Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Lenovo Smart Clock review: Alarm clocks just got interesting

Lenovo Smart Clock review: Alarm clocks just got interesting

"It comes with a 4" IPS LCD 480 x 800 touch screen display, 6W speaker, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5 and runs on Android things, but not the same version that you'll find on non-Google Smart Displays. Those wanting to make their house a bit more user-friendly can choose from Smart Bulbs that have adjustable color brightness and temperature, Lenovo Smart Plugs that can be turned off remotely, and Smart Cameras that will help you keep an eye on your prized possessions. The Lenovo Smart Clock as it is called is a bedside alarm clock that has a built-in speaker and is integrated with Google Assistant.

The top has plus and minus volume buttons. Local weather forecasts and temperatures can be read on the screen, music can be played, and you can even choose between an analog clock face and a digital one...or have both showing at the same time. Well, Lenovo is aiming to bring them back from the dead! Lenovo and Google, however, say there are reasons for that. For you early adopters (and the chronically late), Lenovo's Smart Clock might be worth the $80 when it ships later this year. The lack of a Home View card however is perplexing, especially on a product they are pushing as a smart home control device. Having not seen nor used the product I don't think we can label the features as missing as yet - clearly, Google intended on creating a product category between a smart speaker and a smart display. If you have events loaded into your calendar, Assistant will also take those into account and make suggestions about alarms you should set to make sure you're up with time to spare. It's a sleek little device that looks like it would fit in easily on your nightstand, but it's got some serious competition in, you guessed it, Amazon's (AMZN) own smart clock, the Echo Spot.

The Lenovo Smart Clock will be available from "Spring 2019", priced $79.99. Let us know below.

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