This new age of technology has brought us many wondrous (and sometimes useless) devices like LED eyelashes, intricate PC case mods, and the Nokia 3310. But, fun and interesting tech need not be complicated.¬†Sometimes, it’s the marriage of two great functions that give the most fun in tech.

See the Divoom Timebox Mini, for example.

This unassuming box is a useful clock

Divoom Timebox Mini

But it’s also a fully functioning Bluetooth speaker

The rear houses speaker grilles and a micro-USB port for charging.

Divoom Timebox Mini

Buttons are located at the sides.

Divoom Timebox Mini

But, this box can do more things…

LED isn’t limited to displaying time

All you need to do is download the Divoom Timebox app, connect the speakers via Bluetooth to your phone, and you’re all set. The 11 x 11 LED grid allows for fun designs.

There are pre-set patterns on the app which provide a lot of variety.

Divoom Timebox Mini

All these cute designs and more!

Divoom Timebox Mini LED display samples

It’s fully customizable!

Unleash your creativity with pixel art! The Timebox app allows you to create your own designs.

Divoom Timebox Mini and Timebox app

And no, the above design was not done by me, but the smiley below was:

Divoom Timebox Mini and Timebox app fully customizable

Okay, I’m not so good at this

Creating your own LED art is a great idea — if you can actually come up with decent designs. It’s not as easy as one would think, but it’s definitely a lot of fun.

Play custom animations, too

A simple tap on the Timebox app allows you to loop LED animations, all of which are fully customizable, too.

Divoom Timebox Mini custom animations

You can also edit the speed of the animations and change certain frames.

Divoom Timebox Mini custom animations

Because life is just more colorful with cute, flashy things!

Divoom Timebox mini: LED lamp and speaker in one

You can set up the Divoom Timebox Mini to enable LED notifications from your phone. Alarm functions are available, and you can even send pixel art to friends who have the same speaker; just think of all the possibilities!

Who would’ve thought an LED speaker would be this fun? The Divoom Timebox Mini retails for US$ 50.

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