Product Type: iBoutique gadgets
Newest Review: ... thinking it looked a bit tacky and gimicky but I have ended up really loving it. The candle itself is made of wax and is around the siz... more
Member Name: robosharkatron
iBoutique Wireless Mood Light Candle
Advantages: Safer than a normal candle
Disadvantages: Useless and overpriced
I recently received one of these candles as a gift, and while I feigned gratitude and enthusiasm to the gift buyer at the time, I couldn't help but think "What have they bought me this for?" Several months later, I'm still not entirely sure. It's the thought that counts...
The great thing about this candle is that it's wireless, unlike all those annoying wired candles that you see(!). It also comes with a remote, so that you may remotely control your candle (again, why?). Via the remote you are able to choose whether you want constant light or a flickering effect. You can also choose what colours you want the candle to be and how quickly the colours change.
The candle isn't actually a candle, it's an LED sealed in a wax cocoon. I suppose this is safer than a real flame, but I think what's nice about a real candle is that it has a certain warmth, you can watch the wax drip down the side and see the flame dance and move and all that. A cheapo LED stuck in a bit of wax really isn't quite so appealing.
The candle and remote come with batteries included, which is good I guess. I can't really comment on how long the batteries last because I don't particularly get a lot of use out of mine.
To summarise, I think that this product is tacky, and really isn't worth the price (I was astonished when I found out how much it cost). I guess this product would be good for someone who likes their candles, but has a tendency to fall asleep and leave them on or something. I suspect it would be a nice soothing product for babies or children- it does remind me of a baby toy actually, what with the gentle phasing lights and all. As you may have guessed, this product isn't really to my tastes. If you're impressed by shiny things, this may well appeal.
Summary: A silly toy at a serious price
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