Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential
There are so many devices available in the market that you can use as a voice-controlled alarm clock. Speakers like Google’s Nest Mini, Amazon’s Echo Dot, Apple’s new HomePod mini are popular. Others like the Echo Show 5, Google’s Nest Hub, or Lenovo Smart Clock are fully-featured devices, which can play video, show camera feeds, and more.
Pros & Cons of Smart Clock Essential of Lenovo –
- Displays time, current alarms, weather conditions
- Use less storage
- Google Assistant capabilities
- take up a lot of space
- Not too much expensive
- The sound isn’t significant enough
- Tap-to-snooze is unreliable
- Nightlight feature isn’t convenient
The most recent participant in this space is the $49.95 Smart Clock Essential. It’s Google Assistant voice-controlled smart speaker with a simple, black-and-white segmented LED display. The brightness of the display will automatically adjust depending on the room’s light, so it won’t make you blind in the middle of the night. Though it’s not a touchscreen, doesn’t show video or photos, you also won’t be able to monitor camera feeds. You can connect it to1980s old-school LED clock radio.
That mix of thoughts persists into the Smart Clock Essential’s looks. On its back, a USB-A port is available to charge a smartwatch or phone and a switch is also there to stop microphones from listening. The wedge-shaped device’s top has four buttons that manage volume, pause / play, and alarms. The black background containing the white numbers makes it resemble a typical, primary alarm clock from the front. Peer closer, and you can see two little holes for the holes that get your voice orders. A standard alarm beep will be played or just command “STOP” when the alarm will drop it. For snoozing the alarm, you can tap on the clock’s top two times.
The device back also has an LED ring that’s a unique feature to be a nightlight of sorts. The gray fabric is wrapping the sides of the Smart Clock Essential that is in trend with smart speakers in a few past years. You can adjust the LED brightness with voice commands; however, it will automatically adjust by sensing the room light. Though, in almost all the smart speaker alarm clock, there’s no backup battery, and so if the power isn’t there the whole night, and the alarm clock has lost the power, then it won’t beep in the morning.
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