Is Xiaomi’s transparent TV the biggest design fail ever?

Transparent TV
(Image credit: Xiaomi)

Many strange things have happened in 2020, so it's probably the perfect year for Chinese tech company Xiaomi to announce the world's first completely transparent TV. And if you're wondering that the point of it is, we're here to tell you that you're not alone.

Available in China from from 16 August, the snappily named Xiaomi Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent Edition will cost ¥49,999 ($7,200/£5,500), offering “an ultra-immersive viewing experience” in which “images seem to be suspended in the air”. That is, we assume, as long as your TV isn't positioned against a wall. Check out our best 4K monitors for some brilliantly opaque displays. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.