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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4.5-star Google Home mini w/about 4-star LED bulbs

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    WyldeBlue
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    PROs: - If you are having trouble setting up the Google Home Mini, the bulbs thankfully still function as regular LED bulbs upon initial power-up--no flashing, blinking, blanking or waiting for an app or voice assistant to pair - Though the Mini is the draw here, there is a 'C by GE' app that still allows Bluetooth-distance remote control for power, brightness, schedule/timer setting, and one-touch "scene" settings (Good morning, I'm home, Party, etc.) - The color temperature is not tunable (for that, you would need the C-Sleep bulbs), but the 2700K preset has a pretty comfortable incandescent bulb-like hue that is reasonably conservative and therefore versatile for typical duty - With the Google Home Mini, setup and integration into a fledgling (or even more extensive) home network is pretty much instantaneous and you get all the hands-free voice activation you could want for power, scheduling, brightness levels, and out-of-the-home control - Take the bulbs out of the equation, and you have a smart speaker which handles natural language pretty well providing all the personal voice assistance and trappings of a Google-enabled device you could possibly want (okay, except for maybe a screen) - Once you have the Google Home app on the go, you can control all the lights via the Home app and the Mini from anywhere you have a network connection--nice for adjustments while on the road - Voice Match was actually an intriguing feature; you can set up the Mini to recognize different voices in your household and then Google will respond accordingly--for example, not including your 9 year-old's music requests in your music search/playback history CONs: - This is truly a "mini" smart-home starter kit--with no smart outlets or other sensors, what you get are the bulbs for about a $5 premium over the full-priced Google Home Mini...that's a decent value if you were paying full price for the Mini to begin with, but a harder sell with the Mini at a discount because the lights are just decent smart bulbs in and of themselves (there are certainly better and more capable bulbs out there) - The smart speaker and streaming media playback on the Mini tends to work best with a Youtube and/or Google Play subscription--I have neither, and would often ask Google to play me some "X" only be to be told I'd need a subscription for THAT particular band, song, album, etc...but here was a streaming radio station that probably offered something similar. I get it, you don't get something for nothing, and if you're fine with commercials in your Spotify or just whatever Pandora serves up free you'll likely be fine, just be aware that maximum responsiveness to your musical whims is probably going to come with an extra price tag! - Though the bulbs are set at a pretty comfortable color temperature, you cannot change the "color" of white for this set--if you are looking for daylight or more blueish hues (or even colors), you need to look elsewhere, or just get the Mini by its lonesome and grab a different set of smart bulbs - The bulbs are not WIFI enabled--they are Bluetooth, which means at least one needs to be within 40-50 unobstructed feet of the Mini, and the other bulb at least the same to its mate (if they are not in the same general area). This somewhat limits how deeply you can dip your toe in the smart-home waters--if you want to put a bulb out in the entryway and the other on the back porch, the Mini needs to placed such that it can reach both bulbs (or at least one which then daisy-chains to the other) - If you mess up during the bulbs setup, or just need to start over, there is an 11-step factory reset procedure that alternates between on/off cycles that vary from 2 seconds to 5-10 seconds each. I was able to get the bulbs reset multiple times while switching between the 'C by GE' app control, and using the Google Home Mini, I sometimes needed 3-5 extra on/off cycles to finally get the reset confirmation blinks in the bulbs Summary review: I can see why these are sold together as a starter kit...but the truth is, you don't NEED the Mini to use/configure the LED bulbs...any Bluetooth-enabled device and the C by GE app can provide the same sort of control; at least within Bluetooth connectivity distances. So I approached this set from the perspective that it's an easy way to see what sorts of things are POSSIBLE if I had a smart home centered around something like the Mini. In that sense, this starter kit definitely gets things going, especially if you use the bulbs in a pronounced location like a dark basement or entryway where you'd love to be able to control the lights with your voice. But otherwise, the draw here is really the Mini itself. It does so much more than just control THESE particular bulbs, or even control smart appliances/objects in general. With constant voice assistant capabilities, you'll be surprised how often you end up saying "Okay Google"...and then querying the "verbal Internet" for answers to all things serious (how can I tell if I'm having a heart attack) and mundane (what's the weather going to be like tomorrow?). As a smart speaker...well, it's a smart object that has a speaker built in, and you'd be surprised how loud it can get, but the fidelity is only okay. With a number of these dotted around the house, I think they would make great "ambience" speakers all streaming the same soundtrack to your life (or maybe even something different from speaker to speaker), but I wouldn't want to do any critical or even loud party listening as the "oomph" just isn't there...and I did notice just a hint of distortion start to creep in at higher playback volumes. So is this set for you...honestly, I would think the answer comes down to the value proposition. If you were prepared to pay nearly full price for a Google Home Mini anyway (or if you can snag this starter set on a sale), I think it's a no-brainer. You get everything you were going to get from the Mini anyway, and you can set some home lighting automation or program some cool effects like "Okay Google, get ready for the movies" and your voice will magically activate a scene (that you've pre-programmed of course) that lowers the bulb's brightness to a home theater-friendly level. The bulbs themselves will work without the Mini so if you had other designs on where the Mini was going to go or how it was going to be used, it's almost like you can get two unrelated products nearly for the price of one. But if you're budget conscious and can snag the Mini on a deal in and of itself, there are much more flexible and capable smart bulbs out there to play with...cautiously recommended.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value for Smart Home Beginners

