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Lenovo Smart Clock Essential $39 + Delivery ($0 in-Store/ C&C/ $55 Metro Order) @ Officeworks


Looks like Officeworks are clearing out their Lenovo clock stuff. Normally $59 recently. JB has brought their down to $49 on clearance too so OW seems to be the pick. Also on clearance:

Smart Clock 2 Grey $59 was $79
Smart Clock 2 with Wireless Charging $79 was $99

Seems to be plenty of stock around the country. All have Google Assisstant functionality and can play music through Assisstant supported service but I don’t believe any have Google Home control or video display functions despite the screens.

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  • +1

    Does it constantly display the time or does it dim or go off til you ask it?

    • +4

      Has a light sensor to dim according to conditions, just like your phone. Auto night mode is very good for beside clocks.

    • +10

      Constant display. It's a simple segmented LCD like you'd find on a normal digital clock.

      In essence it's pretty much a Google Nest mini taped to a cheap bedside clock, with a few extra bits like a very basic weather display and no need to set the time manually. For 40 bucks you can't go wrong.

    • +15

      at the speed of light time is constant

      • Science has been unable to prove the existence of time. The speed of light, yes. Time, no. An oxymoron? Yes.

        • So we are living in a simulation

          • @abadacus: Yes, a fifth dimension (fourth, where are you?) where nothing exists except in our minds. I'm happy with that.

        • +1

          Why am i moron

    • +3

      “Hey google, turn the clock display off”. You can also dim it by x%, where x is a number between 0 and 100.

      • That's how percentages work!

        • +5

          That's how percentages work!

          ??? In what sense?
          A %age can be -ve or >100%.

          • @CacheHunter: or non-integers

          • @CacheHunter: What would it look like if dimmed by more than 100%?

            • +1

              @Seraphin7: negative dimming - the backlight essentially inverts and you can read the digits only because of the light around them, not because the digits themselves are illuminated.

              • @b2dz: I feel my extended family has been negatively dimmed by the arrival of one of my brothers-in-law - is that the same thing?

  • +1

    I'm pretty happy with my gen 2 with wireless charging.
    Can view my nest cams, nest hello doorbell shows up automatically.

    • -1

      This one does not have a video display.

      • +1

        The Gen2 with wireless charging dock is on sale as well and in the description of the deal.

    • Is the screen really 4"? That seems a little small to me (no double entendres intended).

      • Yes the screens are very small. But suitable for a clock. No problems with ours being too bright at night, and we have them on the middle dim setting

  • -1

    Dang was hoping amazon could come through with price match but it doesn’t even stock it

  • +1

    Reviews don't inspire confidence. DYOR.

    • +1

      Yeah I’ve had some very average Lenovo ‘smart’ items

      • +6

        It's a clock, how smart were you hoping it'll be?

        • +7

          Like, you know, give you stock market tips?

          • +2

            @Munki: That's Dave Sharma from Wentworth

    • +2

      I have 2 of both clocks and they work well for me.

    • +1

      not sure why you got two downvotes? It's true the reviews suggest poor quality (even though there arent many reviews).

      • We live in a democracy, everyone is entitled to express their opinions

        • +1

          Unleas they are against Peter Dutton

    • +8

      This place gets worse by the day. Life is short -> enjoy it despite the negativity.

    • Upvoted

      • -1


  • +1

    Is it possible to play white noise on this without having any music subscription service?

    Can you manually adjust brightness of the display?

    • I play rain, ocean, country sounds i think from google , maybe a white noise too no ads. music from youtube with ads

      • +1

        I play the vengaboys

    • You can pair this as a bluetooth speaker in Google Home so you should be able to play anything

      There's a night mode which lets you manually set the brightness and volume at night

    • +2

      If it has Google Assistant then yes. "Hey Google, ask Help Me Sleep to play brown noise for 10 hours"

      You can also setup a "routine" on Google Home app so that you can say something short and easy like "hey Google, sleep time"

      • It does have Google Assistant. So could I say a command to get it to play white noise for 12 hours without any ads?

        • The last time I checked that particular "Help Me Sleep" app, 10 hours was the maximum of unlooped audio available. It's a shame that it doesn't offer 12 hours because that would have been perfect for me a few months ago.

