Have you ever wished your mood or thoughts could be broadcasted to the world and people just understood you without you having to say a word? The T-Shirt TV is here to turn that imaginative concept into a stylish reality, making it a groundbreaking upgrade for introverts and expressive individuals alike. Move over plain white tees; this wearable tech isn’t just a fashion statement; it’s a dynamic canvas that transforms your clothing into a medium of expression.
The T-Shirt TV takes the ordinary and turns it extraordinary with a sleek, 10-inch HD screen seamlessly integrated into the fabric. This high-tech addition is not only lightweight but also unobtrusive, ensuring that your fashion-forward look is not compromised. The result? Your outfit becomes a moving, talking spectacle, delivering a visual narrative that transcends traditional clothing.
With the T-Shirt TV, you have the power to showcase anything from art and activism to personal branding and entertainment. The 10-inch screen allows for stunning clarity, turning your tee into a portable canvas for your chosen visuals. Imagine carrying your message, digital creations, or even your favorite sports team’s highlights with you wherever you go.
Uploading content is a breeze; simply connect a USB to transform your tee into a looping showcase of videos, images, and audio. The T-shirt comes equipped with 2 GB of storage and a battery life of two to four hours, extendable with an extra battery. This ensures that your dynamic display keeps going as long as you do.
The T-Shirt TV is not just a party accessory; it’s a powerful medium for creatives and communicators of all kinds. Artists can display their digital creations, activists can amplify their messages, and sports enthusiasts can flaunt their team spirit. In essence, it’s a mobile billboard, a personal gallery, and a conversation starter—all wrapped up in a stylish package with sleeves.
Once reserved for media giants like 20th Century Fox and CNN for promotions and events, the T-shirt TV is now democratizing expression. Through a new Kickstarter campaign, this innovative wearable is being offered to anyone with a vision to share. Now, individuals from all walks of life can embrace this wearable canvas and make their statements heard, seen, and experienced.
Modern-day televisions have evolved into rollable form factors on the high end of the spectrum but the utilitarian aspect of the big screen has mostly been ignored. That leaves space for concept designs like the SOUROND to shine through.
The display is specifically created for individuals residing in compact apartments. Its sleek form consists of a roll-up screen, audio system, base and charging capabilities. All these are targeted at reducing users’ space needs while enhancing user-friendliness.
This innovative form combines the function of television, audio and charging into a slim and space-saving design. The result, a multi-functional solution that not only saves space but also meets the varying needs of modern dwellers. SOUROND boasts a screwless aesthetic design making the installation very easy without compromising the integrity of the wall surface. This results in a versatile design that provides seamless flexibility for various setup options like wall-mounting or placing on the tabletop stand.
The base of the modern display has an in-built wireless charging function to charge all the power-hungry gadgets. The most interesting feature of the display is its roll-up screen that reveals the internal speakers underneath to enjoy music and podcasts. The array of 6 speakers concealed under the mesh surface beam rich audio for music lovers, hence, adding to the utility.
The only downside of the current proposed concept design is the lack of support for big screens that only fit a 32-inch screen. It is mostly aimed at users who like to add a multifunctional TV to their setup sans any wire clutter. That said, we would love to see a minimum of 55-inch screen setup with this multiple functionality, it ever this concept is materialized.
Over the years, we’ve witnessed an astonishing evolution in technology, where televisions have transformed into elegant, slim marvels that effortlessly blend with our décor. Yet, despite their aesthetic appeal, there’s one aspect that remains an eyesore—the untidy chaos that accumulates on the TV stand, stealing away the charm and allure we strive for.
But fear not! If you possess a touch of woodworking finesse and a sprinkle of audio tech know-how, then brace yourself for a game-changing solution presented by the renowned DIY mastermind, YouTuber DIY Perks. With the video demonstration above, embark on a journey that will revolutionize your living room, introducing an invisible 5.1 channel surround sound home theatre project: a spectacle that will leave your guests in awe.
