Desk lamps are great and allow you to illuminate specific areas of your workspace. The problem is that they don’t do anything else, which makes them somewhat out of place in modern workspaces where multitasking is the name of the game. Things just work better when they do a whole host of things these days, and the Lenovo Go Desk Station looks to change that for your standard desk lamp.
At first glance, it looks like a modern desk lamp. In fact, with its slim vertical stand and movable light arm, it looks like a smaller version of the Dyson Lightcycle. Except that in this case the lamp is billed as a 5-in-1 workstation accessory, meaning it can do a little more than just illuminate the keyboard you’re typing on, the circuit board you’re working on, or the pocket knives, that you clean during your lunch break.
The Lenovo Go Desk Station consists of a round base, a vertical stand and two pivoting arms (one long, one short) at the top. The long arm serves as the actual lamp, with a row of LEDs attached along its length, which provides the necessary lighting. You can adjust the lamp arm through a variety of angles, allowing you to place it anywhere on the desk, behind, above and even in front of it, making this an extremely versatile desk lighting solution. A touch wheel at the base lets you easily adjust the brightness up to 1,600 lux, with three color temperature options (3,000K, 4,500K and 6,500K) to adjust the light to the time of day. Similar to Dyson’s lamp, you can set it to switch temperatures automatically.
The short arm is actually a dock suitable for Dyson’s Go 4K Pro webcam, which can be bundled with the desk lamp. Similar to the lamp arm, the camera arm can be moved through a variety of angles, giving you more options in webcam placement than the usual clips you use to mount the webcam on top of your monitor. Yes, a webcam clip is also included if you prefer to mount the webcam this way. Webcam features include 4K video at 30 fps, three fields of view (90, 78 and 65 degrees), 5x digital zoom, HDR support and various AI functions (autofocus, autoframing). It comes with a built-in microphone that supports a sampling rate of 48 kHz.
The Lenovo Go Desk Station doubles as a convenient charging station for your desk. There’s a 15W flip-out charging pad for wireless charging of Qi-compatible devices, a 20W USB port for wired charging, and a 65W USB-C port for carrying your laptop with you throughout your workday can supply electricity. Additionally, you get two USB 3.1 slots for charging even more devices and an HDMI 2.0 slot for webcam output.
Hopefully we can learn more about what else the Lenovo Go Desk Station can do when it’s officially unveiled at CES 2023 early next year. It will hit shelves in March and will cost $329.