Top 5 best OLED ultrawide monitors you can buy in 2023

Thanks to the wide horizontal span of ultrawide monitors – they look like regular monitors, just stretched to higher aspect ratios like 21:9 and 32:9 – you can fit anywhere from two 4:3-sized windows to two or more 16:9 windows side-by-side on the same display. This makes quick work of any traditional dual-monitor setup, which needs multiple connections and can be annoying to configure. Not to mention, the bezels of each spanned monitor would normally jar you out of the experience; a problem that is not at all present when you plop a single 21:9 ultrawide or 32:9 super ultrawide monitor onto your desk.

Ultrawide monitors are finally garnering mainstream appeal for gaming, entertainment, and productivity. Coincidentally, 2023 has been the year in which top-tier ultrawide PC monitors with OLED displays have come down in price across the board. Yes, they’re still relatively expensive, especially in comparison to their non-ultrawide and non-OLED counterparts. The benefits of upgrading to an ultrawide monitor (not even an OLED, mind you!) can greatly outweigh the cons, however, and this is especially true if you – like me – use your computer for most tasks.

But now I’m kicking myself for having bought into the ultrawide market in 2021, when it was still undercooked. What I spent on my non-OLED 34″ LG UltraGear ultrawide gaming display would now get me a much cleaner-looking 45″ OLED screen with even faster 240Hz refresh rates, broader VRR support, and even better response times. And that’s not even the best possible option, especially given how quickly new OLED ultrawide displays keep popping into existence. If I were looking for a new ultrawide monitor today, these are the top 5 monitors that I would consider, though be warned that you can’t really go wrong here – competition between them is extremely tight, and it all comes down to your budget and how much desk space you have available:

1. Alienware AW3423DWF QD-OLED Gaming Monitor

Alienware’s 34″ curved QD-OLED ultrawide gaming monitor, also known as the AW3423DWF (don’t try to say that three times out loud) is widely known by PC gaming enthusiasts as one of the best ultrawide monitors on the market, bar none. RTINGS gave it a rave review, scoring it highly for its cost-effectiveness mixed with its exceptional feature set for gamers and media consumers who especially want to indulge in HDR content. This 34″ 3440x1440p 21:9 monitor is not the biggest ultrawide out there, but it does seem like a balanced and affordable all-rounder with two DisplayPort connections plus a single HDMI 2.0 port, 0.1 ms response times, AMD FreeSync or NVIDIA G-Sync support, 1800R curvature, True Black HDR 400 for crisp colors without any need for local dimming, and a baseline max refresh rate of 165Hz. The design itself is clean, with a small amount of integrated RGB thanks to Alienware’s alien-shaped logo and a big LED-lit “34” on the backplate.

2. LG UltraGear OLED WQHD Curved Gaming Monitor

LG is one of the top contenders in every vertical it touches. This is equally true in the OLED ultrawide PC monitor arena, and you can’t go wrong with the LG UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE. Competing directly against the CORSAIR Xeneon Flex and Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 in terms of screen real estate – all of them are 45″ displays – the packed-in gaming features, like 240Hz standard refresh rates, make this a fantastic high-end monitor for any PC gamer who wants the absolute best 21:9 WQHD (3440x1440p) experience rather than dipping toes into the Odyssey G9’s far wider 32:9 DQHD (5120x1440p) resolution …or spending a whopping $1999.99 on the CORSAIR Xeneon Flex’s unique and adaptable yet technologically comparable design.

It’s worth highlighting the UltraGear MSRP is $1699.99, a whole $300 less than the aforementioned Xeneon Flex and $100 less than the Odyssey OLED G9 (which goes at an MSRP of $1799.99). The new UltraGear display is a bit taller than the latter as well, thanks to its tighter aspect ratio. My only complaint aside from the price? The integrated RGB LED array on the new UltraGear OLED monitor’s backplate is less impressive than the one on LG’s older model, which I’ve been using for years.

