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In Pictures: Curviest new tech devices

Shape of things to come: Phones, TVs and more are starting to throw us curves

  • Tech vendors are no longer playing it straight: Rather, they’re pumping out new smartphones, TVs and other devices in curvaceous new forms to better fit your hands or improve your view. Here’s a look at some of the most form-fitting, eye-catching ones around.

  • Curvy TV Samsung’s 105-inch curved Ultra High Def U9000 TV prototype got upstaged at a pre-CES 2014 event when action movie director Michael Bay walked off the stage in a state of confusion. But here we’ll focus on the LCD TV, which like other curved sets, promises a wider field of view and more cinematic experience. Can’t wait to hear the pricing…

  • Curve TV 2 LG’s 77-inch OLED model promises four times the resolution of current High Def sets. Pricing for the TV, which LG claims is the biggest of its ilk, is still under wraps.

  • Curvy Keyboard You set your smartphone or small tablet in the middle of this device, which holds it in place with a special “micro suction” system and sets up a Bluetooth connection. You hold TREWGrip in both hands and you type, as shown, on a QWERTY keyboard that’s actually on the underside: it’s been split and turned. But the vendor says that if you know how to type, then practice and muscle memory will make you almost as fast as your regular keyboard. A battery gives about 10 hours of typing. You can see it in action in this video. It’s supposed to ship later this year, priced at about $250.

  • Curvy smartphone LG announced at CES 2014 that it was bringing its G Flex curved Android smartphone to the United States via AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. It boasts a 6-inch OLED HD display that LG says provides a cinematic viewing experience and ergonomic excellence. Pricing to be announced.

  • Curvy iPhone This design appears to be in the very earliest of rumory stages, and is based on a patent filing by Apple for a curved touch surface that some have interpreted to mean a curved screen.

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