Lenovo expands smart devices lineup with smart home, smart glass products

By : |January 4, 2017 0

A recent survey revealed at least 23 percent of global consumers expressed uncertainty as to which smart home device would be useful to them. To address that concern, Lenovo has launched a set of smart devices at CES 2017, for home and commercial consumption.

Lenovo Smart Assistant

After Amazon and Google, the Chinese tech titan, Lenovo is the latest company to join the market of voice-activated devices.

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Built in collaboration with Amazon’s Alexa, the Smart Assistant “recognises users’ voice commands to conduct web searches, play music, create lists, calendar reminders and much more.

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With eight 360-degree far-field microphones with noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation, the Lenovo Smart Assistant is designed to pick up users’ voice commands from up to 16 feet (5 meters) away.

The Lenovo Smart Assistant is also designed to run Lenovo smart home devices as well as scores of existing third-party products to expand consumers’ options.

Lenovo Smart Assistant prices start at $129.99. Color options include light grey, Harman black, orange, and green, and it supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. According to the Lenovo’s blog post, another variant of Lenovo Smart Assistant Harman Kardon Edition will come with the superior audio quality for music. This edition is expected to go on sale for $179.99 with the regular models in May 2017.

Johnson Jia, Lenovo’s senior vice president for personal computers and smart devices, “Our goal has never been to simply build smart home devices for the sake of advancing technology alone. In the same way, a person’s IQ is measured by applied knowledge, we believe products are ‘smart’ to the degree they’re actually understood and applied to daily life by their users.”

Lenovo Smart Storage:

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Lenovo showcased a secure digital storage solution of 6TB capacity designed for security and P2P (peer-to-peer) access to stored media like photos, music and documents. Lenovo Smart Storage offers users quick control of their data and files. Its integrated facial recognition software can organize your entire photo library based on faces with high accuracy.

Lenovo Smart Storage prising starts at $139.99, available beginning in May 2017.

Lenovo New Glass C200

 

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Lenovo showcased Lenovo New Glass C200, a smart glass that leverages augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

This smart glass solution has the capability to provide commercial customers the ability to better perform their jobs. It allows you to gather information in your field of view, provide step-by-step directions and instructions for repair, identify disabled equipment and trouble shoot issues with a remote colleague all while your hands are free.

The product comes with two main parts, a Glass Unit and Pocket Unit. It uses one eye only to enhance a user’s perception of “mixed reality”.

As part of the comprehensive smart solution, Lenovo is offering  a software platform Lenovo NBD Titan, which lets users create and edit AR content quickly. This solution brings AR to every user with visual editing software that can operate on a multitude of devices and platforms. For example, this will make home improvement and interior design easier, offering an AR space to experiment with interesting architectures and designs—all without requiring coding or developer skills.

Mass production of Lenovo New Glass C200 is expected to start in June 2017.

Along with these products, Lenovo has also introduced the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller, which is a multi-point capacitive touchpad with an integrated keyboard for controlling today’s digital Home at CES. The other devices launched include the new VR-ready gaming laptops, Lenovo Legion Y720 and Legion Y520 and Miix 720 Windows detachable.

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