I recently attended a spooktacular Halloween themed event designed to showcase how the Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant can help busy families.
Hosted by Kimberly Wyatt, best known for the Pussycat Dolls, the event was a family-friendly affair. Lots of children attended and had great fun (not mine though, they were at school and with Granny respectively) . There was a baking masterclass with Kimberly – well she did win Masterchef after all! And a Face painting tutorial, both using the Lenovo Smart Display using the Google Assistant.
The Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant is like no other tablet
It is not designed to sit in your hand, oh no! This fantastic device stands up and is designed mainly for the kitchen but would not look out of place anywhere in the house.
It is very pleasing to the eye, it has been purposefully designed to not look like an industrial piece of tech. In fact, to my mind, it looks rather like an expensive DAB radio. It has sleek lines and the back is either natural bamboo or soft-touch. The tablet is available with an 8 inch or 10 inch display.
The idea behind the Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant is to help busy families manage their daily tasks hands-free
It does this with Gusto! You wake up in the morning and say “Good Morning Google” and you are greeted with the time, the weather forecast and your diary for the day, along with the news. You can stop it at any time – in case you were wondering.
The hands-free living is fabulous for those of us with young families but it’s certainly not limited to them. I can see this being fab for my mum too
The Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant was demonstrated by Kimberly who showed us how to decorate a gingerbread man. You ask Google to show you recipes or instructions, it picks from a list on the web. You choose which one you want and it breaks it down into chunks for you – incredible!
We were also shown how to use it in a similar way to face paint a Halloween design. Again it breaks it into manageable tasks. But, you can still skip forwards, pause and so on.
I don’t know about you, but I Google a LOT of recipes on my phone but it’s a pain because invariably it will go onto standby while I’m cooking and have sticky fingers and so on. That won’t happen with this device. It can also do more than one thing at a time. For example you can use it for recipes but have it playing something else in the background *cough* to keep the kids amused *cough*
Another feature of the Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant is that you can add to your shopping list
“Hey Google, add black pepper to my shopping list” and hey presto, it’s done. At the moment I keep a list on my phone, but of course that means picking it up, turning it on and writing it on my list. I invariably can’t be bothered to do this and forget to buy things.
I have to admit we are already a very tech-friendly house. We have laptops and tablets but we don’t have a Smart Home
One of the reasons for this is that we enjoy our privacy and it concerns us that most devices remain connected. With the Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant this is not the case. It is equipped with the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter. You can switch off the microphone and be assured that no one is listening to you.
As other Smart Home devices you can manage your Smart Home appliances on it. Turn lights on and off and all the other super fantabulous things they can do.
Another fab feature is that it runs on Google Home
So it is kept up to date. Google is constantly adapting and improving its service and this can only be a good thing!
Make sure you take advantage of the Lenovo Smart Display Black Friday deals running on Lenovo.com from Friday 16th November until Monday 3rd December, as well at major retailers. During this time, the 8 inch device will sell at £129.99 (RRP £179.99) and the 10 inch will sell at £199.99 (RRP £229.99)
*This is a collaborative article but all words and opinions are my own