Wireless televisions are not just a sci-fi idea – LG is showing a wireless OLED on the 97 inch CES 2023, where it’s one of the more eye-catching items at the company’s crowded booth. But far away in a quiet, isolated corner of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s crowded Central Hall sits something that’s perhaps even more intriguing: a fully wireless 55-inch 4K OLED TV.
Completely wireless as in no Wires – not even a power cord (which has LG’s 97-inch wireless OLED). displace television has developed a display that runs on four rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, allowing you to see six hours a day for a month before requiring a recharge. The price for the TV, wireless base station, batteries and charger is $3,000 for the lot, and you can buy four TVs from the company for $9,000.
Why would you want four wireless Displace TVs? Because you can combine them together to create a 110-inch 8K TV. The sets have top-mounted cameras that track hand movements, and with a pinch-and-expand gesture you can display an image on one of the screens to enlarge it and fill all four. (The Displace TV wireless base station, which streams to the displays via Wi-Fi 6E, has multiple video inputs to allow simultaneous viewing of different sources, and also has a Smart TV interface.)
Witnessing this pinch-and-expand function was kind of overwhelming, but seeing a TV mounted on a wall was even cooler.
Displace TV’s proprietary active-loop vacuum technology, which draws little current from batteries, is used to attach the device to a surface with no mounting hardware – you simply grab the latches on the sides of the panel, pull and the vacuum seal is made solved . You can then carry the lightweight TV (around 16 pounds) to another room, squeeze to mount it securely to the wall, and continue viewing.
As impressed as I was with Displace TV in action, there are a few downsides to the current version. When multiple TVs are grouped together, there is a visible gap between the panels. This is a far cry from the seamless visuals you get with 100+-inch MicroLED displays, which are also composed of multiple panels. The TVs also have a highly reflective screen surface – something that was easy to see at a trade show with bright overhead lighting.
But considering the cutting-edge tech here and the comparatively low price you pay for a 110-inch 8K OLED TV (LG’s 97-inch 4K OLED TV costs $25,000 and uses cable), is the Displace TV offering is pretty good.