Amazon has partnered up with Citizen a few times now, creating a range of products compatible with its Echo hardware. The first device to come from this partnership is an analog wall clock that can display timers created by Alexa. While unconventional, this is definitely a cool piece of tech, and it's on sale for $50 ($30 off) from Amazon right now.
Lenovo currently sells two alarm clocks with Google Assistant built-in: the older Smart Clock with a touchscreen, and the newer Smart Clock Essential. Both products are now at their lowest prices yet, beating the previous records by $1.
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a clock radio. A glorified clock radio. A more sensible, smart clock radio. But a clock radio nonetheless. It tells the time and weather and it's a Google Assistant speaker to boot. I'll even go out to say that it's a well-made, well-intentioned product. But is it one you'd want to bring home? That depends on what you want out of your Assistant devices, but I like the Smart Clock Essential.
If you're looking for an inexpensive smart device, you should consider Lenovo's Smart Clock and Smart Clock Essential. Both offer a handful of convenient features, and are currently down to just $25 and $35, respectively, instead of launch prices as high as $50 and $80, making them very affordable.
If you're looking for an inexpensive miniature smart display, the Lenovo Smart Clock is worth considering. It cost $80 at launch, which was too high for what it offered. Thankfully, you can now snatch it for half its original price, as it's dropped to just $40.
The Google Assistant-powered Lenovo Smart Clock was a questionable purchase when it first went on sale for $80, but now that the device regularly goes for $30-$40, it actually makes sense to buy one — as long as you're fine having an alarm clock with no battery backup. Google is now giving the clock a few new features, including a new type of alarm.
If you're shopping Black Friday deals for smart displays, you might find most of them are a little too large or intrusive to use in the bedroom — you want to consolidate devices and save real estate, not plunk a TV down on your nightstand. If you'd like something simple and sleek, Rakuten is offering the Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant for just $34 ($46 off), its lowest price ever, with coupon code LEN6B.
If you're looking for an Assistant-powered smart display but need something slightly smaller than a Nest Hub, the Lenovo Smart Clock is worth considering. However, its $80 launch price was way too high for it to make sense. Thankfully, the manufacturer realized its product was too expensive and started selling it for $20 less. That markdown was apparently not enough, as the Lenovo Smart Clock has dropped to just $40, which is half its original MSRP.
The Lenovo Smart Clock is more or less a Google Home Mini with a screen and some added alarm functionality. It's a decent little device, but the initial price of $80 was somewhat ridiculous — especially when you could buy a Google Nest Hub for even less. Just a month after its release, the Smart Clock has now dropped to $59.99.
With its Smart Clock, Lenovo introduced a new type of Asssitant-enabled smart display. Unfortunately, it could only speak English when it came out, as it runs off a custom Android Things platform, which is different from the one used by Lenovo Smart Displays and Nest Hubs. However, Google just updated its official Assistant support pages to indicate the device now supports French and German.