Mstick: Compact Virtual Assistant with Robust LED Lights

Mstick: Compact Virtual Assistant with Robust LED Lights

Virtual assistant (VA) devices like Amazon Echo are on the rise. The latest device to debut in the nascent VA space is Mstick.

“The Mstick is a curious little device. It doesn’t immediately appear to fall easily into any category and yet has multiple useful functions. It seems conspicuously unusual and yet strangely compelling. It’s just an LED light stick. But it’s also a timer, an alarm and a weather forecast display,” said Stu Robarts from Gizmag.

Mstick devices

Simple, Powerful Features

The Mstick only has a handful of features, and it does them very well. It can serve as a fitness timer during rigorous exercises and complex cooking activities. The device pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth, which serves as a remote. Measuring 160 x 26 x 16 mm (6.3 x 1 x 0.6 in) and weighing 160 g (5.6 oz), you’ll never get tired carrying it around. There is also a strap if you want to hang the piece on the wall.

Under the hood, you’ll find 16 RGB LEDs and a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 32-bit CPU. Battery life is reliable with Li-Po 2,000 mAh storage. That’s more than seven days of juice!

Mstick bike

Versatile Lights

The lights on the device really comes in handy for those who like to spend time outdoors. Using a mount, you could prop the stick under the seat of your bicycle. The unit measures your acceleration and displays the lights according to your speed. For joggers, it can be used as a safety or guide light during night runs.

During concert events, the gadget flashes a short message using trail lighting. Waving around the piece will reveal the message instantly. Lastly, for weather fanatics, the Mstick has the ability to pool outdoor data and notify you (using lights) about the weather. Overall, the device is packed with just the right amount of features that you need to get through a busy week.

Michael is a writer, tech enthusiast and marathon trainer. He enjoys building connections, fiddling with new gadgets and spending time outdoors.
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