Lenovo today announced its foray into the smart home solutions, in line with its vision of driving intelligent transformation and ushering in an era of smart living. The first device in Lenovo’s smart home family is Lenovo Smart Clock, which is not just a digital clock but much more with the 10.16 cm IPS touch screen and Google Assistant. It is purpose-made for the bedroom, helping users unwind in the evening, kick start the day, control the smart home and listen to their favourite music with multi-room audio grouping.
Rahul Agarwal, CEO & MD, Lenovo India, Said,
“While the smart home concept is not very new, the ascent of AI-enabled technology is opening up new possibilities and leading to greater adoption of smart devices in households. At Lenovo, we are committed to bringing smarter technology for all and the launch of the smart home devices is another step in this direction. It’s a huge step forward for Lenovo in India as it marks our foray into the IoT and new-age devices. We will continue to expand this portfolio with innovative products and solutions, enabling smart living in India.”
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Lenovo Smart Clock: Your bedside Google Assistant
Bedroom’s new must-have, Lenovo Smart Clock comes with a voice and touch control on a subtle 10.16 cm IPS screen. With its compact size, it will fit perfectly on a nightstand and blend into the bedroom décor, with a full fabric soft-touch cover.
The Lenovo Smart Clock is optimized to help users develop healthy sleep habits. Increasing use of smartphones or any form of the screen is one of the key factors for disrupt sleep patterns. With Lenovo Smart Clock users can cut down on disruptive screen time throughout the evening and help improve the sleep routine. The Google Assistant makes it easier to set up sleep routines, such as dimming the lights and displaying the first calendar event with just a single command, such as “Ok Google, Good Night”. The touchscreen display of the Smart Clock serves as a Google Home Assistant screen in a compact and beautiful design.
This screen display can be used to display information like time and alarms, upcoming meetings, calendar events, weather information, Album information when playing music. The full-range 6W speaker can fill up a large bedroom with the choice of music, audiobooks, podcasts and radio. Users can even ask Google Assistant to play some relaxing music or guided meditation track of their choice. The Lenovo Smart Clock also works with Chromecast, so you can stream shows and music on your TV or speakers with just your voice.
In fact, When you’re not using your Lenovo Smart Clock, the screen can now turn into a digital photo album, displaying pictures from your Google Photos account or featured photos provided by Google. But that’s not all. There’s now an optional setting for a continued conversation that lets you have a natural back-and-forth conversation with the Google Assistant (starting in English). After you initially trigger the Google Assistant with a request, the Google Assistant will stay active for long enough to respond to follow up questions so you don’t have to say “Ok Google” as often. The Lenovo Smart Clock also works with most cameras that work with the Google Assistant, so you can always see on the device who is outside your front door when your hands are full.
Lenovo 25.4 cm (10) Smart Display- Showstopper, that makes multitasking easier than ever
Lenovo also launched Smart Display which comes with Google Assistant with a vibrant 25.4 cm (10) touchscreen display and wrapped in a minimalist, modern design, making it the ideal home companion for busy families who need easy-to-use, time-saving technology.
From controlling the home and entertaining the family with brilliant sound and stunning quality visuals from popular services like YouTube, the Lenovo Smart Display is the ideal device for any modern home and for all busy households. With its bright 10-inch screen, you can see the information you need at a glance, like your calendar, reminders, and shopping list. The Smart Display makes multitasking a breeze, bringing you step-by-step recipe instructions, helpful answers powered by Google Search and YouTube, and a single hub to control your smart home devices – all hands-free. Stay connected with family and friends with video calling on Google Duo.
The Lenovo Smart Display’s clean, organic design not only blends into your home but adds a modern touch. Available in natural bamboo, it matches most wooden, glass or granite workbenches. While using the screen for video calls on Google Duo, users can conveniently position the Smart Display horizontally or vertically. When not in use, the Smart Display doubles as a digital picture frame – showcasing beautiful pictures from a personally selected album in your Google Photos, or beautiful images curated by Google.
Compatibility and suggested use case scenarios
What’s more, users can control their smart home. Set the Lenovo Smart Clock and Smart Display when they wake up to automatically turn on the coffee maker in the kitchen or heater in the living room. Or check the front door security camera and the kids’ room from the bed. The Lenovo Smart Clock connects seamlessly with every smart device in your home, supporting over 10,000 products and 1,000 partners and brands.
Pricing and availability in India
The Smart Clock starts from INR 5,999 INR Smart Display starts at INR 14,999. Both devices will be available at Lenovo.com, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital & Lenovo stores from early September 2019. Customers can register for ‘Notify-me’ on Flipkart, starting August 28th 2019, to receive more information on the products and be the first ones to purchase it.
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