Displace launches a new 27-inch gesture controlled, wireless TV you can stick to any surface – is this the ultimate kitchen TV?

The innovative TV startup Displace plans to launch two new models in its range of wireless TVs at the consumer electronics shows (CES) in January 2024 . The TVs are called the Displace Flex and Displace Mini, and mark an expansion of the company’s first fully wireless 55-inch 4K TV that we saw earlier this year.  

The 55-inch Flex will be priced at $5,999, while the 27-inch Mini is set to cost half that at $2,499. But you won’t be able to buy them straight away. Shipping dates for the Flex and Mini are tentatively listed as “by the end of 2024”.

Like the original Displace TV, the Flex has a similar spec list, including its extremely lightweight and portable wireless capabilities, and month-long battery life. What’s new though is that it comes equipped with an NFC reader and thermal cameras. The NFC readers mean you can pause the video you are watching to buy items such as clothing, electronics and food relevant to what you’re watching. Once you have selected your items, all you have to do is put your phone to the TV itself or pay via the Displace app and you’re done. Meanwhile, the thermal cameras can generate body heat maps that can be used with apps like telehealth to assess your health.

Much like the original Displace TV (picture here at CES 2023), the Flex and Mini can be connected to form a larger display  (Image credit: Future)

These new features are also in the Displace Mini, a 27-inch version of the original Displace screen. It weighs a super light 12lb, meaning it can be installed all around the home in places such as the refrigerator, kitchen countertops, bathrooms and more, to give you that interactive smart home feel. The Displace Mini can also be combined with other Minis to make a larger screen, again much like the original Displace TV, meaning those with businesses can combine them to make a larger display. Like the Flex, the Mini also has an average lifespan of a month based on six hours viewing a day. It can also be charged wirelessly via the Displace Stand, but this is sold separately.

What’s unique about these TVs is that they’re easy to hang on the wall, thanks to Displace’s active loop vacuum technology, which is what allows it to stick to the wall without needing a wall mount. Displace claims it’s one of the safest TVs to hang on the wall due to its self-lowering gear system.

Displace TV being hung on a wall by a woman

Much like the original Displace TV (pictured) the Flex and Mini will be easily wall-mountable  (Image credit: Displace )

The TV of the future or a gimmick?