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The SlimStyle promises omnidirectional light, but there are dim spots on each side of the bulb. You can see the difference between the omnidirectional Cree LED on the left and the almost omnidirectional SlimStyle on the right.
The SlimStyle retails for just under $9 in the US, which converts to roughly AU$10 or £5 in the UK. Philips isn't planning on expanding the bulb beyond North America at this time, but they aren't ruling it out, either.