Audio cassette decks have gone the way of tape recorders and gramophone record players. But older readers might remember how the pricier cassette players—the ones Indians coming back from the Gulf states, brought back in thousands—came with a strip of coloured lights which danced to the beat of the music.
It was a concept that discos embraced—they embedded the dance floor with strips of coloured lights and synced them with the DJ's turntables. The lights mimicked the sound.
You can relive a similar sound-n-light effect with the Zebronics Amazer bluetooth speaker-lamp. Or you can go for a single colour that best reflects your mood. Or you can go to bed to the sound of music, with the lights in the Amazer doubling as a night light. A simple touch control lets you toggle through these choices.
The Amazer is a wireless speaker that will look stylish in any room and link with your phone, music player or laptop. You can also hardwire the connection using the 3.5 mm AUX port. The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery of 1200mAh will keep the music playing for about 2 hours on a full charge. This is a 10 watt speaker—loud enough for most parties—and at Rs 3,999, it is solid value.