Lauren Goode

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Philips’ Hue “iLighting” System Won’t Ship for Three to Four Months

There goes that holiday gift idea. Hue, the new Wi-Fi-controlled, multi-colored lighting system from Philips that’s available exclusively through Apple, won’t ship for three to four months to consumers who order the kit through Apple.com. Philips said in a statement that there has been “an unprecedented global demand for Philips Hue” and that the company has had to increase production capacity. Kits can still be purchased at local Apple stores, provided they’re in stock.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus