TVs are a huge topic at this year’s CES. But you don’t want to see the cables. After LG had already presented its almost wireless TV at the start of the trade fair, we discovered another company whose television even manages completely without cables.
The start-up Displace should mean nothing to many users in Germany. The manufacturer is the first to introduce a cable-free TV. Completely without means that you do without a power cable yourself. Instead, the TV runs on batteries.
Displace TV adheres to the wall by vacuum
What sounds strange, however, works. At CES 2023 in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to take a closer look at the cable-free TV. Unlike the LG OLED TV M3, whose power supply still requires a cable, the TV from Displace, which has not yet been named, has nothing but the display.
The idea behind the wireless television is that it really should be able to be hung anywhere. According to the company spokeswoman, the TV can even be operated in the closet. The manufacturer relies on a special suspension system called Active Loop Vacuum Technology, which practically sticks the TV, which weighs around 10 kilograms, to the wall. Alternatively, it can also be attached to a pane of glass, for example a window.
Wireless TV thanks to battery operation
The Displace wireless television is powered by batteries. There is space for four batteries on the side of the TV, which can be easily removed and recharged. According to Displace, if all four batteries are charged, the electricity is sufficient for six hours of television a day for a whole month. A battery still manages up to two weeks at six hours a day. The content itself is transmitted from the separate base to the television via WiFi 6E.
The device also does not have a remote control. Instead, users can control the menu using hand gestures. So that the TV can also recognize the gestures, there is an extendable camera on the upper frame. For example, users can swipe through different channels, start streaming services such as Netflix or Disney+ or transfer images to another display. However, the camera also recognizes when users move and then transmits the image from room to room so that it moves with the people. But if you prefer to access the usual remote control, you can load it onto your smartphone via an app.
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Market launch planned for the end of the year
So the concept sounds very interesting and worked well in the demo. Apart from wireless operation, the Displace TV seems almost inconspicuous. Due to the battery compartments, it is relatively thick, while the frame around the display is very thin. The manufacturer told TECHBOOK that several of the 55 large 4K TVs can also be connected side by side to form a larger format. An area of up to 220 inches should be able to be created in this way.
Displace’s wireless TV should be available by the end of the year. The cost is said to be around $3,000. However, it is still unclear whether the manufacturer will also bring its TV to Europe.