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    callmeageeth
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    Unless you're living under a rock, you've heard of Google Home and its capabilities. Whether or not you are a Google Home or Alexa user will inevitably depend on which ecosystem your invested in. If you're reading this, I'm assuming you're invested in the Google ecosystem or at least not so much invested into Amazon's Alexa. Either way, both of their "mini" devices (the Google Home mini and Alexa Echo Dot) are similar in their size and capabilities. They offer the voice link you need to your smart assistant without the advanced sound offerings. Yes, the mini will play music, etc. but it will never sound as good as any other Google Home speaker, including the Google Home. So assuming you're looking into investing in the Google Home ecosystem (I have, and I utilize it every single day) the Google Home mini PLUS GE smart bulb is a great way to start. It's also useful for anyone looking to add a Google Home mini to their house and adding smart bulbs (side note on smart bulbs, once you start buying them, you'll continue to do so, and you'll know they get expensive). In terms of setup of the mini, all you need is to download the Google Home app and plug in the mini. The home app will autmoatically detect it and set it up. Usually the first time set up requires an update that takes about 5 minutes. From there, the app does a good job of walking you through Google Home's capabilities and adjusting settings (such as what news will play when you say "Hey Google, good morning"). I've been very impressed with the app in terms of teaching you what the home could do. When it first came out, it was a complicated un-user friendly mess to navigate. I think for first time smart home users, you'll appreciate the east to set it up and learn its capabilities. In terms of the GE bulb, it too is straight forward. You screw it into a light socket. From there you can set it up through the GE app or Google Home. I prefer the Google Home app because I want to be able to control my home from one app without having to link services. For example, if you set up Phillips Hue bulbs, or GE lights through GE's app, you then have to link the services within the Home app. Not a big deal, but it's an unnecessary step for a "dumb" smart light bulb. I say this bulb is "dumb" because your options are to turn it on and off and adjust the brightness. Phillips light bulbs are a little more complex in how they're controlled which necessitates (in my opinion) utilization of the Phillips Hue app at times (like changing colors). Much like the mini, the Google Home app will find the bulb and set it up. The app walks you through assigning it to a room and from there, you just say "Hey Google" (near your Google home mini of course) and "turn off light [so and so]:" And voila. Turning lights on and off via voice is absolutely not necessary but its addicting and oftentimes, convenient. Plus, you can always turn it off from your phone from bed if say, you forgot to turn off the lamp before heading to bed. As I said from the beginning, this is a good value for those just getting to dabble in the smart home convenience. Maybe you only need/want a couple lights that you can control remotely and via voice, and if so, this is a perfect solution. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because even though this package is a good value, it could be better given the deep discounts of the standalone Google Home mini around the holidays.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Practical Smart Home Starter Pack

