The Echo Dot offers a built in Hub with Alexa. Ask Alexa to control Zigbee-compatible devices. No additional Philips Hue hub required.
Two choices for easy smart lighting – Start setting the mood with Hue Smart bulbs and your Echo device, supporting up to 5 Hue Bluetooth & Zigbee smart bulbs. Add the Hue Hub for whole-home smart lighting (up to 50 light points) and bonus features.
Hands-free voice control – Wind down before bed without touching your phone. Just say, “Alexa, dim the lights”. Cooking with two-hands full? Just ask Alexa to make your lights brighter, to better see your recipe. Say, “Alexa, I’m leaving” and she can turn your Philips Hue smart lights on/off to make it look like someone is home.
Control your lights with Alexa – Connect your Philips Hue smart lights to Alexa for easy voice control. Just ask, “Alexa, turn on the living room light”.
Existing Philips Hue customers – This smart light, while Bluetooth compatible, will continue to work with your Hue Hub and can be seamlessly integrated into your Hue Ecosystem. Continue to light your home smarter with Philips Hue.
We like to highlight the announcement of a new series of SSDs, the Rocket 5. This new range benefits from an M.2 format and a PCIe 5.0 interface. Performance is guaranteed! Here we find SSDs in M.2 2280 format. They also boast capacities of 1TB, 2TB and 4TB. As for the cooling system, this series seems to be offered with and without a cooling system. We can see a heatsink with a fan and two heat pipes. It features a Phison PS5026-E25 controller coupled with 232-layer 3D TLC Micro B58R memory. Finally, an LPDDR4 memory cache will support the SSD to guarantee high data rates. In terms of performance, the brand is announcing maximum sequential speeds of 14 GB/s for reading and 12 GB/s for writing. Maximum random performance is 1.55 million IOPS in read mode, compared with 1.8 million IOPS in write mode. No figures are given for endurance. All that’s left is to talk about prices: $190 for 1TB, $340 for 2TB and $730 for 4TB! Availability remains to be seen, but it’s a safe bet that Amazon will be offering these SSDs, given that the Rocket 4 series is available there.