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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 4482 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Cool and Useful

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    I've had two of these for two months now, and they are absolutely incredible. They sync well with my Philips Hue lights, and provide pretty good sound quality. Pros~ They can sync with other Google Homes or Chromecasts in you house. They sync well with Philips Hue lights. There is also a super stealthy USB port on the back if you'd like to charge something. It is an awesome alarm clock! I used to use a Home mini as an alarm clock, but really didn't work well since Google had to deactivate the top surface. This thing works seamlessly. You literally say 'Hey Google' then when, what time, and how to wake you up. Yes, you can specify how. I had it set to play NPR to wake me up. You can set it to wake you to a specific song, or playlist or the radio. I've definitely waken up better now then when I used my phone or a screeching alarm clock. And just tap the top to turn off. If you like sound playing while you fall asleep, (like me), then you can set up routines to activate when you say you are going to bed. Mine will say the next day's weather, then turn my lights off. It will then play cicadas and cricket sound, which are VERY convincing. There are others like a fan, water stream, thunderstorm, or just plain white noise. A nice touch is the proximity sensors on the top illuminate capacitive buttons when you wave your hand over it. Helpful in the dark. Design~ The size of the unit is pretty much the same size as the original Google Home. But, it definitely looks better. The more angular design and black color as opposed to white is definitely better looking and blends in to environments better. Cons~ Only a couple, and they are not a big deal. 1) The power brick is pretty big compared to other speakers, so you may want to think about that before putting it on a power strip, and 2) the clock face is a little too bright for me at night. It is adjustable, and I have it to its lowest setting, but it's a little bright.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Tough competitor for Google Home

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    I have to admit that I am really impressed with this smart bluetooth speaker. Like I mentioned above, it has given a tough competition to google home. First, because of it's relatively low price and second because of it's little time plus "temperature" display, which google home lacks. I wrote temperature in quotation marks for a reason which I will explain later. This Insignia bluetooth speaker lacks the ability to make calls which google home is capable of, hence I took 1 star off. Other than that, it is a very good gadget. Set-up was breeze. As some people have complained about the clock being stuck at Eastern Time zone, I never had this issue. Looks like Insignia has fixed this issue now and it is no more there. When you ask about the temperature, it will speak as well as display the current temperature but that stays on the display for about 5 seconds and disappears which was the reason I quotation marked it above but I'm not as concerned about it as some other reviewers are here. It's not a big of deal for me. You can control the volume by your voice which is kinda cool as well. The only thing that bothers me is sometime if the volume is a bit high, you have to yell at it to listen to you. I'm not sure if all devices are like this or I just got a lemon. But all in all, I'm pretty satisfied with it and would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good device, great for the $25 sale price!

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    I bought 6 of these when they were on sale for $25 each. 4 black, 2 grey. I think I like black best, but both look nice. Better sound than the Google home mini. Not a lot of Base, but decent for the price. I put one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, one in my office, one on my nightstand. I love having decent music to work to any where in the house. Having the time to glance at is a huge benefit over other assistant devices. After a few days the temperature started showing too, only after I ask about the temperature, not constantly on. It's also really nice having the back USB plug to charge my phone or other devices with. With recent updates they now make phone calls. That was a surprise! LOL. I highly recommend at the $25 price point, but would have to do some serious soul searching to consider the $45 price, because there might be other better options out there at that price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent alternative to the Google Home!

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    Even though I have already begun my home automation with the Amazon Echo ecosystem... I didn't hesitate to try out the Google Home ecosystem... While I didn't want to shell out the amount the Google Home device cost, this one is a great alternative for the price... My first impression was how GREAT these sound compared to my Echo and Echo Dot... It's a good size device with good bass and treble... Voice recognition is good as it does pick up my voice while playing music at 68%. Works very well as a bluetooth speaker too! While I am fairly new to the Google Home platform... I am not surprised that there's no Amazon Music Unlimited compatibility. It does support Google Music, Spotify and Pandora, but if you're a Amazon Music subscriber, you MIGHT want to look at the Echo's. Highly disappointed with this as I might have a change of heart when it comes to home automation devices... Overall, if you're planning on using the Google ecosystem, this is a great budget friendly device to go with! And it's great on the eyes too! Good job Insignia.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound with voice control feature

