If loving an internet-connected block of wood is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. Mui is an interactive display that can be used to control lighting, set the temperature, and show messages, all while blending into the aesthetic of the room it’s in.
Mui was created by Kyoto-based company Nissha, which specializes in capacitative touch sensors, most recently used in the Nintendo Switch. It works with Philips Hue light bulbs and Net LED, with more smart light integrations to come. It’s just a prototype for now, so the companion app to control the lights, and IFTTT and Alexa integrations are still in development. Currently, it uses myThings, an Internet of Things service by Yahoo Japan.