NZXT Announces the HUE 2 RGB Ambient Lighting Kit V2

Subject: General Tech | March 19, 2019 - 02:34 PM |
Tagged: RGB, nzxt, lighting, HUE 2 Ambient RGB Kit V2, HUE 2, ambient

NZXT has announced the version 2 of the HUE 2 Ambient RGB Lighting Kit, an update which the company says "brings product improvements that make installation easier and help ensure that the included LED strips will be securely attached to your monitor". The lighting kit uses NZXT's CAM software to select between lighting modes - which include an ambient mode that changes the lighting to compliment the images on your monitor.

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"The HUE 2 ecosystem delivers the broadest line of RGB lighting accessories for PC Builders with over 10 different accessories such as the HUE 2 RGB lighting kit, underglow kit, AER RGB 2 fans, and cable combs."

NZXT provides this list of features for the new HUE 2 kit:

HUE 2 Ambient RGB Kit V2 New Features:

  • Stronger Adhesive: Upgraded the 3M LED strip adhesive backing tape to be thicker and stickier. It is more compatible with the different surfaces and textures of monitors on the market.
  • L-Shape Corner Connector: For easier setup, we replaced the 150mm corner connectors to an L-shape corner connector for the top left and bottom right of your monitor.
  • Alcohol Wipes: As your monitor may be dusty or dirty, we added alcohol-based cleaning wipes so you can clean the back of the monitor before adhering the LED strips.

HUE 2 RGB Ambient Lighting Kit Features

  • Available in two configurations, one for 21” to 25”/34”-35” UltraWide monitors and one for 26” to 32” monitors, the HUE 2 RGB Ambient Lighting Kit adds gorgeous lighting to your gaming PC and provides a more immersive in-game experience* by projecting the colors from the edges of your display to your walls.
  • HUE 2 RGB Ambient Lighting controller
  • Faster microprocessor enables incredibly smooth lighting effects and virtually instantaneous response changes to colors on the screen in ambient mode
  • Multiple LED strips in various lengths, along with easy-to-follow configuration and installation instructions for various monitor sizes and aspect ratios
  • AC power adapter
  • All necessary cables
  • Compatible with all HUE 2 accessories and CAM lighting modes

* Ambient lighting modes are available only with the HUE 2 Ambient Lighting controller and require the use of CAM as a registered user, including acceptance of the then-current NZXT Terms of Service.

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The HUE 2 lighting kits are available now in the USA with pricing as follows:

  • HUE 2 Ambient RGB Lighting Kit V2 (21”-25”, 34”-35” UltraWide) - $99.99
  • HUE 2 Ambient RGB Lighting Kit V2 (26”-32”) - $99.99
Source: NZXT

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March 19, 2019 | 02:56 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

ambient, or some might call bias lighting, is actually something I want to get and have been actively looking into. Not because I enjoy rgb-itis on my wall, but I want it to reduce eyestrain. And this version looks pretty nice as compared to some of the really cheap-o stuff i've browsed through on amazon.

March 20, 2019 | 12:38 AM - Posted by cracklingice (not verified)

I too love the idea. I just do not like the idea of being treated as property via data collection. Make the software offline and I'd consider the product.

March 21, 2019 | 05:30 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

yea I know, but these days the question has morphed from "whow does data collection" to "who doesn't do data collection".

I wasn't saying I agree with the data collection, just that their implementation of the ambient lighting does look nice. Although, when I do some cheap updates to my pc over hte summer i'm going to go with the cheap-o version of ambient lighting just because I tend to be cheap. ha

March 19, 2019 | 08:19 PM - Posted by chipman (not verified)

It looks like a DIY thing... but pee finished.

March 20, 2019 | 01:49 AM - Posted by mLocke

this is probably based off the lightpack open source hardware, will have to take a look at their software side to see if it's any better than the open source solutions out there.

March 20, 2019 | 04:25 PM - Posted by rbricker99

Really need to warn people to look up reviews of NZXT CAM software.

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