CES is often where the main TV brands announce their newest fanciest TV’s but this year Samsung has also launched a genuinely interesting device that shows they realise a lot of young people don’t want to buy a traditional rectangle TV that takes up lots of space and is stuck at home.
Samsung says The Freestyle is targeted toward Gen Z and millennials, The Freestyle is a projector, smart speaker and ambient lighting device all rolled into one lightweight, portable device.
Samsung’s press release follows, we hope a review unit will be available soon for Ausdroid to try it and let you know how well the Freestyle works and how much it will cost.
When it comes to portability, The Freestyle weighs only 830 grams allowing to change any space into a screen with ease. Unlike conventional, boxy projectors, The Freestyle’s versatile cradle allows rotation of up to 180 degrees, enabling users to show high-quality video anywhere – tables, floors, walls or even ceilings – no separate screen required.
The Freestyle comes with full auto keystone and auto levelling features. The features allow the device to automatically adjust its screen to virtually any surface or angle, helping provide a proportional image, even if you’re on uneven ground.
Additionally, the auto focus feature allows The Freestyle to display a clear image on virtually any surface, up to 100 inches in size.
The Freestyle also comes with a dual passive radiator enabling a clean and deep bass, and its 360-degree sound radiation allows customers to enjoy an immersive sound experience no matter where they are.
For powering it up, The Freestyle is compatible with power banks that support USB-PD and 50W/20V output or above, so users can take it with them anywhere, even when they are on the move.
When it’s not used as a projector to stream content, The Freestyle also provides mood lighting effect thanks to its ambient mode and translucent lens cap. The Freestyle is also a smart speaker, analysing the music to pair visual effects that can be projected on the wall, floors and anywhere else.
The Freestyle offers Smart TV features available on Samsung Smart TVs, with built-in streaming services and mirroring and casting features compatible with both Android and iOS mobile devices.
It also includes far-field voice control, allowing users to choose their favourite voice assistants when using the device hands-free.
The Freestyle will be available for online pre-order in Australia on January 17.