Lenovo made a great tiny home hub and Alexa tablet

  • Published on Jan 8, 2019
  • Lenovo’s new Smart Clock is mostly designed to tell you the time and get you up in the morning, but it also does a whole lot of other things, thanks to Google Assistant. The company’s Smart Tabs, on the other hand, mixes Amazon’s Alexa with an 10-inch Android tablet that docks into a smart speaker. That way, it transforms from a standard tablet into basically an Echo Show.
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Comments • 131

  • Matthew Saw
    Matthew Saw 8 months ago

    Mute OK Google you fools

  • lulio lulio
    lulio lulio 9 months ago


  • Samrat Babu Koirala
    Samrat Babu Koirala 9 months ago

    Had that tablet supported a stylus, and had google assistant instead of Alexa, it would PROBABLY have been extremely hard to pick over other android tablets.

    • Don Shue
      Don Shue 9 months ago +1

      @Samrat Babu Koirala Those that act like your finger. Essentially not the kind that are meant for design work

    • Samrat Babu Koirala
      Samrat Babu Koirala 9 months ago

      @Don Shue What does passive stylus mean?

    • Don Shue
      Don Shue 9 months ago

      It does support passive styluses so that's still something that definitely a plus for me!

  • Zack Vogel
    Zack Vogel 10 months ago

    What is with that bezel? Barfffffffffffff

  • Aditya Kochhar
    Aditya Kochhar 10 months ago

    Google assistant tablet would be better than the clock.. The tablet has more uses than the clock and the camera on it can have a physical shutter just like the new laptops...so i hope lenovo makes a google assistant version of the tablet along with a camera shutter and the dock...

  • James Johnson
    James Johnson 10 months ago

    I dig the clock face on that second one

  • Burgunbeerd
    Burgunbeerd 10 months ago

    disliked for not muting the hot word.

  • OnlineCitizenTV
    OnlineCitizenTV 10 months ago

    God, you said good night google, and my Google home mini is responding to set the alarm for tomorrow morning!!! :))))))))

  • Hayden Weir
    Hayden Weir 10 months ago

    Please stop making videos with Google/Alexa/Siri/etc triggers in them. You shut off every light in my house, turned off the TV I was watching on, and activated my alarm for tomorrow. Stop this. It's ridiculous.

  • Jack Yarrow
    Jack Yarrow 10 months ago

    Big bezels for a not-so-big device

  • Fergus Young
    Fergus Young 10 months ago

    I watched this on what is essentially the standalone version of that tablet, the lenovo tab 4 10.1

  • psikopatadam
    psikopatadam 10 months ago

    Still, there is no camera on google home...

  • Trevor Phillips
    Trevor Phillips 10 months ago

    You can easily set something up like this with your own tablet.

  • Kyle Rhodes
    Kyle Rhodes 10 months ago

    Where can we pre-order? The guy in the video said it was available but I haven't seen it available on Amazon or Lenovo's website

    • Don Shue
      Don Shue 10 months ago +1

      It'll only be available Spring 2019 so I expect pre-orders sometime in the next couple months or so

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 10 months ago

    How is it you have not figured out yet that using trigger words in your videos is a jackass move?

  • DCMsupreme
    DCMsupreme 10 months ago +1

    Wow. You'd think a tech review company as big as the verge, would be dubbing the activation words by now.

  • Wistaffion
    Wistaffion 10 months ago

    the verge triggered my google home mini lol

  • Roland Fortune
    Roland Fortune 10 months ago

    Them bezels!!!

  • Lyserberg
    Lyserberg 10 months ago

    What's the music playing? I love it so much.

  • Justin Jeffries
    Justin Jeffries 10 months ago

    Android tablet on an Alexa speaker...not a Google one? That makes sense

  • Qasim Mustafa Ali
    Qasim Mustafa Ali 10 months ago

    Next time please mute the "Ok Google" 🤣

  • Farhan
    Farhan 10 months ago

    Does anybody else think this guy is Oscar Isaac's little brother?

  • Varad Deshmukh
    Varad Deshmukh 10 months ago

    The bezels on the small home hub are GHASTLY

  • Lolek Bolek
    Lolek Bolek 10 months ago +3

    If it charges via the pogo pins it is not charging wirelessly

    • Adam L.
      Adam L. 4 months ago

      Are you using a wire to connect it? No? Wireless.

  • Angelo M
    Angelo M 10 months ago

    Please stop using "Ok Google" in your videos

  • Indrajit Dewanjee
    Indrajit Dewanjee 10 months ago

    Where do companies find customers for so many products?

  • craigr98
    craigr98 10 months ago

    I don't need it.

  • Sayed Ibn Masud
    Sayed Ibn Masud 10 months ago

    SD450 killed it :/

  • Lewis Kelly
    Lewis Kelly 10 months ago

    Dislike for the trigger word

    SKM WORLD 10 months ago

    The smart tab charges wirelessly ?????

    • Don Shue
      Don Shue 10 months ago

      Charges via the dock or a USB-C wire when undocked

  • ronnor hgih
    ronnor hgih 10 months ago

    If those had a smart pen I would definitely get one

    • Don Shue
      Don Shue 10 months ago

      The tablet can support passive stylus pens so that might help :)

  • Gabriel McNeill
    Gabriel McNeill 10 months ago

    "It doesn't seem to care that I'm not Andrea"

  • Jesse Konopka
    Jesse Konopka 10 months ago

    Or you could just get an iPad instead

  • Cory Teague
    Cory Teague 10 months ago

    Definitely going to get one of the lenovo. But, can anyone else guess what I see in the video that gets me super excited???

