LG Put Some Shoes on Turntables and Suddenly I Care About Kicks

LG Put Some Shoes on Turntables and Suddenly I Care About Kicks

After hiking up and down LG’s massive CES booth, the only coherent thought lingering on my mind was that microwaves have gotten too damn big in the intervening years since smart home appliances became popular.

Then I stopped by LG’s display of their upcoming Styler Shoecase and Shoecare, and I became hypnotized. It’s likely I was tired, and that my retinae have been burned by the company’s large light show screen above their booth’s entrance, but I can’t stop staring at these rotating shoes. Mind you, I’m nowhere close to being a sneaker head, but if I were going to display my kicks for all to see, and I had enough money to actually make such an endeavour worthwhile, then putting them on a turntable would likely be my first choice.

Inside the LG Styler Shoecare. Unfortunately they wouldn't let me clean my own sneakers after I walked 16 km through the Las Vegas Convention Centre just that day. (Photo: Kyle Barr/Gizmodo)
Inside the LG Styler Shoecare. Unfortunately they wouldn’t let me clean my own sneakers after I walked 16 km through the Las Vegas Convention Centre just that day. (Photo: Kyle Barr/Gizmodo)

The wifi-enabled cases themselves come in black and white only, for now, but an app lets you turn on the rotation and control the mood lighting for each individual sneaker. The company also opened up its Shoecare cabinet where there’s two sets of twin nozzles that stick into the sneaker’s collar and blast steam inside to disinfect and remove your feet stank.

If it sounds like a lot, it’s because it is. We don’t know price points or an exact release date but when your target audience is sneaker heads with a lot of extra money lying around, LG’s Shoecases could be an easy sell.

The Shoecase had already been revealed last year at IFA 2022, but this hands on put me in a mind of sticking many of my little crafting projects inside. Perhaps my best Warhammer miniatures could be worth some extra mood lighting.

Our team is on the ground in Las Vegas working around the clock to share all the biggest news and announcements from CES 2023. Here are some of the best reveals made at the show so far, and make sure to check back often for the latest and greatest.

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  • Withings U-Scan: The first gadget you’re actually supposed to drop in the toilet, the U-Scan is a fitness, health, and cycle tracker that analyses users’ urine, and thankfully only needs to be charged every three months.
  • Garmin Dash Cam Live: Worried about your car you had to leave parked in a sketchy lot? The Dash Cam Live is Garmin’s first LTE-connected dash cam, providing a live look at your car with video streamed to a smartphone app, and automatic incident detection.
  • AWOL’s Vision Vanish Projector: Want the big screen movie theatre experience at home but don’t want to lose an entire wall to a screen? This short-throw projector has its own built-right-in that extends and retracts at the push of a button.
  • JLab JBuds Mini: Do you lose your wireless earbuds’ charging case more often than you’d like to admit? The JLabs JBuds Mini feature a case that’s small enough to keep on your keychain, without sacrificing battery life.

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