As bizarre as it sounds, Black Friday is already in full swing and Best Buy is leading the charge with deals on hundreds of products from every category imaginable. One of the hottest deals going at the moment is Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet tablet that has been reduced to its lowest price ever at $229. However, there is a page full of smart home devices that can save you as much as a hundred dollars on some of the best Assistant-enabled devices on the market. Here’s a list of smart speakers and displays that have been discounted as much as 57% off MSRP.
Lenovo Smart Clock
Still one of my favorite smart speakers, the tiny bedside display makes a beautiful alarm clock while doubling as a smart home controller, peripheral charger and even a night light thanks to a recent firmware update from Lenovo. Normally $79.99, the Lenovo Smart Clock is often on sale for around $50. However, you can pick up this awesome little Assistant smart clock for only $34.99 and that’s one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. To add some icing to the cake, Lenovo is offering the same promotion on the recently released Charcoal version of the Smart Clock. You can also grab an extra 10% cashback when you use Rakuten when shopping on Lenovo’s website. That brings the price down to just over $30. If you want to impress with the stocking stuffers this year, this would be a great choice.
Lenovo 7″ Smart Display
I know that I dote on Lenovo’s smart displays a lot but seriously, they are my go-to devices around the house. I have my smart clock in the bedroom to charge my watch, listen to music and chat up the Google Assistant when needed. In our kitchen, where I spend a fair amount of time, it is the 7″ Lenovo Smart Display that rules the roost. I’ve tried other smart display on the island counter in our kitchen in the hopes that they would become my helper when trying out a new recipe or just jamming to some tunes while whipping up some grub. Most of those devices were simply too large. The Lenovo Smart Display is large enough to be useful but small enough to get out of the way and not feel out of place on the counter.
On top of that, it is a full-featured display that comes equipped with a camera for video calls that can also be disabled with the in-built privacy shade. There’s also a mute switch for those who want to make sure the Assistant isn’t listening too much. The speaker is loud and clear with enough range to make the listening experience a good one. The 7″ display retails for $99.99 but you can pick one up from Lenovo or Best Buy for only $59.99. That’s a stout deal on a very good smart display that is arguably better than Google’s own Nest Hub that lacks a camera. (Don’t forget, you can score that extra cashback at Lenovo.)
Belkin Sound Form Elite
The next smart speaker is as premium as it is unique. The Sound Form Elite is Belkin’s first-ever Google Assistant speaker and the company knocked one out of the park when this thing hit the market. Not only does it feature premium audio powered by Devialet’s patented sound technology, the Belkin also doubles as a 10W Qi-enabled wireless charger. We have one in the office and we love it. Paired with our Google Home Max, it is the perfect complement to Max’s thundering audio. The Belkin Sound Form Elite pumps out a little better volume and punch than the Nest Audio and features all the goodies you’d expect from a Google Assistant smart speaker. Regularly $299, you can grab the black or white model for only $199 right now at Best Buy.
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential
We highlighted this device earlier today but it’s worth a mention in case you missed it. Lenovo’s latest smart clock features the same audio quality and smarts as its larger sibling without the touchscreen. The smaller, 4″ display shows you the time, day and weather and the discrete night light at the back of the clock will help you navigate your bedroom when the lights are out. You can charge your accessories with the USB port on the back and control your smart home with the Google Assistant built-in. Like the Smart Clock, you can cast to the Essential and this model even comes with Bluetooth 5. This thing is a gem at $49.99 but right now, you can pick up this intelligent alarm clock for only $24.99.
Stay tuned. This is going to be the longest holiday shopping season in history and we’re going to do our best to make sure you stay on top of all the best Chromebook, Assistant and accessory deals around.