3. Samsung Odyssey OLED G9

The current king of super ultrawide 32:9 displays is the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9. We had great things to say about it back in June, and it even made an appearance on my list of top 10 gaming accessories for any cool gaming room. It comes packed in with almost all the bells and whistles you could possibly want: gorgeous True Black HDR 400 support, 240Hz refresh rates, 0.03 ms response times, VRR support, and – yes – Samsung’s Neo Quantum-enhanced OLED screen, which is supposed to look incredible in action. It’s also the widest of the bunch, sporting a 5120x1440p resolution made comfortable by its 1800R curvature which pulls the edges of the screen into closer view.

Thanks to Samsung’s onboard Tizen software, there are plenty of apps built right into the display, meaning you can play games on it without ever hooking up a PC or console. Though, without testing the software for myself, I’d vie in favor of hooking up a proper rig. But hey, that futuristic-looking chromatic design with the minimalistic stand and circular RGB LED backplate array are absolutely mouthwatering. The only shame is its price tag: a whopping $1799.99 – though you can opt to finance it monthly when purchasing it through Samsung’s website.

4. CORSAIR Xeneon Flex OLED

The $1999.99 CORSAIR Xeneon Flex immediately reminds me of the LG UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE I mentioned earlier. That could be due to it coming about as a result of a collaborative effort between CORSAIR and LG, and it’s likely the two companies don’t want to eat one another’s market share. Thus, the primary differences don’t appear to be in its feature set, but rather in its outward appearance, which takes the form of a thin, bendable screen held in place by a large black steel bracket and two wide metal arms connected to the monitor’s base. The Xeneon Flex is advertised to be able to switch between a flat panel appearance, or you can bend it to a curvature of 800R for a curved experience. This is a unique style of OLED ultrawide monitor that could be useful if you want to experience content from different sitting or standing positions; for instance, making it curved when you’re sitting closer to it while doing work, then turning it back into a flat panel when sitting further away and playing video games.

5. Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 QD-OLED

In terms of cost-effectiveness, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 sits comfortably between the Alienware AW3423DWF and the LG UltraGear OLED 45GR95QE mentioned earlier. Despite being only 34″, it’s also possibly one of the best OLED ultrawide monitors you can buy. Not only does it use a QD-OLED display for incredible color contrast, it also brings over the Odyssey G9’s Tizen software and gorgeous aesthetic style to a more compact and affordable product – costing $1499.99, which is a reasonable price for a brand-new QD-OLED gaming display. It features 175Hz refresh rates and 0.03 ms response times, and the onboard software even connects to Samsung SmartThings, letting you use it as an IoT hub like any Samsung TV.

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Top 10 accessories you need to make a cool gaming room

As we near the final days of 2023 (known in some circles as either one of the best years in gaming history or one of the worst) the massively popular gaming hobby shows no sign of slowing down in terms of public reception. In fact, Statista predicts that 3.1 billion humans (a little less than half of the current global population) will regularly play games as a hobby by 2027.

But can you truly call yourself a “gamer” if you don’t spend at least a little time and money decking out the room you play games in? I’m half-joking; of course there is no specific “correct” way to play video games in your own house. But there are quite a few gadgets and cool decorative items you can use to make any gaming room more impressive.

Whether you’re a PC gamer who wants an extra edge, a racing game enthusiast who wants maximum immersion, or if you simply want to make your entertainment center a little more comfortable, you’ve got a number of options at your fingertips to trick out your gaming room to match your style. To help you out, I’ve come up with a list of gaming room accessories that immediately come to mind, including a few mainstays I’ve used in my personal gaming setup for years.

1. Playseat Trophy – Logitech G Edition

Playseat is one of the best racing chair brands you can buy from, and this collaboration between Playseat and Logitech (called the Playseat Trophy – Logitech G Edition) is probably the best option for an all-rounder racing chair with direct drive wheel support plus all the other bells and whistles you’ll need for maximum immersion. It’s also advertised to naturally conform to the shape of your body thanks to Playseat’s patented ActiFit material, so you can theoretically sit inside of it and race for hours without developing aches and cramps. It’s a little expensive at an MSRP of $599.00, but it’s hard to find a decent racing chair below that price range, and critics love the mix of features and high build quality.

