I think that I first saw the Lovebox at a CES, and I’m pretty certain it was the one from CES 2020. Since 2020, I’ve had to miss two CES conventions due to COVID-19, but I was finally able to obtain a Lovebox for myself. The Lovebox is something that I haven’t really seen before, and feels very timely as Valentine’s Day is days away from this writing.
The Lovebox is this wooden box that has a screen inside. What happens is that you have the box set up so you can send messages directly to it. So, when the sharply-angled heart on the front spins, you (but preferably someone that you love) can open up the lid and check out whatever message is inside.
The setup of this device is quite interesting. What you have to do is open up your smart device’s settings, and hook up your device wirelessly to the Lovebox like you hook up your device to Wi-Fi. From there, you set up the Lovebox to your home’s Wi-Fi network, and you can start sending messages.
How do you send these messages? It’s easy. Seriously, you can just use the app to make text, pics, and all kinds of designs. You can even bring in your own picture in order to make something very creative, adding in some stickers and an emoji. Then, when you hit “send”, the Minecraft heart starts spinning, and you open the box to see the love-note.
I talk more in the video below that it is kind of tricky to set up, as you have to essentially link your Wi-Fi on your device to it. I’ve never really seen a setup of something like this before, as most devices of this type just use Bluetooth.
You might also notice that the Lovebox has no power. I’m guessing it is made to be plugged in the wall constantly as a permanent feature on the desk of your loved ones, made to bring in messages.
Yeah, this Lovebox is quite something, and it is attainable for a price of $129.99 on the Lovebox site.