Today at CES in Las Vegas, Lenovo took the wraps off a smart speaker with a nice difference to the Google Home, it has a screen.
The Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant built-in makes using the technology more than just audible, you’ll be able to see the results, view videos and more. You will still be able to make it the command hub for your connected smart home devices, from lighting to heating and more – controlled with your voice or touch.
You can use Google Assistant to show you directions from Google Maps, do video calling on Google Duo, listen to music and check out your daily schedule. The Lenovo Smart Display comes in an 8 inch and 10 inch variant and looks pretty great too. If we’re honest, it looks like an Android tablet, with a stand that is always “on” and without all the normal apps of an Android operating system… at least it looks really good.
Pricing and availability for Australia is yet to be known.
Living in Sydney his entire life, Geoff has always had a close eye on technology. Through school and immediately after, tech held his focus. Attending University later in life, Geoff began his IT career immediately after leaving high school and has been in the industry ever since. In his spare time he launched a YouTube channel focused on consumer tech that had millions of views. This led to work on community radio talking tech every week and has now stepped him into the studios of 2GB / 4BC every Saturday helping people with tech problems and reviewing the latest gadgets.
When Geoff is looking away from the screen he can be found holding a glass of red wine, spending time with friends and/or watching the Formula 1.