NZXT Announces New HUE 2 Ecosystem for RGB Accessories

Aug 21, 2018
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NZXT, one of the leaders in software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming and one of the first to jump into the RGB lighting craze, today announces the HUE 2 family of RGB accessories for the PC, powered by CAM. Consisting of 10 new products, including the four-channel HUE 2 RGB controller and the external HUE 2 Ambient Lighting controller, along with several new accessories, the new HUE 2 ecosystem provides PC builders more options for customizing their systems.

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NZXT says that one of the key innovations in the new HUE 2 family is the addition of a microcontroller to every single RGB accessory. This feature which they say is  patent-pending allows each HUE 2 component to identify its specific LED configuration, breaking the limits faced by existing RGB components available today.

In addition to allowing for different LED counts and unique accessories, this feature lets the user mix-and-match different components on a single channel making installation easier and allowing lighting modes to be synchronized across channels.

At the heart of the HUE 2 ecosystem are four complete RGB kits that include everything you need to get started: the HUE 2 RGB Lighting Kit, HUE 2 Ambient Lighting Kit, Aer RGB 2 Starter Kit (120mm), and Aer RGB 2 Starter Kit (140mm). Choose one to get started and add accessories to complete and perfect your PC’s lighting.

HUE 2 RGB Lighting Kit

The HUE 2 RGB Lighting Kit is the heart of the new ecosystem and includes everything needed to add amazing RGB lighting to your PC. Each kit contains:

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  • HUE 2 RGB controller with four channels, each supporting up to 40 LEDs and six accessories
  • High-performance microprocessor delivers virtually instantaneous response and incredibly smooth lighting effects
  • Four easy-to-mount HUE 2 RGB strips with individually addressable LEDs
  • All necessary cables
  • Backward-compatibility with existing HUE+ LED strips and Aer RGB fans.

Unfortunately one of the drawbacks is that older HUE+ accessories cannot be mixed on the same channel with HUE 2 accessories.

Available in two configurations, one for 21” to 26” monitors and one for 27” to 35”, 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 Kit

  • 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.

 Pricing And Availability

Pricing on the HUE 2 hasn't been announced but the products should be available at retailers everywhere and at NZXT's website

EDIT: Pricing Has been announced and Pricing is as follows

  • HUE 2 RGB Lighting Kit :$74.99

  •  HUE 2 Ambient Lighting Kit for 21” to 26” monitors $99.99

  • HUE 2 Ambient Lighting Kit for 27” to 35” monitors $99.99

  • HUE 2 RGB LED strip accessory $24.99

  • HUE 2 Case RGB Underglow Accessory for ATX cases $34.99

  • HUE 2 Case RGB Underglow Accessory for mATX/ITX cases $29.99

  • HUE 2 RGB Cable Comb Accessory $29.99

  • Aer RGB 2 120mm Starter Kit (2x120mm) $99.99

  • Aer RGB 2 120mm Starter Kit (3x120mm) $129.99

  • Aer RGB 2 140mm Starter Kit (2x140mm) $109.99

  • Aer RGB 2 120mm Fan (1x120mm) $29.99

  • Aer RGB 2 140mm Fan (1x140mm) $32.99

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