The Planet-9 is a fully customizable smart lamp that features an interesting design and currently retails for $39.90. This product comes in a total of three colours — baby pink, mint green, and bright red, and it completely follows through on its adorable design, as it also comes in an adorable size. The Planet-9 stands at just 13.1 cm in height, 12.8 cm in width, and 8 cm in breadth. But it is not only petite in size, as it actually only weighs 370 grams. This makes it extremely portable, and you could place it on your desk throughout the day before relocating it to your bedside table at night.
It’s also difficult to ignore that while the Planet-9 is not related to — nor inspired by — the game ‘Among Us,’ the smart lamp does share a slight resemblance to the crewmate characters found within InnerSloth’s online game. However, it is most likely that Divoom, once again, took inspiration from the retro-era when it came to Planet-9’s overall design. I’m not sure if this was the brand’s initial intention, but I found that this smart mood lamp did remind me of a bent pipe or a jukebox — both of which were very present between the 40s and 60s.
Upon receiving the Planet-9, I was most excited about its morning light function. Much like the ever-popular Philips’ Wake-Up Light, and other similar light alarm clocks, the Planet-9 is able to mimic the gentle glow of the morning sun. It is capable of gradually filling up a dark bedroom with light. This function proves to be perfect for people who aren’t big fans of loud alarms. And if you’re worried that you might sleep through the light alarm, the Divoom app allows users to set a backup noise alarm. If you’re wondering where the ‘snooze’ button is located, that’s what the device’s shiny dial is for. While turning, it allows you to scroll through the different animated light patterns. Clicking it allows you to stop the alarm when it rings.
Much like Divoom’s past pixel products, this smart lamp also comes with a sleep aid function — thus, operating as a night light. Through the app, users will be able to set a timer for the Planet-9 to automatically switch off. There’s also an option to select their favorite color to display on the device. Since the brightness of the light is also fully customizable through a physical button on the back of the device, you can be sure that the Planet-9 will be able to provide you with the perfect ambient light for a good night’s rest. Divoom also claims that this function is great for people to use when they wish to navigate around a dark room without waking other household members.
When the Planet-9 isn’t serving as a great light alarm or soothing night light, it presents itself as an adorable music visualizer. Through a built-in microphone located on the side of the lamp, the Planet-9 is able to pick up the sounds of its surroundings. Its lights will then feature a total of 14 display patterns in accordance with the audio it receives. This feature is pleasant enough to enjoy alone or at small parties.
Apart from its in-built microphone, the Planet-9 also features 28 RGB lights (with a maximum brightness of 15 lumens and up to 3000K color temperature), a 2500 mAh battery, and — much like most of Divoom’s existing products — it also includes a type-c charging port. Each diode beneath the smart lamp’s frosty curved light panel is fully customizable within the app. There are a total of 1.6 million colors that users can choose from, and due to the nature of LEDs, the lamp distributes light very well.
GAIN FULL CONTROL WITH THE DIVOOM APP
Much like other Divoom products, the Planet-9 connects to any given mobile device via Bluetooth 5.0. Combined with the official Divoom app, users can unlock the lamp’s full potential as it allows you to access a whole slew of features. It provides users with total creative control, as you can easily select each individual diode and assign any desired color to it. From there, you can even select the speed and manner in which the light changes.
A second feature would include the DJ Mixer function. This function isn’t new or exclusive to the Planet-9 since it can also be accessed through many of Divoom’s pre-existing products. However, it is still a fun feature, nonetheless. While I don’t find myself gravitating to it, many music-lovers will enjoy making their own beats through the app and watching a visual representation of their tunes appear on their Planet-9. Apart from that, other features that can be controlled via the app would include the activation of notification alerts (the lamp will light up when the device it’s connected to receives a notification), as well as a noise meter detector.
Originally Posted by Shalinn Yeap