The Lenovo Smart Clock and the Smart Clock Essential are both functional and attractive alarm clocks with additional features for the smart home. Today, Lenovo announced the next in line: the Lenovo Smart Clock 2.
The big news is that the Google Assistant powered Smart Clock 2 can come with an optional wireless charging station, which can charge Qi-enabled devices. This docking station can also act as what Lenovo describes as “a soft, ambient night light.”
Beyond that, Lenovo says the new smart clock has an updated design with three color options that blend in with “almost any home decor.” And 85% of the device’s plastic is made from recycled materials.
Compared to the $ 79.99 Smart Clock and the $ 49.95 Essential Smart Clock, the Smart Clock 2 certainly looks less… time consuming. The device is taller and the cloth chin is larger under the four-inch touchscreen than on previous Lenovo models. To me, it looks more like a miniature smart display than an alarm clock, which is certainly a change from the line’s previous design philosophy.
The Smart Clock 2 starts at $ 89.99 and is expected to be available in September 2021. It replaces the original Lenovo Smart Clock, while the lower cost Smart Clock Essential will continue to sell.