January 9, 2012
TVs, Appliances, Smartphones, Oh My!
LG started off the Press Day at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas by revealing what it has to offer at this year's event, including new TVs, smartphones and smart appliances.
The company showed off its 84-inch "Ultra Definition" television as well as the world's largest 55-inch OLED TV.
The TVs will come equipped with LG's new Magic Remote, an "intuitive device that revolutionizes navigation and functionality for LG's broad 2012 line of SmartTVs."
LG is pushing 3D hard again at this year's CES event, proving that there will be at least one company at the show still striving to bring pop-out graphics to the consumer's home.
The CINEMA 3D World Zone will allow visitors at CES to check out LG's new 3D glasses, as well as its new line of TVs, monitors and projectors.
LG also unveiled its new smartphone Spectrum, which will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless.
The new $199 device features a 4.5-inch "True HD" screen, capable of accessing video at 720p high-definition quality.
The smartphone is 4G and comes equipped with a 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor. LG rivals Apple's iPhone 4S camera by loading up the Spectrum with an 8-megapixel camera that can also capture 1080p video.
TVs and smartphones weren't the only devices LG showed off on Monday at CES, the company also announced it would be adding home appliances to its line-up for event.
The new appliances offer device-to-device connectivity and a home energy management system to allow for better energy efficiency.
The smart appliances allow LG refrigerators and washing machines to be monitored from a SmartTV or smartphone. Consumers will be able to monitor the status of their laundry cycles just by using their smartphones.
The company's smart refrigerator features a new technology that allows the appliance to become a food management system by scanning barcodes and grocery store receipts.
Consumers can use the refrigerator to check on a milk carton's expiration date, or even help create a grocery shopping list by keeping track of the food inventory.
LG's new Smart Oven might make cooking more appealing for those who live the bachelor's life who refuse to eat at home. Consumers can set the cooking time or temperature information through their smartphone.
Between smartphones, TVs and appliances, LG is showing that it is capable of connecting everything in a consumer's life.
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