Remember back in the day when a lamp was just a lamp, and all it had to do was provide illumination? These days we’re seeing companies start to “enhance” our everyday gadgets, and the Olie Lamp is one of them. Launched on Indiegogo, the Olie Lamp is a lamp, a wireless charger, and also comes with a digital assistant baked inside of it.


Yup, this means that not only can you use the lamp for mood lighting, reading, or as a work lamp, but you can use it to wirelessly charge your phone (it relies on the Qi standard which makes it compatible with the new iPhones), and because it will feature either Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa, you can issue voice commands to it, and we guess to also control other similar smart objects within your home or office.

We have to admit that in terms of the lamp’s design, which was designed by Pearl Studios, it is pretty sleek and minimalist. If that’s the kind of look you’re going for, then the Olie Lamp could be worth checking out. Whether or not the rest of the features are useful or necessary will also depend on you, but if you’re trying to reduce clutter by not having too many gadgets, like a lamp, a separate wireless charger, or a Google Home/Amazon Echo, then this should solve that conundrum.

As it stands the Olie Lamp can be pre-ordered on Indiegogo for $64 which is a limited early bird special. The regular price of the lamp is set at $180 and should it be successfully funded, it will be released to backers come June 2018.

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