X

A TV just 2.57mm thick! And other cool tech from LG at CES 2017

LG shows us the future of superthin televisions, smarter refrigerators and, of course, a few robots.

James Martin
James Martin is the Managing Editor of Photography at CNET. His photos capture technology's impact on society - from the widening wealth gap in San Francisco, to the European refugee crisis and Rwanda's efforts to improve health care. From the technology pioneers of Google and Facebook, photographing Apple's Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, to the most groundbreaking launches at Apple and NASA, his is a dream job for any documentary photography and journalist with a love for technology. Exhibited widely, syndicated and reprinted thousands of times over the years, James follows the people and places behind the technology changing our world, bringing their stories and ideas to life.
James Martin
ces-2017-lg-8761.jpg
1 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG kicked off the second day of CES press conferences with a discussion about AI, as well as a preview of its superthin televisions and Alexa appliances.

ces-2017-lg-8747.jpg
2 of 17 James Martin/CNET

This superthin W7 OLED TV is just 2.57mm thick!

ces-2017-lg-8757.jpg
3 of 17 James Martin/CNET

That black line against the white wall -- yep, that's the W TV.

ces-2017-lg-8740.jpg
4 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG's W TV can't stand by itself on legs or a pedestal. Instead, it requires a wall.

ces-2017-lg-8731.jpg
5 of 17 James Martin/CNET

It's crazy thin! LG say the W name comes from "window, wallpaper -- and wow."

ces-2017-lg-8456.jpg
6 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG also delved into a futuristic connected life. Here's a look at a panoramic car display.

ces-2017-lg-8496.jpg
7 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG's Smart InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator features a full 29-inch HD touchscreen display.

ces-2017-lg-8660.jpg
8 of 17 James Martin/CNET

It also comes with Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant, which means you can buy groceries directly from your fridge with a quick voice command.

ces-2017-lg-8467.jpg
9 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG's advanced driver assistant system lets people talk to cars, and cars talk to other cars.

ces-2017-lg-8681.jpg
10 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG's airport robot also took a spin around the stage at CES 2017. This droid will roam airports and offer helpful information. It will appear in the Incheon airport in South Korea later this year.

ces-2017-lg-8672.jpg
11 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG's Hub Robot, seen here on the left alongside the airport droid, works like an Amazon Echo. It takes voice commands, which in turn lets you control your smart oven, robot vacuum and other connected home devices.

ces-2017-lg-8473.jpg
12 of 17 James Martin/CNET

Big data and AI, a match made in our futuristic IoT automated heaven.

ces-2017-lg-8483.jpg
13 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG is going all-in with smart home devices. It's robot vacuum cleaner, for instance, can recognize the difference between a table leg and a human one, and will even ask you to get out of the way so it can continue cleaning.

ces-2017-lg-8488.jpg
14 of 17 James Martin/CNET

The revolution will be laundered -- and will be extra clean. LG's washing machine can recognize if there's an excess of dirt and add a second rinse cycle.

ces-2017-lg-8652.jpg
15 of 17 James Martin/CNET

Look inside your fridge to see what you need with Panorama View.

ces-2017-lg-8780.jpg
16 of 17 James Martin/CNET

Even when mounted to the wall, LG's W TV has a lower profile than the Google Pixel XL phone.

ces-2017-lg-8765.jpg
17 of 17 James Martin/CNET

LG's took a smart speaker and jammed it into this cute, mobile robot.

More Galleries

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera
A houseplant

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera

20 Photos
Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra
magic-v2-2024-foldable-1383

Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra

10 Photos
The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum
Samsung Galaxy S24

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum

23 Photos
Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design
The Galaxy S24 Ultra in multiple colors

Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design

23 Photos
I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites
img-0368.jpg

I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites

34 Photos
Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?
Invitation for the Apple September iPhone 15 event

Do You Know About These 17 Hidden iOS 17 Features?

18 Photos
AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?
img-1599-2.jpg

AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?

17 Photos