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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:25 PM   #26
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I'm still waiting for an iOS app that can sync with my toilet, so that I can flush it from a different room.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:25 PM   #27
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These are neat. kinda pricy, but neat. would be nice to be able to turn on all of my lights with my phone.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:25 PM   #28
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Well that was random..
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:25 PM   #29
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Looks interesting, but it is quite expensive. I can see it taking on in the future when becomes cheaper.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:25 PM   #30
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You can buy single bulbs like this with a remote for $11 online. Same basic thing with colors and different blinking modes, etc.
I can buy the same basic thing WITHOUT a remote that comes in one color for only $1.

The thing that you fail to realize is that this is DIFFERENT. You can PROGRAM what the colors do and when. It's all automatic. A remote control is MANUAL.

Do I want it? No - too expensive for what it does. Do I think it's cool? Yes. Would I use it if I was given it as a gift for Christmas? Hell, yes.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:26 PM   #31
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Phillips just stole LIFX Thunder...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ented?ref=live
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:26 PM   #32
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A little overpriced in my opinion. There are similar LED light bulbs with remote control for less than 15 each. It's fun to change the color on an Ipad or Android, but in my opinion not worth the price.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:26 PM   #33
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THIS IS AWESOME! slowly upgrade each room.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:26 PM   #34
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That was sounding great until the price.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:27 PM   #35
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Needs version for 6" recessed lighting.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:27 PM   #36
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how many iOS device owners does it take to buy an extraordinarily expensive set of light bulbs to bring the price down?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:28 PM   #37
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Um, how long do these bulbs last?
15,000 hours or 15 years, whichever comes first.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:29 PM   #38
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Now even light bulbs can be status symbols!

Who really is going to change the color of the light bulbs in their house numerous times to numerous colors?

While it IS a cool idea, it's pretty pointless and there is no way I'd pay that kind of money for light bulbs, LED or not.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:30 PM   #39
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Finally! A reason to buy an iPhone.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:30 PM   #40
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Ugh. I hate the tendency of Macrumors posters to take every cool new things and deride it because it's not instantly cheap and instantly everywhere. As if those factors will never change over time.



Only one passenger? Super slow? Less space than a Nomad. Lame.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:30 PM   #41
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I wonder if the next big thing isn't going to be connected mobile devices but connected domestic devices. Thermostats would be another good place to start - provided they are affordable.
Isn't what you mention called NEST?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:30 PM   #42
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You guys all can hate, and talk about how over priced they are, but I want it. I'll pay that for lighting that can be put on a sleep timer, adjusted to a color I select from a picture or color picker. I'll take 1 kit please.
Shop around, if you really want something like this there are better systems available that are far more flexible and expandable.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:30 PM   #43
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I'd be "wow cool!" if I hadn't had awful experiences with Philips Brand lighting in the past. Everything I bought from Philips was over priced and stopped working wayyy to soon. Booo!














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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:31 PM   #44
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I wonder if the next big thing isn't going to be connected mobile devices but connected domestic devices. Thermostats would be another good place to start - provided they are affordable.
Check out the Nest Thermostat.

Edit: I see someone already beat me to it.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:31 PM   #45
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That looks freaking sweet!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:32 PM   #46
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We are hue.....
I've always wondered what sort of lighting the Borg used.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:33 PM   #47
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Im getting these for my bedroom. Turn the red and maybe, just maybe the wife will get the hint. LOL
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:34 PM   #48
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The Philips hue introduction pack includes:

3 hue light bulbs of 600 lumen (50Watt equivalent)

Each hue light bulb covers all shades of white, from warm white light to cold with light, and a wide variety of color. Each hue light bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb.

A hue bridge to easily set up your lighting network

A power supply for the hue bridge

A LAN cable to connect the hue bridge to your router

A download instruction for the app

Note: the hue introduction pack can be enlarged with up to 50 individual hue bulbs

RRP US$199 / 199 / 179
Wake me up in a year when this kit includes 75-100w equivalent output at a lower price..
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:37 PM   #49
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Wake me up in a year when this kit includes 75-100w equivalent output at a lower price..
Didn't I hear you say the same thing to the Wright brothers?

"Wake me up when you can fly further than a hundred feet and carry more than one passenger"

Sometimes the responses to niche product releases on here are hilarious.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:38 PM   #50
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In case you forget to flush it while you're actually IN the bathroom?

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I'm still waiting for an iOS app that can sync with my toilet, so that I can flush it from a different room.
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