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Sync DOTTI with your smartphone, place it on your desk, and wait for the notifications (for calls, text messages, emails, tweets, etc.) to roll in. Using the accompanying app, you can design your own animations (or icons) to display on the light's screen. If you want to get ~really crazy~ you can buy four separate devices, stack 'em up, and control them as one enormous DOTTI.
If you're *not* a scared kid, the balls and their stand will simply look cool and futuristic sitting on your nightstand.
Much less of a fire hazard (and less messy) than sticking a candle in a bottle.
Once you replace the existing light bulb in the lamp by your front door) with Zmodo, you'll be able to do SO MANY THINGS. You can set the light to go on and off at certain times, monitor what's going on outside your door using the built-in camera, turn on a motion detection device, set it up so you get a phone call whenever someone rings the bell (so you can talk to visitors even when you're not home), and more.
"It’s a light bulb on steroids: you can manage the color and music of the room directly from your mobile device." = SWEET.
Charge it in the sun for five hours during the day to get three hours of bright light (plus several more hours of lower light) for night.
About as minimalist as you can get (when it comes to lighting): no cords *or* switches!