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Lenovo Smart Clock vs Google Home Mini

Smart speakers are invading homes everywhere and we have tried just about every one imaginable to help you decide which is the best for you.

Lenovo Smart Clock

New hotness

$ 80 at Lenovo

Pros Display makes this perfect for the nightstand Loud speakers will fill the room Built-in USB port Cons Can’t set Google Photos for photo frame Uses proprietary charging cable No 3.5mm headphone jack

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Should you get the Ring Spotlight Cam or the Smart Spotlight?

Smart home security cameras are becoming a feature outside our homes and it is essential to choose the best kit to suit your needs. We’ve got two Ring products here for you but which one should you choose?

Ring Spotlight Cam

Smart security camera

$ 199 at Amazon

Pros Quick and easy installation 2-way audio communication Adjustable motion detection zones Cons Poor battery life Waterdroplets can obscure camera view

The Ring Spotlight Cam is  [Read More…]

Does the Lenovo Smart Clock support video?

Best answer: Unfortunately, the Lenovo Smart Clock does not support video playback. You will have to look towards the Google Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max if you want to watch YouTube or cast videos.

New kid on the block: Lenovo Smart Clock ($ 80 at Lenovo) Google’s own choice: Google Nest Hub ($ 130 at Google) Bigger screen: Google Nest Hub Max ($ 230 at Google) Where’s the video support?

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Lenovo Smart Clock vs. Google Nest Hub: Which should you buy?

Smart home technology is a lot more mainstream than it used to be a few short years ago, meaning there are more gadgets than ever to keep up with. Need help understanding all of these new devices? AC is for you.

Our pick Google Nest Hub

$ 129 at B&H

Pros Larger, higher-resolution display Video streaming Google Photos screensaver Proper smart display UI Regularly goes on sale Cons Weak speaker Retail price is considerably more expensive  [Read More…]

Ring Smart Spotlight vs. Smart Floodlight

If you’re looking for something to help you keep and eye on the goings on outside your home, a security light is what you need. Ring has a new line of them available to buy and we’re here to help you choose the right one for you.

Ring Smart Spotlight

Smart lights

Ring Smart Spotlight

$ 40 at Amazon

Pros Quick and easy installation Small and compact Cons Battery life [Read More…]

Ecobee’s latest smart thermostat offers smarter sensors and more for $249

There are a number of great options available when it comes to smart thermostats, but one of the leaders has always been Ecobee. The company has several models that we’ve looked at before, and now it has released a new model that’s even better than all the previous ones. Ecobee just announced the SmartThermostat with Voice Control, which comes with new sensors, a refreshed design, and without a price increase over the Ecobee4’s regular price. The new model is available  [Read More…]

MrMobile has me pining for the Lenovo Smart Clock

“Hey Google, set twenty alarms.”

If there’s anything my roommates learned from me in the Airbnb the Mobile Nations team stayed in during MWC, it’s that I’m a hard sleeper. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m one of those people that sets alarms at 10-minute intervals for an hour leading up to the time I actually need to be awake, much to the dismay of those sharing a room with me.

MrMobile’s latest video has me thinking  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock review

One of the things we loved most about the Google Nest Hub (formerly Google Home Hub) and the Lenovo Smart Display is the wide door that opens by being able to see and not just hear. As helpful as a Google Home or Google Home Mini might be, we love having screens in different places. Even tiny smart displays have their use cases. Such is the case with the Lenovo Smart Clock, now available for $ 80.

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Lenovo Smart Clock review: The bedside alarm that gets you

I’m not a morning person; never have, and despite recently having a baby, likely never will be. But I’ve always tended to rely on whatever’s convenient to wake me up in the morning — my phone usually, but also various types of wearables, from the Bose Sleepbuds (which are connected earplugs and totally amazing) to various Fitbits that buzz my wrist disconcertingly when it’s time to get up.

I’ve also had an Amazon Echo Spot next to my  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock vs. Amazon Echo Spot

Smart Displays continue to take the world by storm and we have tested just about all of the options on the market. The best part about it is that it’s rather easy to find the best display for your needs.

Lenovo Smart Clock

Bigger and better

$ 80 at Lenovo

Pros Larger display More powerful speakers Built-in USB port Lower price Cons No camera for video chats Can’t set Google Photos for photo frame

The  [Read More…]