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Meet the finger-powered Philips Hue Tap (pictures)

This kinetic-powered remote wants to bring physical controls to your Philips Hue lighting setup.

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Philips Hue Tap

The Philips Hue Tap is a wireless remote for Philips Hue smart-lighting setups. Click through to see what it's capable of.

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Detachable back

The Hue Tap comes with a detachable back for flexible placement.

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Easy to mount

The back mounts easily using either screws, or sticky tape.

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Take it with you

Once you've mounted it to the wall, you'll be able to snap it off and take it with you.

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App-enabled

Adding the Tap into your Hue system is an easy, one-button process. From there, you'll be able to customize what each button does.

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Push-button controls

Press a button, and the lights change to the desired preset colors and brightness levels.

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Finger-powered

Each push of the button gives the Tap a little jolt of power -- which means you'll never need to change out batteries.

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Price point

Philips is selling the Hue Tap for $60 (£50 in the UK). That's a bit pricier than we'd like, but we still think it's a logical addition to existing Hue setups. Be sure to read our full review for more details.

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