Earlier this year, Philips Hue didn't make any huge announcements apart from the Hue Sync TV app. A new outdoor wall lamp, the launch date for the Hue Go table lamp in Europe and an alternative version of the Hue Tap Dial switch.
So far, the switch comes with an 8 x 8 centimetre magnetic wall mount that also fits beautifully on an empty switch box. From 14 March, Philips Hue will also offer the Hue Tap Dial switch with a magnetic mini bracket that is circular and has a diameter of only 4.8 centimetres. It disappears completely behind the switch, which is around 6 centimetres in size.
The Smart Button, which costs less than half as much, has both mounts
We have already seen a very similar concept at Philips Hue. The Philips Hue Smart Button, which currently costs less than half the price (21.99 euros), also has a large and a small holder. Here, however, both options are included in the scope of delivery.
From the customer's point of view, it would of course be much more attractive if Philips Hue would also include both holders in the box of the Hue Tap Dial switch. I can hardly imagine that the costs would explode due to the new, small holder. So now you have to choose one over the other before you buy.
After all, after a list price of 49.99 euros was announced in January for the new variant of the Hue Tap Dial Switch with mini bracket, the manufacturer has now noticed that this does not quite fit in direct comparison with the switch with the large bracket. Although the new model is not available until March, it is now listed in the official shop with a price of 44.99 euros.
Philips Hue Tap Dial Switch
$49.99 / £44.99 / €49,99