Looking to start your smart home project, but working on a tight budget? Best Buy has you covered with a pretty incredible bundle deal it has going right now: a Lenovo Smart Clock Essential, plus four C by GE smart bulbs, for just $29.99 — that's a savings of a whopping $65 off MSRP. Read More
Smart lights are a key part of a connected home. From voice control, to custom scheduling, to turning your bedroom into a disco party, they make mundane tasks more fun. Right now, Best Buy is offering a two-pack of full color smart bulbs for just $19.99, a full $25 off — and you don't even need a hub to take advantage of their smart features. Read More
GE is bringing AI into your kitchen. Last year GE announced the company's Kitchen Hub, which would give consumers a massive Android powered touchscreen that allowed the home chef to watch Netflix, take video calls, or even take pictures of food while it was cooking. Now, GE has put a microwave behind that massive touchscreen and has integrated new AI technology to assist with your meal prep. Read More
Smart lighting is the first foray many customers make into the world of home automation. Still, one of the most annoying aspects of many first-generation smart bulbs is the requirement of an additional hub that delivers core features like remote commands or voice assistant functionality. General Electric's 'C by GE' line of bulbs have no such requirement, and you can currently pick up a two-pack of GE's multi-color lightbulbs at Best Buy for $26.99, which is a savings of $28 off the list price. Read More
Earlier this year, we reviewed the C by GE Smart Bulb — the first light bulb that connects directly to your Google Home using a mesh Bluetooth network. It's great to have a smart home device that doesn't require yet another app or account, and not only did the bulb work flawlessly for its intended purpose, but it's still a great value (you can currently get a two-pack for $17).
GE announced at CES 2019 that it would release color versions of the Smart Bulb, and now it has done just that. The confusingly named "C by GE A19 Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb Multicolor" is just as good as its predecessor, making it one of the best smart lights you can get. Read More
GE's smart appliances have Google Home/Assistant integrations for some time, and today the company has announced that it is expanding that to include its $144 Smart Countertop Microwave, with an update rolling out to enable the functionality on existing models — hopefully taking advantage of the new device types Assistant categories. Read More
C by GE already makes white, dimmable smart lights designed specifically to work with Google Home — there's even a starter kit with a Home Mini — but now the company is adding full-color LEDs to the range, along with some additional smart products. Read More
We recently reviewed General Electric's 'C-Life' Bluetooth smart light bulbs, and they're nearly perfect — as long as you have a Google Home for them to connect to. Now you can get Google's Smart Light Starter Kit, which contains one GE A19 bulb and one Home Mini, for just $45. That's $10 off the usual price. Read More
Most smart home products use one of four connectivity options — WiFi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, or Bluetooth Low Energy. Bluetooth products are a little less popular, because they can only be controlled locally via a smartphone, or remotely if the company makes its own Bluetooth to WiFi hub. General Electric's C-Life A19 bulbs use Bluetooth too, but they're special because they're one of the few products that can use a Google Home speaker as their hub.
The C-Life Smart Bulb has no separate account to manage, no additional hubs to plug into your router, and no Wi-Fi connections to deal with. All you need is a Google Home, the Home app, and you're set. Read More
One of the biggest trends in consumer technology over the last few years has been the rise of the smart home. The number of different device categories that now make up the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) has grown immensely, with connected appliances now found in many households across the US and beyond.
The smart home was once an expensive hobby for tech-fiends only but has now become an affordable aspiration for normal people. You can get started for less than $30 these days, with some lights or a smart switch that can connect to your Wi-Fi network and be controlled with your phone. Read More