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CES 2024 Future Tech Arrives! Transparent TVs & More Steal the Show!

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As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, I don’t have specific information on events or trends from CES 2024. My training only includes data up to that point, and I don’t have real-time browsing capabilities to check for the latest updates.

For the most recent news and trends from CES 2024, I recommend checking reliable news sources, CES official announcements, or the official websites of companies participating in the event.

Let’s kick things off with companies that couldn’t wait for the Vegas event to unveil their latest updates.

On January 3rd, just a day after the New Year work grind resumed, LG made a splash by announcing the debut of its DukeBox smart speaker at the upcoming show. This innovative speaker boasts vacuum tube audio discreetly positioned behind a transparent OLED screen, providing a glimpse of the retro-style vacuum pipes even when the display is active. In addition to this, LG offered a sneak peek into a two-legged AI-powered robot, a cutting-edge 27-inch OLED gaming monitor with a staggering 480Hz refresh rate, the newest 4K OLED TVs equipped with AI processors, Gram laptops featuring AI capabilities, and the impressive CineBeam Qube 4K projector.

We’ve had the opportunity to experience many of these innovations firsthand, and I’ll delve into them shortly. However, prior to the show, several PC and gaming peripheral companies offered glimpses of their upcoming products. Dell, for instance, showcased its latest XPS 13, 14, and 16 laptops, along with a curved 40-inch 5K monitor boasting “five-star comfort.”

Razer also stirred anticipation by hinting at its Blade 16 laptop at CES, promising the “world’s first 16-inch 240Hz OLED display.” Meanwhile, Samsung teased its trio of Odyssey-branded anti-glare OLED gaming monitors on January 2nd, right after New Year’s Day. The early announcements by these companies, while exciting, can sometimes overshadow the actual news, and CES had no shortage of noteworthy revelations.

Samsung, in particular, presented an array of compelling products. Despite pre-announcing most of its news, one standout was the world’s first transparent MicroLED screen. This groundbreaking display allows you to see through it while actively showcasing content and remains completely clear when not in use. During Samsung’s First Look showcase, our senior reporter, Sam Rutherford, observed that the transparent MicroLED panel surpassed its transparent LCD and OLED counterparts in brightness and clarity.

Samsung also introduced a new speaker variant of its Frame TV, known as the Music Frame. Essentially functioning as a photo frame capable of holding a photograph or art print, it cleverly conceals a robust speaker within its design. Despite its disguise as home decor, the Music Frame boasts impressive capabilities with two woofers, two tweeters, two mid-range drivers, and support for Dolby Atmos audio. Whether integrated into your existing home audio system or used as a standalone device, it offers a seamless blend of aesthetics and functionality.

Samsung’s CES lineup further showcased the Premiere projectors designed to transform any surface into an interactive display, along with the 2024 TV series featuring advanced AI capabilities.

In the competitive landscape of CES, Samsung’s primary contender, LG, also brought a unique offering to the table by leveraging transparency as its secret weapon. LG presented the “world’s first wireless transparent OLED TV.” According to Billy Steele, who experienced this OLED TV, some visuals might be slightly unsettling, but the transparent background creates a lifelike feel, making displayed elements, like a singer, appear as though they are physically present in the room. Despite not disclosing pricing details, LG’s OLED T TV seems more poised for public availability, with plans to make it commercially accessible later this year, competing with Samsung’s MicroLED version in terms of brightness and sharp image quality.

LG also showcased the previously mentioned products, and I had the opportunity to personally examine the new Gram Pro laptops at the Unveiled showcase last night. True to LG’s reputation, these laptops are impressively thin and lightweight, maintaining the brand’s characteristic design. Attempting bicep curls with them is hardly a challenge, highlighting their portability and sleek form.

Switching gears to laptops from other brands, a quick shoutout to HP and Acer is in order. HP unveiled the “world’s lightest 14-inch gaming laptop” and a cutting-edge 4K 240Hz OLED gaming monitor, among other noteworthy releases. On the other hand, Acer revealed a massive 57-inch ultrawide monitor with a hefty price tag of $2,500. Boasting a 120Hz refresh rate and a Dual UHD resolution of 7,680 x 2,160, it promises an immersive viewing experience. Acer also revamped its Swift and Aspire laptops, incorporating Intel Core Ultra processors and introducing dedicated Copilot keys tailored for Microsoft’s generative AI shortcuts.

Unveiled also featured a variety of kitchen and pet products, among which GE’s Profile smart indoor smoker stood out. This innovative appliance allows for the cooking of meats and infusing a woody flavor without generating smoke that might fill your living space. On the pet front, the Flappie AI cat door employs artificial intelligence to detect whether your cat is returning home with a rodent and automatically locks to prevent the feline from entering with its “gift.”

The breadth of products showcased at Unveiled is extensive, and there’s much more than can be covered in this single recap article. For a comprehensive update on the latest news, I encourage you to explore our liveblog, which we continuously update with the most recent developments. This recap captures just a glimpse of the highlights from the days leading up to the official opening of the show, and the coverage will persist as we delve into the convention to bring you the most significant developments from CES 2024. Stay tuned for more updates!


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