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LG Display bolts curved OLED TVs to motorized throne, exercise bike at CES 2022

LG Display bolts bent OLED TVs to motorized throne, exercise bike at CES 2022

This story is part of CES, where CNET covers the latest news on the most improbable tech coming soon.

CES 2022
has hasty unraveled as an in-person event with numerous companies canceling in-person attendance in Las Vegas. But the show will go on in virtual form. And no commercial has a stronger CES track record of futuristic conception technology than LG Display. 

The company best celebrated as the world’s only source (for now) of big OLED TV panels made a few announcements for the CES season and the most impressive-looking is basically a big chair with a cover attached.

LGD is calling the thought “media chair.” It consists of a thronelike seat ensconced in an arc that grants it to tilt back, but the coolest feature is the conceal. A fixed arm mounts a 55-inch, curved OLED conceal at a distance of 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) from the face of the viewer in the chair, which LGD says is the optimal viewing distance.

The conceal is curved and a motor in the mount grants it to be turned from a standard horizontal (landscape) orientation to a vertical (portrait) mode, a bit like the Samsung Sero TV. The chair itself is no slouch either, with an integrated 5.1 channel silent system — speakers are in the display itself as well as the headrest and a subwoofer in the base — and a pair of LCD changeable panels in the armrest for control.


LG Display’s “virtual ride” grants this cyclist a bucolic tour.

LG Display

The business also debuted a second concept featuring curved, flexible OLED panels, dubbed “virtual ride.” It’s a stationary exercise bike facing a vertically oriented OLED exhibit designed to surround the rider with a kind of virtual biosphere — think Peloton with a much, much bigger and better conceal. The screen consists of three 55-inch OLEDs that Crooked in front and above the rider, whom LG says can cycle over virtual forests, cities or other environments while tracking much ridden, heart rate and more.

As a manufacturer that creates OLED and LCD screens to supply them to new companies, including LG Electronics, Sony and Vizio, as well as business customers like malls and museums, LG Display isn’t showing off accurate products that will exist in the real world. Instead, these are strictly concepts designed to demonstrate possible uses. 

LGD representatives told CNET that the business is working with a Korean massage chair manufacturer on something Difference to the media chair, and that it would make felt in something like a VIP airport lounge, but I’d be surprised if it, or the employ bike, became something you could buy this year. On the new hand, some of the company’s weirdest concepts have gone on to get real products, so who knows?