Panasonic's new transparent display and speakers are a smart home must have
Some of the most notable pieces of tech launched this year at CES 2016 are transparent TVs & displays. While the technology behind them isn't new, transparent displays are a thing this year at CES. Not to be outdone by LG's 18inch display that you can roll up like a newspaper, Panasonic showcased a transparent TV/display prototype at their living room booth.
Seamlessly blended into the decor, this transparent LCD display is Panasonic's vision for your smart home's living room.
While admitting that the screen isn't yet completely transparent, the Japanese company says its engineers plan to achieve that goal. The showcased prototype displayed a sequence of high-resolution images and video, maxed out at 1080p resolution.
To complement the viewing experience, Panasonic installed a series of rug speakers. Built into the carpet, the prototype speakers are fully integrated into the living space. The system allows you to control the reach of sound. The sound can be directed to people who want to listen to it or away from those who may be reading or enjoying a conversation in the same room.
There's no denying that Panasonic's two prototypes for your smart home's living room are really cool. But you won't be seeing this technology in our home tours section anytime soon. It will probably take between 4-8 years to get there. Until then, we can only anxiously wait.
Photography & video courtesy of Panasonic