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Lenovo unveils its Smart Clock 2

Lenovo is again with a brand new model of its Google Assistant-powered Smart Clock, this time with a brand new design, higher sound, and a bundled wi-fi charging dock with an built-in evening mild. 

Slated to reach in September for $90—$10 greater than its two-year-old predecessor—the Smart Clock 2 nonetheless has a four-inch show, a fabric-covered shell, and built-in Google Assistant.

But whereas the primary Smart Clock was quick and squat, the brand new one (which we haven’t seen in individual but) has a taller, shallower design, with a brief, built-in base beneath the display screen.

Inside that base is a pair of 1.5-inch front-firing audio system that can ship “improved” sound in comparison with the unique, in keeping with a Lenovo rep.

More attention-grabbing is the brand new wi-fi charging dock, which is able to come bundled with the Smart Clock 2.

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The Lenovo Smart Clock’s wi-fi charging dock is each Qi- and MagSafe-compatible, and it has an built-in evening mild plus a rear USB-A charging port.

Roughly the identical depth because the revamped Smart Clock however a couple of inches wider, the dock sits beneath the clock and attaches to it by way of a collection of pogo pins.

When related, the dock can wirelessly cost a Qi-compliant cellphone, and it’s appropriate with Apple’s MagSafe normal. If you like wired charging, the dock has a rear USB-A charging port.

The dock additionally boasts a bonus function: a skinny, built-in evening mild that runs alongside the underside fringe of the clock’s base. Lenovo says you’ll be capable to activate the sunshine (which has a brightness of as much as 31 lumens) by swiping down on the entrance of the display screen.

Lenovo’s briefing supplies say the dock shall be bought (in some territories, at the very least) each individually and bundled with the Smart Clock 2. In the U.S., nonetheless, the dock will “only” be bought bundled with the clock for a mixed $90 sticker value, a Lenovo rep advised TechHive.

Besides the design adjustments and the dock, the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 shall be obtainable in two new colours: Abyss Blue and Shadow Black, together with a Heather Gray model that matches the colour of the primary Smart Clock.

Our reviewer gave the unique Lenovo Smart Clock solid marks, praising it for its “excellent design” and its agility with alarms. We did complain that the Smart Clock couldn’t show pictures, however Lenovo plugged that gap with a post-launch update that enables customers to attach the clock to their Google Photos albums. 

We’ll have a full overview of the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 as soon as we take a look at a pattern unit.

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