If you’re a millennial, and you’re looking for a TV, well, Samsung has you covered. This is the Samsung Sero, a one-of-a-kind TV, that can automatically change the orientation of your TV according to the format of your content!
Simply tap your smartphone on the frame of the Sero and it’ll instantly link both devices. Once that’s done, rotate your smartphone, and the TV will rotate as well, giving you the optimal viewing experience. Also to mention is a 4.1 speaker system that’s hidden in the elevated stand, giving you great sound.
For now, it will only be available in one variant, a 47-inch 4K QLED, and should cost under US$1,600.
We don’t know about you, but despite seeing it last year, we’re still impressed by the LG Rollable OLED TV.
Not much has changed, to be honest, just some minor updates here and there. But, this time around, there’s a new variant which gives the ability to unroll from the ceiling as well, and that display which LG has here is pretty spectacular!
See the magic happen when it rolls up from its base, which also houses the speakers or keeps it away, nice and tidy when you’re not using it. It certainly is a really unique piece of engineering and design!
But pricing might be a little tough to swallow, for it’s rumoured to cost over US$60,000. But hey, it looks cool!
Out from left field, here comes Sony, with a concept car. This here is the Vision-S Prototype, which Sony says is a glimpse into the future of mobility, while combining safety, comfort, entertainment and adaptability.
Cameras and sensors located throughout the vehicle will allow you, the driver or passenger inside, to be able to view what’s important on the huge panoramic display right on the dashboard.
That very same display also offers a lot in entertainment. Working in conjunction with precisely positioned speakers all around the interior, including on each individual seat, you can enjoy movies as if it’s your personal theatre. One cool trick is that you can also simply swipe the screen to exit full-screen mode, and have it now on split-screen, with the movie for the co-passenger, and say, GPS for the driver. The interesting thing is that the audio moves as well, and is now centred on the co-passenger!
All in all, it’s a slightly different approach to the driving experience, and we have to say that we were genuinely surprised and are now slightly intrigued!
Here at CES, BMW is showcasing what they believe will be a reality in the next few years. It’s the ZeroG Lounger, and it’s basically the best experience you can ever have in a car, provided you have a chauffeur or a friend.
Apart from the seat itself, which is really nice and plush, the main trick is the ability to recline up to 60 degrees, giving the maximum amount of comfort ever to be provided in a car. But even when fully reclined, you still have access to entertainment, with a built-in screen in the headliner, which also allows you to view directional and critical information about your journey.
But despite the extreme angle, BMW has also taken care of safety. The seat belt is integrated into the seat, which prevents submarining in the event of a crash, while there are airbags hidden in the sides as well, wrapping around the passenger to further increase safety.
As mentioned, BMW claims that this experience will actually enter production in the very near future, so let’s just take a seat back and look forward to the future!
We’ve talked about cars, now it’s the other side of the equation, a smart transportation ecosystem. Panasonic calls it Cirrus.
Statistics show that by 2022, there’ll be 105 million connected cars, and the amount of data generated by Vehicle to Everything, is roughly 20 Terabytes per hour, and up to 150 Petabytes per year. That amount of data needs to be managed smartly and this is what Cirrus is all about.
This will allow roadway operators to be able to harness the amount of traffic data from both vehicles and traffic systems to improve roadway safety and increase efficiency, while also leading to better management and performance of autonomous vehicles on the road.
Sounds too big for you? Well, don’t get a headache trying to figure it out. Just note that with such systems in place in the future, you’ll be able to enjoy a much safer and more reliable commute no matter your mode of transportation.
Foldables are really the rage this past year, especially looking at the smartphone industry, but here on the PC side of things? Lenovo has the world’s first foldable PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold.
Lenovo showed this off last year, but that was just a prototype. Now, it’s finally going to be available sometime this year.
Display-wise, you’re looking at a 13.3-inch OLED panel, with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 in a 4:3 aspect ratio when fully unfolded. There is a slight crease that can be seen, but it’s pretty hard to notice during actual use.
With such a device, you can use it however you want. Fully opened up like a tablet, half-closed like reading a book, or even like a traditional laptop, with the option to pull up an on-screen keyboard, or use a magnetic Bluetooth keyboard which snaps to the bottom half of the display.
Hardware-wise, it’s not all confirmed at the moment though it is definitely running the full version of Windows. The X1 Fold will ship the latter half of this year and pricing will start around 2,500 US Dollars.
Razer is back and they are expanding their lineup of mobile accessories! Here we have the Razer Kishi (Kee-Shee), a game controller that’s aimed towards not only mobile gaming but cloud gaming as well.
Unlike the Junglecat that was previously released, the Kishi allows you to mount virtually any kind of smartphone, with its extendable design, capable of mounting up to even a Samsung Note 10 Plus.
The Kishi plugs straight into your Android or iPhone for lower latency and hence, faster response. An advantage it has over the Junglecat is also the inclusion of power passthrough, allowing you to game without worry about your battery. Ergonomics wise, it’s also much more like a standard controller, and definitely much more comfortable to hold for long periods compared to the Junglecat.
The Kishi will be launching sometime this year, in both iOS and Android variants, and the pricing should be similar to the Junglecat.