So I do not use these how they are expected to be (attached to the back of the TV), I use these for a variety of things. I also love the DYI programming feature as the out of the box styles are okay to bad. But I programmed several cool flowing rainbow ones or even some good Halloween flows.
* I use them to decorate and light up my office/gaming area. It really helps with my ADD to have something pretty to stare at while the wheels in my brain grind on a work task. Especially the flowing rainbow colors I find calming and hypnotizing.
* I use them to light up my backyard during bonfires. Helps add some great colors to my backyard, especially with a fence or a tree to bounce the colors off of.
* I definitely dont think Govee expected this, but I also use them for camping. I tent camp at RV sites at state parks, so I still have access to electricity. And then I'll use them to light up my shelters or the campsite. Mix a few glasses of wine, a good bonfire, and these lights can be a super relaxing evening.
For the price tag of between 40-60(depending on sales), these items are amazing. I think they are a great value for that price. They brighten up anywhere I use/bring them. The colors are vibrant, and the DYI functions are cool (if a bit obtuse to figure out).
I do wish the DYI had a bit more functionality with dimming or brightness levels, along with syncing multiple of these ropes to transfer the colors from one to another.
BUT, I highly recommend them. I'm not exactly gently on alot of my gear, but so far everything has held up really well.
Govee, I'm really hoping you'll make a longer version and one more designed for outdoors (rain proofing the power controls, having a 180% arch design rather then the current 90% design, and add attachment points for hanging or adjusting hanging on tree's/fences/walls ect ect).
Excellent product and price. Easy to install and link to app flawlessly.
The TV lights are awesome gives a new a New perspective of watching TV
Wow! Great light effects and easy to pick themes and even better easy to make themes
The only issue is not having the ability to cut shorter
I have many govee products. While some are lacking, this isn��t one of those. I am running it with the strip lights that are also immersion, using the sync option so behind my tv is bright and active. The colors are matched as well. This was much easier to install than the led strip, however it isn��t great looking. Looks isn��t a deal breaker for me tho, function is the key to success and this performs beautifully. When I watch Star Wars I will post a video of it in action to this review.