Circle Home Plus (2nd Gen) Smart Parental Control for Internet and Mobile Devices
- Parental control device manages phones, tablets, gaming console, smart TVs, and other devices on your home Wi-Fi network
- Circle App lets you manage the connected devices even when you are away from home
- Customizable profiles allow you to filter content according to each member's age, interest, and limits
- 1GB Ethernet port and 2.4gHz wireless connectivity for uninterrupted connections
- Compatible with iOS and Android devices
- Circle Home Plus Device
- Quick Start Guide
- Ethernet Cable
- USB C Cable
- USB Power Adapter
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Of the 84 reviewers who responded, 60 would recommend this product.
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- Good for policing kids net usage past bedtime!- May 1, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Initially we had the idea that we could limit the children's usage of devices and phones after their bed times. The only problem is that if one gets turned off, they all need to be turned off. If you leave one of the older children with access on a device they can simply hand it off to another and they'll be able to use it. It's a little time consuming to set up each person and each device but once everything's done the app is really easy to use. . Our cable company provides a similar service.so between the two we've eliminated the late night fiasco's. It's a nice product with a years coverage free but I don't think I'd pay for it after that.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Do not buy- waste- March 28, 2020
I was looking for an all in one parental control gadget rather than different apps/programs on each device so I gave this a try because it was highly recommended and it was a waste of money. First it is a pain. The main set up is easy enough just install an app, plug it into your router. But then adding devices for kids you have to add a kid app on each tablet and phone. You can set up the app to not be deleted by kids, however it can still easily be deleted. On the iPad I deleted it as easily as any other app. Just be selecting the app and tapping the x. On an android phone I just had to go into Security settings then other security settings slide a bar then I could delete it. Adding devices to different profiles is easy and adding off times is easy, however even during on times some devices weren’t usable. Like laptops for example, during on times couldn’t use anything requiring internet. Which btw that’s all this app does is turn the internet off for you, kids can still play on devices on anything that doesn’t require internet. It will also filter content like you can have it set that YouTube isn’t allowed for example. It also interferes with some apps. I had set up a safe and educational app on the iPad and android phone and they wouldn’t work even though they were allowed. I decided I’m sending it back and I’m just telling my kids when to get off devices or I’ll just unplug my modem/router. Also it should be noted that the unit comes with 1 year free of the circle subscription but after that you have to pay for it. There are many other better options out there. This is not worth the price and not worth the subscription cost.
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- Easy, simple setup- April 29, 2019
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Setup is is as easy as downloading the app, answering the questions and plugging the device into your router. Setting up profiles is easy and the controls work. You can set controls by time limits, time of the day and age categories. Changing access as a reward to your kid as a plus. For example, you can extend bedtime or time to their limits as a reward. The first year of premium service is free. After that it will cost $10 per month. I believe this will be worth the cost for the powerful access control it provides to shield your family from inappropriate content on the internet.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.