CES 2022: TECH WORTH THE SPLURGE

To quench your thirst (and ours) for promising tech products waiting for us from here on, we're taking a look at some devices seemingly worth the splurge from the CES 2022!
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CES 2022: TECH WORTH THE SPLURGE

To quench your thirst (and ours) for promising tech products waiting for us from here on, we're taking a look at some devices seemingly worth the splurge from the CES 2022!
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Considering how the past years have been quite stressful for many, it's understandable how our yearning for convenience and safety fueled our reliance on digital tools and smart gadgets. So, to quench your thirst (and ours) for promising tech products waiting for us from here on, we're taking a look at some devices seemingly worth the splurge from the world's biggest tech companies that participated in the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas!
We've heard of dual-display laptops before, and while we didn't really go berserk for that, it didn't stop tech companies from innovating to deliver what's possibly the best one under this category.

Asus is one of those as it introduced its upcoming Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus Duo 16 built for gamers and content creators, which looks to be the most powerful among its flagship dual-screen laptops. The updated design of the flagship machine meets Asus' Nebula HDR Display™ and dons a 16-inch main display with a 14.1-inch 4K secondary touchscreen panel under it that rises from the body on redesigned hinges, giving limitless flexibility for multitasking. It comes with new AMD Rembrandt processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics, up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 storage, and PCIe 4.0 storage, all packed in what Asus calls Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal to keep it cool.


ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 by Asus | Photo Credit: rog.asus.com

If you're not much of a gamer, Lenovo has your back with its fresh take on dual-screen laptops.

In an attempt to get creative, Lenovo put an eight-inch secondary screen that supports a stylus on the right side of the keyboard deck of its new ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 in addition to the ultrawide 17.3-inch primary screen with a 21:10 aspect ratio. Looking at it, it might take us a bit of getting used to, but undeniably, it does look perfect for working when you think about the various practical uses the second screen can handle, such as drawing quick sketches or jotting down notes, or even viewing an application and having the luxury of scrolling less. On the inside of this superb business laptop, you're in for a treat with the new 12th Gen Intel processors up to a Core i7, up to 32GB of RAM, up to a 1TB drive, and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics.
There are a lot of treats for gamers during the CES 2022, and among those that caught the attention of many are Dell’s Alienware x14, the Asus ROG Flow Z13, LG’s UltraGear™ Gaming Monitor, a gaming chair with a full-body haptic feel from Razer, and Sony’s long-rumored next-gen PlayStation VR for the PS5.

The latest variation of Alienware X from Dell is a slim 14-inch gaming laptop that’s 14.5mm thick — perfect for gamers on the go. This bad boy designed in the semi-futuristic look the X-Series is known for runs on Intel's latest 12th Gen processors with up to Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics. It's a pretty powerful gaming device considering its size.

Another offering from Asus that gained buzz was the retro-futuristic Asus ROG Flow Z13, a 2-in-1 gaming laptop or a powerful tablet for PC gaming — whichever way you see it, the bottom line is it's got the best of both worlds. It's got the Intel Core i9-12900H processor, can pack up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti inside, and can be connected to Asus' ROG XG Mobile external GPU for a beefy graphics boost. The thing has a built-in kickstand that can be opened up to 170 degrees, providing flexibility like never before. Of course, being a gaming device, it does have some gorgeous RGB accent lighting found on the CNC-milled window at the rear of the device, where you can take a peek at the laptop's mainboard.

LG did not hold back as well in the gaming category, introducing the UltraGear™ Gaming monitor 32GQ950. The badass-looking UHD 4K screen promises a whole new level of gaming experience with its capability to reproduce vivid scenes, deliver dynamic contrast, and perform well with a refresh rate that vows to let gamers revel in total immersion.

Now, we go to Razer's newest gaming chair with an ultrawide seat base. Razer unveiled a new level of realism and immersive gaming experience by introducing the Enki Pro HyperSense Gaming Chair with Haptics, a gaming chair designed in collaboration with D-Box — yes, the technology company that makes theater haptic lounge chairs. With the responsiveness of up to 5ms, the thing can simulate vibrations, textures, and motions in sync with the user's games and movies, giving authentic, lifelike feedback.


PlayStation virtual reality headset by Sony | Photo credit: blog.playstation.com

And finally, we've received news about the sequel to Sony's PSVR headset that will work exclusively with the PS5 — the PlayStation VR2. It comes with its new controllers, aptly called the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller . As per the official PlayStation Blog about the PSVR2, it will have four cameras for headset and controller tracking​, a higher resolution display for each eye, faster refresh rates, improved eye-tracking capabilities, and a wider field of view.
Samsung unpacked quite a lot during the CES 2022, and two of the brand's innovations stood out: The Freestyle FHD Portable LED Projector and the Samsung Odyssey Ark .


