Technology Samsung's latest C-Lab projects include private portable speakers

15:07  03 january  2018
15:07  03 january  2018 Source:   Engadget

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Samsung is making a tradition out of unveiling C - Lab projects at major trade shows, and CES 2018 is no exception. The tech giant is introducing a trio of experiments, starting with its unique S -Ray speaker (above). The makes directional audio portable

Samsung is making a tradition out of unveiling C - Lab projects at major trade shows, and CES 2018 is no exception. Originally posted here: Samsung ’ s latest C - Lab projects include private portable speakers .

a cellphone on a table© Provided by Engadget Samsung is making a tradition out of unveiling C-Lab projects at major trade shows, and CES 2018 is no exception. The tech giant is introducing a trio of experiments, starting with its unique S-Ray speaker (above). The makes directional audio portable -- you can listen to your tunes anywhere you go without the potential discomfort of headphones or subjecting everyone to your musical tastes. Samsung is teasing multiple models, including a smartphone cover and a neck-worn speaker that comes across as a less intrusive version of LG's Tone Studio.

The other two projects are health-oriented. The Relumino smart glasses turn Samsung's earlier Gear VR visual aid into dedicated eyewear. Pair the glasses with a smartphone and they'll translate video from a built-in camera into easier-to-see pictures on their display. They can filter or invert colors, increase clarity and eliminate blind spots without requiring bulky headgear. Samsung hopes this could let those with poor eyesight venture outside or read in greater comfort.

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Most implementations of this technology are meant to be stationary, but Samsung ’ s C - Lab plans to show S-Ray speakers that include a neckband, a smartphone cover, and a “handy” speaker which looks like a small portable Bluetooth speaker . Other new C - Lab projects set to debut at CES

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As with all C-Lab projects, there's no guarantee that these will become shipping products. However, all three have very clear benefits -- we wouldn't be shocked if at least one of them goes on sale in the future.

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