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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo Smart Display 7" with Two Smartbulbs bundle - $89

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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo Smart Display 7" with Two Smartbulbs bundle - $89

I was searching for a deal on the Smart Display 7" as I remembered it went as low as $69 before, but this is not a bad deal with two smart bulbs included

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/virtual-re ... MART7BULBS

The big plus with the bulbs, they're not colour changing (i'm too old for that crap) but the colour temperature can be adjusted from soft white (warm) to daylight (cooler), which is awesome. They retail for $17.99 each so not bad as a bundle.
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...and don't forget 3% Rakuten cashback!
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I like the discount but I can't be convinced with the use(s) of this item. Nice deal though OP I like Lenovo.
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I bought the Lenovo smart bulbs on sale last time and they constantly get disconnected from my WiFi network.
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RoyF482 wrote: I like the discount but I can't be convinced with the use(s) of this item. Nice deal though OP I like Lenovo.
Agreed. Bought a Google Home hub and it just sits there, with the bare minimum usage being the clock.
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Richard1986 wrote: Agreed. Bought a Google Home hub and it just sits there, with the bare minimum usage being the clock.
I can literally think of two things I do with this dumb Hub.
"Hey google, turn on/off the light" turns on/off the light strip above my computer desk area
"Hey google, set my alarm for XX:XX"

Chromecast with Google TV on the other hand...way more worth the $$
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Apparently, you can run Plex on it .. or cast to it ..
Either way .. I'm in
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kingbijan wrote: I can literally think of two things I do with this dumb Hub.
"Hey google, turn on/off the light" turns on/off the light strip above my computer desk area
"Hey google, set my alarm for XX:XX"

Chromecast with Google TV on the other hand...way more worth the $$
I went with this mainly for video calls to replace the traditional 'home phone', to easily call up family. It's true most of the voice commands work instead of tapping at the screen.

I see it more like a smart photo frame than a dumb hub, and I'm already all Google eco-system. The Google Home hub lacks a video camera to be truly useful vs a Google Nest mini.
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kingbijan wrote: Chromecast with Google TV on the other hand...way more worth the $$
I bought Chromecast with Google Tv last week and found it not as good as amazon firestick 4k. Chromecast remote did not recognize my TV. Power button on remote only controlled the Chromecast power (in same TV, amazon firestick4k's power button controls TV power as well). Chromecast Remote was slippery. Major issue was when i was trying to play 15GB media file from my NAS (using VLC media player), Chromecast simply couldn't play the file while firestick4k was able to play that same file.

So, i wouldn't say google tv is worth the $$ (atleast as per my experience).
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I don't understand people comparing a smart display bundled with smart light bulbs to a Chromecast. Not sure what you guys are thinking or if you have ever used a smart display. This is for those who want a smart picture frame + video calling + non-netflix streaming + google assistant in a single device. At this price, give one of these to your family members and have a nice enjoyable video calling experience. Share an album on Google and let the grandparents see their grandkids on the picture frame.
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Richard1986 wrote: Agreed. Bought a Google Home hub and it just sits there, with the bare minimum usage being the clock.
Didn't use my lenovo 8" much until I put it as a bedside clock, now I use pretty often for alarms, music and whatnot. The smaller displays are good for that.
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Teachers discount for some reason doesn't work for me. Signing in to Id.me doesn't change the price.
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Bought Lenovo "smart" bulbs last time they were on a hot deal. In hindsight I wouldn't even use them for free. Connection is balls.
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superxxxstud wrote: I don't understand people comparing a smart display bundled with smart light bulbs to a Chromecast. Not sure what you guys are thinking or if you have ever used a smart display. This is for those who want a smart picture frame + video calling + non-netflix streaming + google assistant in a single device. At this price, give one of these to your family members and have a nice enjoyable video calling experience. Share an album on Google and let the grandparents see their grandkids on the picture frame.
Yup, that's what we use the GNH, setup the device and passed it to mother-in-law in Poland 2yrs ago, now whenever we take a picture of either her granddaughters it automatically gets added to her slideshow in Poland.
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remik wrote: Yup, that's what we use the GNH, setup the device and passed it to mother-in-law in Poland 2yrs ago, now whenever we take a picture of either her granddaughters it automatically gets added to her slideshow in Poland.
Yup you setup Google to identify faces and auto-share. It then pops up on the Lenovo. Gave it to my grandmother who is in a senior home and that sure helps her.
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These Lenovo smart displays are garbage. I had one and it stopped working after a little over a month. Lenovo replaced it. The replacement also died a few weeks later (won't turn on) and Lenovo refused to replace it again. Stuck with a $100 brick now.
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One problem if you have kids. You turn the switch on and off (as little as twice) to reset the bulbs to their default state where they start flashing and you losing the colour / warmth settings.
If you have younger kids (like I do), you'll be reinitializing the bulbs frequently.
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Anyone remember the digital photo frame craze and how most of them were awful quality and really expensive? This is leaps and bounds better and meant to be family purposed. I was debating between a cheap tablet which of course would have much better value/functionality but sometimes simple is beautiful, and don't have to worry about passcodes and guests poking into emails etc. It's a smart appliance that sits there.
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I got the 8" one brand new from Kijiji . In Toronto I see them there for around $75-$90 usually.

We use it for casting Rogers Ignite, Hoopla, Kanopy, YouTube and Spotify.

Sadly it doesn't support Netflix and Amazon Prime casting for what I can only assume are financial reasons
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These are also nice if you have nest doorbells. If I'm in the kitchen and someone rings the doorbell they pop up on the screen.

Also a good selection of recipes available by voice with a decent interface to view them.

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