The Smart Plug, Smart Camera, and Smart Bulb are designed to work with the Lenovo Smart Display and a new Lenovo Link app.
The Lenovo Link app serves as a centralized control center to set up and manage all applicable devices, as opposed to an individual app for each device. Users can control specific groups of devices at once or automate them to make certain actions at specific times during the day. Not only do the Lenovo Smart Home Essentials work with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa,1 but customers will be able to easily set up, automate and control various aspects of the home with just their voice using the Lenovo Smart Display as a control hub.
Lenovo Smart Essentials includes:
● Lenovo Smart Plug - a small, simple-to-use device that can be plugged into any open outlet, letting users control any compatible device that’s plugged into it
● Lenovo Smart Camera - a smart surveillance camera that lets you monitor live video footage inside the home—even at night through infrared night vision. Its built-in mic and speaker allow for two-way audio capability
● Lenovo Smart Bulb - a smart light bulb that lets users remotely schedule and customize lighting—adjusting color temperature and dim brightness, or turning it on and off from anywhere and at any time through the Lenovo Link app.
A spokesperson confirmed that all three products use built-in Wi-Fi radios, meaning they will not require an extra hub, and they support Apple HomeKit. The Smart Camera is expected to cost $99 and the Smart Bulb and Plug will be $30 each.
The Lenovo Smart Essentials range of products will be available starting in the US in November and is expected to expand to other markets including EMEA and Australia later. You can already purchase the Lenovo Smart Display here: 8-inch, 10-inch.