I was not looking what I was doing and plugged in my Alexa power supply into my wooden LED digital clock that I purchased from Singapore for above 50 SGD and the next thing I know is the clock was beeping with screwed up display.
I knew that was the end of it. So there began my search to replace that clock. I checked out many websites in India and came across that the same LED clock including shipping would cost me much more than 50SGD. It was not worth it and I was wondering what to do when I came across the Croma web site which was selling the Lenovo Smart clock at a deep discount of 3999/- down sharply from the MRP of 9999/-
At the time it was launched the thought of someone having to pay 10k for that clock astounded me. So I did not for it at that time. However at 3999/- it was a compelling buy.
I made a short video on unboxing this clock. It was a fairly simple unboxing and took very minimal time and less fussy as well. Take a look for yourself.
Salient points about the gadget
The following are worth mentioning about the gadget
- Quite some decent amounts of clock faces
- pretty amazing brightness levels almost doubling up the clock as a night lamp for your room
- Good readable main clock face font
- Amazing loudness of volume for announcements and google replies
- Main controls such as brightness, volume etc are neatly placed on the slide up menu on the clock
- Other widgets such as alarms, weather etc are accessible by swiping left or right
- Textured cloth finish with volume buttons on top of the clock
- Triangular shape makes it sit on the desk without an issue
- Other buttons such as mute, power cable input etc are neatly placed at the rear and are accessible without even seeing them, mute button being a slider is easy to operate
- Hardware seems rock solid in the hand as well as throughout the operation
- Since it connects to WiFi, even after a power cycle, it picks up the current time from the network without a fuss unlike other digital LED clocks
- Integration with devices to cast to, is commendable
- USB connectivity at the rear
CONS: There are really no points I can take to nitpick on this product. I really do not have much to say on the negatives of the product. In fact in my opinion there are really no negatives. Had it been sold for the original price of 10000 it would have been a huge negative, but that is also not the case now.
The Lenovo Smart Clock is a great buy at 3999/-, the hardware is slick and fuss free, the display is amazing and so is the sound. It does sound a bit tinny since it is not a bass machine like say the HomePod and rightly so. This is not a device built for music but still gives you listening pleasure if you wish to play music.
For what it has to offer, it is pretty accurate and integrates google tech very well inside what is a right dimension of hardware. The Lenovo Clock is a hardware that would get you to actually use it more than say a Google Home Device. Its understanding of Indian English accent is commendable as well considering how far Google has come with this.
So what are you waiting for, let me know in the comments below if you liked the review and if you are going to get yourself one of these.
Until my next post, Stay safe!