Yesterday we saw LG crafting a different take on the functions offered by its Signature R OLED TVs. Today, there’s something altogether more practical to marvel over. Next year, LG intends to launch a TV called the StanbyME. If that sounds weird to you, you’d… actually, you’d be pretty spot on.
LG obviously intends its StanbyME TV (yes, that’s its real name) to be the sort of screen lazy people fall in love with. It’s on a height-adjustable stand and its display angle can also be tweaked. If you’ve got a super-comfy position on the couch that doesn’t make for easy TV watching, this screen’ll fix that.
Darlin’, darling, StanbyME
But it’s a lot more practical, for South African users anyway. See, the StanbyME (we’re never getting over this name) also features an internal battery. This battery will keep the 27in screen running for up to three hours, which should get you through a normal session of load-shedding.
If you’ve got a battery-powered internet source, you’re wholly sorted for a power outage. The StanbyME includes a touchscreen interface and support for the major streaming apps. Showmax probably isn’t included, but that’s more of a ‘yet’ than ‘ever’ thing. For proper offline viewing, there’s a single USB port as well as an HDMI connection. You know, just in case you want to set up an Xbox so you can play games when you really should be sleeping.
Pricing isn’t known yet, but we’ll likely get more information on LG’s TV’s at CES 2022. In the meantime, it’s nice to know that whoever was responsible for the company’s whackier smartphones has been internally relocated.
Source: The Verge