The Most Exciting Gadgets Presented on CES 2019

The main technical exhibition of the world, which sets the trends and fashion in technology for the whole coming year, is over - it's time to take a breath and look back. In this article, we will talk about the three best, interesting, and conceptual devices presented at CES 2019.

TV LG Signature OLED TV R

We have seen the concepts of flexible OLED displays more than once - there were also flexible Samsung smartphones, and LG TVs which you can roll into themselves, and many other options from smaller companies. But only at CES 2019, we finally saw a product like that with our own eyes.

The first roll-up TV was announced by LG, which dominates the market for large-format OLED panels (and, apparently, will continue to dominate until another promising technology appears, like the Micro LED). The novelty has received the name of Signature OLED TV R and is a cabinet-soundbar (100-watt, with support for Dolby Atmos), inside which hides a foldable TV with a diagonal of 65 inches.

It unfolds without a sound in 10 seconds and demonstrates a picture of the highest quality a TV can produce today - with a frequency of up to 120 Hz, a resolution of up to 8K (with HDMI 2.1 support) and conditionally infinite contrast. The screen deployment mechanism is designed for 50 thousand operations. It will go on sale Signature this year, but how much it will cost – there is still no available information on that. Obviously, it will be very expensive, but since when the products with truly breakthrough technologies were cheap?

ASUS Zephyrus S GX701 Laptop

Every year, CES manages to please traditionalists and, despite the seemingly long-lasting “post-PC era,” presents many great laptops. The 2019 Nevada Electronics Show is no exception - and the main headliners were the latest NVIDIA video cards of the Turing generation.

At CES 2019, several very powerful, but at the same time thin, gaming laptops were shown, which are not just portable devices. Perhaps the most interesting of these was the ASUS Zephyrus S GX701. This is a 17-inch version of last year's Zephyrus S - with a similar design, a touchpad on the right-hand side of the keyboard and a large panel above the keyboard that is necessary for proper heat dissipation.

Its main advantages are the case thickness of 18.7 mm and an almost frameless screen, due to which the GX701 looks more like a 15-inch model. At the same time, the “stuffing” of this laptop is very powerful: the eighth generation Intel Core i7, and the 20th series NVIDIA (with Max-Q design), and up to 24 (!) GB of RAM. Also worth noting is the display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, a response time of 3 ms, support for NVIDIA G-Sync, and PANTONE certification (that is, graphic designers can safely work on a laptop without additional calibration). GX701 can be found on the market for $2600.

Aerotaxi Bell Nexus

Back in 2016, Uber announced a plan to create its own taxi service - and at CES 2019 we saw how it might look. Bell has long been successfully developing aircraft for vertical take-off and landing, so the probability of the Nexus coming out of the concept stage into mass production seems quite plausible. But to believe in the mass distribution of this machine with a mixed power plant (electric motor plus a gas turbine engine), with six wind-sticks and five seats, is still difficult - there is no infrastructure.

Yet we would like to believe in this product - even if CES 2019 was full of the most varied projects of unmanned vehicles (including Yandex), such a radical solution to the problems of traffic, even if it will be available to the richest of people at first, looks very nice.