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    cjviscito
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    For the purposes of this review, I'm sticking solely to the lighting kit - I've previously reviewed the C-Life bulbs and quite frankly, I find their strategy of limiting controlling the lights to either a Google Home or App premise severely limiting. So this review will be written from the stance of what I believe this kit to be - a practical gateway into building a smart home. The kit comes with a chalk white Google Home mini and a single light bulb. Google's Home mini is their smallest device that also boasts the full power of Google Assistant and home automation. Depending on where you are in your smart home journey, you might find that some smart home devices work better with Google Home than others do. An important item of note is - just because something works with Google Assistant does not mean it'll work seamlessly with Google Home. For example, my GE C-Life, Wemo, Hue, Sengled lights all work with the Google Home. So too, does my Simplisafe alarm system and Logitech Harmony setup. However, the one that doesn't play nice out of the box is my Ring video doorbell. Not really surprising since Amazon bought Ring. I also have a Chamberlin garage door opener, but they want me to pay to link my accounts... no thank you. I added the smart light to my existing setup in my home office as well as the Google Home mini. I honestly have nothing but good things to say about Google's platform. The AI is intelligent and always learning, and you can also mute the microphones when company comes over. If you're feeling paranoid, you can also log into your Google account and verify nothing's been recorded when the mic is off and you can also delete your request history. I set up the bulb that came in the kit to be controlled by my Google Home mini in my office - so now, when I walk into my office, I can simply tell Google Home mini to turn on the light and it works! A key difference from Google and Amazon's management system is that Google Home currently does not support creating custom groups - but, it's totally easy to work around. For example, if I'm speaking to the Google Home we have in the family room and I tell Google to "Turn off the lights", it'll only turn off the lights in the family room. If you're on the fence about getting into home automation, then this is a painless way to get started. As always, if you're adding this to an existing setup, you need to do the research and see if it'll work with what you have or if you'll have to make some compromises.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic but simple home automation and lighting

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    dorkhead2
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    Together, the Google Home Mini speaker and smart GE C-Life bulb is essentially a starter kit for someone who is looking to introduce basic smart lighting into their home. By themselves, the Google Home Mini speaker is a wonderful personal assistant, whereas the GE C-Life bulb is a very limited smart bulb. With that being said, if you’re not wanting to spend an exorbitant amount of money on high-end smart bulbs but do want to have a good LED lightbulb with basic smart lighting capabilities, than this kit is a great start. What makes this kit great is the included personal assistant speaker. After connecting it to the internet, you can make simple commands or ask any question and the speaker uses Google to answer your question or execute your command. If you haven’t adventured into the world of using a personal assistant, even on your phone, having a stand along speaker and connected light bulb is a good way to become familiar with this technology. This best part about using Google instead of the other available smart assistants (Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Samsung’s Bixby, and Microsoft’s Cortana) is its ability to understand “naturally” spoken sentences. This means you don’t have to memorize any specific commands; you can simply say, “Hey Google, can you turn on the dining room light?” Also, the Google Home app is widely compatible with many brands on the market. So, if you’re thinking of getting one of those automated robot vacuums, you’ll easily be able to pair them and use your voice to start vacuuming. Overall, the Google personal assistant speaker is a very useful device. The included LED bulb is a basic smart bulb with dimming capabilities. There are other GE C-Life bulbs that also offer white color temperature variations, such as bright white, cool white, and warm light, but this kit includes the standard warm color bulb. In comparison to other warm lightbulbs, this GE bulb does emit a good bright warm color. Regarding its “smart” capabilities, it’s definitely meant to work mainly with the included Google Home Mini speaker. Unlike other smart bulbs, which are connected directly to the internet using Wi-Fi, this bulb needs the speaker to stay connected. The bulb and speaker communicate using Bluetooth. So, if the speaker is too far away (beyond 40 feet) or powered off, than the bulb can’t be controlled over the internet. Meaning, you can’t switch the bulb on or off either through the Google Home app or by giving a command to the speaker. These limitations may be a hinderance to someone looking to setup a complex smart home lighting system, but to someone looking for basic automation, these bulbs accomplish the task. Overall, the kit was very easy to setup and use. The included hardware (speaker and bulb) is made well is good quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Google Home Mini is great. Bulb is basic.

