Many people look to 2020 as the year to finally jump into the world of smart home technology. After all, there are a lot of benefits to doing so — and Lenovo introduced three smart home-focused products at CES 2020 that offer people even more options.
The first of these products is the Lenovo Smart Frame. It takes intelligent home decor a step beyond using your Echo Show as a way to display family photos. The Lenovo Smart Frame is a 21.5-inch IPS display with anti-glare coating and a color-tone sensor that detects ambient lighting conditions and adjusts the display so that it looks the best it can. The Lenovo Smart Frame connects to your Google Photos account, but you can also choose from an array of preset artwork. Built-in artificial intelligence helps choose the best order to display the shots for maximum impact. The Lenovo Smart Frame will retail for $399 and be available in August.
The second product is a reiteration of last year’s Lenovo Smart Tab. The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus 2nd Gen with Google Assistant combines the functionality of a tablet with Google Assistant. The tablet is designed to be used by multiple users, with facial recognition for each person with access to the tablet. While it has a lot of functionality, the smart home application comes in the built-in Google Assistant and the ways it can be used to control any Google-compatible device within your smart home. Set up the device in your Home app and you can control it from your tablet without the need for an intermediary device.
The final announcement comes in the form of Lenovo Connected Home Security. This tool monitors your home’s network for odd behavior and alerts you if an unknown user accesses your network. It monitors both Lenovo and non-Lenovo devices, as long as they are connected to your network. Lenovo Connected Home Security is free for Lenovo PC users with qualifying devices but will be available to other Lenovo users for a 30-day free trial in January. After the trial expires, the service is $30 per year for a full license.
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