I wanted to share my comprehensive test report about the new HDMI Sync Box from Philips Hue with you until today at the latest. With a price of just under 250 Euros, the entertainment device is anything but a cheap affair, so you’ll want to inform yourself thoroughly beforehand. Now I have to inform you: the test report won’t be published soon because I’m still disappointed with the HDMI Sync Box.
Since its introduction in mid-September, there’s been a lot of discussion about the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. Especially regarding its price, the discussion has heated up quite fast and quite a lot. But until I was able to form my own opinion at home – unfortunately I don’t have access to the necessary app for the control unit at the moment – we just want to hide the 249,99 Euro.
If you want to use individual Philips Hue LED bulbs, up to now they were best hidden behind a lampshade or other cover. Let’s be honest: the usual Philips Hue bulbs are not really stylish. This has changed with the Philips Hue White Filament lamps that were released last week. Available in three different versions, the vintage bulb looks really great – and easily shakes off the smart competition from Osram, Ikea or Innr.
Of course its low price plays a role but the Osram Smart Plug is by far the best-selling Hue-compatible product, there is little doubt about that. After looking at the matter long enough, Signify now offers its own solution: the Philips Hue Smart Plug. The smart plug with ZigBee and Bluetooth can now be ordered for 29.99 Euro and is available in most European countries, with the exception of Italy and Switzerland.