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Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit in test – Ambilight with artificial intelligence

Since November 2017, Govee has been creating state-of-the-art lighting and home products with a special focus on RGB IC for consumers from around the world. As a global leader in the smart home, Govee aims to provide personalized and entertaining living experiences through continuous innovation in the ambient lighting and home appliance categories. Frequently seen are their products in all sorts of gaming setups, be it the Hexaglides or the classic RGB IC Light strips, for example. An Ambilight from Govee already exists, though there a camera that “picks up” the colors had to be placed on top of the screen. The new Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit changes this and should also be synchronizable with other Govee products. For that, we now put this one to the test.


Power supply Power supply AC 120-240V ~50/60Hz
Watt 48W, 12V4A
Wireless WLAN + BLE
Control Govee Home App/ Alexa/ Google Assistant/ Siri
Adjusted monitor size 27-34 inches
Connectors 4 HDMI (1 output, 3 inputs)
Supported CEC, ARC, HDR, HDMI 2.0, Dolby Vision
Application Computer
Price € 299.99 *

Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit: included

  • Sync Box
  • Lightbars
  • Necessary cables

The main device of the kit is the AI Gaming Sync Box that connects to the TV or monitor. It can connect to up to four HDMI sources simultaneously and analyzes the content in real time to create a suitable light show. It has three input ports and one output port. Included with it are a power adapter and two HDMI cables to connect your PC to the Sync Box and your Sync Box to the monitor. Also included in the kit is an LED strip designed for 27-34 inch monitors. The lightbars, which are responsible for additional lighting to the right and left of your setup, still need to be screwed to the additionally supplied stand and can then stand stably without help. So in summary we have:

  • 2x HDMI cable
  • 1x HDMI Sync Box
  • 1x LED light strip
  • 2x Lightbars
  • 1x power plugs
  • 2x mounting clips pack
  • 2x lightbar stand
  • 2x screwdriver

Installing the Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit

  • Very simple
  • Instruction well described

We start the assembly first by attaching the two foot soles to the side uprights. To do this, simply fit in the supplied plates with a little force reindrücken (really only very little), it also fits only in one direction. Afterwards only one screw in each case and ready. Then we attach the LED strips to the monitor.

There are adhesive holders included for the strips, which should hold them in place even better. Once you’ve finished that, hang a cable from the end of the LED strip, which you connect to the converter. Finally, it’s just a matter of connecting HDMI cables from the screen to the box and from the box to the computer. Done, you can now get started and test the full Ambilight experience.

CogniGlow by Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit

  • Not fully developed yet

Govee is the first company to use AI capabilities to customize lighting effects. CogniGlow is able to process images and voice information from millions of audiovisual entertainment scenes and combine information to create appropriate lighting effects. Currently, only League of Legends, Apex Legends, Valorant and Overwatch 2 are supported, but more are expected to follow in the future. In our review, we tested it on Apex Legends and it definitely provided a unique feel to various actions.

DreamView by Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit

  • Connecting multiple Govee products
  • Unique Feeling

Those who already own Govee products can pair them together using DreamView. For example, you can stick the normal RGB IC strips of Govee under the table and synchronize, this ensures that also this the color adjustments of the Ambilight go along. This creates even more voluminous lighting effects, which makes for an extremely coherent, unique look. This can definitely be an enticement to buy more Govee products, a pretty powerful feature and excellent marketing move!

The functional test of the Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit

  • Fast response time
  • Colors are well hit

After we’ve successfully wired everything up, all that’s left to do is turn on the Sync Box and let the fun begin. Colors are detected pretty quickly by the Sync Box, which ensures that there are very little delays in color matching. The lighting was a bit bright for our taste, but that’s not a problem since you can easily adjust it in the app.

Govee AI 3 colors
The colors are recognized very well!

We quickly realize, you can definitely enjoy the effects! The colors are hit extremely impressively. An absolutely unique atmosphere is created thanks to the stripes and the light stands. What you use this lighting for is relatively unimportant. As a gamer, you can easily be distracted by the effects, but that varies from person to person. In our opinion, it is best suited for very relaxed gaming and watching videos or movies.

The new Ambilight kit from Govee is not only for Ambilight itself, but also for normal effects like Rainbow or Meteor. You can also control these super conveniently from the app. It is also interesting that even the Sync Box with its integrated lighting can do the Ambilight effects. This ensures that your entire setup will continue to glow in every single component that is visible.

The Govee App

  • Overwhelming
  • Many settings options

In the app it is possible to adjust the lighting of the respective Govee products. For the Govee AI Gaming Sync Box, we can adjust the illumination level and the orientation, among other things. In addition, we can choose between music, video, color and scene. For music, the lighting is adjusted to match the sounds of the environment. Video is the Ambilight effect, so that your outer areas in the screen are transferred to the lighting, and it can also make the screen seem larger. Color adjusts the typical individual color types. In Scene, effects like Rainbow or Meteor etc. are used.

In all modes there are additional configurations like brightness, saturation or sensitivity. These of course differ from effect to effect and give a lot of scope for all kinds of lighting programs.

Conclusion on the Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit

For the price of 300€, you get an innovative product in the field of RGB lighting from Govee. The Ambilight function delivered a very good result in terms of response times and color accuracy. The AI function is not yet fully developed, so it only comes into its own in a few games. However, this is being worked on and a lot of game compatibility will follow in the future, which you can look forward to. A big plus point is the synchronization with other Govee products. Thus, the gaming or movie area can be aligned very coherently and provides unique enjoyment. The workmanship also speaks for itself.

Is the price too high? In our eyes, rather inexpensive. Similar products from the competition offer fewer features and even cost more in this constellation. We give it a clear buy recommendation here.

Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit Test: Gold Award

Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit

Value for money


Very interesting product with cool features and unique lighting effects. The Ambilight ensures low latencies due to the Sync Box via HDMI and sets new charms with the diverse customization options.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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Since November 2017, Govee has been creating state-of-the-art lighting and home products with a special focus on RGB IC for consumers from around the world. As a global leader in the smart home, Govee aims to provide personalized and entertaining living experiences through continuous innovation in the ambient lighting and home appliance categories. Frequently seen … (Weiterlesen...)

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