The Shortcut Announces Its Inaugural CES 2023 Award Winners

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Shortcut, a leading Substack tech news and reviews site dedicated to simplifying your life, hit the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center this week to see all the exciting, new products announced at largest tech trade show in the world. From new chipset developments to impressive cars, we bring you a list of our CES 2023 standouts.

This year’s winners include:

Best in Show

LG M3 OLED Wireless TV

Best Automotive

BMW and Vision Dee

Best AR/VR

Sony PlayStation VR 2

Best Mobile

Razer Edge 5G with Verizon

Better Networking

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98

Best Computing

Lenovo Yoga Book 9i

Best Game

Razer Blade 18

Best Component

Intel 13th Gen Mobile Processor

Best TV ever


Best Monitor

Samsung Neo G9 57-inch

Best Audio

Razer Leviathan V2 Pro Sound Bar

Best to Wear

TCL RayNeo X2

Best Concept

Samsung Next-Gen Foldable / Slideable Displays

“This year’s CES delivered the comeback story we’ve all been waiting for: 100,000 people returned in person to see the future of technology, and we were there for it,” said Matt Swider, founder and editor-in-chief of The Shortcut. “As we reviewed this year’s announcements, the competition was intense, forcing us to select the offerings that truly made ‘Shortcuts’ with tech break-throughs in their respective categories.”

Best in Show: LG M3 OLED TV

“Where LG seems to have put the truly innovative part to work is the impossibly large, 97-inch LG M3 OLED TV. Its commanding presence, however, is not the innovation – it’s the fact that this daredevil TV works without wires. (I mean, mostly. There’s still a power cable, but it goes through the stand so you can hide it). Goodbye, HDMI.

The LG M3 does this by placing the internals and ports in a box across the room – up to 30 feet apart – and that’s where you put your game console, your 4K Blu-ray player , and all your miscellaneous electronic bric -a-brac. The box then beams it to the TV using WiFi, or something like that. Everyone who saw it seemed absolutely amazed – including us! – Wes Davis

Best Automotive: BMW and Vision Dee

“BMW’s i Vision Dee combines the color-changing iX Flow E ink painting technology with the i Vision Circular concept we’ve seen before. However, we get a more extensive look at dynamic body panel color changes that bring the concept closer to reality. It’s fitting that the automaker put Herbie on stage tonight, because the rhythmic automatic paint jobs and the flashing front grill doesn’t remind me of a little Love Bug. – Gabe Carey

Best AR/VR: Sony PlayStation VR 2

“Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 headset has changed my hopes for virtual reality. It looks and feels great, and the specs boast something that some of Sony’s competitors don’t offer: eye tracking of a 4K display at a reasonable price point of just $549.- Matt Swider

Stay tuned for a full Sony PSVR 2 review from The Shortcut next month, where we’ll have an in-depth look at how the first PSVR 2 games were made.

Best Mobile: Razer Edge 5G with Verizon

“It’s the closest we’ve come to a portable Xbox, and that made me smile at CES this year. The Razer Edge is a handheld gaming juggernaut powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset, which enables it to seamlessly play every game on Android and stream Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and other cloud games.I’m especially impressed by the possibilities of the Razer Edge 5G from Verizon, which will make it a portable gaming machine. too portable with support for Sub 6 and Verizon’s super-fast mmWave technology. – Matt Swider

Best Smart Home and Networking: Asus ROG Rapture GT-BE98

“When there’s a new WiFi standard, Asus has something that supports it as soon as possible, and while the Asus ROG Rapture GT-BE98 isn’t the world’s first WiFi 7 gaming router at the moment… it’s one the fastest, and indeed the most headstrong.” – Wes Davis

Best Computing: Lenovo YogaBook 9i

“The new Lenovo YogaBook 9i is the dual-screen laptop that wants to be your replacement multi-monitor workstation. The two screens can be stacked on top of each other horizontally or aligned vertically and lay on its side, using the included folio as a stand. It’s the best laptop we’ve seen at CES.” – Wes Davis

Best Game: Razer Blade 18

“Leading the pack is the new Razer Blade 18, which Razer claims is the ultimate desktop replacement. It’s an 18-inch premium gaming laptop contender packed with the most powerful components on the market, along with a large display. The larger chassis also allows for a new cooling solution that allows the Razer Blade 18 to take full advantage of up to an RTX 4090. – Jackie Thomas

Best Component: Intel 13th Gen Mobile Processor

“At CES 2023, Intel launched its 13th generation mobile line, and instead of a staggered release, it has chips for every type of laptop on the market, along with some fresh desktop SKU. The highlight, of course, is the new 13th generation HX series, which is behind the best gaming laptops of 2023. – Jackie Thomas

Best TV: TCL QM8

“All companies have giant TVs to show this year, but the TCL QM8 really impressed us with its huge 98-inch size. This 4K QLED TV set is a 6-Series replacement with more than 2,300 dimming zones and more than 3,000 nits of brightness, earning us our choice for the best TV at CES 2023. The QM8 is equipped with WiFi 6 – still rare in TV sets – and a built -in subwoofer.” – Wes Davis

Best Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 57-inch

“Samsung’s Odyssey monitors have seen major improvements this year, starting with the Odyssey Neo G9. The 57-inch version is an incredibly wide 32:9 monitor with a 7,680 x 2,160 resolution – in basically half of an 8K TV. It uses Mini LED backlighting, so I expect high contrast and good HDR performance, hopefully with less blooming. – Jackie Thomas

Best Audio: Razer Leviathan V2 Pro Sound Bar

“The Razer Leviathan V2 Sound Bar takes what was once one of the best PC audio products and enhances it with incredible motion tracking technology that ensures you’re right in the middle of the action. In addition, with stylish RGB lighting, it will make an excellent centerpiece for any PC gaming setup. – Jackie Thomas

Best Wearable: TCL RayNeo X2

“The chunky TCL RayNeo X2 may make you look like a near-future Jeff Goldblum, but it may be worth it for all the technology they carry in their weight. The dual, high-contrast Micro LED that displays with up to 1,000 nits of brightness promise to deliver a truly useful augmented reality experience without cramping your style (as long as that style is happily quirky).- Wes Davis

Best Concept: Samsung Next-Gen Foldable / Slideable Displays

“Samsung Display brings the magic to CES 2023 with new displays set to change the way we interact with screens. I was shown prototype smartphone and tablet OLED designs that blew me away , which gives an inside look at the future. The tri-fold display feels like it’s a step up from my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, and tablets with multiple slide-out screens automatically expand in display real estate before my eyes. The real standout is the Samsung Flex Hybrid OLED, which combines the benefits of foldable and slide-out technology into one device. – Matt Swider


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