When it comes to innovation in consumer technology, TVs seem to push the limits of what is possible.
Granted, we’ve seen smartphones come on leaps and bounds in the last few years, but TVs seem to be getting bigger, sharper, thinner and now…..more portable!
Yes that’s right, South Korean tech giant LG have just revealed (at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018) that they’ve created a TV that is so thin, it can be rolled up like a big fat cigar!
The technology is not entirely new and if you’ve been following LG and their technology, you’ll have noticed that an 18 inch rollable HD display was unveiled by LG in 2014.
Seriously though, it’s very impressive, even if it is just a concept at the moment. It’s a massive 65 inches and has a resolution of 4K, perfect for binge watching Amazon Prime (Amazon, #CommissionsEarned) or Netflix in your living room!
The display itself is a giant roll of electronic paper and when you’re not using it, it can be rolled back into its white base unit and hidden from view.
In terms of further details about the display, there isn’t much. So there’s no information on whether or not you’ll actually be able to buy it and how much it might cost. But the CES is often used to provide a glimpse of what new tech is to come and build up the hype.
In saying that, it’s a whole different ballgame when it comes to getting technology like this to a point where it becomes mass market at a reasonable price. But what it does show is that rollable OLED screens are becoming better and better.
I’m not sure everyone will want a roll-up TV, as many people have their TVs on their wall or on a stand, but it’s perfect for portability, though personally I’ve never had a need for my TV to be portable.
What do you guys think, would like a roll-up TV in your living room?