Last week was an IFA week and amidst all the buzz and excitement from Berlin quite a few exciting things happened for the android world since many android OEMs take stage at IFA to showcase what they have coming in the future. Although, not everything exciting happened only at IFA, some of those happened in closed rooms perhaps behind a desk or something, and some haven’t yet happened but the leaks have us pumped.
Dozens of tech press conferences and product announcements fill our days, but often, the largest and most important among them orbit the biggest shows of the year. CES kicks off the year in January, Mobile World Congress sets the pace for spring, Computex sets the agenda in the summer, and IFA has become the big show to watch each Labor Day weekend. And this year it’s bigger than ever. This year, we saw a flood of wearables, about a dozen desktop and laptop PCs, a surprising number of phones, at least three smart refrigerators, and a tasty sprinkling of quantum dots.
But don’t forget, IFA is just the tip of the consumer electronics iceberg. It leads into a busy fall that’s sure to be filled with high-profile releases in anticipation of the holiday season, with no sign of slowing down before CES early next year. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. For now, here are the best products we saw at IFA this year.
Every year at this time of the year, the latest and the greatest innovations and products from tech companies make their debut at IFA, this year was no different. It’s a six day long festival for the technology lovers where the press gets to taste the latest tech before it reaches the masses. Some of these are revelations fans have been waiting for, hoping to get blown away and some fairly new ideas that one never really thought of.
Here’s a selection of Five of the most eye catching gadgets from IFA this year in no particular order, whether they are good products however can be a topic of discussion.
The Courier would have been a dual-screen “booklet” PC. Rather than a keyboard, it sported two 7-inch touchscreens, connected by a hinge. With those two screens, you could use it as kind of a so-called “infinite journal,” sketching or taking notes with a stylus on one side while reading the news or making appointments on the other. Sounds like the Lenovo Yoga Book that was just announced at IFA 2016 right? Except the Yoga Book does not have dual screens but something similar.
Lenovo hasn’t gotten as much credit as it should be getting lately for innovating. The company’s new Moto Z and Moto Z Force are two of the sleekest new smartphones of the year so far, but they also feature what is almost certainly the most innovative new hardware feature we’ve seen on a smartphone this year. Dubbed Moto Mods, the phones support modular attachments that snap on and off to expand the phones’ capabilities in any number of different directions. Lenovo’s latest innovation comes in the form of its new Yoga Book which is nothing like anything you’ve ever seen before.
We’ve seen laptop-tablet hybrids a million times before, but Lenovo’s new Yoga Book is a first for the mass market. Instead of marrying a touchscreen tablet with a keyboard that can be removed or flipped around when one wants to work in tablet mode, the Yoga Book joins a touchscreen tablet with… a touchscreen tablet.