Designer: DIY Perks
Embrace a flawless blend of form and function, where sound seamlessly envelops you from all angles, without a single visible speaker or TV screen to disrupt the aesthetic harmony. With this ingenious DIY project, you can bid farewell to unsightly wires, hindering TV set, and bulky speakers that mar the elegance of your living space.
Once the cabinetry hiding the TV is flung open, you have a 5.1 surround sound home theatre system with a 75-inch LG QNED mini LED 4K TV in the center. Along with this, you get a high-power PC, Blu-ray player, and a PlayStation 5 installed in the designated top chamber, to take care of your work and gaming requirements. And to spice up the décor, you have a fuming fireplace at the base of this unit.
This custom invisible 4K TV and home theatre system, unfortunately, doesn’t come in a ready-to-build kit. So, everything there is, and you see in the video, will have to be handcrafted. You can however get a 3D file for the dimensions of this build to set out and try it at home!
While the idea of losing a remote will pretty much still terrify anyone for the rest of their lives, the Pop Art TV Box has a uniquely creative solution – use someone’s OCD to combat their forgetfulness! With a unique design that has the TV’s remote intersecting with the TV’s hardware unit itself, the Pop Art relies on visual gestalt to complete itself. You’re much less likely to lose the remote, because you’re going to be compelled to dock it in its place once you’re done… sort of like how you dock a telephone receiver into its holder.
Designer: Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology
The Pop Art’s design borrows from the Memphis 2.0 and Bauhaus design styles, relying on simple geometric shapes and bold colors to create powerful compositions. The hardware duo features a square-shaped streaming box, with a cutout designed to dock the circular disc-shaped remote, allowing it to wirelessly charge when docked. “This recess serves as a visual cue for users to return the remote control to the charging dock when not in use. When the remote control is put back in place, the set-top box automatically shuts down to save power”, say the designers.
Curved screen displays have been in trend for the last couple of years, and now we are looking up the horizon for the next big move. LG has just announced a cool OLED TV that is capable of bending on demand to morph into a curved display. This announcement comes on the back of Corsair showing off its 45-inch bendable gaming monitor at Gamescom just a few days ago.
Dubbed the LG OLED Flex – a.k.a LX3 model – it is touted to be the first bendable OLED TV on the market. The 42-inch display is targeted at gamers and professionals who demand the next level of immersion, and also want the flexibility to have a normal flat screen TV. The transition between the two modes happens seamlessly with remote control.
Even better the display can be set anywhere between the twenty levels of curvature. That means, the bendable feature is fully customizable to a maximum of 900R curve. I can think of scenarios where the screen bend can be toggled for strategy, FPS or racing games for maximum gaming prowess.
The 4K display comes with a 0.1 millisecond response time, 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDMI 2.1, ALLM (auto low latency mode) and support for VRR (variable refresh rate). This display is also G-SYNC compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium certified for a smooth viewing experience. Thus, making it ideal for pairing with the latest gaming consoles like Xbox Series X or PS5.
Another feature that’s very useful is the anti-reflective coating for minimum distraction in a bright environment. The stand on the display is height adjustable – 10 degrees towards or 5 degrees away from the gamer, and tilt adjustable – up and down by 140 millimeters. It also gets dual front-firing speakers for ultra-premium immersive sound output. Therefore, it can be used for other purposes like video editing or binge watching too.
There’s no word on the pricing or availability of this amazing display yet, but it should be positioned competitively to capture the chunk of geeky buyers. As per LG, the Flex bendable display is going to be on display at the IFA 2022 in Germany this week, so better keep an eye!
As an avid camper, one thing I can take the liberty to identify as what we all miss in the great outdoors is the possibility of being able to relax in front of a TV. It’s a general routine for me to cuddle up on the couch in front of the TV as soon as I get back home after a grilling day at work. Arguably an idiot box for some, a TV set helps me relieve stress, while something interesting on the screen enhances the mood, improving the immune system in a way. Perhaps even for all the goodness on the platter, it’s not possible for me to enjoy the same convenience when I’m camping out in the wilderness.
