their original charging cable
  • Exclusive APP to monitor the remaining battery, temperature and distance
  • With built-in LED charging status & battery level indicator
  • Velvet pouch included for easy carrying
  • “Made for iPod”, “Made for iPhone ” & “Made for iPad” certified
  • Compact all-in-one design with 5200mA battery

MiPOW Products Pricing (SRP)


BTL100 PLAYBULB Warm                                           Php 2,999


BTL100 PLAYBULB Cool White                                           2,999


BTL PLAYBULB LITE (no app, speaker only)                 1,899

BTL 100C White PLAYBULB COLOR                                 3,999

BTL 200 PLAYBULB RAINBOW                                          1,999

BTS 300 PLAYBULB CANDLE                                                  999

SPL05 JUICESYNC POWER BANK                                    3,499


Distribution and Availability

You can find MiPOW and its unique products in the following dealers:

  • PowerMac
  • Switch
  • iStudio
  • Rustan’s
  • Abenson
  • MiPOW Megamall
  • MiPOW SM Ayala Concept Store
  • Mobile1
  • SM Department Stores/ SM Appliance
  • Memoxpress
  • Shop

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