Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Fanboi and his money are soon parted

Gratuitous dig at Apple fanbois because this can only be purchased through the Apple store.  This contains weapons grade frivolity:
The Philips Hue lightbulbs are the Internet of Things made real: multicoloured light bulbs with network connectivity and cloud control, with only the outrageous price preventing world domination.

The bulbs come beautifully packaged in a three-light starter pack, along with a controlling hub. The bulbs fit into a standard screw socket and connect wirelessly to the Ethernet-connected hub – and even each other.

A smartphone app (for Android and iOS) gets you up and running within a few minutes, but it’s the documented programming interfaces and social network interconnection that may justify the £179.95 price tag.
£60 light bulbs.  That's $100.  Each.

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It's bread and circuses, all the way down.


ASM826 said...

You know what broke me? The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the "Affordable Healthcare Act". We ere listing and damaged, but that was the torpedo that broke the back of the ship.

All the rest of it is truly bread & circuses while we watch the Republic sink.

These light bulbs? Shiny. I can see them being installed in .gov buildings so they can be centrally controlled.

Unknown said...

" Gratuitous did at Apple fanbois because this can only be purchased through the Apple store".

Huh? I'm pretty sure I have seen the hardware at Home Depot and other stores. And the section you quote mentions an Android app, which I'm pretty sure isn't in the Apple store.

NotClauswitz said...

All the way down, especially in Cupertino.