The 5 weirdest products Samsung unveiled at CES 2024

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January 9, 2024 at 07:39
The 5 weirdest products Samsung unveiled at CES 2024
The 5 weirdest products Samsung unveiled at CES 2024

A yellow robo-ball, an AI vacuum, and a transparent TV, oh my!
Samsung pulled the curtains back on a bunch of tech at CES 2024, including a new yellow AI robot companion, a smart vacuum, a transparent TV, and more.

Are they actually practical for real-world use or did Samsung unleash a bunch of gimmicks? We'll let you decide.SEE ALSO: CES 2024: LG's transparent OLED TV disappears when turned off 

Ballie: Your 'true AI companion'

Ballie true AI companion
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Ballie was first introduced at CES 2020, but now, Samsung has upgraded the rolling AI bot with advanced intelligence. It's much larger now with a sleeker design. Here is, in part, what it can do.

  • Be your robot AI companion

  • Come to you if you beckon it

  • Interact with other smart devices (e.g., it can turn switches on and off)

  • Project pictures and videos on walls

  • Help you check on your pets by sending pictures of them to you

This yellow bot is about the size of a bowling ball. The user can also control Ballie with voice commands — or even text messages, according to a demo Samsung showcased at its CES 2024 press event.


2. A picture frame that plays music

Samsung introduced a picture frame that plays music. No, I'm not kidding. And get this — it's called "Music Frame."

Music Frame revealed at Samsung CES 2024
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No, it doesn't have a digital screen or anything. You have to place physical photos inside the frame manually. Music Frame is equipped with two tweeters, two woofers, and two mid-range drivers. Plus, it supports Dolby Atmos audio.


3. A new refrigerator — with AI, of course

Samsung unveiled the Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator. It comes with a 32-inch screen that uses something called "AI Vision," a technology that can recognize 33 different food items inside using an internal camera.

It can also suggest recipes based on the ingredients inside the refrigerator.


4. A transparent TV

Move over, LG! Samsung also revealed a transparent TV, but interestingly, they didn't reveal too much about it at the press conference.

However, you can check out this "First Look" from Samsung to get a glimpse at the microLED TV that Samsung claims is "futuristic" and "glass-like."


5. An 8K projector

Samsung unveiled a Neo QLED 8K projector that is billed as delivering the world's first wireless 8K transition.

8K projector at Samsung Press Release
Credit: Kimberly Gedeon / Mashable

The South Korea-based company boasted that it uses the NQ8 AI Gen 3 processor to upscale low-res pictures up to an image quality of 8K. Plus, according to the press release, it uses Active Voice Amplifier Pro to optimize your listening experience by analyzing background noise.

Kimberly Gedeon is a tech explorer who enjoys doing deep dives into the most popular gadgets, from the latest iPhones to the most immersive VR headsets. She's drawn to strange, avant-garde, bizarre tech, whether it's a 3D laptop, a gaming rig that can transform into a briefcase, or smart glasses that can capture video. Her journalism career kicked off about a decade ago at MadameNoire where she covered tech and business before landing as a tech editor at Laptop Mag in 2020.

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