NZXT HUE+ Advanced PC Illumination
Even though this is intended to be hidden away, the HUE+ still offers some styling. Flat at the front, and with an angle from corner to corner, we see a raised section that allows NZXT to put in an illuminated bar to show that this device is powered. It is tough to see, but right in the center is the HUE name molded into the case.
All of the edges are just the two halved of the case coming together, except this end of it. On this side of the HUE+ we are given the 5V DC jack on the left, the Mini-USB jack for software control, and to the right are a pair of 4-pin connections to power the strips on each of the two channels.
Flipping the HUE+ onto its top, we can see the product sticker in the center with the part number, power requirements, and the serial number. Near the corners, there are holes provided that match the mounting points of any 2.5" drive.
The other half of the kit is comprised of these four LED strips. They are white strips with a black line running down the 5V lead side of the strips. The ends are shipped with caps on them to protect the sockets. These also work when installed so that the end of the run does not have the power points exposed. If you look closely, you can see the four magnets in each strip, but these are also backed with 3M tape for those using cases made of something other than steel.
Jumping way ahead in the game, we took all of the wiring out of the box we needed to get this device ready for our needs. For testing, we decided to run all four strips on one channel, but we could have split them, or can even buy another four strips to add to that second channel.
This is the way the HUE+ illuminates out of the box without software in use. It is a slightly blue-tinted white light that is the default, and this is the brightest illumination this kit can offer. Hiding the strips is pretty easy, and the amount of light inside of this chassis now puts every component on full display even in the darkest of room. Keep in mind too, this is just the beginning, there is so much more yet to be played with.
PRICING: You can find the NZXT HUE+ Advanced PC Illumination LED Controller for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The NZXT HUE+ Advanced PC Illumination LED Controller retails for $60 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The NZXT HUE+ Advanced PC Illumination LED Controller retails for Â£60 at Amazon UK.
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