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    BeingHonest
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    Pro Easy setup Faster response Con Short range Not that bright and yellow Must be paired to either Google Home or GE’s app Limited integration This is mostly a review on the C-Life and its functionality so I won’t go to much into the Google Home Mini. I’ll just say that the Mini is a great device, with a good speaker and can be linked to various smart devices. I'm only recommending this because you’re getting a great device with the Mini and get a bonus bulb to try out. The C-Life bulbs are basic and are better suited to smaller homes or those who are not smart home enthusiasts. They’re dimmable but the light gives off a warm yellow tint, and isn’t very bright. They are only a little cheaper than the better C-Sleep bulbs. They also do not integrate with any other smart home systems like SmartThings, Wink, Apple HomeKit, or IFTTT. And even though it’s bluetooth, you can only pair with the Google Home or your phone (not both). There are some advantages of choosing the bluetooth C-Life bulbs over the standard smart bulbs (WiFi, ZigBee, or Z-Wave). It’s easier to set up, has a faster response time, and the bulbs are a bit cheaper. However they have a much shorter range and requires the controlling device (either the phone or Google Home) to be close by. According to their FAQ, multiple bulbs form a mesh that help relay the commands to each other and having multiple Google Home devices is more efficient. The setup with Google Home was very simple. You don’t need the GE app since everything can be done through the Google Home App, without needing their C-Reach Hub. Once connected, you can control it with Google Home and any device compatible with Google Assistant (phones, android TV, speakers, etc.). Through the Google Home App, you can turn on/off, dim, and setup routines and schedules. The routines settings are a little buried within the menus but you shouldn’t have to access these very often. Really it’s the Google Home App that gives these bulbs better functionality. While I recommend the Google Home Mini, I can’t say the same for the C-Life. It’s just not good enough on its own. It may get better if they come out with more products that work with other systems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive cost of entry to "smart" home tech

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    Chadwick
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    The Google Home Mini and GE light bulb kit represent a relatively inexpensive way to test out "smart" home tech to see if you're going to like it. My house is already pretty well integrated (or inundated!) with smart things but I decided to give this a try to see if it's something my parents and in-laws--who are all technophobes--might be comfortable using. The setup is fairly straight forward and went off without any complications. I stayed away from the GE app setup based on other reviews and the fact I wanted to be able to have control of this bulb when away from home. Unlike all of my other smart stuff, the GE bulb is not WiFi connected, but rather uses Bluetooth so placement is key. It will only connect to Google-branded devices, so keep that in mind. In theory, the bulbs are supposed to be able to create their own mesh-type network to extend placement options, but I only have the one so I can't comment on that functionality. On the plus side, there's no need to have a separate hub so that helps keep your costs (and clutter) down. Anyway, the Home Mini works like any other Google Home speaker, just in a smaller package. The sound quality is acceptable for what it is, just don't expect room-filling sound. The bulb can be controlled by voice to turn on or off or you can dim from 100% to 1%. The color temperature is not adjustable, it just is what it is. The light is pleasant enough but it sometimes leaves me wishing it was a tad brighter. All in all, this is a solid entry-level device kit that works pretty well. For me, it's a little too basic, but it's exactly what my parents and in-laws would be comfortable using.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great google device, decent smart bulb

