With so many innovative reveals in the tech industry having arisen at CES in Las Vegas over the past week, a neat one that flew under the radar is surely The Freestyle from Samsung. Powerful, portable, and equipped with an immersive smart speaker system, this projector was built for the modern age.
Due to The Freestyle’s 180-degree-adjustable design, it makes the ability to point-and-play your favorite movies and shows an absolute cinch. Measuring in at a compact 4” x 6.8” x 3.7” when making use of its stand, these numbers are as impressive as the device’s projection capabilities. The Freestyle maxes out at a 100” 1080p display when placed just under 9’ away from your wall or screen, and it features a plethora of streaming apps through Samsung’s SmartHub to make watching your favorite Netflix or Disney+ exclusive as easy as can be. Equipped with a heavy-duty 5-watt woofer, the small-scale projector boasts 360-degree sound and is even capable of Dolby Digital Plus playback, so users will be sure to get the most out of this projector/smart speaker hybrid whether they’re listening to their favorite album or watching the latest blockbuster. For added ease, Samsung’s latest is capable of connecting via WiFi, Bluetooth, or even screencasting by way of USB-C or HDMI. Plus, the projector doubles as a smart speaker by working with multiple voice assistants in the form of Samsung’s Bixby and Amazon’s ubiquitous Alexa, whose tech is built-in. Finally, the Freestyle is truly portable, as it’s able to operate from compatible USB-connected power banks.
Expected to ship out by February 2nd, Samsung’s Freestyle projector is currently available for pre-order on the brand’s website for $900.