Apart from the cute design and fabric-covered body, we appreciated Lenovo’s Smart Clock features such as ambient sensor and sunrise alarm, which gradually illuminate the screen thirty minutes before the alarm sounds. Swiping from the top reveals a “play music” button and a switch for all smart lights, and you can set up a “good night” smart home routine that can automatically adjust the temperature and turn off the TV, for example. All of these actions also work via voice commands from Google Assistant.
Given that the Smart Clock is designed to be used in a bedroom, the lack of a camera is actually an advantage when it comes to privacy. For added privacy, you can also turn the microphone on and off. The main drawbacks are that it cannot play videos or pictures or make video calls. Still, all things considered, it received an excellent 87 points in our review.
Since Smart Clock first came out, Lenovo introduced a much more basic version called the Smart Clock Essential. However, that version sells for $ 50, so right now you can get the more advanced version at Best Buy for $ 1
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