Lenovo Smart Clock Essential

MSRP 60 EUR64% External
Keywords: lenovomusic-radionightlightsmart-clocksmart-homespeaker

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Product Overview

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a connected digital smart clock for every smart home with full support for Google Assistant. With a big and bold display and powerful microphone arrays, they are usable throughout the room. It is also a good night-time companion with its built-in nightlight.
From checking the time & weather, setting timers for cooking, adding items to your shopping list or making hands-free calls, the Smart Clock Essential helps you be more productive. It is also possible to use its internal speaker to listen to the music, radio, or podcasts.


What we found**

  • Color-accurate 4-inch monochrome LED non-touch display
  • Google Assistant works well
  • Mediocre sound quality
  • Lack of smart home features

What external reviewers found***

External score 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Simple, clean design
  • Supports voice commands
  • Lacks bass
  • No touchscreen display
  • No smart display
  • Doesn’t work with other smart speakers
  • Doesn’t sound as good as Echo Dot with Clock
  • Doesn't show you the time, temperature, or day of the week
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Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0


1x Microphone Mute Toggle + 1x Volume + 1x Play Button + 1x Alarm Button
Soft Touch Grey
2 x Microphone Array
1 x 1.5" 3W Speaker


Size | Depth
83 mm
Size | Height
64 mm
Size | Width
121 mm
240 g


Display Diagonal


Amlogic A113X
Voice Assistance
Google Assistant


Memory | Capacity
4 GB
Power Output
Nightlight: 31 lu
512 MB



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External Reviews


Reviewer score 64%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a fitting addition to any bedside table. Its use of LEDs instead of a touchscreen display makes it less of a distraction. Interaction with the Essential is achieved through voice actions and commands via Google Assistant. It doesn't like competing against other Google Assistant speakers or displays in the same room.
Find the original article here.
  • Simple, clean design
  • Easy to set an alarm
  • Good battery life
  • No touchscreen display
  • Doesn’t work with other smart speakers


Reviewer score 34%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential provides full access to Google Assistant. You can ask the voice assistant for general information like weather and sports scores, to play music, and even to make phone calls. Bass is weak to nonexistent, as heard through our low-end test track, The Knife's “Silent Shout” The Google Assistant voice comes through loud and clear, but music isn't particularly impressive.
Find the original article here.
  • Good sound quality
  • Supports Google Assistant
  • Built-in night-light
  • Lacks bass
  • No smart display


Reviewer score 78%
Reviewers from techhive have found the following***:
The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a smart speaker with a 4-inch LED display. It shows the current time, the day of the week, the current outdoor temperature, and an indicator for an alarm (if one is set) A 1.5-inch speaker is mounted on the top side of the clock, driven by a 3-watt amplifier.
Find the original article here.
  • Supports Bluetooth 5.0, Zigbee, and Wi-Fi
  • Supports voice commands
  • Doesn't show you the time, temperature, or day of the week


Reviewer score 78%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential costs $49.99, which is $30 less than the touchscreen Lenovo Smart Clock. It can answer questions, adjust the clock settings and control your music hands-free. I didn't expect it to be the best-sounding speaker, but I was surprised by how well it keeps up with other devices in its price range.
Find the original article here.
  • Easy-to-use design
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Doesn’t sound as good as Echo Dot with Clock

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  1. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review: Tech meets nostalgia. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/smart-home-reviews/lenovo-smart-clock-essential-review/. 2020-10-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  2. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lenovo-smart-clock-essential. 2020-10-16. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  3. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential review: A great budget smart speaker . [techhive]. https://www.techhive.com/article/3586301/lenovo-smart-clock-essential-review.html. 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  4. ^ Lenovo Smart Clock Essential review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/lenovo-smart-clock-essential. 2020-10-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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