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    jago
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    The Google Home Mini is great and works perfectly. The speaker is decent for it’s size and you won’t have any issues hearing it in under most conditions. The mini is responsive to your voice and you can just talk normally to interact with it. The GE C-Life smart bulb that comes packaged with it connects to the google mini via Bluetooth. I was able to connect it to my Google Home (not mini) that I had already and set up was easy and straight forward. It is recommended that the bulb be close to the google mini for the pairing to take hold. I had them about 25 feet apart and I didn’t have any issues. The GE bulb is a warm color and that is the only color that it projects. Their other bulbs, the C-Sleep will go from Warm to Cool, but again, this one will not. I find that to be a minor annoyance, but I am sure there is a marketing reason for that. This set up will allow you to dim the light and turn it off and on. I haven’t found a way to set up a schedule in the google assistant app, but if you use the C by GE app then you have more control over that, but Google home mini is the recommended way to use this since they are paired together in this package. I have not had any issues with connectivity at all, and the light has always responded to my commands. This is a good way to get started out if you don’t already have a Google device. The distance limitations though of 50 feet, you might want to think about other smart light solutions if you are planning on doing a whole house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mini, less good bulb

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    bradcon
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    It's billed as a starter kit, and that's what it is. For "smart" lights, this is about as barebones as you get. You can remotely dim, but not change either the temperature or the color of the light. In setting up the kit, you're prompted to use Google Home, which is appropriate for the mini, and it seems to already know that you're setting up the light as well. However, using the Google Home app on iOS, you don't have the ability in app to do anything with the bulb other than unpair it. GE does have a separate C-life app, but it was unable to find the bulb, probably because it had already paired with the Google Home setup. To try to get to any additional features that may (or may not) be available through the GE app, I would have had to reset the bulb through a complicated series of timed power cycles of the light, and I wasn't willing to do that just to try pairing with a different app. Through Google Home, you have to use voice commands to dim or brighten the light. The nice thing is that you don't need a separate hub for the light, the Google mini is all the additional hardware you'll need. On its own, the Google mini is great because it gives you access to the Google assistant and the wealth of smart home features that provides, especially if you associate it with your Google account and use the calendar. It doesn't claim to be anything more than it is, but that's a very limited set of features for a "smart" light.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Practical, convenient but sometimes glitchy

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    TDub
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    I got this primarily for an end table lamp next to our living room couch. Instead of uncomfortably stretching to reach the on/off switch, I can now use my voice to control it. And it's a nice bonus to be able to dim it with voice too. The package included two other smart bulbs, one of which I put out on our front porch. That works too - even in the 20+ below 0 weather we've been having frequently - however, probably given the farther distance from the google mini and that there's a wall between the signal, I noticed it sometimes doesn't work. It generally does, though after a couple tries. Now, my wife has had more issues with the setup not responding than I have. My suggestion to her has been to slow down and speak clearly when requesting the google to do something - and of course it helps if the background noise - like a blaring TV - is kept to a minimum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected from Google

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    Lenlen
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    I own about 3 Google Home Minis and first time getting the GE smart light as well. This smart kit is a perfect beginners set. The Google Home Mini works as expected, although sometimes losing connection with our wifi network, but reconnecting it was just a breeze using the Google Home app. The GE smart light works as it should, easy to set up using the app. As long as the Google Home mini has good connection to wifi, the smart light works seamlessly. My only comment is the light it gives, it's not too bright in my opinion. But as a starter kit, I can forgive that. I will have to buy more of these smart light to serve my purpose. All in all, this is a perfect pair if you want to try using a smart light. I also recommend the Philips brand, I own several that emits different colors. For me, the Philips Hue give better lighting.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple Start to smart lighting

