CHEAP: Pretend you live on a spaceship with this Google Smart Light Starter Kit for $35

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP!

The future is pretty cool. We’ve got phones that can take incredible photos, access the entirety of human knowledge, and also be used as flashlights. But that’s not the best part of the future, that award goes to the ability to control lights with your voice.

Yes, friends, you too can pretend you’re a Star Trek character and change illumination levels using only your vocal cords. How? Well, with a Google Smart Light Starter Kit for the low, low price of $35. Currently, it’s down from $55, making it a $20 (or 36 percent) saving. That’s a minimal cost to enter the future.

So what do you get for your hard-earned $35 with the Google Smart Light Starter Kit? Two things. A Google Home Mini (which has a list price of $49.99) and a C by GE C-Sleep A19 smart light bulb (listed at $19.99). $35 for all of that is what we in the business like to call a goddamn bargain.