      • Brown noise. Lol

    • +7

      White noise? Yeah, I think you can cast 2GB to it.

    • I've got the first Gen Lenovo clock, for my kid I use "play ocean sounds for X hours" and it pumps it out for that amount of time. I don't get any ads on that. You can try it out on your phone first if you have Google assistant and see if it works for you. Also, " play fan sounds for X hours" is pretty good

  • be nice if its LED

    • +24

      Yeah. Be nice if it was IPS with 120Hz refresh @ 4k res.

  • It's a decent clock and speaker with Google. Nothing fancy, nothing top of range. Basic but functional. I have two and they just work.

    • Do you know if there is radio alarm functionality?

      • +6

        "Hey Google - at 6am tomorrow play Fox FM at volume 6"

  • +2

    Great for day light savings. Automatically changes

  • How bright is the light at night. Like Always on display on a Samsung phone turned to minimum?

    • As answered above, the brightness can be set to automatically adjust to ambient light levels.

      • Yeah, but how low is low. I prefer really dim.

        • +4

          How long is a piece of string? Your tolerance might not be the same as someone else's and I doubt someone is going to be able to give you an actual nit value.

          • -3

            @Munki: 5 new posts all from you, don't you have anything better to do?

        • +1

          I've had mine for about 6 months and use it by the bedside.

          I read many reviews saying that these were too bright at night so had concerns, but have found it to be perfectly fine.

    • +1

      Hey google, turn the clock display off.

      • hey google turn it back on, hey google turn it off, and back on, and a little dimmer, and a little brighter, and what is the weather, and what is the time, and what is the day, and what is the date, and what is the tempurature……all these ridiculous commands could be displayed without the need to disturb your neighbours with constant useless questions about everything and everything.

  • +3

    Bought one a year ago and some of the digits stopped working and switched it for a Gen 2.

    • -1

      If the digits stopped at 4:20.. it's trying to tell you something. ;)

      • -1

        puff puff pass

      • Hurr hurr it's the weed number

  • Thanks OP. IMHO, Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with Wireless Dock for $79 also on Clearance is a more useful unit, brought one of these instead.

    • yeah much cooler

    • More useful in what way?

      • +2

        you can wirelessly charge your phone, while reading the time!

        • +1

          Woohoo! Lol.

    • The review makes me concerned on the quality thought….

    • +2

      Fair enough, but it is also literally double the price.

      If you are just after a smart bedside clock, the only bonus you are getting is a wireless charging dock for $40.

      What I like about the essential model is that it isn't really trying to be or do anything more than the modern version of a basic bedside clock/radio.

  • Bought, decided to move out of the dark ages

    • +6

      Then you should buy some lightbulbs. ;)

  • +1

    If only this one had Alexa

  • +6

    This has a night light at the rear of the device. Can be activated with voice command. " turn on night light". Only discovered after 2 months.
    the screen brightness can be controlled via voice " reduce screen brightness"

  • +2

    Highly recommend the basic smart clock for bedrooms where all I need is a basic clock without the fancy / full displays.

  • +2

    This clock sucks. The 'dim' setting for the screen is still too bright at night, especially since it's stuck on white only. Also some parts of the LED have failed so the time isn't legible. This all happened within the first 2 months of use.

    • +1

      At least you got your money back under warranty.

      • -1

        Nope I'm a lazy fool and didn't claim.

    • +8

      Don't panic - your phone has been doing this for years

      • +1

        It's ok. I've been with Telstra. So nothing ever worked properly.

  • I bought two. One of them stopped working after a year which was annoying. Speaker quality is what you'd expect for the price. Overall not bad.

  • +1

    I have the Smart Clock Essential and found the dimmest setting too bright at night, but ended up opening it up and adding a red film over the time as per the link below. Much better, though you will void your warranty as you will most likely break clips when opening it.


  • Does the temperature come from an online source or does it have a thermometer that grabs ambient temps?

    • Temperature comes from google, ie online source.

  • +6

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  • does the time on this sync with your phone or internet? or is it manually set?

    • internet via wifi

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