From time to time at the huge companies the desire to make something in style of a startup wakens. Something usual, cheerful, fascinating. And it is healthy, as the company with experience is capable to release a product from «children’s diseases». Who said, what an ordinary bulb which costs in your chandelier or the lighting device, it is impossible to re-embody in the necessary device for the mobile device? Philips made specifically it and met with approval from Apple.
Philips hue ("Hugh") — is a power effective light-emitting diode bulb with the integrated wireless module. The module works together with the external device which you connect to LAN port on the router. Such makary the bulb appears online, and you have a possibility to operate it through a web from own iOS-device. To operate a bulb — means to change its brightness and color (the full color palette is available, including «cold white» and «warm white»). But the respective appendix allows to do of App Store more. It allows to set difficult operating modes of a bulb is dependent on time of day, to choose color from only just made photos and almost all another. Philips even foresaw four special modes when the bulb helps you to be engaged in affairs, to read, have a rest or have fun (we will tell, to dance). To share the modes it is possible on the website meethue.com.
Already now the set from three bulbs of Philips hue and the external device will appear on sale in Apple Store, and is exclusive in Apple Store. The price is quite great: 199 dollars, and 60 more for each additional bulb. It not the 1st case when the Apple sells another’s devices for the house — remember about Tony Fadella’s Nest thermostat.
By the way, inquisitive moment: Philips promises to let out SDK under iOS and Android, it was possible to operate a bulb from postoroniy appendices. [philips]