If you’re a TV addict like me, and have been to a few campsites yourself, you’d relate to what I’m saying. Of course, with the rise in adventurers and campers through, and even before the pandemic, a pandora’s box of camping gear and televisions tailored for campers and RVers has hit the market with much fervor. TVs part of this influx of goodies is frankly designed for the indoors and not so much to be lugged around to the beach or the forest.
Designer: Hyeonseok Kang
This is because “the most crucial necessity of camping products is portability,” and that’s exactly what the larger screen TVs for the outdoors lack. Presenting a definite alternative – which is both portable and trendy – Korean designer Hyeonseok Kang has conceptualized ‘The Suitcase’; a TV in a suitcase, that simple! Not really, it’s not a TV packed into a suitcase, in fact, it is a flexible display that can fold back into a suitcase for carrying in the boot of your car. It is not like the traditional camping TV with a portable stand, The Suitcase is a display with a combined stand and TV.
For user convenience, the flexible display has a two-axis hinge running in the middle, which allows the TV screen to be freely adjusted at any angle and be folded and unfolded easily. The Suitcase can be carried conveniently by holding the leather handle attached to the top. There is also something called the hold button, which allows the display to be locked firmly in either configuration. The TV is packed with a USB Type-C, 3 USB A, and a pair of HDMI ports to ensure unhindered amusement while camping!
LG is a brand that we can always trust when it comes to smart appliances. Forget about smartphones because the company has discontinued that direction. But then, the South Korean tech giant has maintained its lead in the smart TV arena.
LG has plenty of TVs to offer, but one remarkable model is a 4K monitor that is ideal for watching movies and gaming. That is one ultimate entertainment TV as its size alone is enough to make an impression. As part of the LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor Series, the 48-inch OLED model has several features like the Nano IPS with ATW Polarizer Technology and a 260Hz refresh rate.
Most smart TVs could probably be used for gaming, but they can still be improved. So LG wants to make a difference by creating an optimized version for gaming. Specifically, the LG UltraGear 48GQ900 comes with a V-shaped foot, so the screen is elevated.
The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 has built-in 20W stereo speakers, a 3.5mm four-pole headset jack, and a two-port USB 3.0 hub. It comes with a remote control that may be used for gaming. The remote control features a Game Mode toggle and more buttons for power, mute, video inputs, and audio outputs. Expect the standard headset jack, but it is also powerful enough to support DTS Headphone X technology.
Like most premium gaming monitors in the market today, the LG UltraGear 48GQ900 can show an FPS counter and an on-screen crosshair. In addition, it comes equipped with a host of gaming and connectivity features to satisfy every gamer. The 48GQ900 is the biggest LG UltraGear model. Of course, there are also the 32GQ850 and the 32GQ950 models, but those two come with a 4K Nano IPS display.
The 48-inch gaming display is huge and is the first in the OLED gaming monitor category from LG. Its big form still shows sleek aesthetics with the angular stands. Moreover, LG added a new Hexagon Lighting for better gaming effects. There’s HDMI 2.1 connectivity which means the latest gaming consoles and 4K PC gaming can be supported. We can also expect variable refresh rate (VRR) support and a very quick response time.
The LG UltraGear 48GQ900 features a 48-inch 4K display, making it a gaming powerhouse. It offers a 0.1ms response time and a 120Hz (O/C 138Hz) refresh rate, plus a fully-borderless design. Color accuracy is impeccable, so no wonder it’s been recognized by the Red Dot and iF Design Award. Add to that; the TV offers the brand’s anti-glare low reflection (AGLR) coating. This reduces those visual distractions that may come up during gameplay.
