Dual screens, foldable OLED tablets, curved vertical screens, and more. This year’s CES might be a little quieter and more divisive, but pretty much everyone had some weird shows to show off.
The legendary Samsung Odyssey 55″ gaming monitor is curved for a more immersive gaming experience. However, it can also be rotated 90 degrees for more… Sheets and Slack channels? It can be rotated and tilted via the height-adjustable stand, so you can set it to the perfect angle – which is surprisingly important when you have a very tall curved monitor.
Then there’s ASUS’ ZenBook 17 Fold, an OLED tablet that can disguise itself as a 12.5-inch laptop thanks to the keyboard located above the lower half of the screen. If you want to use the entire 17-inch screen, you can lift the tablet and use the keyboard separately. The images look like solid concept products from a few years ago — ASUS spelled this form factor out as Project Precog back in 2018 — but this is an original device headed to stores. Hopefully, ASUS has learned lessons from Lenovo and Microsoft’s attempts at foldable devices.
– Matt Smith
The shell is packed with millions of microcapsules.
BMW has unveiled an e-ink exterior that can change color depending on the weather, traffic or just your mood. Unfortunately no, this futuristic feature isn’t production ready despite it being shown on the show in a live demonstration car. The current iteration can only switch between a pair of colors, hence the look of the monochrome e-reader you see here. However, the panel can eventually expand to display a rainbow of shadows.
The company aims for a 400-mile range in both versions.
Finally, during its CES 2022 keynote on Wednesday, GM officially revealed its new Chevrolet Silverado EV 2024, GM’s second all-electric model built on the Ultium battery platform.
The full-size electric truck will be available in two versions when it arrives late next year: the first RST version and a WT model designed for fleet use. Both will have an estimated range of 400 miles.
Needs an audio encoder.
Razer’s first smart face mask, the Zephyr, went on sale in October for $100 and sold out immediately. Two years after the mask was first revealed, the company now plans to release a Pro version of the mask in 2022. It will have all the features of the standard model, including a dual-fan active filtration system with N95 filters and RGB lighting, but add audio amplification into the mix.
It will amplify your sound by 60 decibels up to 1 meter away. The button on the side will allow you to toggle the feature on and off. Unfortunately, the funny sounds are not included.
Only 1,337 units will be available. sigh.
In addition to the new laptops, masks and concepts galore, Razer has also teamed up with Fossil to launch a special edition smartwatch. The Razer x Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch at CES 2022 is basically what you might expect: a pretty standard Wear OS device with straps and faces in the unmistakable Lime Green and Razery.
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