Australian T3 - - 2017'S TOP GADGETS -

The rise of the smart home has been com­ing for a while now (check out our Home fea­ture on page 26). How­ever, in 2017 it’ll go truly main­stream, with a raft of new con­nected prod­ucts hit­ting the mar­ket. One area that’ll see ex­tra-large growth is the vir­tual as­sis­tant, with Ama­zon’s Alexa and Google’s Home in­cor­po­rated into many pieces of tech, in­clud­ing speak­ers and TVs. One such item is the Smart As­sis­tant from Lenovo – an Ama­zon Echo-ri­valling speaker that comes pack­ing Alexa but at a re­duced cost (and that’s what we all want to hear, right?). It also looks bet­ter and boasts su­perb IFTTT com­pat­i­bil­ity. As such, more peo­ple than ever be­fore will be able to play Barry White and set mood light­ing with the power of their voice in 2017. www.lenovo.com/au/en

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