JBL ‘Link View’ Takes On Lenovo Smart Display
JBL has joined the ranks of Lenovo, unveiling its new ‘Link View’ in the United States for US$249.95. The news follows the launch of Lenovo’s ‘Smart Display‘ last week, which claims to be the first Google Assistant-powered speaker with an interactive display screen.
Retailing for the same price as Lenovo’s 10-inch Smart Display in the US, the new JBL Link View is currently available to pre-order in the States, with shipping commencing early September.
Harman-owned JBL claims to have significantly amped up sound capabilities for its smart display product, however, there are notable design differences versus Lenovo’s version.
Like Lenovo’s product, JBL’s Link View can play YouTube videos, monitor the weather, set alarms and more – all controlled via Google Assistant and a user’s voice.
Rumours suggest similar Google smart display are set to launch from the likes of LG and Sony.
As previously reported, Lenovo’s Smart Display is tipped to launch in Australia sometime ‘soon’.
Australian pricing and availability for JBL’s Link View is yet to be confirmed.