Chalk up another success to the iPad: while pundits are busy asking whether the Apple tablet is a “netbook killer”, it’s quietly taking on Philips’ LivingColors LED lamps instead. Dofl Yun had to choose between the LEDs or an iPad, and plumped for the latter, whipping up a custom lighting system that’s apparently as alluring as catnip to his feline friend.
Video demo after the cut
As the video below shows, the iPad is basically using its ever-so-bright IPS display to cycle through various colors. There’s no nifty remote control like Philips give you, though we suppose a more complex app could allow you to use an iPod touch or iPhone to tweak the colors.
To be fair, a $499+ iPad is a little more expensive than the $257 Philips lamp, though the latter’s App Store has a lot fewer titles to choose from (read: none). If you still can’t decide, check out our iPad review and our LivingColors lamp review, though we’ll admit that we didn’t think to do a direct comparison.