Philips Hue app version 4.2 released, Nanoleaf Essentials support Screen Mirror and more

Cupertino, January 12, 2022

Another quiet week passes us by. As always, we're recapping the events of the past seven days for you this Sunday.

More multicolored lamps from Philips Hue

After announcing a multicolored Lightstrip from Philips Hue last week, another new model of the table and floor lamp arrived this week Signe added.

Philips Hue Gradient Signe

In addition to being able to display multiple colors at the same time, Philips has also immediately revised the design and reduced the size of the stand. Details about the market launch are missing so far.

Automation of the week: Detecting flat batteries early on

Since in the past we had devices not reacting and automations could not be executed because we had forgotten to change the batteries early, we have published a suitable automation this week.

Early detection of empty batteries

If the battery capacity falls below a defined value, we are informed about it via a light when we enter the corresponding room. Reader Volker has optimized the automation even more and can be warned via the HomePod.

IKEA STANDVIND: Smart air purifier coming in October

After we reported on IKEA's new air purifier last week, this week the furniture giant announced it will go on sale in October.

1641647491 549 IKEA STARKVIND HomeKit air purifier now available as tabletop or

The standalone unit is expected to cost €99.99, while the tabletop unit will be priced at €149.99. IKEA has also officially confirmed that the devices will support Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and also Apple HomeKit.

Philips Hue app version 4.2 released

After Signify took a lot of criticism for version 4 of the Philips Hue app, the company responded with a swift update to version 4.1.

Philips Hue app version 4.2 released

Not even a month later, Signify presents us with another update. Version 4.2 is supposed to improve the stability and performance of the UI technology used, in addition to numerous fixed bugs. So if you have run into bugs or poor performance in the past, the update should be interesting for you. However, you should not expect new features.

Nanoleaf Essentials support Screen Mirror

That the Nanoleaf Essentials light strip and light bulb. Screen Mirror are supposed to support, we have already reported.

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Reader Marcel has now informed us that he was able to successfully set up the function via the Mac app from Nanoleaf. From now on, it is possible to adjust the colors of the lamps to the content on your monitor.

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