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Lenovo's nifty Google-powered Smart Clock is back down to $35

This winning bedside companion makes a great holiday gift.

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A full-on smart display is overkill as a nightstand alarm clock replacement for most people. But that's why Lenovo's Smart Clock is great option: The 4-inch color display gives the basics (time, weather), and the unit doubles as a fairly capable Google Assistant and Bluetooth speaker, too. There's no camera, which makes a lot of folks more comfortable bringing it into the bedroom. And right now, the Lenovo Smart Clock is on sale at Best Buy for $35. That's the lowest price we've seen for this model.

Yes, there's a second-generation Smart Clock that includes a wireless charging pad. But that will cost you $90. This model, meanwhile, still gets you a USB port in the back, so you can connect your phone directly (or bring your own wireless charging plate for good measure). And at $35, that's just $5 more than the step-down Smart Clock Essential -- with a black-and-white screen -- that's selling at Best Buy today.

Read more: Best alarm clock of 2021

Still on the fence? Read our review of the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential -- but note that we evaluated it at the original $80 price.

This story was posted earlier. It's been updated to reflect that the discounted price is available again.