LG StanbyME Go lets you bring along a huge media player in a suitcase

When you’re going on a trip somewhere, most especially outdoors, you probably are thinking of disconnecting or going offline. So you’re probably not planning to bring along or use any of your gadgets or devices. But for those that are planning to watch movies, listen to music, or play games when camping, planning a party, or even going to the beach, having devices along can be a hassle as you need to bring a big screen, maybe speakers, a music player, and connectors of all kinds. So LG is now proposing that you just need one big device if you want a hassle-free way of consuming media with a group or even by yourself.

Designer: LG

The StanbyME Go from LG is a 27-inch smart display that is encased in a briefcase that serves your video player, music player, presentation display, and even comes with built-in speakers. Think of it as a computer but created specifically for media consumption. When you open the briefcase, the device automatically powers up and you can position the display vertically, horizontally, and even on a table mode if you want to play games like chess, checkers, and other digital versions of board games.

The 26.7-inch Dolby Vision Full HD LED display is attached to an adjustable stand that is attached to the briefcase. There is also a 20-watt, four-channel Dolby Atmos sound system that is built-in into the inner lid. The briefcase itself meets MIL-STD810H standards so you know it’s sturdy enough to hold your device. The Go runs on the webOS platform and can run on 3 hours of usage so that should be enough for a movie or a few episodes of your series. It has Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, Miracast screen mirroring, HDMI and USB inputs so you’re set for both wireless and wired connectivity.

It’s currently only available in Korea for KRW 1,170,000 and no announcement has been made if it will be sold in other territories. The video shows various ways you can use this large and pretty bulky but portable device, from watching videos outdoors to using it to show your presentation for work to having a dance party to playing games with multiple players. It’s a pretty interesting device to have if you’ll be faced with any of the situations where you might need a huge display.