2. Logitech G Pro Racing Wheel and Pro Racing Pedals

If you’re going to invest in a high-quality direct drive racing wheel and accompanying racing pedals, you’re going to want to go straight to the best one on the market. That’s the Logitech G Pro Racing Wheel and Pro Racing Pedals bundled together for around $1348.99 – which, yes, is expensive, but if you’re in the market for a high-end racing setup anyway, is money even an object? GamesRadar+ had some especially kind words for the Logitech G Pro Racing Wheel, highlighting the powerful force feedback, robust customization options, and advanced features throughout the design. It’s also widely known as one of the sturdiest racing wheels around, with IGN’s slightly less enthusiastic review still giving credit to Logitech for delivering on its commitment to quality.

3. Cololight Smart RGB LED Gaming Lights

Hexagonal LED wall lights are a popular and stylish way to decorate any gaming area or entertainment center, and I find the Cololight COLO PLAY Ultimate Fusion Set offers the best price balance for the widest range of features as it’s designed around PC gaming setups – letting you sync a wide range of lighting systems (like Razer Chroma) with Cololight’s hex lighting pieces. The included COLO PLAY light switch sits comfortably on your desk and is especially useful to quickly cycle your hex lights and PC lights by simply twisting a knob. Not only that, but the company pledges to plant a tree with every purchase made on its online store, which is a nice gesture on its own.

4. Secretlab MAGNUS Pro

Sit-stand desks are an excellent centerpiece for any modern PC gaming setup, and one of the best-rated desks in 2023 is the Secretlab MAGNUS Pro. It’s spacious, sturdy, and has a number of quality-of-life features like electric height control, a cable management system, and even a little headphone hook for added convenience. It also contains a rather impressive integrated RGB lighting system, making for a unique and stylish design. Its height is configurable via an array of buttons conveniently accessible on its front panel. It’s expensive, but the reviews are unanimously (overwhelmingly) positive, with GamesRadar+ calling it the best sit-stand desk they’ve ever tested when they reviewed it in February 2023.

5. NEWTRAL MagicH Ultra Adaptive Support Home Office Chair

I personally dislike most gaming chairs I’ve ever sat in. I’m a firm believer that the secret to buying a proper gaming chair is avoiding them altogether, and instead investing in a really nice office chair. After all, office chairs are designed to be sat in for at least eight hours a day by office workers of all builds and ages. Their most critical function is comfort, and the NEWTRAL MagicH seems to push the boundaries on just how comfortable an office chair can be. This Kickstarter-backed office chair is advertised to provide full support in any sitting position, whether you’re sitting upright or reclining back. As someone who spends a lot of time sitting down in the same computer chair all day for both work and gaming, I’ve been looking for something that adapts to my needs throughout the day, and the NEWTRAL MagicH is on the tippy top of my wish list.

6. Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC PC Gaming Speakers

I’ve been using these Logitech G560 2.1 PC speakers for years now, and I still recommend them as a compulsory purchase for any modern PC gaming setup. Their sound quality is decent enough – these aren’t going to compete against a proper 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system, or even a nice pair of monitors. However, for the $200 MSRP, you’re getting a powerful 2.1 PC speaker system that also provides a ton of visual ambiance. These speakers double as LED lights that beam colors onto the surface behind your monitor. They can be configured via Logitech G HUB software to mimic the visuals on your monitor itself, creating a dynamic backlighting experience that heightens immersion when playing games and watching movies. Just remember to turn up the brightness to max and boost the subwoofer in the acoustics menu, otherwise these will be a lot darker and a lot quieter than advertised.