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    It is a nice product at this price (it was priced at 49.99$ when I bought it). It has two small but very nice speakers inside and produces a surround sound. I use it to listen to songs from my iPhone over blue tooth. I also happen to have a chromecast device and so, I can also cast a video from you tube on my chromecast device in living room through voice command given to this google assistant in the same room when I'm in the "kitchen" which is incredible. It displays time of the day all the time, the luminous intensity of which is controllable. It also displays temperature for a minute whenever it's asked about the current temperature outside. I plan to buy some hue lights and control them through voice commands. Over all, I like the product and rate it as 4.5/5 just because of lack of battery backup like other Bluetooth controlled speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value in Smart Speakers/Alarm Clocks

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    Setup was very easy and exactly the same as with other Google Home based products I own. Just plug it in, install the Google Home app on your phone/tablet and follow the directions to connect it to the internet. I really like how the setup didn’t require me to type in my access point password so it gets extra points for setup friendliness. As an alarm clock, I think Insignia has hit a home run. It’s small size easily fits into my night stand and the built-in digital clock display is easily read and not too bright. The inclusion of a USB port for charging your phone is a welcome and convenient feature. It has all the features to be a perfect bedside alarm clock. I really like using voice commands to set up my alarm over the old fashion way of holding down a button until the correct time is entered. All I have to do is say, “Hey Google, wake me up at 6:30am tomorrow” and it wakes me up the next morning as directed. Also, with a smart alarm clock, it will always have the correct time when power is restored after an outage. Sound quality is very good and in my opinion better than the Google Home Mini. I don’t have the regular Google Home to compare it to. Comparing audio quality to my Sony LF-S50G I think the Sony has slightly better midrange response (vocals sound a little better on the Sony). I really like the ability to use TuneIn to listen to local radio stations and podcasts. You never have to worry about poor radio reception. Voice recognition is excellent and is about the same as all my other Google Home based products. I can be heard from another room and I rarely have to repeat myself to be understood. I think the Insignia NS-CSPGASP is currently the best value for combo smart speakers / alarm clocks. For the price, it can’t be beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good device, great price on sale for $25

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    I bought 6 of these when they were on sale for $25 each. 4 black, 2 grey. I think I like black best, but both look nice. Better sound than the Google home mini. Not a lot of Base, but decent for the price. I put one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, one in my office, one on my nightstand. I love having decent music to work to any where in the house. Having the time to glance at is a huge benefit over other assistant devices. After a few days the temperature started showing too, only after I ask about the temperature, not constantly on. It's also really nice having the back USB plug to charge my phone or other devices with. With recent updates they now make phone calls. That was a surprise! LOL. I highly recommend at the $25 price point, but would have to do some serious soul searching to consider the $45 price, because there might be other better options out there at that price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Small speaker but great performance

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    The speaker is no bigger than my travel size coffee thermos but what it delivers is amazing. This is my first smart speaker and I am really impressed by how it performs. I can be about 5 feet away and softly say "OK Google" and it will pick up my prompt and wait for instructions. I can ask it to open my Spotify and play a certain playlist and within matter of seconds, it'll start playing. I was skeptical about the sound quality of the speaker as well but I was proven wrong again. The sound isn't muddled at all. Truth be told, I am usually one to chose name branded products, but Insignia just made me think otherwise. The alarm is very easy to set by prompting the speaker what time you would want it to go off and it is a very pleasant melody that plays too. Overall, the speaker is fairly inexpensive, VERY user friendly, great sound quality. If you are looking for a gift for someone or looking for a speaker yourself, give this a try and you wont be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Alarm Clock!

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    Would definitely recommend this product to anyone. It has a usb charger so you can charge your phone at your convenience especially if Alarm Clock is placed next to you on the night stand. It is compatible with google assistant and I use it 24/7 to ask what the weather is for today (as a female plan my outfit accordingly), what the temperature is outside, what my upcoming appointments are, and much more. When I’m lying in bed about to pass out I say, “hey google” “play relaxation sounds” and I get a variety of sounds: rain, a fan, the ocean, etc for those like me, who cannot sleep with out some noise. You can stream music from your phone and the speaker has amazing sound quality—-great ! &&& of course it’s sleek stylish design makes it even better :) !

