This versatile gizmo is one of those bits of tech you didn't know you wanted until someone comes up with the idea.
Anyone wanting to watch a movie at camp, listen to music at a picnic or play board games at the beach would normally have to haul a bunch of different gadgets. But LG proposes an all-in-one solution with a 27-inch smart display in a briefcase called the StandbyMe Go that's designed to provide mobile entertainment indoors or out.
It's designed to serve as a portable streaming TV or vertical video player, a music player with animated turntable graphics during playback, a tabletop games platform, a display for presentations or team meetings at the office, and more. All wrapped up in a durable briefcase enclosure.
It automatically powers on when the briefcase lid is opened, and turns off when it's closed. LG has included a 20-watt, four-channel Dolby Atmos sound system in the inner lid for all-in-one convenience, and voice recognition smarts are available via the included remote. And the Go's built-in battery could be good for up to 3 hours of usage before needing to be plugged in.
Tempted? Well, it's just gone on sale in Korea for the equivalent of $890, but there's no word yet as to when it will be available internationally or at what price. Do take a look at the 30 second promo video from LG...