Samsung leads the way when it comes to large rotating screens. See: The Sero.
But this was a television aimed at teenage TikTokkers. The Odyssey Ark is a very different proposition, in fact. The Odyssey Ark, which was unveiled at CES and is due to hit the US market in the second half of this year, is a 55-inch curved monitor with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and a Quantum Dot Mini LED 4K Display.
That’s all we have to do in terms of specs, but in its standard horizontal orientation, the Odyssey Ark is designed as a gaming monitor, with its curved display that immerses you in Halo Infinite like nothing else.
But that is only half the truth. Like the Sero, the Odyssey Ark can be rotated 90 degrees and used vertically, with a “multiview” function that allows you to view multiple apps or screens at the same time. For example, you could play a game and see your friends’ video chat windows at the same time. When the versatile monitor is needed for work rather than play, you can open up Zoom in the top half of the display with a presentation below.
The Odyssey Ark has a height-adjustable stand and can be tilted so that the screen curves over your head for when you want to consume content, and comes with a wireless dial that is used to adjust brightness settings and navigate the user interface.
No word on the price yet, but expect a serious blow to your old wallet.