It's time again to show you a small Hue installation from my own four walls. Nothing spectacular, but maybe something to stimulate your thoughts and reflections. The focus is on the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for the PC. This has been on the market since last September and is available in three different configurations: for monitors from 24 to 27 and 32 to 34 inches or triple setups with three 24 to 27 inch screens.
Last Thursday, Philips Hue presented its new products, among them an adapted version of the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip, which was previously available for TVs in sizes of 55, 65 and 75 inches. Now the identical technology is being used for smaller monitors and is aimed primarily at gamers. Among other things, this has a decisive reason, but more on that later.
Signify unveils a new range of Philips Hue smart lighting products and app features, from unique design options to complement home decor and create the perfect ambiance, to more immersive entertainment experiences for gaming and music. New launches include a striking range of contemporary style bulbs available in three distinctive shapes, a new gradient lightstrip specifically designed for PC monitors to bring the ultimate light experience to PC gaming and a new Mimic presence automation to the Hue app for more peace of mind when you're away.
When it was announced at the beginning of August that Philips Hue would probably offer its Play Gradient Lightstrip for PC monitors with 24 to 27 inches, the outcry was great. The community immediately complained that especially in the gaming sector, most users probably prefer larger screens. Now I can tell you: don't worry.
The secrecy at Philips Hue has once again worked extremely badly this half-year. Three new products have already been distributed on the internet before they were publicly announced. In the past years, Philips Hue has always presented its new products around the International Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin. It can be assumed that this will also be the case in 2022.
It's probably an open secret that Philips Hue will also be presenting new products around IFA in Berlin this year. One of them will be a Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip for PC monitors with a size of 24 to 27 inches. A corresponding product listing including official product photos appeared today in the American online shop Best Buy.
It's time again for the Community Question of the Week – so this morning I rummaged through mails, comments and entries in the Community section. I chose a question from Christof that some of you may have asked yourselves: Is it possible to use the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip 65 inch without the Sync Box?
A fortnight ago, the new Philips Hue Ambiance Gradient Lightstrip came onto the market and caused a lot of excitement, but also a lot of questions. One question in particular has reached me frequently: How does the new lightstrip differ from the Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip, which has been available for a year now?
With the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, our favourite manufacturer launched an exciting new product two years ago, which was supplemented last autumn by the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. The perfect combination to be able to offer something like Ambilight on any TV with external sources. There is only one problem with the whole thing: the “Hue Ambilight” is only three-sided.
Along with the Wall Switch Module, the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip is one of the most exciting new products in the Hue world to make it to market in recent years. Already in the coming weeks, the light strip will receive new, exciting features. So far, in order to make the seven zones of the light strip glow in different colors, the use of the Hue Sync Box or at least a sync software is necessary.