CES 2024 is just around the corner, and tech companies are slowly showing off what they’ll be showcasing in Las Vegas. LG will be showing off a whole host of weird and wonderful gadgets at the show, including the just-announced DukeBox by LG Labs. This sound device brings together the old and the new – sound from vacuum tubes together with transparent OLED panel technology.
Vacuum tubes have been on the market for over 100 years and are popular for their ability produce a very realistic sound, which highlights each instrument, creating the feeling that the musicians are playing the music live. The DukeBox uses this technology along with front bottom speakers and 360 degree speakers on top. The vacuum tubes are visible, which increases retro impressionthough the transparency of the OLED display is adjustable.
DukeBox is something like a smart speaker for people who prefer a sleeker retro design. Although reminiscent of old jukeboxes, this device isn’t just for playing music, it can play for example also movies.
The company says its Labs Zone at CES 2024 will twice as large as last year. Other LG innovations at CES 2024 include a two-legged AI robot, laptops with artificial intelligence functions and the CineBeam Qube, a 4K projector with an image size of up to 120 inches with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Although LG has a press conference scheduled at the show, the company has a habit of announcing many of its products before CES.