CES 2019: 10 Most Interesting Fresh Gadgets
The exhibition of user electronics CES 2019 ended only a few weeks ago, so some geek writers decided to make a break in writing cheap essays and to mention 10 most unusual gadgets shown on that Las Vegas event.
LG Signature OLED TV R
The word’s first TV set that can be rolled and hidden in the support surface. It has a 65-inch screen with the 4K resolution. There are smart-functions and a voice assistant named Alexa build into the basic software pack.
The new gadget is supposed to have a resource of 50 thousand open-close cycles. The screen can be rolled out partially: this lets control household and media devices.
Royole Flexible Keyboard
In addition to the FlexPai smartphone with a flexible screen, the Royole company showed a flexible keyboard. It is a thin wrap rolled into the small body with keyboard symbols printed on it. The keyboard is quite comfortable and compact to transport.
It is hard to say how comfortable the solution is, as it provides no touching feedback. Still, this solution can probably find its users “in the field.” The keyboard is about to be released in Q2 2019.
Mixed Reality Set: Nreal Light
Although the year 2018 passed under the flag of virtual and augmented reality, there were not many related devices on CES 2019. The mixed reality headset Nreal Light became an example. It is equipped with a camera, so one can put videos and pictures onto the real world with it.
The system is controlled by the mobile Snapdragon 845 chipset. Other specifications and price were not announced yet. The release is expected in summer. The device is not that different from usual sunglasses, though needs an external connected hardware block to function properly.
HP Omen X Emperium 65 Monitor
HP announced the OMEN X Emperium 65 top gaming monitor. It belongs to the Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) format, meaning the HDR support and a minimum of 4K resolution. The Nvidia Shield module is included.
The monitor is 64.5 inches in diagonal with the resolution at 3840×2160 pixels. The refresh rate reaches 144 Hz, 4 ms of response time and 178 degrees of view angle both for horizontal and vertical perspectives.
D-Link DWR-2010 Router
The famous network equipment vendor showed a new router able to function in 5G mobile systems. Additionally, one can connect it to wired networks if needed.
It is based on the Qualcomm SDX55 chipset. The device supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard providing speeds up to 2.5 Gbps in two diapasons. There are five Ethernet ports included: 1x 2.5 Gbps LAN, 1x 1 Gbps WAN/LAN, and 3 x 1 Gbps LAN. Four antennas and he VoLTE technology support are included. Sales are planned to start not earlier than Q3 2019. The price of the device remains unknown at the moment.
Autonomous HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headset
The manufacturer from Taiwan does not lose hope for VR market development. HTC showed its first autonomous VR helmet. The device is equipped with view direction sensors and new controllers developed specially for this model.
He HTC Vive Cosmos is supposed to make virtual reality simpler and more available for users. The price and release date were not announced yet.
Alienware Area 51m
Dell showed its gaming laptop Alienware Area-51m, named as the fastest gaming laptop in the world. That sounds legit: the new device is built using desktop hardware components and can be overclocked. In Area-51m, they use the 6- or 8-core Intel processor: Core i7-8700, Core i7-9700K, or Core i-9 9900K. RAM capacity can reach up to 64 Gb with 2400 MHz of frequency. There are two PCIe M.2 SSD slots and one 2.5-inch place for storages. Video adapters: from RTX 2060 to RTX 2080. Though, they are made according to the Dell Graphics Form Factor standard construction is not supported by Nvidia or AMD yet. This may become a problem when it comes to the hardware upgrade. All we can do is hope that vendors will take care of this trouble.
The laptop is equipped with the 17.3-inch display with the Full HD resolution and 60 Hz of refresh rate, though one can order a 144 Hz panel. Price was not yet specified.
ASUS ROG Mothership Gaming Monoblock
In some ways, this is a variation of gaming laptops made in another form-factor. The device is based on the mobile CPU Intel Core i9-8950HK with 6 cores and 12 threads. Up to 64 Gb of RAM, the RTX 2080 video card and a 3xSSD NMVe RAID-store are on board, too.
An interesting fact: the standard keyboard can function either in wired or wireless modes. The new gaming device will appear till spring, but they do not tell the price yet. The possibility of upgrading was not defined, too.
Bell Nexus Electric Air Taxi
There were not only TV-sets and computers on CES 2019. The Bell company brought the concept of their Nexus Air Taxi convertiplane. The machine is equipped with six props letting it air and land vertically. Completely electric and hybrid versions are expected.
The company plans to start testing the concept in 2020. The Nexus Air Taxi is positioned as a commercial solution for big cities called to reduce the load of city roads and traffic jams.
Hyundai Walking ATV
The South Korean car manufacturer visited the CES 2019, too. The company showed the Elevate electric car with wheels on folding chassis which seriously increase its all-terrain travel capability. As Hyundai representatives state, the platform can be combined with various bodies, and this makes its use case field much wider. The care is positioned as a solution for rescue services, though it will definitely be wanted by military structures, police, and “extreme” admirers.
The company did not announce the date of Elevate release, but if the construction is fine, the image of traditional cars will be seriously changed.
Of course, these are not all new devices shown in Las Vegas. These were only the most unusual devices potentially able to change usual things: from communication to transport.
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