The Philips Hue lighting system brings mood lighting to the 21st century -- it lets you wirelessly control color-changing LED lights with an app on your smartphone or tablet.
The good: Philips' Hue Connected Bulb lets you change the color of your lightbulbs and control them from your phones. It's easy to use, and -- most importantly -- nails the basics.
The bad: Three-bulbs-and-a-hub is expensive at $199, the novelty factor will wear off for many users quickly, and Android users apparently come in second on Philips' app development priority list.
The bottom line: You might not have an obvious need for an Internet-connected, color-changing light bulb, but the Philips Hue Connected Bulb kit offers enough potential to justify its high price tag.
October 31, 2013 3:29 PM PDT
Photo by: Colin West McDonald
| Caption by: David Carnoy
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