LG Electronics Business Solutions’ SVP and head of the IT business unit, Seo Young-jae, said the TV is “ideal for both PC and console gaming.” He added, “the new monitors offer features and capabilities that take the entire gaming experience to the next level. We will continue to solidify the UltraGear brand’s strong reputation with innovative products that put the needs of gamers first.” The new LG UltraGear gaming monitor series will be released in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Japan will get the products before this month ends.
Concept displays will continue to be designed and introduced as technology advances. In the past few years, we have seen flexible displays implemented on smartphones. The rise of foldable phones has started years ago, and soon, we may see bigger projects with rollable or flexible screens like a door, cabinet, or a window.
The recent OLEDsGo competition is about to conclude. Several groups have shared their designs, including the Totem Rollable OLED Display. Another project presented by Studio Booboon is the Scroll, but it’s an old design. This one is a transparent OLED television that can fit most homes. It’s not exactly a flexible display but the shelf shows a curved design.
The Scroll transforms into a shelf when not in use. Once it is turned off, it becomes a shelf that can carry your stuff. The Scroll appears like a scroll with its curved portion at the bottom of the screen. The display device’s shelf is made of weighted metal pipe don’t put anything too heavy on top.
It’s mainly a TV, but it looks nothing like a boring TV. It features an elegant and clean look in different color options: Gray, White, and Pink. It seems more like a furniture item than a gadget. It can match most interiors with its minimalist style.
The project Scroll was awarded first place in the OLEDsGo! Competition 2021. It showed an almost bezel-less curving display. It may remind you of an iMac with its smooth finish and super slim display. It doesn’t have any speakers, unlike the LG Totem with Soundbar. The TV can be placed on the wall or the floor as it can stand on its own.
The name Scroll is obviously after a scroll that curves and scrolls out. The shelf portion is one end of the scroll that offers high-resolution images. It can also work as a digital photo frame or a digital painting. Just share your photos and view them on the TV or simply watch your favorite TV series or movie.
The concept LG Display is expected to also offer an enhanced viewing display experience like the Totem Rollable OLED Display. It could have been better with a soundbar but it’s already a great design on its own. The design team has also previously come up with other interesting designs like the Sombrero Table Light which looks like a hat and functions as either ambient light or focused light.
Game day is right around the corner, which means it’s one of the best times of the year to upgrade your TV. Aside from the holiday shopping season, the few weeks leading up to the Super Bowl have some of the best TV deals you’ll find throughout the year. Sets from Samsung, LG, Hisense and others can be hundreds of dollars off and you can even find devices like soundbars and streamers for less, too.
Just keep in mind that often the best discounts will be on more expensive TVs. That’s great if you’re looking for a high-end or very large television for your living room, but not ideal if you’re on a strict budget. But retailers like Amazon and Best Buy still have a bunch of TVs under $500 that are worth considering if you don’t want to spend too much — and it's possible to save money on those, too.
If you’re going to upgrade this year and plan to order online, we recommend doing so soon so you can have the new tube delivered and set up before game day arrives. Here are the best Super Bowl TV deals we could find, plus a few other home entertainment sales that are worth considering.
50-inch Samsung Class 7 4K smart TV
This highly-rated 50-inch Samsung 4K TV is $80 off and down to $400. This Tizen set has a crystal display plus support for HDR, Motion Rate 120 and Game Enhancer.
Hisense's 55-inch Quantum Dot 4K TV is 30 percent off and down to just under $600. It packs a lot of value into a relatively affordable TV — the set supports a 120Hz native refresh rate, Dolby Vision and Atmos, 1,000 nits of peak brightness and Game Mode Pro, the latter of which makes use of HDMI 2.1, low latency mode, variable refresh rates and more.
Samsung's 2021 55-inch Neo QLED smart TV is $300 off and down to $1,300. It uses Quantum Mini LED technology to improve details in both dark and bright scenes, and it supports things like 4K AI upscaling, Quantum HDR, 120Hz refresh rates, FreeSync Premium Pro and more.
