The Lenovo Smart Clock ($79.99) with Google Assistant is so smart that it will sync with your Google calendar. Diminutive in size, it features a four-inch 800x480 touchscreen display at the front of a chassis coated with a neutral, cloth-like décor-friendly fabric that tapers off to a point at the clock’s rear. The clock, which features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and has a 3W speaker and a rear USB port for charging other devices, enables the user to do much more, as it serves, via the user’s voice, as a smart home device controller. The display, which dims in the evening, can show various information such as weather reports, a calendar, and news. And for those concerned about privacy, there is a mute switch that cancels the mic functionality.
The clock was on demo at the recent NYC-held Pepcom show, along with other Lenovo products including the Yoga A940 desktop all-in-one PC ($2,100) featuring a 27-inch tilting 4K display screen offering pen support. Also a part of the feature set is Lenovo’s Precision Dial, which enables precise adjustments to content in collaboration with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom; the Dial may be placed on either side of the display.