Philips’ line of Hue bulbs are devices that can be controlled by smartphones in order to easily alter and program your lighting without getting up. They’ve been a pretty big hit but the latest brings an entirely new feature to the table. Or floor. Or bookshelf.
The device is called the ‘Hue Go‘ and this one can be used indefinitely when plugged into a power outlet just like the other Hue products. It also allows you to do cool things like change color to indicate when you get a new SMS. What makes it different though is that in 1.5 hours it can also be charged and then carried loose to provide lighting for three hours. It doesn’t need to stay within your home WiFi even and has buttons for old-school controls. Like all Hue lamps it offers a spectrum of colors and it will cost about $100.
So what kind of usage scenario does this have? Well for instance it could be perfect for enjoying outdoors at a dinner party if you choose to dine alfresco. Alternatively it could be a great companion if you go camping and want to read or just light up your evening while you chat.