The Best Cool New Gadgets at CES 2014 – Sony Bravia X9 4K Ultra HDTV
Samsung and LG got the lion’s share of the camera attention at CES 2014 thanks to their massive, curved 4K TVs. But while a 9-foot TV with a flexible display that curves inward at the touch of the button is exciting, the market for extreme cool new gadgets like that is very limited. Most people would rather buy a sports car or pay off their mortgage than drop that kind of cash on a TV.
But when it comes to cool new gadgets that won’t kill your bank account, Sony (SNE) has you cover. The company always made some pretty nice TVs, and it also has a well-earned reputation for design. So while the Bravia X9 line of 4K TVs it introduced at CES 2014 may not have the wow factor of other sets, it’s been winning fans based on its solid specs, attractive look and design details.
Instead of a uniformly thin case, for example. Sony made the Bravia X9 case a subtle wedge that’s thicker at the bottom. Besides adding some visual interest, this has two practical advantages: the TV is more difficult to topple over when not wall-mounted, and the additional room means Sony was able to use better speakers with more space for superior bass.
Pricing hasn’t been released yet, but based on Sony’s 4K TV pricing strategy from last year, a Bravia X9 4K Ultra HDTV should represent a premium quality 4K TV that’s actually affordable … at least in the 55-inch version.
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