7. Samsung Odyssey OLED G9

The most stylish gaming PC monitor you can currently buy is the 49-inch Samsung Odyssey OLED G9, which looks incredible at 5120×1440 resolution with 1800R curvature. The Odyssey OLED G9’s integrated HDR 400 support should produce crisp and rich colors thanks to its OLED display, which doesn’t rely on a backlight and therefore negates the need for local dimming to generate deep blacks and bright whites. It’s designed for gamers first and foremost, running at up to 240Hz refresh rates with built-in support for AMD Freesync. Reviewers especially like how it produces near-instant response times, giving off no perceptible input lag. From a purely aesthetic perspective, the minimalistic design of its stand and the integrated RGB backlights make the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 a centerpiece rather than an eyesore.

8. Xbox Mini Fridge

The Xbox Mini Fridge is admittedly a bit goofy, but then again, it’s not a “real” fridge. What was originally a meme product designed to build up hype for the then-new Xbox Series X in 2020, is still a genuinely cool item to have sitting around in any gaming room. It’s small, with a sleek black chassis and bright green inlay that mimics the design of a proper Xbox Series X. But its best feature is the integrated green LED that gives it its visual flair. Besides, it’s perfect to store a few cans of soda in since it is, after all, classified as a mini fridge.

9. Govee DreamView T1 Pro TV Backlights

Console gaming is way more immersive with a dynamic TV backlight that beams colors onto the surface behind your TV to match the visuals on-screen. Thanks to the Govee DreamView T1 Pro, you can light up your entire entertainment center across three different zones. It’s all controlled by a single camera placed on top of (or below!) your television screen, which can interpret the colors on the screen into information which tells the lighting zones which color to display at any moment. In action, the wide range of lights and colors displaying across the entire entertainment center makes games and movies come to life.

10. PDP REALMz Gaming Controllers for Xbox/PC/Nintendo Switch

Unique gaming controllers are a great way to personalize your gaming room, and thanks to the PDP REALMz diorama controllers for Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch, you can impress your friends with artsy designs that feature popular characters and backdrops. What really stands out here, though, is their transparent design, which makes them look retro. These are a great gift for any gamer in your life, or you can decorate your own gaming room with the wide assortment of styles and colors offered by PDP REALMz.

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Insane Laser Device Fixes Broken iPhone Displays Without Even Switching Them Off

Uncovered by YouTuber Spare Parts, this novel machine can fix OLED displays that have weird lines running across them. The machine (shown in China where Spare Parts spends the bulk of his time making videos) uses a laser to fix the damaged or dead pixels, reviving phone displays… and it’s so advanced it can fix the displays while they’re still on! In theory, this solves pretty much the only problem there is to solve with damaged displays. Barring probably torn or shattered OLED screens, the machine fixes any problems with the flex cable or with dead pixels creating those annoying vertical lines across your screen.

The technology is incredibly fascinating, but even more so when described by Scotty Allen (who goes by his YouTube moniker Spare Parts). Allen’s worked on crazy projects in the past including building his own iPhone from scratch, and actually even attempting to design a flexible iPhone, so this unique machine is right up his alley. The video does a pretty rudimentary (yet sufficiently detailed) job of explaining how the technology works.

OLEDs (or even LCD displays) are manufactured in large sheets and subsequently cut out into the shapes needed for companies building televisions, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, etc. Lasers are used in the process to help manufacture these OLEDs, and this machine uses the exact same type of laser to fix the OLED when it’s damaged. The process is laborious because it involves manually looking for the dead pixel that’s causing the problem and zapping it back to life. With millions of pixels in even a smartphone display, that’s quite a tough task… and for now, it has to be done by a human who painstakingly looks through the pixels row by row to identify any dead pixels. Once done, the laser helps rebuild that pixel, fixing the screen without really needing to change any parts!

The process is somewhat invasive, and requires dislodging the screen from the smartphone itself. The machine works with both flexible as well as hard OLEDs, and it isn’t limited to just iPhones. Technically any phone with an OLED or LCD screen should do. The screen does need to be removed from the phone, along with manually separating the OLED unit from the glass on front using a metal wire to cut through the glue. If the flex cable on the display is damaged, there’s a separate machine for that. However, if there’s just a pixel or a cluster of pixels causing problems, the laser helps fix that issue. The machine can do this task even with the display running, and the video shows in real-time how the annoying line disappears as soon as that problematic pixel is fixed. You don’t need to replace any expensive parts, helping both consumers as well as companies reduce repair costs and e-waste generation in the process!

