CES 2020 Day 4 – Panasonic VR glasses, TCL Alto 9 Plus immersive soundbar, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, and more
The last day announcements of CES 2020 has some interesting products that can turn out to be this year's tech trend sometime soon. The chunky steampunk-inspired design of the Panasonic VR glasses, as well as the foldable PCs from Lenovo, are clearly setting a benchmark in product designs of the future.
It’s the last day at CES 2020, and we can say that the show wrapped well this year. We not only saw a lot of new tech gadgets like the foldable PCs and chunky steampunk-inspired VR headsets, but there was a glimpse of the future at the same time. No matter how crazy the Samsung Project Neon sounds or how unreal the Bosch Virtual Visor looks, these are projects that will come to life pretty soon.
Now, the question arises—how soon will all of these gadgets from CES 2020 be in our hands? We’ll be waiting patiently for the rest of the year until another year at CES 2021 steps in. Till then, let’s just hope that most of these products turn out to be mainstream realities sooner rather than later this year.
Lenovo Ideapad Duet 2-in-1 Chromebook
With a two-in-one design, this tiny Chromebook can work as a tablet or laptop. That’s because this 2-in-1 Chromebook has a 10.1-inch display and a keyboard. Put it on your desk and type like you’re using a laptop, or place it in your lap and use it as a tablet. Additionally, this Lenovo Chromebook uses the MediaTek Helio P60T processor, which runs at 2 GHz. Along with that, it’ll give you up to 128 gigabytes of storage and four gigabytes of RAM.
TCL Alto 9 Plus Immersive Soundbar
The TCL Alto 9 Plus Immersive Soundbar offers something a lot of other speakers don’t: full integration with your Roku TV. This soundbar is “Roku Ready,” meaning you can control it with your Roku remote. So when you add another home media device to your entertainment setup, you don’t have to add another remote. That said, if you don’t have a Roku TV, this TCL soundbar will still work with its own remote. Additionally, this Roku TV Ready soundbar gives you more in-depth controls thanks to its menu.
TCL 10 Pro, 10L, & 10 5G Sleek Smartphones
The TCL 10 Pro, 10L, & 10 5G Sleek Smartphones are some of the first phones from the company. And they’ll probably come at a price point most people can afford. However, that doesn’t mean they’ll have low-quality tech: the 10 Pro actually has a fingerprint sensor on the screen. And it even has four rear cameras. Not only that, but this new TCL phone even has a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. Similarly, the 10 5G TCL smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 700-series processor.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Foldable PC
This single-screen device folds up to the point where it looks like a book or journal. So when you’re not using it, its screen stays protected in your bag. And this folding ThinkPad isn’t just a combination of two screens. When fully open, this foldable ThinkPad has a maximum viewing area of 13.3 inches—which is all OLED, by the way. When you’d prefer to use two separate screens, like a book or laptop, each one is 9.6 inches.
Ring Smart Lighting Solar
Keep the outdoors of your home lit up efficiently with the new Ring Smart Lighting Solar that works easily with sunlight. In fact, a few hours of sunlight exposure every day can keep these lights charged around the clock. It also comes with a rechargeable battery pack so that you can use it as a backup whenever in need. Coming to the features, you can customize the timing of operation for these lights from the Ring app. Setting routines and enabling features like Dusk to Dawn will be super easy from the app.
Elgato 4K60 S+ External Caption Card
No more choppy sections when you’re running a complicated offensive. Instead, these external caption card records and streams in 4K HDR. So you’ll get extremely high-quality footage from the battlefield. Additionally, this gaming device is portable, unlike some others that would record at this quality. That means you can put this Elgato external caption card in your backpack and take it to a friend’s house with ease.
Robosen T9 Robot
This programmable robot changes shape at your voice command, from car status to man status. With this robot, you or your child can create unique movements with 3D programming using the mobile or PC app. You’ll also have secondary programming with Scratch. The Pro version of this programmable robot even has special AI features. Additionally, it has a built-in knowledge base and can answer your question. Your child can learn science, engineering, math, and languages by just talking to their T9.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14″ Ultrabook
The new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14″ Ultrabook stands out for what’s inside. This 14″ Ultrabook comes with two processor options: the AMD Ryzen 4000 series or the Intel 10th-Gen Core i7. The two processor options give the Yoga Slim 7 laptop a couple of price points—the Intel is about $350 more. Additionally, this Lenovo Ultrabook offers several other impressive specs, including a 1080p display. Furthermore, it has a maximum of 16 gigabytes RAM and one terabyte solid-state drive.
LG 2020 Gallery Series OLED TVs
The upcoming LG 2020 Gallery Series OLED TVs consists of televisions that actually look like artwork. Available in 55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes, each OLED television can actually double as a piece of art. That’s in part because LG designed a completely new mount for them, which allows them to hang flush against the wall. In fact, the 65-inch television is just 20 millimeters thick. It’s almost unbelievable a TV could be so thin.
Panasonic VR Glasses
These Panasonic VR Glasses look amazing and actually look pretty awesome with their steampunk/ski goggle vibe. What’s even cooler is that these virtual reality goggles support HDR, which makes everything look super realistic. Panasonic uses their Technics drivers in the earbuds to provide fantastic sound, and the goggles themselves have micro-HDR panels. One of the best things about these goggles is that you won’t see that fuzzy quality that you see in a lot of headsets, almost as if you’re looking through a screen door.
Whistle FIT Pet Activity Monitor
The Whistle FIT Pet Activity Monitor helps you do just that. Whistle has partnered with Pet Insight Project with the FIT in order to help pet owners and researchers alike. This pet tracking device attaches to any collar up to one inch wide and tracks your dog’s activity, including activity, rest, and calories burned. This gives you valuable metrics so you can make adjustments to diet and exercise. The tracker runs off of a rechargeable battery that lasts two to three weeks, and the app is available on iOS and Android. Unlike other Whistle models, the FIT does not have GPS.
JBL CLUB Pro Headphone Series
The JBL CLUB headphones include the CLUB ONE, CLUB 700BT, and CLUB 950NC. Each of these professional headphones provides frequencies up to 40 Hz. Likewise, they are all high-resolution certified. The CLUB ONE model, which is at the highest price point, includes graphene drivers and active noise cancellation. Similarly, the CLUB 950NC also offers noise cancellation technology. Using Personi-Fi, a unique technology from JBL, you can design your personalized equilibrium curve.
So, which one of these gadgets would you try for yourself? Share with us in the comments below.
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