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Three hotly anticipated gadgets coming to South Africa in 2024


It’s as certain as death, taxes, and government corruption that we will see incredible new gadgets every year. Here are three, due here in 2024, that will please smartphone fans, tech enthusiasts, and gamers alike.

LG’s 4K wireless transparent TV

LG has always been at the forefront of panel technology, and the South Korean tech firm recently showed off the world’s first 4K wireless transparent TV.

The 77-inch OLED display has two modes: transparent and opaque. In transparent mode, it can show art, videos, and data, such as news and weather, while also letting you see through it to the rest of the room.

When you want to watch TV or a movie, the display deploys a contrast screen so you only see the on-screen action.

How is it wireless you may ask? Well, video content is streamed wirelessly to the display from LG’s Zero Connect Box, which would be near the TV or in another room. It is expected to launch in late 2024.

iPhone 16

Another year and another iPhone is set to touch down into the local market. 2024 will see the launch of the iPhone 16, which is still somewhat of a mystery, but there are some insider hints of what to expect.

These include larger 6.3 and 6.9 displays (the latter being the Pro model), a new ‘capture’ button on the device, a periscope zoom lens on the camera, the faster A-series chipset, and Wi-Fi 7 capabilities. Expect some added AI innovation too, to take on the Samsung Galaxy S24.

MSi Claw

The handheld gaming world has been reinvigorated thanks to the likes of the Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ally, and other handheld PC devices.

MSi will be throwing their name into the hat with the Claw A1M. It’s a handheld gaming device with a 7-inch display, powered by Intel Core Ultra processors. It also features Intel XeSS technology, ensuring a smooth and immersive gameplay experience – even on AAA titles.

Much like the ROG Ally, it has two analogues, face buttons, and all the triggers and bumper buttons you’d expect, along with a sleek ergonomic design. It is set to be priced at $699 (around R11 400).

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