LG introduced the IFA 2023 audience to a take-everywhere TV case. Despite fairly modest specifications, the device is nonetheless intriguing.
We had already seen a wireless TV at LG, the StandbyME which had launched a new range at the manufacturer, here is a version designed to be transported, the StandbyME Go. The idea is on a post-it: a TV that can be transported in a suitcase.
Presented in June 2023, we were able to take it in hand at IFA 2023 in Berlin. The device is presented as a fairly minimalist beige briefcase, but which weighs its weight: count about 14 kilos.
Once the suitcase is opened, the screen is immediately presented to you. By pulling slightly on it, it unfolds from a very rigid arm, rather reassuring, and stands just above the suitcase. The screen can be oriented vertically or horizontally. There is a hidden remote control underneath.
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The screen is a 27-inch 1080p LCD panel at 60 Hz, very classic therefore, but which will do the trick for an evening camping. The goal is probably not to draw too much on the battery integrated into the case, which is capable of delivering only 3 hours of use. You will have to choose your film carefully, therefore, a Oppenheimer for 3 hours for example.
To navigate, a touch user interface is integrated. This works under WebOS and is very practical and is reminiscent of any Android tablet: pressing from the bottom of the screen brings you back to Home, from the sides of the screen it is a backspace and a menu of shortcuts slides down from the top of the screen. Netflix, Apple TV, Disney+, Prime Video, Spotify and YouTube TV are integrated. Airplay 2 is also supported.
Sound is provided by a Dolby Atmos-compatible 20W speaker. From what we heard, the volume seems quite adequate and the bass is good. The case is WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 compatible.
Unfortunately, at this stage, we have no information on any European release. The LG StandbyME Go costs $999.