The Freestyle by Samsung | Photo credit: samsung.com

Let's start small with Samsung's ultra-portable projector called The Freestyle. This two-pound all-in-one entertainment system stands on a 180-degree cradle to allow the user to project 1080p HD videos of up to 100 inches in size on any surface with ease. It also comes with a 360-degree dual passive radiator speaker and runs Samsung Electronics' smart operating system (OS) Tizen. Compact, clever, and powerful, but also simple.

Now, in contrast to the compactness of The Freestyle, Samsung teased the Samsung Odyssey Ark, a massive 55-inch curved 4K gaming monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio that can be used vertically. Not much information is available about this ambitious and intriguing monitor yet, but we'll definitely keep our eyes peeled because, honestly, we need to know why one would want to use the gigantic thing in a vertical position.

And before we end, did you know that Samsung finally unveiled the latest addition to its Fan Edition phones? Yes, after nearly a year since the Galaxy S21 was released, the brand has now introduced the sleek yet powerful Galaxy S21 FE.

The mid-range member of the S21 family is packed with a 6.4-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, which offers a smooth scrolling refresh rate. It's also equipped with a Snapdragon 888 processor and 6GB of RAM, making it suitable for gaming or handling intense tasks. The S21 FE also has the same 12MP main and ultra-wide cameras the S21 has, an 8MP telephoto lens that's lower than the 64MP version on the S21, and a 32MP front-facing camera. As for the battery, the S21 FE carries a 4,500mAh battery that can be charged with or without a wire.
While Apple is not formally part of the CES, its products usually influence the event with mentions of comparisons or compatibility from participating brands here and there, and the 2022 edition of the show was no different.

Intel, for example, presented its newest Alder Lake chips in comparison with the M1 Max and other processors. There were also introductions of new innovations and accessories intended for Apple users, such as the Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smart Watch that supports Apple's Siri voice assistant, the Targus Cypress Hero Backpack that now uses Apple's Find My app, the Hyper Swivel Dock intended for iMac, and the Chipolo CARD Spot that aims to be an AirTag alternative.



Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smart Watch | Photo credit: garmin.com

Now, you're probably curious as to what Apple may have in store for us, so here's a few rumored products and innovations that we've gathered for you. In the coming months, Apple fans may see a new and colorful 27-inch iMac, a high-end version of the Mac Mini, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone SE 3, an AR/VR headset to keep up with the 'metaverse,' a few more launches and upgrades on its MacBook laptops, and an Apple M2 chip. Maybe we'll also get a glimpse of the heavily-rumored Apple Glasses this year, although it is believed to be delayed until 2023. Anyway, while not all of these are confirmed yet, anything is possible, especially with Apple.

So, what do you think? Got anything that you’d like to get your hands on soon?

For more online shopping tips, product discounts, and promos, or the latest product announcements, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok (@shoppertainment.live), and watch out for that and more!

Asus is one of those as it introduced its upcoming Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus Duo 16 built for gamers and content creators, which looks to be the most powerful among its flagship dual-screen laptops. The updated design of the flagship machine meets Asus' Nebula HDR Display™ and dons a 16-inch main display with a 14.1-inch 4K secondary touchscreen panel under it that rises from the body on redesigned hinges, giving limitless flexibility for multitasking. It comes with new AMD Rembrandt processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics, up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 storage, and PCIe 4.0 storage, all packed in what Asus calls Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal to keep it cool.


ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 by Asus | Photo Credit: rog.asus.com

If you're not much of a gamer, Lenovo has your back with its fresh take on dual-screen laptops.

In an attempt to get creative, Lenovo put an eight-inch secondary screen that supports a stylus on the right side of the keyboard deck of its new ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 in addition to the ultrawide 17.3-inch primary screen with a 21:10 aspect ratio. Looking at it, it might take us a bit of getting used to, but undeniably, it does look perfect for working when you think about the various practical uses the second screen can handle, such as drawing quick sketches or jotting down notes, or even viewing an application and having the luxury of scrolling less. On the inside of this superb business laptop, you're in for a treat with the new 12th Gen Intel processors up to a Core i7, up to 32GB of RAM, up to a 1TB drive, and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics.

There are a lot of treats for gamers during the CES 2022, and among those that caught the attention of many are Dell’s Alienware x14, the Asus ROG Flow Z13, LG’s UltraGear™ Gaming Monitor, a gaming chair with a full-body haptic feel from Razer, and Sony’s long-rumored next-gen PlayStation VR for the PS5.

The latest variation of Alienware X from Dell is a slim 14-inch gaming laptop that’s 14.5mm thick — perfect for gamers on the go. This bad boy designed in the semi-futuristic look the X-Series is known for runs on Intel's latest 12th Gen processors with up to Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics. It's a pretty powerful gaming device considering its size.

