The Hue is actually made up of two parts: the controller and the LED strip. Let’s first take a look at the LED strip. It is about 6.5 feet long and has red, green and blue LED’s places throughout the strip. All 3 red, green and blue LED’s are in the same module so you are able to blend them together to create other colors. On the back of the strip is 3M tape that will allow you to easily mount the strip inside your case.
The second part of the Hue is actually the controller unit. It is a 5.25-inch bay device, and I believe this is a good thing over a 3.5-inch bay device because many new cases do not even have 3.5-inch bays anymore. The front of the controller has control knobs for each of the colors. These knobs also act as buttons to change the brightness, switch between different flashing modes and to turn the lights off.
Getting a closer look at the bay device we can see there are only 2 cables that come out the back. They are SATA power and the connector to connect the LED strip. Again, forward thinking by NZXT to use a SATA power connector rather than a molex connector.
Feb 26, 2015 0