Sometimes a product’s design far outweighs its function. Just take a stroll through a Bang & Olufsen showroom and you’ll see audio products that dazzle the eye more than the ear. This is not to say that B&O products aren’t excellent, but it takes something extra to make the most of both form and function.
At CES 2002 home entertainment developer In-Formation Display Technologies (IDT) expertly wedded form and function in its newest offering. IDT’s Luce LCTV-1041FNS is a versatile 10.4-inch folding LCD TV. Its form is impressive — it looks like a laptop computer with its LCD screen on backward. But the Luce is more than just a nifty box. It connects wirelessly over a proprietary 2.4-GHz network, so you can stream video from a central transmitter to where ever you place the LCD. The display supports HDTV signals at a native resolution of 800×600 pixels and the TV has a built-in 181-channel tuner.