Controlling your smart lights is usually either done via its accompanying app or you can use a physical switch and turn it on or off the good old fashioned way. The problem with the latter is that if you turned the light off via the switch, you can’t turn it back on with the app, which does create some confusion.
When it comes to smart lighting products, there are many options that one can choose right now, but a brand that typically comes to mind is none other than Philips Hue. At IFA 2020, Signify (who makes the Hue system) has unveiled a bunch of new smart lighting products that might be worth checking out.
A report from a couple of weeks ago suggested that Philips could be working on new Hue bulbs that could be brighter than its predecessors. If you’ve always felt that smart lighting solutions like the Hue bulbs were a bit too dim compared to regular bulbs, then you might be interested to learn about the company’s latest offerings.
One of the strengths of the Philips Hue system is the brightness, in which their Hue bulbs are some of the brightest smart bulbs in the market today. However, if you thought that the bulbs could be brighter, you might be interested to learn that Philips could be working on a new lineup of smart Hue bulbs.
Remember the good old days of buying a product and it was essentially yours to keep and it would just keep working until it didn’t? These days, it’s starting to feel that the things we buy aren’t really ours, and Philips’ recent announcement is certainly not doing any favors at getting rid of that sentiment.
If there is one problem with many smart home devices is that how secure they are depends from device to device. This is because at the moment, there is no standardized security amongst these devices, and as such, it’s not surprising to learn from time to time that a smart home device could be compromised.
The Philips Hue smart bulb initially started as a humble bulb used for indoor lights. However, over the years, Philips expanded on the type of bulbs that would be available where we started seeing light strips as well, along with some outdoor lighting options. If you’re looking for more outdoor-based Hue lights, you might be in luck.
The Philips Hue series of lights are smart lights which means that they can be controlled by an app or a smart speaker to turn on or off or react to schedules. However, if you wanted to get more out of your smart lights, then perhaps you might be interested to learn that the company has launched what they are calling the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box.
Ubergizmo’s Best of IFA AwardsEditor's Pick
IFA is officially going on until Sept 11, but if you haven’t had time to follow all the IFA news, our Best of IFA 2019 is what we want you to take away from this show. These are the products that caught our attention for their quality, novelty, usefulness, or daringness.
We were invited to IFA GPC in late April, a media event that showcased sneak peeks of the upcoming innovations presented now at the IFA 2019 conference in Berlin.
When Philips first entered into the smart lighting game, they only had the Hue bulb. The problem with that bulb is that it is a screw in bulb meaning that it is a bit limited in terms of style and placement. Philips has since expanded their offerings over time, and it looks like we might have some new options to look forward to.
If you wanted a HomeKit product from Philips, you would need to buy one of the company’s Hue branded lightbulbs. However, it seems that the company is trying to make it easier for customers to adopt their products because according to a report from iCulture, the leaked 2019 Philips Hue lineup includes a HomeKit compatible smart plug.
When you think of smart TVs with a 4K resolution, you might be concerned that it could be expensive. To a certain extent that is true of certain brands and models, but if you have a relatively small budget, then you might be interested to learn that Philips has actually launched a pretty affordable smart TV.
#CES2019 – The Philips Hue collection of smart bulbs have typically been limited to indoor use, but it wasn’t too long ago that the company expanded its Hue lighting system to cover outdoor lighting as well. Now if you’re someone who’s worried about security around their home, then Philips Hue might have something for you.
Power surges and blackouts can happen from time to time for a variety of reasons. However the problem with such instances is that if you rely on connected objects like smart light bulbs, they can turn themselves back on when the power is back. This can be a bit problematic if you’re not home or if it’s in the middle of the night and everyone’s sleeping.
One of the brand new features that Apple introduced in iOS 12 comes in the form of Siri Shortcuts. Basically these are actions that have been grouped together so that by speaking a single phrase to Siri, all those commands would be executed at once, kind of like a macro. For those who use Philips Hue smart lighting, it seems that the app now supports Siri Shortcuts.
Not all displays were created the same. Given that people have different needs from their displays, this has resulted in companies creating displays for different purposes, such as gaming where the emphasis could be on faster refresh rates and also syncing with the GPU to prevent screen tearing and ghosting.
Ubergizmo's Best of IFA 2018Editor's Pick
The past few days were intense at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. There were tons of interesting products to look at (and try!), and after checking out everything we could, here are what we think where the most impressive products at IFA, sorted in no particular order.This year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab S4 ahead of the show, so follow the links to that […]
One of the new features of iOS 12 is the introduction of a new app called Siri Shortcuts. Essentially this is similar to Google Assistant’s Routines which allows users to create custom shortcuts for certain tasks that can be activated with a spoke phrase. We expect that most of iOS’ native features will be supported, but what about third-party support?
#IFA18 – Let’s face it, when it comes to choosing a TV, features like size and display quality are some of the more important factors. This is because this is pretty much what defines the TV in the first place. But what about audio quality? For those who care about audio as well, Philips might have a new TV that could be of interest to you.