Amblight was invented by Phillips a couple of years ago and since then they’ve been including it on their higher end televisions. At the recent Cebit show they announced a set of speakers for PCs which include the feature. I’m actually interested in this if the price is reasonable, though I would prefer they simply release it as a set of lights one can affix to speakers or whatever other surface is handy.
If you’re not familiar with it, Ambilight systems produce low level background lighting that’s synchronized with what’s happening on screen, supposedly enhancing your immersion in whatever you’re watching/interacting with. It all sounds pretty gimmicky I know, but I’m actually interested based on the reviews I’ve read. I’m not that interested though…~$100 is about as high as I would go for such a thing and I suspect these speakers will be a good bit more than that. I’d also like to see some reviews of whatever drivers they’re using since I have no experience with Phillips consumer software and wonder how good of a job they’ll do.