Lenovo is getting into the smart home market with its new Lenovo Smart Assistant. Available in May for $129, the Smart Assistant is powered by Amazon’s Alexa voice system, meaning it works exactly like Amazon’s own Echo and with all compatible devices.
Naturally, the Smart Assistant looks a lot like Amazon’s Echo thanks to its slim, cylindrical design. Lenovo’s offering, however, is $50 less than Amazon’s full-size Echo and has more far-field microphones, meaning it should be able to recognize your commands more accurately from a greater distance than the Echo.
The Smart Assistant also features a 5-watt tweeter and 10-watt subwoofer, so music should loud and clear.
The standard version of the Smart Assistant will be available with a white top section and your choice of either an orange, silver or blue mesh base.
A premium version of the Smart Assistant decked out with Harman Kardon speakers will be available in all black and cost $179.
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