The marvels of CES 2022 are coming. LG is making an early announcement to put a spotlight on two unconventional TVs. Officially numbered as the 65Art90 and the 27Art10, the Objet and StandbyMe are two very different takes on the traditional TV.
The LG Objet TV is made to let a big screen TV hide itself away when not in use, with a fabric cover that can be lowered to expose the 65-inch 4K TV underneath, or raised to hide the TV screen behind a panel of designer fabric. The fabric cover is made by Danish textile firm Kvadrat, and comes in three distinct colors (Kvadrat Beige, Kvadrat Redwood, Kvadrat Green), each chosen to match and blend with a wide color palette. The fabric can be partially retracted to utilize only the top third of the TV. In Line View mode the TV as a Date & Clock display, or use it as an audio player without powering the TV on fully. The display can also display artwork when it’s not being used for regular viewing, with LG’s Gallery mode. Inside is 65-inch OLED TV – which uses a slimmer Gallery design – and carries the same advanced OLED evo technology that LG introduced on the LG G1. Paired with an advanced processor it delivers 80 watts of 4.2-channel sound.
The LG StanbyME is a 27-inch TV that can operate wirelessly on battery power and be wheeled around on its height-adjustable stand. (You can also detach the screen from the stand.) When attached to the stand, the display can swivel, tilt, or be rotated to portrait orientation. The versatile stand supports swivel, rotation, tilt and height adjustment for everything from TV viewing to video calling, virtual class lectures, and more. Screen mirroring is seamless for both Android and iOS phones with an NFC tap-to-pair function and optional phone cradle. It’s also built to be far more hands-on than LG’s regular smart TVs, with touch and gesture controls in addition to the standard remote control.
An early report from our sister site What Hi-Fi? explains that the LG Objet TV will begin selling in South Korea starting December 15, with a 9.9 million Won price tag, which would convert to $8,355 US dollars. Meanwhile, the LG StanbyME has actually been selling in Korea since July, with a price of 1,040,000 Won, ($877 US dollars).