We're highlighting previous winners in the TWICE Picks Awards, providing additional insight for our annual program that recognizes outstanding products exhibited at CES. Winners are selected by TWICE editors.
TWICE editors awarded Lenovo a Picks Award at CES 2018 because we thought the Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker provided an affordable option for consumers to enter this new category.
Since its debut, the device has added multi-room audio capabilities, so users can add the Smart Display to a speaker group and play music throughout the house. Consumers can also make use of a Home View that lets them view and control all of their smart home devices in a single dashboard.
Coming soon: a Recommended Recipes card that suggests new recipes based on past searches; the ability to send and reply to smartphone messages from the Smart Display; and enhanced playback controls from new entertainment devices.
“Within just over four months, the device has been sold on a number of major retailers, including Best Buy, Walmart, and Costco, apart from being sold on Lenovo.com, and has been the best-selling third-party smart display,” Gunjan Shah, general manager for North America smart devices at Lenovo, told TWICE. “We’re looking forward to the Lenovo Smart Display’s success at retail this holiday as a great gift for the family. With customers’ access to the product both online and in-store, we anticipate a dramatic spike in sales this season.”