  • Joseph Diaz
    Joseph Diaz 10 months ago

    The Chumby returns!

  • Ali Raza Syed
    Ali Raza Syed 10 months ago +1

    You guys have to start beeping out the Hey google command, a lot of people have these devices now.

  • SimplyBored
    SimplyBored 10 months ago

    Thumbs down for launching all my smart devices. Get it together already !!

  • Kenneth Andrews
    Kenneth Andrews 10 months ago +3

    Why in the hell is it 2019 and you're still making the mistake of saying "hello Google" in your damn videos?! Come on Verge I'd expect this level of tech etiquette out of someone's grandma, not a tech company.

  • Rui Donizete
    Rui Donizete 10 months ago

    it is 2019 and video editors still dont realize they keep triggering our google home... or they do it on purpose, dunno

    • The Real Potoroo
      The Real Potoroo 10 months ago

      The Verge are idiots. They pretend they're tech savvy and then use activation words in their videos like there's no tomorrow.

  • Danil Ovechkin
    Danil Ovechkin 10 months ago

    Stop saying ok Google

  • Angultra
    Angultra 10 months ago

    Basically a Google Echo Spot, I do think the rectangular screen is more useful than a round one. They should put a battery in it so you can use it unplugged for a few hours.

  • Hans Blond
    Hans Blond 10 months ago

    Those bezels are thiiiccccc, but in the bad way.

  • Tony
    Tony 10 months ago

    If I ever have a daughter I will call her Alexa.

  • jordanjcd
    jordanjcd 10 months ago

    🤦🏽‍♂️triggered my google

  • Jonathan Treasure
    Jonathan Treasure 10 months ago

    Does the bedside clock have a low light mode? The screen ain’t oled.

    • Christian LaPlante
      Christian LaPlante 10 months ago

      If it has the same low light mode as the Google home hub, it gets incredibly dark almost instantly when you turn out the lights

  • Gonzalo Valdes
    Gonzalo Valdes 10 months ago

    What is better, google assistant or alexa?

    • Don Shue
      Don Shue 10 months ago

      ​@Gonzalo Valdes When the Lenovo Smart Tab is in android tablet mode (aka not docked), it supports all the usual android languages. When docked and in Show mode, it'll support English, German, French and Japanese for now.

    • Gonzalo Valdes
      Gonzalo Valdes 10 months ago

      @The Real Potoroo what languages do they support?

    • The Real Potoroo
      The Real Potoroo 10 months ago

      Define better. Echo connects to more devices out of the box but Google Assistant is the smartest. Google are best at AI, not necessarily other things.

  • Klappadu
    Klappadu 10 months ago

    The idea of those home hubs or just scares me out. Lets see how my view will change 20 years from now.

  • M B
    M B 10 months ago

    very cool stuff

  • basdfgwe
    basdfgwe 10 months ago +7

    Id buy it if they did the Google's assistant instead of Amazon Alexa for the docable tablet.

    • basdfgwe
      basdfgwe 10 months ago

      True, you can probably get it installed.

    • Henry Stitt
      Henry Stitt 10 months ago

      basdfgwe it’s an android tablet, so it has google assistant anyway lmao

  • Kabi Ebl
    Kabi Ebl 10 months ago

    lol... all the dumbasses that own google devices right now getting trolled by a video saying "ok google".

  • T Chowdhury
    T Chowdhury 10 months ago +5

    nice support for the customers, they wont receive any further OS update. Hate this idiotic company who only sells hardware does not care about OS support.

  • King-kold187
    King-kold187 10 months ago +6

    Screen doesn’t look that responsive on the first product

      HACKING MADE FUN 10 months ago

      I don't think anyone would use the touch functionalities that much. I think it's best if u just want a Google home mini with a screen.

  • madalin bujor
    madalin bujor 10 months ago +3

    Guys... You are the verge and you are big and all that Yet you don't think about your viewers? We watch this in the house, we tech people have at least a Google assistant powered thing in our house! Why don't you think???? Everyone else does it!!

  • Amro Marzouk
    Amro Marzouk 10 months ago +36

    Thanks for turning off the light and TV in my house lol

  • Alfie Mulcahy
    Alfie Mulcahy 10 months ago

    A Google version of the smart Tab would be amazing

  • Unfazedd
    Unfazedd 10 months ago +14

    Oh dam I might buy that Lenovo clock

    • Don Shue
      Don Shue 10 months ago

      @Kyle Rhodes We've got to wait till Spring 2019!

    • Kyle Rhodes
      Kyle Rhodes 10 months ago

      In the video he says it's available for pre-order but I don't see it available anywhere....

  • logik100
    logik100 10 months ago

    The tabs with google and I would be interested. The little ones are nice!

  • Henry Xu
    Henry Xu 10 months ago +45

    charged wirelessly via the pins?? wtf?

    • Kelethuto Neikha
      Kelethuto Neikha 10 months ago


    • Lolek Bolek
      Lolek Bolek 10 months ago

      just commented the same :)

    • Harith's
      Harith's 10 months ago +1

      @Procker Dark nah.. not wireless.. no one said charge a smartwatch with a cable and pin is a wirelessly

    • Procker Dark
      Procker Dark 10 months ago +2

      still wirelessly

  • Vedraj r.m
    Vedraj r.m 10 months ago

    I kinda liked the personality of the Host

  • Yolo Piop
    Yolo Piop 10 months ago +6

    It's funny how everyone first thought the home hub was already small, but now we have something even smaller. I love what lenovo did