The Coolest Tech Gadgets Unveiled At The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

The word “Bandersnatch” has been casually exchanged over our morning cuppa. Cue the ten seconds of comparing poor Stefan’s life choices. Reflecting on the interactive nature of the film got us thinking about new tech gadgets and how they can “influence” our lives (for the better, of course).

Naturally, we turned to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The annual CES is like the tech’s World Cup. With a rollout of buzzed-about tech merch on the market (several of them ringing up in the triple digits), our red packets couldn’t come sooner enough. And because we’re tech-snobbish, there are a few undisputable boxes an impressive tech gadget has to tick: innovative, stylish, game-changing experience.

While still proving their clout as the heavyweights of worthy tech gadgets to buy in 2019, we’ve rounded up our favourites below.

WORLD’S FIRST ROLLABLE TV 

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LG Signature OLED TV R (model65R9)

LG Electronics has been known for its televisions, and the brand recently released the world’s first rollable OLED TV that’s stealing the show in 2019. With a touch of a button, its unique function allows the 65-inch TV to rise and roll-up into a full screen. Acting much like a shutter gate with a display that seems to magically appear and disappear, it gives TV viewers the ability to design their ideal viewing space in Full View, Line View or Zero View.

Full View
The fullest extent of this TV, users can even control the display with just their voice through Amazon Alexa. Bonus: You can sync and play videos, music, and picture slideshows directly from your Apple device.

Line View
If a full screen doesn’t tickle your fancy, this viewing option has a three-fold effect: It allows the screen to be partially displayed while providing a mood mode and still illustrating the time and weather.

Zero View
As the name suggests, the screen is hidden away in the base and instantly maximises your space, all while still enjoying music.

For more information, visit LG. Pricing and availability, TBC.

RECREATING THE CLASSIC VINYL SOUND 

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Sony PS-LX310BT Turntable

A peek up the sleeves of Sony’s new tech launches led us to discover what may make vinyl music lovers be itching to swipe their credit cards on: the new wireless turntable. The Sony PS-LX310BT Turntable (read: hella stylish) lets you play your old school records while experiencing high-quality vinyl sounds through its calibre sound technology. To simplify the user experience, its Bluetooth function easily pairs your device and brings the sound to any wireless speaker or headphones.

Available in Singapore at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres and authorized Sony dealers from May 2019. price tbc.

STYLISH PORTABLE HOME SPEAKER

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Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker

This souped-up, Glass Sound Speaker by Sony is built to reproduce a 360-degree crystal clear sound (get it?) while seamlessly blending into your home thanks to its minimalistic aesthetic. The portable speaker can pair up with your smartphone, meaning you can stream songs (via Spotify Connect) literally anywhere in your home while doing anything. Plus, it comes with 8-hour battery life.

Available in Singapore at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres and authorized Sony dealers from May 2019. price tbc.

BUILT FOR DIGITAL CONTENT CREATORS

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Lenovo Powerful Yoga A940, USD $2,349.99

Even if you’re a professional graphic designer or a digital nomad, Lenovo’s new smart computer boasting a 27-inch optional 4K IPS touchscreen display promises to ease your creative journey and bring your vision to life. Its precision dial, a new tool that can easily select or adjust features like brush stroke or opacity, allows you to multitask with both hands. The best part? You can tilt the display screen up to 25-degrees for easier sketching. While the optimisation of our design process seems promising, we must declare: in Lenovo we trust.

Available on www.lenovo.com and Best Buy from April 2019.

WORLD’S SMALLEST GAMING LAPTOP

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Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop

The Razer Blade 15 laptop has a 15.6-inch screen making it the world’s smallest gaming laptop, ideal for gaming on-the-go. Though the basic form is the same, the reinvented graphics, colour accuracy, and lightweight design sets it apart from the competition. We’re talking NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics to enhance the visual experience and utilising GDDR6 memory for faster memory processing. The only caveat: We heard it might run you a pretty penny.

For more information, visit Razer. Pricing and availability, TBC.

WORLD’S FIRST WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE FOR XBOX ONE

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Razer Turret for Xbox One, USD $249.99

In comes the Razer Turret, a.k.a. the first ever wireless keyboard and mouse designed for Xbox One and destined to give gamers an (almost) unfair advantage during online multiplayer games! With a battery life of up to 40 hours and a stable 2.4 GHz wireless connection, this product practically makes lazing around on your couch a prelude to… anything else. Additionally, users have up to 16.8 million colour options and lighting effects for their keyboard and mouse. As Bilbo Baggins puts it: I’m going on an adventure!

For more information, visit Razer.