New and improved

The Hue II's design is better than its predecessor's.
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Catch it in blue

We like the Hue II's blue faceplate and music controls. The external display is rather small, however.
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From behind

The Hue II has a large external speaker on its back side. The battery cover is replaceable, as well.
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For music and photos

The Hue II's 3.5mm headset jack, memory card slot and camera shutter are located on its right spine.
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Take control

The Hue II's controls are flush, but they have a comfortable feel.
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The hue II has a solid feel in the hand, but the hinge is rather loose. Here it is with the gray faceplate.
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On the go

The compact Hue II travels well.
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No light

The Hue II's camera lacks a flash.
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