Whether you want to see the sharpest image possible or simply record better footage these are the screens you need to do so. Each pick has a high resolution picture quality, rich colors, and stark contrast between dark and bright scenes to ensure you extract more detail from scenes so that content looks its best.
LG’s G3 is a versatile midrange OLED TV with performance that punches far above its weight. That’s thanks to its powerful processor for AI enhancements to sound and picture clarity, creating a more lifelike viewing experience. Plus, it comes equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports for 4K resolution at a refresh rate of 120 hertz to offer smooth, blur-free performance in fast-moving content like games and live sports. All this in a sleek 55-inch glass panel that weighs less than 40 pounds. Its brightness and hues beat the impressive Mini LED of the top-performing value TV we tested, and rival what’s found on the highest-end models triple the price. That results in a brilliant image that has vibrant colors and inky blacks. Like any OLED display, its backlighting shines in darker rooms, where it produces richer, deeper hues.
While the Viture One may look like a standard pair of wayfarer shades, these actually are a pair of AR smart glasses. Slip the glasses on and connect the included cable to a device with USB-C video output (such as a laptop or Android smartphone) to view its content on a virtual
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120-inch screen. Viture’s exclusive color-changing film blocks out your background to create an immersive theater-sized projection larger than what’s possible with the much smaller physical screens built into laptops or gaming systems. Even better, the glasses can go anywhere you do, since their case fits in your pocket. You can watch TV, work on documents, or play games on a private, massive display from anywhere. It combines the best aspects of other smart glasses we tested, like TCL’s excellent ergonomics and Rokid’s dynamic diopter adjustment dials to make vision corrections. It also has the highest clarity and text legibility, although its colors tend to run a bit warm. Gaming feels especially fluid at 1080p 60FPS, which is the performance sweet spot that modern handheld devices like the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch target. These glasses can even run their own operating system to stream video apps or play games over the cloud when paired with Viture’s upcoming neckband computer accessory.
Alienware’s 34-inch ultrawide monitor isn’t just great for games. Its screen has enough real estate to multitask across a handful of windows at the same time. The real star of the show is the gorgeous OLED panel, which blows away the LCD screens found on most rivals. It delivers true blacks with some of the highest color accuracy—ideal for editing photos or color-grading video. Although the monitor tops out at a 1440p resolution, its lightning-fast 175-hertz refresh rate compensates for it with smooth visuals free of ghosting or blur. Colors, especially red and green, are rich and offer more overall pop. Dark scenes look much more lifelike, with accurate and dynamic light sources helping bring out more detail usually lost to shadows. Alienware ditches most of the company’s signature flamboyant gaming flair for a subdued professional look. That said, there are still traces of this DNA with its all-white body reflecting the colors from a customizable RGB ring light on the back.
The Hisense PX1 condenses an Ultra Short Throw laser projector and Dolby Atmos soundbar into a single unit the size of a video game system. It sits just inches from your wall and creates a sharp 130-inch 4K picture at 2,000 lumens of brightness. The tri-chroma color system combines pure red, green, and blue lasers to produce rich hues that don’t feel washed-out like those from similarly priced projectors. However, its theater-like image quality is at its peak when paired with an Ambient Light Rejecting screen. The surface of this fabric consists of a pattern that absorbs overhead light, while the bottom layer enhances the strength of the projection. This creates a vivid picture visible even during the day, which is a challenge for most projectors. It has nearly every feature you could want, such as a built-in Android TV OS and HDMI 2.1 ports for smooth 120-hertz gaming.
This tiny streaming box is an entertainment powerhouse for movies, music, and video games. It runs Apple’s snappy and easy-to-navigate tvOS platform. Each click instantly loads streaming apps and plays video at 4K quality with support for Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos surround sound. And, with a powerful A15 Bionic processor and WiFi 6 wireless connectivity, there’s virtually no buffering. If you own an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can also wirelessly cast content from their screens to your TV using the built-in AirPlay feature. But keep in mind that Android-based systems like the excellent Chromecast and Fire TV Stick cost about a third of the price and aren’t as restrictive. This means they have access to a much wider range of apps. However, their interfaces are filled with distracting ads, and their software isn’t as optimized to the hardware, which results in slower overall speeds and occasional glitches.
Companies like Logitech and Dell have dipped their feet into 4K webcams before, but a simple resolution bump hasn’t been enough of a reason for most people to make the upgrade. Razer’s DSLR-like Kiyo Pro Ultra rings in the next generation of webcam quality thanks to its much larger sensor, which lets in more light. The result is a cinematic image and colors that look like they were processed by a $1,000 camera. While its default settings out of the box create this distinct look, you can go in and tweak beyond standard brightness and color grading profiles. Its Synapse PC software has extensive controls with tabs for the camera view (zoom, pan, tilt), exposure (with options for manual adjustments and desired metering), and focus. Content creators aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this, as it creates more immersive video calls that keep you in focus.
If you’re used to a dual or ultrawide monitor setup in your office, you’ll find it damn near impossible to do your best work on the go. The Xebec Tri-Screen 2 is a lightweight attachment that adds two 10-inch HD screens to your laptop’s primary display. It slides over the top of any laptop sized between 12 and 17 inches. While it maxes out at 1200p 60-hertz refresh rate, our testers often bumped the resolution down to 720p to make text and graphic elements larger while multitasking. Although colors aren’t reference-monitor accurate, the lifelike hues and sharp edges on words and textures create a high-quality image that doesn’t look artificially saturated or washed-out like on similar portable monitors. Not only does the Tri-Screen 2 stand up straight with an adjustable kickstand that keeps both screens rigidly locked in place without flopping around, but each monitor also has a full 180 degrees of screen rotation. Meanwhile, its compact cable management is tangle-free.