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How the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 monitor helps level up your gaming and productivity

We live in an age where using a computer is as normal as using pen and paper. That’s true not only for work and school but also for gaming and entertainment. Most computers come with only a single monitor, but there’s a school of thought that espouses having multiple monitors to have more room for the things you need to be effective. Still, the complexity of maintaining even just two monitors, plus the considerations of desk space, makes such a setup less appealing to most people. And that’s not even considering how it’s often less aesthetic to have two or more screens with frames creating boxes in your view. That’s where the new breed of ultra-wide monitors comes in, and Samsung’s latest monitor steps up the game with a curved monitor that not only flings the entertainment doors wide open but also sets up a beautiful piece of tech on your desk.

Designer: Samsung

Curved screens started invading living rooms as expansive TVs that promise a more cinematic viewing experience that matches more closely how our eyes naturally view the world. Of course, movies aren’t the only kind of digital visual content you’d want to feast your eyes on, so it was really only a matter of time before those gentle curves to the computers sitting on our desks. The new Samsung Odyssey OLED G9, however, is more than just a curved monitor but is also an eye-catching gateway to entertainment and productivity.

The 49-inch monitor has a resolution of 5120×1440 and an aspect ratio of 32:9, giving you a very wide field of view that conforms to the way your eyes work thanks to its 1800R curvature. In a nutshell, this means that you’ll be able to enjoy a more immersive visual experience, whether you’re playing a game or watching videos. It’s practically the equivalent of two QHD or 2K monitors side-by-side, but without the distracting borders that break up what should be a seamless scene.

That extra-wide screen also means there’s plenty of room for all the application windows you need to get your work done, whether it’s reference data for writing a report or reference images for creating graphics. Samsung’s Multi View feature even lets you put two screens from two different sources playing at the same time, including content from your phone.

Beyond its tempting functionality, the Odyssey OLED G9 also bears the futuristic aesthetic of Samsung’s flagship gaming monitor line, with crisp lines that make up the seams on its back and dazzling RGB lights that help set up the mood. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or a prolific content creator, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 promises to expand not only your view but also your productivity, all while looking handsome despite its imposing stature.

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Samsung Reveals Revolutionary OLED Panel with Built-in Fingerprint Scanner and Heart Rate Sensor

Samsung Display, a subsidiary of electronics giant Samsung, unveiled a world’s first OLED display with its own integrated fingerprint scanner capable of monitoring its user’s blood pressure as well as heart rate. Dubbed the “Sensor OLED”, Samsung revealed its innovative new display at the Display Week 2023, an exhibition for the electronic display industry currently being held in Los Angeles. The Sensor OLED, Samsung Display mentions, is poised to be a powerful tool for health monitoring right within your smartphone or tablet.

Designer: Samsung Display

The Sensor OLED is more than just a scanner and monitor. It’s a comprehensive health assistant designed with you in mind. It has the capabilities to measure stress levels, tracl sleep patterns, and provide essential data to enhance users’ overall health and wellness. According to Samsung Display, in order to take accurate readings, measurements need to be taken from both arms simultaneously, quite similar to how you would with the Kardia device by AliveCor. The OLED screen offers multitouch abilities, but goes beyond by also being able to recognize both left and right hand fingers at the same time. This new display helps simplify health monitoring and increase accessibility by allowing anyone with a smartphone to measure their fitness without splurging for a fitness wearable.

This cutting-edge piece of technology is realized thanks to Samsung Display’s state-of-the-art organic photodiode (OPD) technology. The OPD, a light-sensitive sensor, is the beating heart of the Sensor OLED. It adeptly captures fingerprints and heart rate data, incorporating these vital features right into the panel. Samsung hasn’t really unveiled any roadmap for when the display will officially find itself on devices, but it could possibly bring an end to the cheap fitness tracker industry.

