Philips’ latest hue color-changing lamp has arrived in stores, with the Hue Go offering a more portable take from the smart home staple. The bowl-shaped lamp is Philips’ first battery powered option in the hue line-up, offering both the normal gamut of user-selectable custom colors together with a set of presets that can turn it into a flickering yoga candle or a meditation lamp, even if you don’t have your smartphone to hand.
Like Philips’ existing hue bulbs, Hue Go hooks up to a specially-created ZigBee network and can be remotely controlled from a phone. However, new to the lamp is a manual button on the back, which cycles between seven presets including cool and warm white light.
A full charge of the non-removable battery lasts anything from two to three hours, depending on which mode it’s set to.
Without it, you’re limited to the seven presets, making it relatively expensive even for a color-changing lamp.
Hue Go is available online now, through Apple, Amazon, and Best Buy, and will land in Apple stores from tomorrow. It’s priced at $99.95.