HUE 2 Ecosystem of RGB Accessories from NZXT

From NZXT Press Release: NZXT 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.

“If our H Series cases provide a canvas for people to build the gaming PC of their dreams, then our new HUE 2 family provides the palette they paint with,” said Johnny Hou, founder of NZXT. “We love to celebrate the creativity of PC builders and we can’t wait to see the amazing battlestations they create with this complete line of RGB lighting accessories.”

One of the key innovations in the new HUE 2 family is the addition of a microcontroller to every single RGB accessory. This innovative, patent-pending feature 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.

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.

(Note: 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 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.

• Faster processors deliver virtually instantaneous response and more lighting modes
• Two additional channels on the HUE 2 RGB Lighting Controller allow for even more HUE 2 accessories to be connected.
• Each channel supports up to six HUE 2 accessories or 40 LEDs
• Backward compatibility with existing HUE+ accessories
• Multiple HUE 2 family starter kits are available, including:
o HUE 2 RGB Lighting Kit
o HUE 2 Ambient Lighting Kit (in two configurations)
o Aer RGB 2 120mm Starter Kits (2x120mm and 3x120mm)
o Aer RGB 2 140mm Starter Kits (2x140mm)
• The HUE 2 family accessories include:
o RGB LED strips
o 120mm and 140mm RGB fans
o Case underglow strips for ATX and mATX/ITX cases
o RGB cable comb accessories