LightBlue Family

With close to 100,000 units sold, the LightBlue Bean is one of the most expansive Bluetooth Low Energy development platforms. Whether you are a developer working on the latest smartphone accessory or a Maker getting your hands dirty, the LightBlue Bean is the fastest way to develop Bluetooth Low Energy products.

Prototype your product in a matter of minutes. MIDI support allows you to create musical instruments, and interact with compatible apps, such as Apple’s Garageband. Receive your phone’s notifications using ANCS, or emulate a keyboard or media remote using the HID functionality. 

App developers can easily integrate the Bean into their own app using the publicly available Android, iOS or cross-platform Node.js SDKs.

Program Wirelessly

I Phone Wirelessly Programming Bean

Built-In Peripherals


  • Wirelessly programmable on any platform, including your laptop or Phone.
  • Accelerometer & temperature sensor included
  • Uses standard Arduino Libraries
  • No soldering required
  • Support for Apple's iBeacon, MIDI, ANCS and HID are just a couple function calls away.
  • And many more!

Things you can build with the LightBlue Bean

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Built in Protoboard
Small size
Powered by Coin Cell battery
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Bean Bean+ Front

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600maH rechargeable battery
Dual-voltage operation
3.3V regulator
5V regulator
Long Range (300+ meters)
Grove Connectors
Addon Board Support
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Bean+ Starter Kit

Get started with a kit today

A kit is the best way to get started with the LightBlue Bean or Bean+. With the included accessories, Bean and Bean+ are the fastest, and cheapest, way to prototype your latest creation.


Dead Simple Software

Powered by the LightBlue Platform

We’ve taken our consulting experience and built something for every developer. The LightBlue Platform saves you time, money and effort. Ship faster and with confidence!

Cross-Platform SDKs


The LightBlue Platform works where you do. With SDKs for iOS, Android, and OS X devices, you can build your hardware once and talk to it everywhere.

Ready-to-Use BLE Profiles

Bean BLE profiles

Leverage our consulting experience in your own projects! The LightBlue Platform saves you time by implementing the features you need.