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CES 2021 highlights: see-through TVs, a rollable smartphone and ice cream pods

Increasingly, we’re seeing the class of dwelling leisure intersect with work-from-home expertise.

Enter the surprisingly glossy Acer Predator Triton laptop computer, which is constructed for each gaming and dealing from dwelling. “Normally to get a fast gaming laptop … they’re pretty big, pretty fat and pretty noisy with the fans,” stated Acer Pan America President Gregg Prendergast.

Acer Predator Triton 300

Also getting buzz within the home-office area: telephones, TVs, desktops and watches.

Even although we’re nonetheless years away from 8K decision being mainstream, TV producers are doubling down on the ultra-high-resolution expertise.

TCL, identified for worth merchandise, introduced a full lineup of good Roku TVs that help 8K. There’s no phrase on pricing but, but when TCL could make its new lineup extra inexpensive than the $2,000 to $50,000 that 8K TVs have to date gone for, that might assist push content material creators and sport makers to undertake 8K as effectively.

TVs are additionally going see-through in 2021. LG revealed a clear 55-inch TV on Monday that resembles a sheet of glass. It’s a development that is choosing up amongst TV makers like Xiaomi and Panasonic, although early merchandise are nonetheless costly and uncommon. LG didn’t announce pricing and did not say if the product shall be commercially accessible.
The transparent LG TV.
LG additionally confirmed off a a telephone, referred to as the LG Rollable, whose display screen can roll as much as make it a pill. It will go in the marketplace later this yr, presumably aimed toward individuals who wish to stream Netflix on the go but in addition desire a pill that may match of their pockets. “This rollable device is an exploratory look at what the future of smartphones may bring,” LG wrote in a press launch. Few different particulars concerning the telephone have been accessible, however the firm advised CNN Business in an announcement that LG Rollable “will launch this year.”

Samsung will launch extra telephone information later this week, when it declares its Galaxy S21 lineup.

Sony's new drone brand Airpeak.
Sony additionally introduced a brand new drone model referred to as Airpeak, aimed toward skilled photographers and videographers. It’s coming this spring.


Some of the perfect elements of CES every year are its kooky devices for life-style and wonder. This yr, ColdSnap has a product that serves up ice cream in a pod, and L’Oreal has a $299 lipstick mixer referred to as Perso that makes use of synthetic intelligence to determine coloration and mixes it at dwelling for you.

Perso makes use of three lipstick cartridges (bought individually for a further $100) and works with an iOS and Android app. It beforehand debuted at CES in 2020 however the information this yr is that it is launching this quarter, and as an alternative of the skincare answer it was speculated to be, Perso pivoted to lipstick, a much less saturated market.

YSL and L'Oreal's Perso lipstick mixer.

L’Oreal can also be touting a showerhead that it says saves 80% extra water on the hair salon by by shrinking the droplets to be extra environment friendly. Salons can connect this showerhead to their pre-existing programs and use it to avoid wasting water and to provide “cloud foam” out of their shampoo, conditioner and powder merchandise.

Of course, not everyone seems to be carrying lipstick and going to the salon amid the pandemic. “We are also building solutions at home, with a goal to create sustainable tech anywhere consumers use our haircare products,” stated L’Oreal Tech Incubator international vp Guive Balooch. “People are celebrating more milestones and occasions at home, and wearing lipstick remains to be a beauty ritual that makes them feel good.”

What is pandemic-friendly is a brand new face masks from Razer.

Razer face mask
Razer, identified for its colourful gaming equipment, introduced an idea design on Tuesday for an N95 face masks, which caught consideration on social media for its glowing lighting results — it could actually flash totally different colours and vent air out. It additionally features a disinfecting UV-light. The firm additionally debuted a gaming chair idea.

For now, the 2 merchandise are simply concepts that Razer is contemplating for neighborhood suggestions, and it hasn’t introduced any plans to carry them to market.

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