It looks like an oil-burning lamp straight out of the 1800s. Seriously, this is the kind of thing that can give a room an instant vintage flair. Despite the charming old-school aesthetics, there’s nothing vintage about the Mori Mori LED Lantern Speaker.
A combination LED lantern and Bluetooth speaker, the portable rig can light up a small space while filling it with sound at the same time. We know, there are tons of gear that do in the market. However, none of them do it while looking like a kerosene lantern that your great, great grandfather once used to illuminate the family home.
The Mori Mori LED Lantern Speaker replicates the look of traditional oil-burning lamps, from the wide base that holds the fuel to the shapely glass on top, which is cast as bulbous at the bottom while tapering down to a narrow opening on top. Instead of a wick that you’d have to light with a match, it comes with an elongated LED that simulates the appearance of a small flame, complete with a light that shines at 2000 Kelvins, which is similar to the hue profile you will find on those traditional lanterns. Suffice to say, this simulates the gas lantern experience pretty well.
It’s dimmable, by the way, using a knob right on the neck, so you can brighten the lamp up or lower the brightness, depending on how much light you need at the moment. No word, however, on the actual lumen ratings, so we’re not sure if this is strictly accent lighting or if you can use it as a viable lamp for any situation. We mean, this looks like a fun lamp to keep around either by the bedside or the home office, but that will really depend on how useful the lighting can be.
Of course, the Mori Mori LED Lantern Speaker also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, so you can pair it with your phone for cranking up your favorite playlists. It has a 360-degree omnidirectional sound that spreads the music evenly in all directions, although we’re guessing it’s packing some pretty limited audio hardware, since the size doesn’t really allow for more sophisticated gear. The product page on Huckberry, however, claims it delivers “crisp, quality sound,” whatever that entails.
A built-in battery allows it to run with both the light and speaker on for up to seven hours straight, all while requiring around four hours to recharge when you have a powered USB outlet available. This makes it viable as portable gear for camping, allowing you to add a vintage-looking lamp and speaker to your outdoor stash, as long as you bring a power bank along. Truth be told, we can’t tell if the base is made from metal or plastic (it isn’t listed), although we do hope it’s metal, because that would make it feel a lot more authentic as a vintage gas lamp. It comes in two colors: green and urban gray.
The Mori Mori LED Lantern Speaker is available now, priced at $110.