Lenovo Smart Assistant

Lenovo’s getting into the business of making a home assistant, but not in the way you might think. The Lenovo Smart Assistant actually runs Amazon’s Alexa instead — likely to show up in others products shortly. The cylindrical speaker functions just like Echo but features upgraded looks and hardware, including eight 360-degree far-field microphones and a 5W tweeter coupled to a 10W woofer. Even better, the black Harman Kardon edition with speakers and an internal design from the audio marker should handily outperform the Echo when it comes to sound, with the same $180 price tag.

Available in May. Read more at Lenovo – $130 to $180