Smart devices are beginning to take over my home. I started with the Google Assistant and the Google Home Mini, then the Alexa and the Echo Dot. Now, I’ve gone full circle, back to Google Assistant with the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 With Wireless Charging. I have too many devices to talk to in my home now, but I think this one may kick the others out of my office and my bedroom.
Before the Lenovo Smart Clock 2, my phone sat on its side, charging, being used as my alarm and my clock overnight. Those days are gone. This clock does everything I need it to do in my room and on my desk. The display is clear, and not too bright, making it great for bedtime. It features a light ring around the base of the clock that acts as a nightlight, if needed, and even comes with a wireless charging pad to place my phone on at night—no more cords!
Setup for the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 was simple. I literally plugged it in, and my Google Home app found it and guided me through the rest. Since I’m already a part of the Google family, I didn’t need to do a lot more, but even if I did, the app makes it pretty hard to get lost.
“Setup for the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 was simple. I literally plugged it in, and my Google Home app found it and guided me through the rest.”
Once set up, the clock looks nice. It’s an excellent desk piece. I use it in the office for the time, to listen to music, and to charge my phone. At home, it’s my alarm clock, charger, and helps me control my smart devices like lights and the TV. The Lenovo Smart Clock 2’s multi-functionality is great, and not having to plug my phone in every time I settle in is a bonus.
There are some small issues with the charger, however. Often, I would lay my Samsung S20 5G on the pad, and it would take a lot of adjusting and fiddling before it would begin to charge. Not to mention, it would regularly disconnect after all of that adjusting, making it a little flawed. I don’t LOVE it as my primary charger, but for a little boost during the day, it helps.
The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 has a decent screen, though it can’t stream any video. I thought it was odd that I could cast Twitch streams on the device, with only audio playing. There is a lot of power behind the little thing’s volume. The jump between volume five and six is very noticeable. It can definitely fill my office or bedroom with sound easily.
I was happy to find that I never had any issues with the Lenovo Smart Clock 2’s voice commands. With many smart devices, I find they don’t activate with “Hey Google,” or “Alexa” as they should. I never came across this issue with Lenovo. It heard me every time, and although it can’t perform everything other devices can, it was nice to have what is there, work.
This device is perfect for exactly what it is, but perhaps a little expensive at $119. Similar products like the Echo Show come in at a lower price and that includes camera functionality. The charging pad is a nice bonus, but because it isn’t reliable, I wouldn’t pay extra for it. It feels more like a little glitter added to bump up the price, especially since you can remove it altogether and just use the clock.
The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 With Wireless charging comes with some limitations, but overall, it is perfect for the bedroom or office. I loved it as my alarm clock and regularly listened to music and was happy with the quality. Though the charging pad leaves something to be desired, the device otherwise does what it promises, nothing more, nothing less.