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Nintendo Unveils OLED Model of the Switch, Bundled with Exclusive Zelda Content

Nintendo is set to launch its new OLED model of the popular Nintendo Switch gaming console on April 28. The new model will feature a larger OLED screen, improved audio quality, and a sleek new design. Additionally, it will be bundled with a special edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, titled The Legend of Zelda – Tears of the Kingdom Edition. The OLED screen is a significant improvement over the current LCD screen, offering higher contrast and more vibrant colors. The improved audio quality will be a welcome addition for players who value immersive sound…

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Bendable OLED display lets you turn regular flat screen into bent screen with just a button

If you’re a gamer, you understand the desire to have a screen that can give you a sense of immersion into the world you’re entering. If you’re both a gamer and an avid watcher of all things movies and TV (and music videos as well), then you’ll understand even more the joy of having a screen that can fit all of these things and can even adjust according to your desired “shape”. The arrival of flexible and bendable OLED displays like from LG Display have made this possible.

Designer: Hongseok Seo

The Gaming OLED Display is a concept commissioned by LG Display to showcase what’s possible with its bendable OLED through their differentiated technology. With this tech, you can freely change the shape of the display without needing a backlight or a liquid crystal display. This particular concept uses this bendable quality and turn it into a monitor for gamers and video viewers alike. It’s 42 inches wide and with just a touch of a button, you’ll be able to turn it from a flat screen for your video viewing into a bent screen for gaming and vice versa.

If you want a more immersive quality to your game or even your viewing of your favorite movie, you can just tap a button and the screen can bend up to 1,000R. If you prefer to watch something on a flat screen, you only have to press the button to return it to its flat-panel display. It also of course brings you great resolution whatever shape you want it to be. The screen itself is mounted on a small stand that can fit on your desk and where the touch controls are located.

They also said that this has the fastest and most accurate response time when it comes to bending your screen according to your desired shape. It would be nice to have this on my desk or living room, even if I’m not really a gamer. Having the option to have a bent or flat screen is something I’d like to have when I’m watching high-quality videos. Or maybe I should also start gaming to make this make more sense.

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LG teases experimental transparent OLED TV that doubles as a shelf, notification center, and artificial fireplace

Although transparent OLEDs haven’t really become mainstream yet, it’s worth thinking about some of the places they could actually be useful. Take the OLED Shelf, for example – an award-winning concept from LG. Designed to blend right into your home’s decor, the OLED shelf comes with a mantelpiece on top, and a transparent glass panel on the base, running all the way to the floor. Where reality truly blurs into magic is when a part of the transparent glass panel comes to life with pixels, turning into a television. Designed to be a shelf, television, notification center, or even an ambient light, the OLED Shelf truly puts transparent displays to good use – and with the ability to selectively activate pixels, it really creates an experience that feels magical, with transparent glass suddenly turning into opaque dynamic images!

Designer: LG Display Co., Ltd.

With every sufficiently advanced technology, its most important metric of success comes from its perceived application. A good product drives customer adoption, which then helps bring down the price of the tech, making it even more accessible. It’s the reason why folding phones and rolling TVs have failed to bring down the price of flexible OLED touchscreens because the tech hasn’t become the commercial success companies hoped it would. Transparent OLEDs suffer a similar fate – the right product isn’t driving the right demand, which is a prerequisite to help bring costs down and production up. That’s where LG’s OLED Shelf hopes to rectify things.

Sort of a Serif TV moment for transparent displays, the OLED Shelf is both a television as well as a mantelpiece, allowing you to place objects on top of it. The TV, for the most part, remains transparent (and therefore blank), but switch it on and the glass magically springs to life. The plain wall behind the TV provides the perfect blank canvas to allow you to see images clearly (a patterned wallpaper would probably create a visual conflict). Moreover, the transparent panel can be more than just a TV, doubling up as a space for widgets, notifications, or even as a faux fireplace!

The OLED Shelf is a winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award for the year 2022.

