Monday, August 8, 2016
Philip's Hue family of devices is about to welcome a well needed new member: a wireless motion sensor to free you from the apps.
We've talked about "smart lamps" before, and how using an app to turn a ligh on or off is a major step backwards compared to having a switch on the wall. Believe, it may sound cool for the first couple of days... but just try and turn on the lamps when your smartphone has run out of juice, or when you're in the middle of something important (like catching a Pokémon), and you'll soon realize its far more practical to use the wall switch.
The only way it can get better is having to use neither apps nor the wall switch, and that's where the new Philips Hue motion sensor comes in.
Now we just have to wait of the official launch... and hope the price is competitive enough.