New tech for your entertainment needs

Feb 18, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

We feature some of the incredible tech that came out of the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past month. From tech trends to new and exciting releases, here’s what to pay attention to!


Roll away your television!

Marie Kondo’s Netflix show “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” has taken houses around the globe by storm. Running with the declutter theme, LG showcased their LG Signature OLED TV R9 at CES. Will this bring you joy? Yes, it probably will. The television is housed in a neat little box that takes up minimal space. But the television itself isn’t tiny – the 65-inch screen simply rolls up into the box. It’s a rollable LED that can sit unassumingly at the base of your bed or near a dedicated wall in your lounge. It offers up a 4K HDR Smart TV experience. While there is no price as yet and no indication if the TV will make it to South Africa, it is expected to roll out into retail towards the latter part of the year.


Old school photos are cool

In a weird circle, we’ve returned to a land of physical photos. The digital obsession has died down and now we want physical memories in our hands. In walks old school Polaroid cameras with a twist. The new Fujifilm Instax SQ6 instant camera is a winner if you’re in the race for something funky that allows instant access to physical memories. It allows old school Polaroid printing as you snap while also offering up a host of high-end tech modes to ensure the best snaps: including selfie mode, macro and double exposure mode. They cost just under R2000 and are available at most camera stores.

Gillette Heated Razer

Ignore that advert for a moment and pay attention to Gillette’s latest product offering. Their new heated razor was meant as an innovative offering that launched on a crowdfunding website late last year. A select few products have started shipping to the backers, but the company has confirmed they’ll be using the prototype as a starting ground for a commercial version soon. The razor heats up to 50 degrees and then is able to warm your skin and soap giving you the same experience you’d receive in a typical barber shop.


Dictate the mood of your favourite movie

Room diffusers allow you to set the scent for your living space. With this Moodo portable room diffuser, launched at CES, you’ll be able to change that scent regardless of where you are. The aroma diffuser is portable and charges via a USB cable. This means you can move it to new locations without fear of spilling the fluid. It is also able to hold a scent capsule which is interchangeable – meaning you dictate the scent. They cost in the region of R500 and went on sale this month. No word yet on whether they’ll be available in South Africa – so for now settle for the incredible diffusers from Crabtree and Evelyn. While they might not incorporate smart technology, they still smell damn good!

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