The “Aumi Mini” plugs into any USB socket, but it’s designed for mate perfectly with an iPhone USB charging adapter. Once connected to wifi the little device uses changes in color and light patterns to notify of the online happenings of your choice. It can, for instance, blink whenever one of your tweets is retweeted, or flash a red warning to inform you that the wifi in your house has gone down. It can also be linked to smart home systems like thermostats and wireless security systems.
Its creators have already successfully shipped the first generation “Aumi” which was larger and used bluetooth. Drawing some confidence from this prior success, and obviously excited about the product, Kickstarter users have already backed it to the tune of €32,600, well beyond the goal of €20,200. The little device costs €21.