NZXT Announces New HUE 2 Ecosystem for RGB Accessories

Aug 21, 2018

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.

NZXT Announces New HUE 2 Lighting System

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.

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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:

  • 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.

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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