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Google Home Mini and GE smart bulb bundle on sale: Save $20 at Walmart

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Add the convenience of Google to every room and save money while you're at it.
Add the convenience of Google to every room and save money while you’re at it.

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CES 2019 is underway, and even if you’re not a huge tech nerd, there’s one theme that you won’t be able to get away from: Smart home.

The whole “talking to your electronics” thing can be intimidating at first, but Google and GE have teamed up to make it easy: The Google Smart Light Starter Kit includes a Google Home Mini and GE C smart LED bulb (the first to work with Google Assistant right out of the box), and it’s only $35 at Walmart during this great sale.

That’s $20 off the bundle, $14 off the regular price of the Mini on its own, plus the $100 or more that GE claims you’ll save in energy bills each year.

When was the last time you set up a device in under three minutes? Just plug in your Mini, insert the bulb, open the Google Home app, and the app will walk you through the rest. These bulbs are extra clutch as they pair directly with the Mini, so you won’t have to buy an external hub or bridge.

Ask Google to turn lights on when your hands are full, turn lights off when you’re cozy in bed, or dim the lights to set a mood. When you’re not at home, the app has your back: Instead of leaving a lamp on all night just so you don’t come home to a dark house, the app can turn lights on minutes before you get home. The bulbs are said to use 85% less energy than your average light bulb, so you’re saving money while saving the planet, too.

Walmart customer Ktsm writes:

“First all, it works just like how I imagined. Just say “Hey Google, turn on light”, and it does it. I got two Google Home Mini, so I can say it to either one to turn the light on/off. Pretty awesome! Google definitely knows how to set them up easily, simply following the direction in Google Home app. The app finds new device, and then connected. Done.”

Lights aren’t the only thing that your Google Assistant can help with: Control other smart devices like locks or TVs, ask for the weather, order food, Google something via voice command, and a ton of other skills. (The selection isn’t as robust as Alexa’s skillset, but Google Assistant has been known to give better answers.)

Regularly $55 for the bundle (or $49 for the Mini by itself), save $20 and grab the starter kit for just $35 plus get free two-day shipping.

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