LG StanbyME Review: Entertainment on Wheels

LG’s latest innovation brings us a portable TV on wheels that also doubles up as a touchscreen tablet. Say whaaat!

What device would be best suited for you to enjoy entertainment in both landscape and portrait modes, anywhere in the house? With a full repertoire of built-in apps and a 10W sound system which can be rolled around with ease, LG StanbyME could just be a dream come true.

Source: LG StanbyME

Ditch the traditional TV – and embrace being on-the-go in the comfort of your own home with LG’s newest product that’s wireless and completely mobile.

SPECS
PRICE: $1,799
RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
SCREEN SIZE: 27”
DISPLAY TYPE: FHD IPS
CONNECTIVITY: HDMI 1.4
AUDIO: 10W
POWER SUPPLY: AC Power or Build-in Battery with up to 3 hours of wireless screen time
ADJUSTABLE DISPLAY: Move, Tilt, Height, Swivel
DIMENSIONS WITH STAND: 621mmW x 1265mmH x 397mmD (Screen Horizontal, Higher Position)
WEIGHT: 17.5KG

FUNCTIONS
The versatility of the adjustable screen is arguably one of the most stannable features of StanbyME, with its ability to be rotated and swivelled in several different ways – including up to 180° rotation, 130° swivel, 50° tilt and 20cm height adjustments.

Watching recipe videos while cooking was immersive and convenient

The screen was easily adjustable to portrait mode that allowed me to refer to recipe articles and videos while cooking in the kitchen.

BATTERY LIFE
I always found smart TVs, whether wall-mounted or otherwise, lacking; I would mindlessly reach out to tap on the screen of my friends’ smart TVs… and be dismayed when I realised that it wasn’t touchscreen.  

Watching my favourite show wirelessly while plonked on the couch

StanbyME comes with a touchscreen interface that supports streaming apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube – perfect to satiate my media consumption appetite!

I was able to easily catch up on three episodes of my favourite binge-worthy show with the battery life giving me up to three hours of uninterrupted wireless screen time. Let’s not forget that I could easily tap on the screen to select ‘Next Episode’ without having to fumble for the remote control. I’d definitely recommend keeping it plugged in for extended screen time though!

ADDITIONAL PORTS
StanbyME comes with a HDMI port cleverly disguised at the back of the screen, and I was able to connect my gaming device with ease.

The HDMI port is a nice touch though it’s marketed as a wireless device

For prolonged hours of gaming, I’d recommend to keep it plugged into a power source so you don’t have to keep checking the battery life while playing your favourite game. Yaaas!

Close up of the HDMI & USB ports

You can also use the USB port available to hook up any external drive to play your shows/movies/videos.

FINAL THOUGHTS
In my tiny 377sqft condo unit, I found the 27” display mounted on a moveable stand particularly useful as it suited my everyday needs comfortably. From watching recipe videos while cooking in the kitchen, to watching my favourite shows on the couch – the ease of adjusting the height of the display made it convenient for me to carry out my daily tasks.

Popular apps for everyone available to download

It doesn’t take up much space either – or at least, I didn’t mind! My dogs manoeuvred around the StanbyME easily without toppling it over too – so that was a huge plus point for me.

WHAT I LIKED
• Easy to navigate with remote control
• Touchscreen interface was impeccably convenient
• 5 wheels at the base allowed the screen to be rolled around the house
• Addition of HDMI port allowed external devices to be hooked up easily
WHAT I DIDN’T QUITE LIKE
• Hefty price tag
• Not easy to set up by yourself (recommended to select setup option if available at time of purchase)
• Not easy to limit screen time as it’s way too accessible

If you’re looking to do away with the traditional wall-mounted TV that most homeowners opt for, the StanbyME could be a cool replacement! 

After all, can your friends’ TVs be wheeled around to every corner of the house and controlled by touch too? 

Check out LG StanbyME here.

Watch the TikTok video for more on my experience using the LG StanbyME.

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I’M NEVER GOING BACK TO SMART TVs 😤 #tiktoksg #techtok #foryou #lgstanbyme

♬ Lofi – Domknowz
FEATURES: 9/10
DESIGN: 9/10
PERFORMANCE: 9/10
BATTERY LIFE: 9/10
VALUE FOR MONEY: 7.5/10
OVERALL: 8/10