LG Electronics USA has announced today the pricing and availability of its latest innovation, the StanbyME Go also known by its cryptic product name 27LX5QKNA. This versatile and portable entertainment system is designed to change how consumers engage with digital content. The system is priced at $999.99 and will be available later this month, exclusively on LG.com.
What is the StanbyME Go?
It feels a bit like a ridiculously huge tablet but if you have the budget and need, maybe this will be your best friend on the next glamping vacation. The LG StanbyME Go is an all-in-one entertainment system housed in a durable suitcase-like casing. It features a 27-inch touchscreen that can be adjusted to different orientations to suit the user’s viewing preference. Whether you need it tilted, rotated, raised, or lowered, the StanbyME Go offers a flexible viewing experience.
One of the standout features is the built-in 20-watt speaker that adapts to the screen’s orientation. This dynamic adjustment ensures users enjoy optimal surround sound regardless of how the screen is positioned.
How Does the StanbyME Go Work?
The StanbyME Go operates using LG’s webOS software. It supports AirPlay and screen mirroring with iOS and Android devices, bringing a seamless sharing and streaming experience. Essentially, it allows your phone or tablet’s screen to be displayed on the larger 27-inch touchscreen. This feature can be handy for presentations, movie nights, or simply browsing the internet.
Furthermore, the StanbyME Go supports voice recognition for hands-free control. With this feature, you can change channels, search for content, or adjust settings without lifting a finger. As per LG’s dedicated product page’s tech specs, the picture panel is an LCD Display with only FHD 1080P (1,920 x 1,080) so while this might not be the worst in the world, it’s also far away from the OLED goodness that LG is also able to manufacture.
Powering the StanbyME Go
Keeping portability in mind, the StanbyME Go is designed with a built-in battery. It offers up to three hours of viewing time, making it useful for outdoor events, camping or glamping trips, or any situation where access to a power outlet may be limited. If you ask me, you better bring a camping battery with some solar panels as well because if you buy such a device, it would be a waste only to have it work for about three or fewer hours.
Preorder and shipping details
Customers who preorder the StanbyME Go will receive a complimentary LG XBOOM 360 Bluetooth Speaker worth $299.99. This exceptional offer further enhances the value proposition of the StanbyME Go, providing users with a comprehensive portable entertainment solution.
Preorders are expected to start shipping the week of August 28, 2023. However, this will be done on a first-come, first-served basis, so those interested should move quickly to secure their order. It appears a bit like a marketing stunt but from the facts we have in front of us right now, this could be a nice option if you think any of the potential use cases could be a good match for your lifestyle.