Philips revert back to a traditional, rectangular-prism design for their new product. The Hue Bridge 2.0 is a stylish unit that would not look out of place in a stylish European house.
Philips have added a raft of new features to this product. With it, you can control light intensity, timing and even colour of the bulbs with your Android, Windows Mobile or iOS device. This really is a pleasure to use, and shows the differences of the Hue system off clearly. In my experience, I found the app to be responsive and functional on Android and Windows Mobile, but iOS's inferiority just didn't cut it. Although Philips have said Hue will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit software, for the moment, the Android and Windows Phone setups are better.
However, the feature we have all been waiting for is the ability to replicate the lighting of a photograph. This means that, while you watch your images on your TV, you can feel like you are in the environment of the photograph itself. It doesn't disappoint.
Price and Conclusion:
For 59.99 USD and 89.99 AUD, the Hue Bridge 2.0 may be a tough sell, but I can confidently say it is better than anything else on the market. 4/5
Another case of Philips connecting Innovation with you!
|The hue is a stylish unit.|