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NZXT HUE 2 Ambient V2: So Good They Made It Again!

NZXT HUE 2
Written by Faiza Iftikhar

It’s been around seven months since I originally had the chance to take a look at NZXT’s refresh of their RGB lineup, including RGB strips, under-sparkle lighting, and ambient lighting for the back of my monitor.

NZXT HUE 2

I truly liked the ambient lighting however, it did suffer from certain issues.  The connectors for appending the strips together had a ton of leftover links length which made them difficult to manage, and, after following a couple of months the adhesive that held the strips on began to lose… muster.  I found that I was replacing twofold sided tape to keep the strips appended to my monitor.  Fast forward to exhibit day and NZXT has heard the protests, taken the criticism to heart, and sent over adaptation two of the much-adored HUE 2 Ambient lighting kit.

Specifications

  • MSRP: $109.99
  • Dimensions: 76 x 100 x 15mm
  • Monitor Support: 21 – 25”, 34 – 35” (AC-HUEHU-A2), 26-32” (AC-HUEHU-B2)
  • Mounting
    • HUE 2 Controller: 3M Dual Lock
    • LED strip – Double-sided tape
  • Included Cables: 1x 2.5m Micro-USB cable, 2x 150mm connection Cable, 2x L-Shape Connector
  • Included Accessories: Power Adapter Support (US/EU/AU/UK), Wet and Dry Wipes
  • Input Connector: 12V DC, 2A
  • Output Channels: 2
  • Output Channel Voltage: 5V DC

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  • LED Strip Length: Kits included suggested strip configuration for monitor sizes
    • 21-25”, 34-35” UltraWide – 300mm x2, 250mm x4, 200mm x 2
    • 26-32” – 300mm x4, 250mm x4
  • LED Strip Width: 10mm
  • Warranty: 2 years

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Pros

  • L-shaped Brackets give a spotless look
  • Comes with all the universal power connectors!
  • UltraWide Monitor Support

Cons

  • A bit costly
  • Only appears to work properly with USB 2.0 ports

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