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    Hom3townH3ro
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    If you don't have a Google Home setup yet, and you're interested in the benefits of smart lighting, this is a good kit to get you started and decide if you want to invest more in the platform. The bulb itself is very basic, and can be dimmed on 1% to 100% scale for brightness. Other, more expensive bulbs can change color and are a bit more versatile, but that's part of why this is a starter kit. Both the bulb and Home Mini are easy to set up and use and pair nicely with my Google Pixel 2 smartphone. I imagine any phone that supports the Google Home app would be the same. After experimenting and using this for a few weeks I am going to expand my smart lighting beyond this one bulb for full voice and remote control via my phone.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value but missing key feature

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    austin12block
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    This kit is a great value to start home lighting and add some smarts. The bulb can be paired with the Google Home Mini or directly to your phone. Obviously, doing it to the Mini makes most sense due to distance limitations and voice control. However, then you cannot use the C by GE app which allows timer automations. Google Assistant does not support this, so you cannot schedule bulbs to turn on/off. Other than this limitation, they work great. I have two minis and three C by GE bulbs and love them more than my old Echo Dot and Wink Bulbs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

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    laserwizard
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    This worked as I would have expected - nothing remarkable other than the GE light that came with the Google product worked as it should; this is surprising since the very same bulbs I acquired last week have demonstrated a profound inability to work as they should (other than to light up). These bulbs are the same as the one that came with the google product and would not work with the google product (and the factory reset procedure is one of the worst ever designed so I gave up and just use them as bulbs). The google product recognized the ONE GE bulb and there was an easy process to install.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy install, fun to use

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    phoenixfta
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    Tapping the power of Google search, this Google Assistant kit is more fun than its main competitor. Why? The priority is getting you information and action. Specific to the kit, one of the jobs is to control your GE smart life bulb. I installed it and was controlling the light within 5 minutes. Easy for anyone. I get the answers I’m looking for quickly and I love that it’s easy to play free music. My less tech-savvy friends like it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With Google Home Products

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    HiFiBlaster
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    We have a lot of home automation products that work with Google, to include, Nest, Logitech and Lutron products along with two google minis already in place. We put the smart bulb in my daughter's room. She uses her phone to control the bulb, either by voice or through slides on the screen. While it works fine for her, I would rather have the ability to have a physical remote to go along with the phone. Lutron provides accessory remotes to go along with there Caseta lighting system. If that option were available for this product I would have given it five stars.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works great!

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    Jordan
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    Definitely a perfect starter pack if you want to get into the "smart-home" world. It can be tricky to setup the GE C-Life bulb, but once it is setup, it's smooth sailing from there. The Google home mini is great! I've connected multiple bulbs to it already. It's great being able to control things with just a few words. The reason for the four stars is because it can get a little complicated when you first attempt to pair the bulb with Google. Aside from this, I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Welcome to the new age

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    FunmiAgba
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    Technology such as this makes us more efficient. We can focus on other things while this device takes a load off us. I love not having to switch the lights off or on with my wet hands or hands full of groceries. I love to hear this device read the morning news to me while am getting ready for work. I love it reading the bible for me!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lights are great...Google Assist-what??

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    TMac
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    The only response I get out of the Google assistant is: "Sure. Let me get some more information so I can help you with that." It knows the weather but do not ask it for anything else! I would not recommend this do-hickey. Actually love the light bulbs. It is easy to turn on/off or dim a room full of lamps situated at various locations with the touch of a button from the iPhone!! I would recommend the bulbs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay

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    Fritz
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    Don't buy at full price. But if you catch on a deal jump on it. Speaker is not great but the Google Assistant makes up for it. The light bulbs were a plus. (free gift two extra lights) The bulbs are fairly quick too. I'll say this you'll need patients with these bulbs. So far though everything is good.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works like the other 6 google assistants I have.

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    Webzpinner
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    I have several google assistants in my home, in every room and on portable devices. This synced with them easily. Light turns on, light turns off. The light isn’t compatible with my Phillips Hue system, so I relegated it to a rarely used covered side porch. The GE bulb is ok, but I vastly prefer the Hues lights.

    I would recommend this to a friend