So Lenovo just announced something that looks pretty awesome at IFA 2017, adding to the smart range that they announced back at CES earlier this year, Lenovo announced the Lenovo Home Assistant, which is a smart home speaker that is pretty unique.

The interesting thing about the Lenovo Home Assistant is that it can be combined with the Lenovo Tab 48, Tab 4 8 Plus, Tab 4 10 or Tab 4 10 Plus to provide connectivity to Amazon’s Alexa voice service via the speaker.

But it’s not just an audio connection, it will also allow for visual information to be shared to the tablet screen alongside responses from Amazon Alexa, basically providing the same as Amazon’s Echo Show but with what might be considered to be a better design and possibly better specs and capabilities.

It also provides better sound over two three-watt speakers according to Lenovo, as well as better recognition via far-field technology and two built-in mics.

You can use this to play music, control connected smart home equipment, and much more, as it is an Android tablet after all.

Lenovo explained more:

The Lenovo Tab 4 series just got a whole lot more versatile, with the introduction of the Lenovo Home Assistant Pack. The Home Assistant Pack boosts the sound of your Lenovo Tab 4 with two powerful three-watt speakers that can fill up a large room. Far-field detection recognizes your voice from up to three meters from any direction through two built-in mics.

And at 300 grams, it’s as portable as paperback, so you can move it from room to room. Just attach your Lenovo Tab 4 to the docking station, and your screen automatically switches to the home assistant interface. And you’re ready to go.

The Home Assistant Pack from Lenovo will be available in the beginning of October for $79.99 in the US, we don’t know about other pricing or availability yet.

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