LG has launched a bizarre TV in a suitcase

The LG StanbyME Go is a bizarre $1000, 27-inch suitcase TV that was announced for the US earlier this month. It is currently on show in Berlin at a corner of LG’s booth at IFA 2023.

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The demo model on the show floor features a robust articulating design that allows the TV to be swivelled from portrait into landscape, and set at any angle from straight upwards to straight forwards. The stand mechanism feels nice and sturdy, and you definitely need two hands to move it around.

On the back of the TV, there is a single HDMI port and USB input, as well as a power socket for its built-in battery. LG advertises around three hours of battery life. There is even a small cubby built into the suitcase for storing the TV’s remote when the screen is packed away. The whole device weighs around 14kgs.

The TV’s display is a 1080p LCD panel, which looked pretty unremarkable next to LG’s swanky 4K OLEDs. However, the StanbyME Go is still a capable TV, and its unique design makes it ideal for a variety of uses. For example, it could be used as a second screen for gaming or streaming, or as a portable TV for watching movies or TV shows on the go.

The TV is currently available for preorder on LG’s US site, with an estimated ship date of October 16th.

The display is also touch-enabled, which allows users to interact with the TV’s interface directly. Overall, the display is of good quality for a TV in this price range. It is bright and clear, with wide viewing angles and good colour reproduction. However, it does not support HDR, which is a feature that is becoming increasingly common in TVs.

Here are some technical details about the display of the LG StanbyME Go:

  • Panel type: IPS LCD
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Brightness: 250 nits
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Response time: 5 ms (GtG)
  • Viewing angles: 178 degrees (horizontal and vertical)
  • Colour gamut: 99% sRGB
  • HDR support: No