Hueblog: Hue Smart Button unboxed: What can you expect?

Hue Smart Button unboxed: What can you expect?

After the Hue Tap and the Hue dimmer switch, the Hue Smart Button enters the market. I will unbox it for you.

This was quicker than I thought: Amazon was not supposed to deliver the Hue Smart Button until November, but now it happened very quickly. And I have learned from Signify sources: Amazon, after all an exclusive sales partner for the start, will also apply the correct price of 19.99 Euro for the Hue Smart Button soon.

Different form factor than the Hue dimmer switch

Thus, the Smart Button is 5 euros cheaper than the Hue dimmer switch, at least as far as the recommended retail price is concerned. And even though the basic functions with on/off and dimming are similar, you still get a completely different form factor.

The Hue Smart Button is only slightly larger than a 2 Euro coin. Thanks to its magnetic bottom it easily sticks to the fridge or other magnetic surfaces. Alternatively, there is a small magnetic adhesive pad that can be mounted on any smooth surface.

Hue Smart Button fits on an empty switch box

In addition, the Philips Hue dimmer switch comes with a 7.6 x 7.6 cm base plate that is either glued or screwed on. A plus: the four drill holes fit exactly into the holes of a standard flush-mounted socket. However, the light switch protruding from the wall would have to be removed to screw on the Smart Button’s plate.

I will give the Philips Hue Smart Button a go in everyday life in the next few days and then get back to you with more impressions about setup and handling. If there is anything special on your mind that I should take a closer look at, let me know in the comments.

Philips Hue Smart Button

$29.99 / £17.99 / €21,99

This little button makes a big impact. A single click controls your lights, while pressing and holding the button dims or brightens them. Better yet: your lights will turn on to our recommended color and brightness based on the time of day.

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Check your local Philips Hue Online Store for availability of Hue products in your country. There you will also find all the technical information and prices.

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