Back in June, Lenovo unveiled the next iteration of one of my favorite smart home devices of all time. The Lenovo Smart Clock w/Google Assistant is a great little bedside smart speaker. It’s discrete, attractive, sounds good, and does just about everything you would want an Assistant-enabled device to when located in a more intimate area such as the bedroom. I clearly love my little smart speaker but Lenovo’s second-generation Smart Clock succeeds in perfecting an already awesome accessory.
The new Lenovo Smart Clock 2 didn’t bring much in the way of updates to the actual device itself but, it didn’t really need to. Instead, Lenovo added a handy docking station that contains an LED nightlight and more importantly, a wireless charging pad. I’ve long been considering some sort of wireless charging stand for my bedside but when Lenovo announced the new Smart Clock 2, my hunt was over and I was left waiting for this new model to actually go up for sale.
Lenovo didn’t give a hard release date for the Smart Clock 2 and the company’s website still lists the smart speaker/clock as “coming soon.” However, much to my delight, I was poking around the interwebs today and discovered that Best Buy is already selling the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 online and in-store if you’re lucky enough to live near a Best Buy that has inventory on-hand. The new clock with all its extra functionality comes in at $89.99 which is only ten dollars more than the original model cost when it was launched. That’s a solid deal for a versatile smart speaker that is really the only device of its kind on the market. Here’s a rundown of what the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 has to offer and a link where you can find one.
Lenovo Smart Clock 2
- Processor : MediaTek MT8167S
- Operating System : Google Assistant
- Speaker : 1.5″ 3W Front-Firing Speakers
- Microphone : 1 x Farfield Microphone Array
- RAM + ROM : RAM 1 GB + Flash 8 GB
- WLAN : 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
- Bluetooth® : Bluetooth® 4.2
- Display : 4″ LCD IPS
- Weight : Starting at 298 g (0.66 lbs)
- Exterior Materials : Soft Touch Fabric
- Mute : Microphone Mute Toggle
- Touch : Touchscreen
- Buttons : Volume +/-
- Sensor : L-Sensor, G-Sensor
- Expandability : Docking Capable with Pogo Pin