Another offering from Asus that gained buzz was the retro-futuristic Asus ROG Flow Z13, a 2-in-1 gaming laptop or a powerful tablet for PC gaming — whichever way you see it, the bottom line is it's got the best of both worlds. It's got the Intel Core i9-12900H processor, can pack up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti inside, and can be connected to Asus' ROG XG Mobile external GPU for a beefy graphics boost. The thing has a built-in kickstand that can be opened up to 170 degrees, providing flexibility like never before. Of course, being a gaming device, it does have some gorgeous RGB accent lighting found on the CNC-milled window at the rear of the device, where you can take a peek at the laptop's mainboard.

LG did not hold back as well in the gaming category, introducing the UltraGear™ Gaming monitor 32GQ950. The badass-looking UHD 4K screen promises a whole new level of gaming experience with its capability to reproduce vivid scenes, deliver dynamic contrast, and perform well with a refresh rate that vows to let gamers revel in total immersion.

Now, we go to Razer's newest gaming chair with an ultrawide seat base. Razer unveiled a new level of realism and immersive gaming experience by introducing the Enki Pro HyperSense Gaming Chair with Haptics, a gaming chair designed in collaboration with D-Box — yes, the technology company that makes theater haptic lounge chairs. With the responsiveness of up to 5ms, the thing can simulate vibrations, textures, and motions in sync with the user's games and movies, giving authentic, lifelike feedback.


PlayStation virtual reality headset by Sony | Photo credit: blog.playstation.com

And finally, we've received news about the sequel to Sony's PSVR headset that will work exclusively with the PS5 — the PlayStation VR2. It comes with its new controllers, aptly called the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller . As per the official PlayStation Blog about the PSVR2, it will have four cameras for headset and controller tracking​, a higher resolution display for each eye, faster refresh rates, improved eye-tracking capabilities, and a wider field of view.

Samsung unpacked quite a lot during the CES 2022, and two of the brand's innovations stood out: The Freestyle FHD Portable LED Projector and the Samsung Odyssey Ark .


The Freestyle by Samsung | Photo credit: samsung.com

Let's start small with Samsung's ultra-portable projector called The Freestyle. This two-pound all-in-one entertainment system stands on a 180-degree cradle to allow the user to project 1080p HD videos of up to 100 inches in size on any surface with ease. It also comes with a 360-degree dual passive radiator speaker and runs Samsung Electronics' smart operating system (OS) Tizen. Compact, clever, and powerful, but also simple.

Now, in contrast to the compactness of The Freestyle, Samsung teased the Samsung Odyssey Ark, a massive 55-inch curved 4K gaming monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio that can be used vertically. Not much information is available about this ambitious and intriguing monitor yet, but we'll definitely keep our eyes peeled because, honestly, we need to know why one would want to use the gigantic thing in a vertical position.

And before we end, did you know that Samsung finally unveiled the latest addition to its Fan Edition phones? Yes, after nearly a year since the Galaxy S21 was released, the brand has now introduced the sleek yet powerful Galaxy S21 FE.

The mid-range member of the S21 family is packed with a 6.4-inch FHD+ 120Hz display, which offers a smooth scrolling refresh rate. It's also equipped with a Snapdragon 888 processor and 6GB of RAM, making it suitable for gaming or handling intense tasks. The S21 FE also has the same 12MP main and ultra-wide cameras the S21 has, an 8MP telephoto lens that's lower than the 64MP version on the S21, and a 32MP front-facing camera. As for the battery, the S21 FE carries a 4,500mAh battery that can be charged with or without a wire.

While Apple is not formally part of the CES, its products usually influence the event with mentions of comparisons or compatibility from participating brands here and there, and the 2022 edition of the show was no different.

Intel, for example, presented its newest Alder Lake chips in comparison with the M1 Max and other processors. There were also introductions of new innovations and accessories intended for Apple users, such as the Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smart Watch that supports Apple's Siri voice assistant, the Targus Cypress Hero Backpack that now uses Apple's Find My app, the Hyper Swivel Dock intended for iMac, and the Chipolo CARD Spot that aims to be an AirTag alternative.



Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smart Watch | Photo credit: garmin.com

Now, you're probably curious as to what Apple may have in store for us, so here's a few rumored products and innovations that we've gathered for you. In the coming months, Apple fans may see a new and colorful 27-inch iMac, a high-end version of the Mac Mini, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone SE 3, an AR/VR headset to keep up with the 'metaverse,' a few more launches and upgrades on its MacBook laptops, and an Apple M2 chip. Maybe we'll also get a glimpse of the heavily-rumored Apple Glasses this year, although it is believed to be delayed until 2023. Anyway, while not all of these are confirmed yet, anything is possible, especially with Apple.

So, what do you think? Got anything that you’d like to get your hands on soon?

For more online shopping tips, product discounts, and promos, or the latest product announcements, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok (@shoppertainment.live), and watch out for that and more!

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