With the ability to turn off lights, play music, set timers and even order pizza, voice-activated smart home assistants are great. Now, they’re going to be even more essential because Lenovo built a better Amazon Echo. Alexa still holds down the fort, but the package that she lives inside is different. First, with light green, gray or orange fabric, along with a white base option, there are more colors to match your home. The top of the speaker juts out slightly for additional ventilation to cool the processor inside. The Lenovo Smart Assistant also packs eight far-field microphones instead of Echo’s seven. But the biggest selling point of the Lenovo Smart Assistant is the upgraded edition built with Harman Kardon speakers.