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker and assistant

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    Insignia Voice is first smart speaker in my house. I would say that it's a nice and smart replacement for the alarm clock in our bedroom :) The installation was easy and quick. It connected to my wi-fi without any issues. The integration with google home app is a nice feature. It's responsiveness to "hey google" or "ok google" is pretty amazing (at least to me and my son). It is able to pick up my voice commands from the other corner of my bedroom. The sound quality is decent. I haven't really used it much more than that but to me these were the primary operations for a smart speaker in my bedroom and this little guy fits the bill perfectly. I would recommend this to my friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Assistant speaker, and clock display

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    For the money this is one of my favorite Google Assistant speakers, the added clock and temperature display is awesome. The temperature display was permanently added via a update. Works great with whole home voice commands, plenty loud for its small size. I would say this is a Google Home with a added built in display screen for bedroom use as a alarm clock.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Google Assistant by Insignia

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    Ive been using this GA for roughly 4 months, and I must say of my 3 GA's(Google Home, Mini, Insignia) this one is my favorite. I got this on sale for 19.99 around black friday online, usually 99.99. I have it in my bedroom, and the digital clock display is great, as well as the temp display. This works no different than my kther 2 Google Assistants at controlling my smart home, lights, thermostat, cameras, smart tv, smart locks. The audio is pretty good for such a small device, I sometimes use it to listen to music while putting away clothes, or simply taking a nap.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Better sound than Google Home

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    The device has both advantages and disadvantages when compared to the Google Home Smart Speaker. It is less expensive and when Best Buy places it on-sale, it is downright CHEAP. You cannot make phone calls with any device other than the Google branded device. It has the Google Assistant built in and can perform all of the other functions and although the sound is not Hi-Fi quality, it is better than the Google Home Smart Speaker - though not as good as the Google Home Max. The

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great if bought on sale

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    I bought 2 of these on a Deal of the Day for$25 each and they're pretty much the same as a Google home but with a clock. Now a few down sides to it is that when the wifi goes out so does the clock on the screen which doesn't make sense to me. Another is that I've set these 2 in a group but for some reason I can't give it a command from my phone. Ex. If I say "play a certain playlist on that group" from either of these or from my other Google homes it will play it. But from my phone it just plays other types of music in the same genre. Other than that for the price is a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, limited sound

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    The Insignia Speaker is a unique alternative to other smart speakers in that it has a (limited) display allowing it to be utilized as a clock. I intended on using it in the kitchen but found the speaker itself to be lacking. The speaker sounds distorted playing music at the higher volumes necessary to fill a noisy kitchen. I have an original echo and found the audio of this speaker to sound very weak and thin in comparison. The speaker is better suited for a small space where you are looking at replacing an alarm clock rather then adding a high fidelity speaker. The display does provide some useful information beyond the time, such as volume during adjustment or even the temperature when asking about the weather. Ultimately, if you are curious about smart speakers and enjoy rich sounding music look elsewhere; however, if you currently have a smart speaker but are looking to supplement your current setup this is a good addition.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Alarm Clock & More

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Man I wish these were still around. I would buy 10 more. I love this one so much because it has the visual clock for me to use as a nightstand alarm clock.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So Good I Bought Another!

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    This is my second speaker so now I have them in multiple rooms. I enjoy the multi room audio between all of my google speakers (these 2 Insignia Smart Speakers, the original Google Home Speaker, and Chromecast Audio Device connected to my living room surround sound! Pretty cool! No complaints at all with this speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker and assistant

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Its been 2 years and still loving it. Great product, great quality, give me what I need: Traffic, weather, playlist, etc

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    Works well and adds a radio feature to a google device. The speaker is acceptable but not the same quality as google home. Loud enough, looks good, shows time and sometimes temperate. I use mine to replace my prior alarm clock. At $25 it’s great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great low-cost alternative to Google Home

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    I own 3 of these units now (and 4 Google Homes). I would say they are a bit harder to get setup than the Home from Google, but not terribly so. I had to use a second device to setup my last one after the phone wouldn't work to do it. In terms of quality, it's excellent. Workmanship is good and it looks nice sitting on a night stand or table. I really love having the clock built in. It also briefly displays the alarm time after you ask it to set an alarm. Temperature displays on the second row when you ask it for the current temp. One of main reasons people buy these is to use for music. The sound is very good on these units. I actually prefer them to the Google Home. The Google Home's sound is VERY "bass-y", to the point that it muffles voices a bit, especially on an audio book. I find the Insignia units to be much more crisp and balanced across the spectrum, giving good bass, while still keeping crisp mids and highs. Seems strange for a $30 unit to sound better, but in my opinion it does. The one thing that it is missing vs Google Home is the ability to make phone calls, but I've only really done that once to try it out when I first started setting up a smart home. It's just not a feature that I find I need. If that's a key feature for you, keep in mind the Insignia unit can't do it. Overall, this is a great unit that replicates almost all functionality of a Google Home, at less than 25% of the price if you can catch the $30 sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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