Samsung's 65-inch Frame set is down to a record low fo $1,500, which is $500 off its normal price. In addition to 4K support and Quantum Dot technology, the Frame TVs have Art Mode, which lets you show pieces of art on the screen when you're not using it.
LG's 65-inch C1 OLED set is on sale for $1,800, or $300 off its normal price. In addition to excellent contrast, intense colors and webOS 6.0, it supports HDMI 2.1, NVIDIA G-Sync and FreeSync Premium for a better gaming experience along with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice commands.
This 75-inch Hisense set is down to $2,000, or $1,000 off its normal price. It uses a luminance control panel behind the 4K screen to manage color more accurately, plus it has high contrast and up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness. The set also supports HDR, Dolby Vision, 120Hz refresh rates, low latency mode, VRR and more.
This large Sony OLED smart TV has been discounted by $600, bringing it down to $2,900. It uses Sony's Cognitive Processor XR for strong performance and Acoustic Surface Audio+ for immersive sound, plus it supports 4K AI upscaling, XR Motion Clarity, HDMI 2.1 and more.
The latest Apple TV 4K is on sale for $160, or $20 off its normal price. While the 2021 version isn't drastically different from the previous model, its new Siri remote is a big selling point. We gave it a score of 90 for its speedy performance, HomeKit integration and the easy of use that comes with the improved Siri remote.
The Streambar Pro is $30 off and down to an all-time low of $150. It has all of the features that the standard Streambar does along with four 2.5-inch full range drivers, private listening and a lost remote finder in the Roku mobile app.
Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K has been discounted to $30, which is 40 percent off its normal price. This gives you 4K streaming with Dolby Vision in an ultra-compact package, and the stick also supports Dolby Atmos audio and Alexa voice commands.
The Fire TV Cube is down to $85, or only $10 more than its record-low price. Despite being a few years old, it's still a strong set-top box and the most powerful in Amazon's lineup. It supports 4K HDR streaming, Dolby Vision and Atmos, HDR10+ and Alexa controls for both your TV and compatible smart home gadgets.
Optoma's CinemaX P2 projector is $800 off, bringing it down to $2,499. This earned a spot in our best projectors guide thanks to its 3,000 lumen brightness, improved color accuracy and 80 percent DCI-P3 coverage.
A winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award, the 77W isn’t a television, but rather a versatile display that can alter itself based on need. For long, televisions have been just ugly black rectangles on walls when they’re switched off, making them rather unappealing to look at 90% of the time. LG’s attempted at solving this problem with their rollable TV, and even Samsung’s tried to address this with their Serif TVs as well as the ‘Ambient Mode’ on their QLED TVs that allowed the television to blend into the background. While the Ambient Mode was a fairly technical feature that required AI to be able to guess what the wall behind it looked like (and LG’s rollable display is just downright expensive), the folks at Skyworth have figured out a rather nifty way to turn the television into an ambient little decor-piece when not in use.
The 77W’s display unit sits on a stone-textured base, and comes with a wooden sleeve that can move up or down (as can the display itself). This allows the TV to assume 3 modes – a TV mode, a concealed mode, and a fireplace mode. The concealed mode allows the display to descend downwards into the wooden sleeve, hiding most of that black box behind a textured wooden panel… but the other two modes allow the 77W to truly shine… either as a high-definition television for watching news, videos, sports, and entertainment content, or as a fireplace that peeks from below the wooden panel, playing a looped high-definition video of burning logs and crackling flames.
What the 77W really does is turn the TV into less of an attention-commanding gadget and more into an ambient piece of technology that fits into homes – just like your smart speakers are designed to blend right into your interiors. The wood and stone aesthetic is relatively minimalist and works well with Scandinavian and Nordic-style of decor, and should really sit well around stone walls or wooden flooring. If you’ve got an inactive or faux fireplace in your apartment to begin with, putting the 77W TV right in front of it could really spruce your place up (and give you a reason to have your furniture facing the fireplace to begin with!)