LG UltraFine 5K Display to Get Extra Shielding to Ensure It Can Work Around Routers

LG has redesigned its UltraFine 5K Display in order to fix the issue that was causing the display to flicker, black out, and even freeze the connected computer when a Wi-Fi router is kept too close to it. Even though the display worked fine with the router kept at a distance of 2 metres or more, it started causing the aforementioned issues when kept closer.

LG UltraFine 5K Display to Get Extra Shielding to Ensure It Can Work Around Routers

“LG apologises for this inconvenience and is committed to delivering the best quality products possible so all LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K displays manufactured after February 2017 will be fitted with enhanced shielding,” the company said in an email to Recode.

As for owners of the monitor, LG says existing UltraFine 5K Displays can be retrofit with the enhanced shielding.

Apple first showcased LG’s UltraFine 5K Display monitor when the company launched its new range of MacBooks last year in October and claimed that the display worked great in sync with its new laptop lineup. Even though the user manual for the monitor does warn the users that display should be installed “where no Electromagnetic Interference occurs,” it did not specify anything about routers.

A reviewer previously said that the amount of flickering on the monitor depends on the amount of Wi-Fi traffic going through the WAP. An LG customer care executive also confirmed that the issue was limited to the LG 5K monitors and does not show up on other displays in its portfolio.

The 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display, as the name suggests, comes with a screen resolution of 2880×5120 pixels, sports an IPS panel, and has been priced by the company at $1,300 (roughly Rs. 87,500).

Apart from the impressive screen resolution, the LG UltraFine 5K Display comes with one Thunderbolt 3 port and three regular USB Type-C ports. The Thunderbolt 3 cable, which comes with the display, is capable of not just displaying the content from MacBook Pro to the screen, but also charging the laptop simultaneously with 85W of charging power. The display comes with inbuilt stereo speakers, camera, and microphone to provide extra utility options to the user.

LG UltraFine 5K Display to Get Extra Shielding to Ensure It Can Work Around Routers

LG has redesigned its UltraFine 5K Display in order to fix the issue that was causing the display to flicker, black out, and even freeze the connected computer when a Wi-Fi router is kept too close to it. Even though the display worked fine with the router kept at a distance of 2 metres or more, it started causing the aforementioned issues when kept closer.

LG UltraFine 5K Display to Get Extra Shielding to Ensure It Can Work Around Routers

“LG apologises for this inconvenience and is committed to delivering the best quality products possible so all LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K displays manufactured after February 2017 will be fitted with enhanced shielding,” the company said in an email to Recode.

As for owners of the monitor, LG says existing UltraFine 5K Displays can be retrofit with the enhanced shielding.

Apple first showcased LG’s UltraFine 5K Display monitor when the company launched its new range of MacBooks last year in October and claimed that the display worked great in sync with its new laptop lineup. Even though the user manual for the monitor does warn the users that display should be installed “where no Electromagnetic Interference occurs,” it did not specify anything about routers.

A reviewer previously said that the amount of flickering on the monitor depends on the amount of Wi-Fi traffic going through the WAP. An LG customer care executive also confirmed that the issue was limited to the LG 5K monitors and does not show up on other displays in its portfolio.

The 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display, as the name suggests, comes with a screen resolution of 2880×5120 pixels, sports an IPS panel, and has been priced by the company at $1,300 (roughly Rs. 87,500).

Apart from the impressive screen resolution, the LG UltraFine 5K Display comes with one Thunderbolt 3 port and three regular USB Type-C ports. The Thunderbolt 3 cable, which comes with the display, is capable of not just displaying the content from MacBook Pro to the screen, but also charging the laptop simultaneously with 85W of charging power. The display comes with inbuilt stereo speakers, camera, and microphone to provide extra utility options to the user.

LG Zero with all-metal body and 4G LTE launched, global rollout to begin this week

LG has launched the Zero as the international variant of the Classsmartphone that was unveiled in September exclusively for South Korea. It is the brand’s latest mid-range Android smartphone that boasts an all-metal body, and features a curved glass display with a 3D effect. The phone also features a powerful loudspeaker with 1W output.

LG Zero

The LG Zero sports a 5-inch HD display, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone utilises a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Zero packs in 1.5GB of RAM, while the Class came with 2GB of RAM. It offers a 13-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front snapper. There’s 16GB of internal memory on board, further expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card. Connectivity-wise, it offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. A 2,050mAh battery keeps the phone running.

LG notes that the Zero sports an ‘Arc Glass’ design at the edges giving it a slimmer profile. Similar to the recent LG phones, it also features power and volume rocker buttons on the rear panel. There’s no word on its pricing at the moment, but the brand did reveal that it will be available in Taiwan this week, followed by a launch in other key Asian markets, Europe and Latin America.

LG’s SmartThinQ Hub is a smart home hub that’s also a speaker

LG is all set to unveil a handful of devices at CES 2016 in January. The company has already announced that it will be introducing the Tone+ 2016 Bluetooth stereo headset at the show. Now the brand has announced that it will be unveiling the new IoT SmartThinQ Hub speaker next month.

LG SmartThinQ Hub

The LG SmartThinQ Hub is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker that also lets you control your home appliances. The device comes with a 3.5-inch LCD display, which displays reminders from connected calendars. It can connect to a smartphone app to communicate with smart home appliances. It can be used to control washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, robotic vacuum cleaners, and air conditioners, among others.

As per the brand, the SmartThinQ Hub works as a central LG smart home hub by gathering details from smart appliances and from conventional devices connected to its sensors using Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Bluetooth. The device is compatible with devices from other manufacturers which support the AllJoyn Alliance open source framework. It can stream music from radio stations via iHeartRadio or via connected smartphones and tablets over Bluetooth.

The LG SmartThinQ Hub Bluetooth speaker will be available in Champagne Gold and Black variants. We will have more details regarding its price and availability early next month, so stay tuned.

LG to introduce the Tone+ 2016 Bluetooth headset at CES

LG has announced that it will be introducing the Tone+ 2016 Bluetooth stereo headset at CES in January next year. It will be the successor to the Tone Infinium Bluetooth stereo headset, which was launched in India in November last year. Similar to its predecessor, the Tone+ 2016 has also been designed in partnership with Harman/Kardon.

LG Tone+ 2016

The LG Tone+ 2016 Bluetooth stereo headset comes with dual microphones for better voice capture. It offers better audio output by blocking ambient noise, and has advanced quad layer diaphragm to deliver rich bass and clear treble. The device features the LG Tone & Talk function, which lets you read messages from social networking sites with the press of a button. It can also be used to trigger an alarm when both the headset and a smartphone are connected.

The LG Tone+ 2016 Bluetooth stereo headset will be showcased at CES 2016 next month. It will first be launched in Korea, followed by a global release starting February 2016 in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. It will be available in black, white and pink hues.