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LG’s Display Showcase OLED TV concept comes with a bold skeletal frame and no bezels

Designed as a proof of concept by Seoul-based Jei Design Works, the LG Display Showcase TV visually abstracts and caricatures the idea of a television having a large frame and bezels. Quite like the Samsung Serif TV‘s own personal take on the television ‘frame’, the LG Display Showcase does a wonderful job of reinterpreting the television archetype. The TV itself is an incredibly slim OLED panel with practically no bezels, and it sits in a stunning metallic skeletal frame that feels like looking at an old TV through an X-ray machine. The frame is large yet visually weightless, adding drama without adding volume. In a world where companies are trying to build televisions thin enough to disappear into the wall, the LG Display Showcase unapologetically occupies space in a way that still doesn’t feel heavy.

Designer: Jei Design Works

The beauty of the LG Display Showcase is truly that rose gold frame that surrounds the TV. It’s rare for a television’s bezel/frame to look more alluring than the panel itself (and an OLED panel no less), but the LG Display Showcase does it wonderfully, almost like the precious metal surrounding a gemstone. The purpose of Display Showcase, according to the designers at Jei Design Works, was to have a television that could look like a work of art, beautiful enough not for just homes, but also offices, galleries, and retail spaces. The frame’s design, to that very end, can be placed on console tables thanks to its feet, but it can also be mounted on walls or from ceilings using hooks that let you ‘hang’ the frame.

The visual lightness of the LG Display Showcase is enhanced by the fact that the display in its center literally has no discernible bezels. It sits well aligned within the rose gold outer skeleton, which also conveniently helps with cable management.

The TV, as thin as it is, houses a set of speakers on the top that help fill the room with audio. Given that the television is never placed completely against the wall means there’s always a chance that the audio will bounce around and get amplified a slight bit, although that’s purely based on my own gut feeling.

Ultimately, the LG Display Showcase is a stunningly minimalist OLED TV that really sits front and center in any kind of space. It takes terms like sleek and modern and reinterprets them differently, going for something more artistic than simply a paper-thin TV that sits flat against your living room wall. The LG Display Showcase’s unique frame design becomes its own mount, allowing it to sit on tabletops as well as hang on walls and from ceilings. The OLED TV has character but blends well into all sorts of decors, making it perfect for homes, offices, galleries, retail spaces, and experience centers.

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Display concept brings work-life balance to a digital screen

With a lot of people continuing to work from home even after the worst of the pandemic is over (hopefully), we are seeing products that want to help people create a semblance of work-life balance. It’s crucial now more than ever for people to make sure that the lines between home life and work life are not always blurred. Technology can play a part in creating this balance and we’re seeing some great product concepts out there that will hopefully become actual products later on.

Designer: Studio WA + CH

One concept that won 3rd place at a recent LG Display competition is Vivid, a movable augmented reality screen that can be used for work but also turns into part of your decoration when needed. It’s basically a virtual divider that uses a transparent OLED screen that can serve as a whiteboard or conference call screen when you’re working and then an AR screen when you finish your workday and want to relax. With just a click you’ll be able to transform your space from busy to peaceful.

Vivid has a built-in camera on its right side which can be pretty useful for work especially when you’re doing video calls. Instead of just being on a small screen on your laptop or phone, you get a more immersive experience when meeting with colleagues. It can also be used as a digital whiteboard for those brainstorming sessions or even when you’re just working on your own and you need to write out ideas on a bigger space.

When you’re transitioning from work to rest, the OLED display becomes a space where you can display things like plants, artwork, or other images or videos that you can consider relaxing. You can choose to use the transparent standby mode or the display mode, depending on what you want to blend in with your surroundings. You can also use the screen for viewing videos, browsing social media, playing games, or use it as your personal trainer with exercise content.

The device is designed to be light and portable so it’s easy to move around in your house. It can also be combined with a few other screens so you can create a bigger digital wall if needed. I wouldn’t mind having at least one in my home especially now that I’m trying to figure out a way to balance work, play, and rest.

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