Coca-Cola Singapore has harnessed the power of OLED displays for its latest promotion to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. These special-edition, sugar-free Coca-Cola bottles feature light-up, glowing lightsabers wielded by Rey and Kylo Ren. These battery-powered OLED bottles can light up around 500 times, which glow when touched. Unfortunately, there are no built-in sound effects. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Amazon’s All-New Echo Show 5 Smart Display can be used for streaming movies, TV shows, music and lots more, all for $49.99 shipped, this week only, originally $89.99. This device connects to Alexa to give you vivid visuals on a 5.5-inch display with a crisp full sound—all in a compact design that fits in any room. See on-screen lyrics with Amazon Music; set alarms / timers; catch up on news highlights / movie trailers; check weather and traffic as you head out. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
TCL’s 50S425 50″ 4K Smart LED Roku TV can be picked up today for $239.99 shipped, originally $479.99. With a free app, you’ll be able to transform your smartphone or tablet into a full-function Roku remote, complete with voice control, the ability to browse / add new channels, and even listen to TV audio on headphones connected to your mobile device. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Looking Glass Factory, a hardware startup that specializes in holographic displays, unveiled the “Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display,” which aims to provide companies with a way to view 3D assets as holograms, without requiring VR headsets. This 32-inch (7,680 x 4,320 resolution) display features Looking Glass Factory’s 45-element light field technology that aims to offer a true holographic window into another world that can be experienced by groups of up to a dozen people. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Earlier this year, in March, LG Electronics filed a patent for a ‘television receiver with flexible display,’ and it was recently approved on September 13, 2019. The patent sketches show a TV with a flexible display consisting of six equal sections that can be folded in a zigzag. Its frame on the sides protects the display when folded, while also serving as a stand when necessary. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.
Sony unveiled a massive new 16K Crystal LED screen earlier this year, and now, this massive 63-foot display system will soon be available for home installations. Don’t need all that screen? The system is completely modular, which means you can shrink the setup down to 16-foot 4K to the commercial-sized 63-foot 16K. The systems are all based on micro-LED technology, but unlike OLED, each one of these modules measure 16×18 inches in size at 360 x 360 resolution with three tiny LEDs per pixel that produce 1,000 nit of brightness even though they are nearly half the width of a human hair. Read more
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A rollable display is basically a type of screen that can be rolled up like a scroll without the image or text being distorted using various technologies, such as electronic ink, Organic LCD, and OLED. This technology is nothing new, as rollable displays using electronic paper date way back to CES 2006 where Philips showcased a prototype. Now, an LG patent reveals that the company could be working on a rollable display that doubles as a touchscreen tablet. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and information.
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The problem with most curved smartphone displays is that there is an unsightly bezel, but Oppo has figured out a way to nearly eliminate this issue with their waterfall design. It features an 88° fold on both the left and right sides so when it’s viewed directly from the front, the bezels are nearly invisible. This display technology will most likely be seen on Oppo’s Find X successor, in which they compare it to. Read more for the comparison pictures and additional information.
Dell’s U3417W Ultrawide 34-inch LED-lit Monitor is perfect for gaming, work, movies, and more, all for $509 shipped, today only, originally $899.99. Featuring WQHD 3440 x 1440 resolution with an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio, powerful dual 9W speakers, HDMI 2.0, MHL, DP, mini-dp, two USB 3.0 upstream ports, four USB 3.0 downstream ports, and audio out, which makes connecting to all your secondary devices breeze. Its curved screen creates a panoramic cinematic experience that instantly elevates an evening of video streaming or just watching YouTube. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
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Toshiba’s 43″ Smart LED Fire TV seamlessly integrates live over-the-air TV and streaming channels on a unified home screen, all for $179.99 shipped for Amazon Prime members (get a free trial), this weekend only, originally $299.99. The included Voice Remote with Alexa lets you do everything you’d expect from a remote as well as easily launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, using just your voice. It’s powered by a quad-core CPU + multi-core GPU for near instant search results, along with fast and fluid responsiveness. Product page. Read more for a detailed setup video and additional information.