Whilst the Philips 431643 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting system isn’t something you need, it is definitely something you want. It isn’t the cheapest way for a techie to get their gadget fix, but its cool factor makes it a tempting purchase and the quality of the components, reliability of the wireless connection, and flexibility of lighting options go some way to justifying the price.
Included in the 431643 starter pack are the wireless bridge, three hue light bulbs, a power adapter, and an ethernet cable. The bulbs have regular fittings so there is no hassle fitting them, and if you want to expand your lighting experience in the future then extra bulbs are available separately (although they aren’t cheap it has to be said). The wireless bridge can support up to 50 bulbs simultaneously.
Setting up the network is remarkably simple – no more difficult then connecting a smart phone, and the wireless bridge provides an excellent connection and always manages to maintain a solid signal. The app you need to control the Philips 431643 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting System is available on iOS and Android. Both versions perform identically and the app itself is well designed – simple to operate but with enough options to create a truly bespoke lighting setup.
Needless to say, the Philips 431643 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting Starter Pack is more of an extravagant novelty gadget than an essential purchase. That said, it’s still an extremely well designed product that offers a real fun factor which is just about appealing enough to justify the price-tag.
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