Philips Expands HomeKit-Compatible Hue Range Into Bathroom With ‘Adore Mirror’
Philips likely didn’t have any idea how bit the home automation industry would become when it launched its first intelligent bulb into the marketplace. Now, after a prolonged period of success, it’s taken the next step by expanding its range into the bathroom with a new product named the Adore Mirror.
The first thing that you actually notice about the new Adore Mirror is that it looks and functions just like any other extremely well-designed bathroom mirror that you may have seen, and in all honesty, it actually is.
Anyone purchasing this will be able to hang the mirror in the bathroom and use it just like any other normal mirror. But, like any other intelligent hardware in the Hue range, the Adore will be able to connect to an existing or new Hue Bridge and then work in conjunction with any other Hue installations in the property.
As you would expect from a product designed for the bathroom, then the new Adore Mirror is IP44 rated to protect it against water ingress, dust, and moisture. It also requires a wired installation to a fused power supply, as you would normally find for any lighting in the bathroom. It means that you are going to place this anywhere you like in the bathroom and be safe in the knowledge that it’s going to be protected and installed correctly as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Once connected to a Hue Bridge, you get the usual functionality that you would expect. HomeKit compatibility as per the Hue range, which means that this can be added to the Home app in iOS as part of a bathroom setup. It also offers compatibility with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant for direct voice control of the white light that it emits when powered on. Some people may have wanted a multi-colored experience in the bathroom in order to introduce a bit of excitement but they’ll have to make do with white light.
Philips is currently listing the Adore Mirror on its website but doesn’t have any real additional information regarding price listed against it. It is currently showing as out of stock in the U.S. but it shouldn’t be too long until it’s offered and available to purchase. In the U.K. the product will be up for sale in August at a price point of £229.99.