Diving headfirst into the Internet of Things
New York Times
What can the Internet of Things do for you? The NYTimes explores the myriad of possibilities offered by internet-connected products and how they may begin to integrate more into our lives. Featured in this list is Sengled's Boost:
Wi-Fi signals are often annoyingly weak, unable to reach where you most want them. The signal can be amplified by adding a range extender. But those extenders are typically in an ugly box. [...] Sengled offers another option, combining a Wi-Fi range extender with an LED light bulb.
The article showed numbers from a real-life test that measured Boost's wifi boosting abilities:
The Wi-Fi extender part of the device will stay on even if you turn the lamp off, but only if you do so from the app. The extender can deliver quite an upgrade of service. In a recent test, the Sengled Boost increased the Wi-Fi download signal speed in a home office from a paltry 2.4 megabits per second, or Mbps, to over 5 Mbps.