If I had to pick one piece of tech at the show that really makes me think "we are living in the future!" it's LG's Rollable OLED, which does exactly what it says. It's a screen that you can roll up. Why am I so impressed? Because once this becomes a reality, it will transform the design and function of everything that has a screen -- and these days, everything has a screen. While it's not quite ready for prime time, it's not 5 years away, either.

The Best Gadgets on CES 2016 (part 1)

All the cool new gadgets at CES 2016.
Our picks of the hottest, coolest and most sizzling tech on show in Las Vegas.

LG Rollable OLED

If I had to pick one piece of tech at the show that really makes me think "we are living in the future!" it's LG's Rollable OLED, which does exactly what it says. It's a screen that you can roll up. Why am I so impressed? Because once this becomes a reality, it will transform the design and function of everything that has a screen -- and these days, everything has a screen. While it's not quite ready for prime time, it's not 5 years away, either.
If I had to pick one piece of tech at the show that really makes me think “we are living in the future!” it’s LG’s Rollable OLED, which does exactly what it says. It’s a screen that you can roll up. Why am I so impressed? Because once this becomes a reality, it will transform the design and function of everything that has a screen — and these days, everything has a screen. While it’s not quite ready for prime time, it’s not 5 years away, either.

Nanoleaf Aurora

Technology advances by becoming invisible: The most high-tech stuff usually aims to disappear into its surroundings. But these triangular programmable lights, which connect to each other on any edge, can be arranged in patterns to create funky lighting arrays -- you know, the kind you see in movies that make homes look more futuristic. It's still in prototype, but they'll come in starter packs of 10 panels with a projected price of $200 (converted, about £135, or AU$275), and power needs to feed into just one panel of every 30.
Technology advances by becoming invisible: The most high-tech stuff usually aims to disappear into its surroundings. But these triangular programmable lights, which connect to each other on any edge, can be arranged in patterns to create funky lighting arrays — you know, the kind you see in movies that make homes look more futuristic. It’s still in prototype, but they’ll come in starter packs of 10 panels with a projected price of $200 (converted, about £135, or AU$275), and power needs to feed into just one panel of every 30.

Onagofly Nano Drone

Last year's Zano nano drone never made it off the ground, so here's hoping Onagofly's 5-inch/125mm-square follow-me drone has better luck with liftoff. It's already had an Indiegogo campaign funded seven times over, and boasts really useful features like obstacle avoidance and live streaming, for $300 (£200 or AU$415).
Last year’s Zano nano drone never made it off the ground, so here’s hoping Onagofly’s 5-inch/125mm-square follow-me drone has better luck with liftoff. It’s already had an Indiegogo campaign funded seven times over, and boasts really useful features like obstacle avoidance and live streaming, for $300 (£200 or AU$415).

Livestream Movi

You know how broadcast setups cut between different cameras to vary the viewpoint, even if it's just two different sides of a talking head? Livestream's Movi, a 4K video camera and app, will allow you to create the same effect by selecting different crop areas to generate a 720p final video. And the camera fits in your bag. This quick-and-dirty studio will run $400 when it arrives in April (about £270 or AU$550).
You know how broadcast setups cut between different cameras to vary the viewpoint, even if it’s just two different sides of a talking head? Livestream’s Movi, a 4K video camera and app, will allow you to create the same effect by selecting different crop areas to generate a 720p final video. And the camera fits in your bag. This quick-and-dirty studio will run $400 when it arrives in April (about £270 or AU$550).

Immersit

Now you can feel every pothole in the New York City streets while watching (or leading) a car chase in the comfort of your living room. Immersit vibrates, lifts and rocks your chair or couch in synchronization with games and movies that support it. You can pair it with VR goggles for an even more realistic experience. The price isn't set yet, but you'll have to budget extra for Dramamine.
Now you can feel every pothole in the New York City streets while watching (or leading) a car chase in the comfort of your living room. Immersit vibrates, lifts and rocks your chair or couch in synchronization with games and movies that support it. You can pair it with VR goggles for an even more realistic experience. The price isn’t set yet, but you’ll have to budget extra for Dramamine.

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