One of my favorite app-controlled accessories, the Philips Hue line of connected lights, is gaining a new member.
As the name suggests, the Philips Hue Go is a portable spherical-shaped light thats powered by a built-in battery. It can provide up to six hours of lighting before needing to be recharged.
Just like a number of other Hue options, it can be programmed with the free iOS app to show more than 16 million colors as both a functional or mood light. The light is also compatible with more than 300 third-party apps that can expand the functionality of the system.
The Hue Go will retail for $99.95 and be available at a number of retailers including Best Buy, Amazon.com, and Apple Stores – in late May or early June.
Philips also announced a nice price drop white light only Hue Lux bulbs. A single bulb is now just $19.95 and a starter kit, which offers two bulbs and a hub, is $79.95. That should help make it more affordable for users to start building a smart lighting system.
Ive been a big fan of the Hue lighting system, and the portable Go sound like a great addition.
If youre interested in getting started with the colorful Hue lights, a starter system with three bulbs and a hub will set you back $199.95 and can be purchased now from Apples online store and a number of other outlets.