Is it worth picking up the Philips Hue Bloom starter kit?

Is it worth picking up the Philips Hue Bloom starter kit?

Best answer: It's really not. It's an older model kit and the older Hue Bridge. You can't order it directly from Hue and it resells for about $300 on Amazon. Instead, you'd be much better off getting two of the newest model Hue Bloom and the latest Hue Bridge for less than the going rate from third-party resellersAmazon: Philips Hue Bloom ($60)Amazon: Philips Hue Bridge ($48)

Go for the gold with newer models

Whether you're someone who's deeply invested in lighting up certain items and areas in your home or someone who just wants to play around with some funky li'l lights, it won't be worth it to pick up the Philips Hue Bloom starter kit. Why? Well for one, it's dated, and you never want to pick up old tech.

Instead, grab yourself the newest model of the Hue Bloom along with a recent Hue Bridge for just over $100 and you can pretty much do the exact same thing but with the most recent versions available.

With the Philips Hue Bloom, you can select and display a million different types of colors all over your home wherever and whenever you want. You can even add different accessories to your Philips Hue Bloom, like a Hue Dimmer switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. What more can you ask for when it comes to customized, creative lighting?

With the Philips Hue Bridge, you can customize different timers and alarms using a variety of apps, so if you ever need to go on vacation, this remote has you covered. The best part? The multitude of super high reviews and if there are any issues with your Philips Hue Bridge, you get a 2-year warranty, meaning that you can return the device if anything goes wrong.

Cella Lao Rousseau

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