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About the product
MANAGE WI-FI CONNECTED DEVICES: Circle recognizes and manages wired and wireless devices on your home network.
Software requirements: iOS and Android
Set time limits: create daily time limits on apps and popular sites like Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, and YouTube.
Filter content: set individual filter levels by made (pre-k, kid, teen, and adult) for each member of your Family.
Pause the internet: pause the internet for a single Family member or the whole Family with a single tap.
ONLINE USAGE AT A GLANCE: See where your kids spend time online by app and category.
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On CIRCLE's website, they're offering the new CIRCLE HOME PLUS with 12 months of subscription for $129. A $120 value at their current $10/mo price.

For those with older units and subs, might be worth the price to upgrade?
5*12 = $60 (cost of 12mo with old unit)
$129-$60 (what existing users pay anyways x 12mo @$5/mo) = $69 for new unit and 12 months of new service.''


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Premium features*
Time Limits
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Pause
Rewards
Bedtime
Location
(*all available on older devices with subscription except location;
NOTE: Gen 1 units can no longer subscribe. Existing subs are grandfathered; end date not defined per CIRCLE)

Purchase includes 1-year membership with access to all premium features. $9.99/month after first year.
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How would something like this compare to a Qustodio or even WiFi router's own parental controls? Can someone not switch off Circle itself and indirectly disable it? Smilie
The last time this deal was posted, it was recommended to pair with qustodio for google image search filtering.
It's the easiest setup, and easiest controls I've found for setting time limits, bed times and content filtering. Totally worth the $30-ish I paid for it.
I've got all the important things categorized as unmanaged, so time limits and filters don't apply, and have specific profiles for each family member.

MY only gripe is that when you "hit the limit" (bedtime, time limits, etc) chrome on a few of our computers go to "invalid SSL cert" instead of whatever circle is trying to show. My kids now thinks that invalid SSL cert messaging is the circle (when they're not managed)
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This looked good. I do most of the stuff it offers on a per device basis already: Android has it, and the PS4 and Windows PC even allow most of the stuff to be configured and changed on the fly remotely, from my phone. But I was interested by the whole house solution (maybe using a second router to make life easier). Then i read in the reviews at Amazon that they introduced a monthly subscription system. While some stuff stay free (internet filtering), some other cool feature are now subscription based (time limits, reports, etc...).

Buyer beware !
If you're going to go by the 1-star review, make sure you click on comments to see the response from Circle.

"Circle with netgear" has a subscription
"Circle Cube" does not
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Yes, I suspect a VPN would work, but the question is HOW do you FORCE a child's phone to ALWAYS VPN back to the house when they are on cell data?

I've setup a VPN back to the house when I'm on unsecured wifi, but it's something I have to engage, rather than automatic.
You are right, you can't force them to stay on VPN, and if you do, when they get home it will break, maybe you can try to use a different router for them in the house that loops around? Is that even possible? Not sure, just brain storming.
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I have had this since it came out pre-Disney. I tried all the software and hardware solutions and it's the only one that worked without having a ton of loopholes and workarounds (most of the software) but also without having to do a long setup and constant fiddling (other hardware). Got our kids from K through 7 opening things up little by little.

I recommend it to people all the time. At $24 it's a steal even if it looks like a new gen is coming.
Ditto, great device that gives me 100% control over my kids iPad access to the internet. Works great.
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OK, after reading a bunch of reviews, I think it's better to use the router's built-in Parental Control settings rather than 3rd party crappy products like this !
Thanks everyone.
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The last time this deal was posted, it was recommended to pair with qustodio for google image search filtering.
It's the easiest setup, and easiest controls I've found for setting time limits, bed times and content filtering. Totally worth the $30-ish I paid for it.
I've got all the important things categorized as unmanaged, so time limits and filters don't apply, and have specific profiles for each family member.

MY only gripe is that when you "hit the limit" (bedtime, time limits, etc) chrome on a few of our computers go to "invalid SSL cert" instead of whatever circle is trying to show. My kids now thinks that invalid SSL cert messaging is the circle (when they're not managed)
What happens if the "tech smart" kid powers off Circle?
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Have internet essentials with Comcast ($9.99 a month for internet) and use their xfi app for all this.
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OK, after reading a bunch of reviews, I think it's better to use the router's built-in Parental Control settings rather than 3rd party crappy products like this !
Thanks everyone.

I don't know which is "better," but the idea with this product is it makes things simpler and more convenient for people who don't want to drill into their router settings. Also, with the app, you can change the settings on the fly.
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This sounds a lot like Google Family Link. That's what I use...all for free. https://families.google.com/familylink/

Does Google Link allow you to control access on devices like Roku?
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I don't know which is "better," but the idea with this product is it makes things simpler and more convenient for people who don't want to drill into their router settings. Also, with the app, you can change the settings on the fly.
But if it's killing the other devices on the same WiFi, what's the use?
As shown in the attached pic, I found the simple setting in my Asus router to control the specific devices connectivity.
I just flip it from my phone and those specific devices are drop-dead (without internet I mean).
You can even assign the time slot for each device when the internet will be on/off !
And the best part is, this works even if there are multiple WiFi networks in your home or even if a device is wired (ethernet connection)!
There are some other settings as well to filter based on "key words" in the website url but I haven't tried that yet.
And this all is for free...lol
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Does Google Link allow you to control access on devices like Roku?
Google Family Link currently only controls Android and Chrome devices. I just use the Parental Controls on my Roku. But I also have the ability to filter content via my router, something a lot of others have said they do as well. I think this device is similar to the router solutions.
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What happens if the "tech smart" kid powers off Circle?
You get a pretty immediate pop up on your phone that the circle has gone offline.
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But if it's killing the other devices on the same WiFi, what's the use?
As shown in the attached pic, I found the simple setting in my Asus router to control the specific devices connectivity.
I just flip it from my phone and those specific devices are drop-dead (without internet I mean).
You can even assign the time slot for each device when the internet will be on/off !
And the best part is, this works even if there are multiple WiFi networks in your home or even if a device is wired (ethernet connection)!
There are some other settings as well to filter based on "key words" in the website url but I haven't tried that yet.
And this all is for free...lol

I'm not sure what you mean by killing other devices. I don't know the specifics of your router, but it's possible that some people don't have a router with parental settings. And others in the thread have said the controls in the Circle are more extensive and customizable than certain routers. If your router solution works for you and you can use the $24 to buy something else that you think is worth $24, good on you.
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I'm not sure what you mean by killing other devices. I don't know the specifics of your router, but it's possible that some people don't have a router with parental settings. And others in the thread have said the controls in the Circle are more extensive and customizable than certain routers. If your router solution works for you and you can use the $24 to buy something else that you think is worth $24, good on you.
Well, I am not worried abt $25 device cost !
A lot of folks in this thread said that the devices which are connected to the same WiFi where this Circle is controlling, even the "unmanaged" devices start crawling internet speeds (someone's 400 Mbps drops to 0.5 Mbps...Geez)!
And obviously I don't want my devices (non-kids) getting killed in the bandwidth speeds!
As for the router, I and guessing half of the folks here probably have a Asus router which gives these parental controls in settings (my screenshot attached above).
Although I am 100% sure, most of the other router brands also must have parental settings built-in.
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