IFA

The IFA or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (International radio exhibition Berlin, aka ‘Berlin Radio Show’) is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions in Germany. Between 1924 and 1939 it was an annual event, but as from 1950 it was organized on a two yearly basis until 2005. Since then it has become an annual event again, held in September. Today it is one of world’s leading trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances. (Wikipedia)

As of late, IFA has been become more prominent as large brands are launching new products more frequently. Notable examples are the original Samsung Galaxy Note, LG appliances etc… the timing of the show seems to line-up conveniently with the preparations for the holiday season.

Huawei P20 Pro Updated With Four New Color Options
#IFA18 – When the Huawei P20 Pro was launched, we suppose that triple camera setup on the back was what caught everyone’s attention, but at the same time we can’t help but feel that one of the finishes offered by Huawei was also what drew many eyes to the phone, at least as far as the design was concerned.

ZTE’s 5G Smartphone Has Been Delayed To Late 2019
#IFA 18 – With carriers quickly launching 5G networks, it means that smartphone makers need to step up their game and start producing handsets that will support the new mobile connectivity standard. Earlier this year ZTE announced that they will launch 5G smartphones by 2019, but unfortunately it looks like the company’s plans might have been delayed.

Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport Headphones Announced
#IFA 18 – These days there is an increasing trend in wireless headphones. This is because as more handset makers start to ditch the headphone jack, customers will either have to choose to live the dongle life or start looking for wireless options. Now if the “true” wireless style of earbuds aren’t your cup of tea, not to worry as Jaybird has announced the X4 Wireless Sport headphones.

Huawei Locator GPS Tracking Device Announced
#IFA18 – We’ve all been guilty of misplacing our bags, wallets, keys, and more. However thanks to technology these days, we are able to better keep track of them. Huawei has also announced the launch of the Huawei Locator, which is a device that can help with that. It is a location beacon device that will support a bunch of global navigation system standards, such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and […]

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Huawei AI Cube Is An Alexa-Powered Speaker & 4G Router
#IFA18 – Yesterday Netgear announced a rather interesting product with the Orbi Voice. What made this interesting was the fact that this was not only a mesh router system, but it also combined a speaker from Harman Kardon that also supported Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant platform, making it an all-in-one device.Turns out that this idea is catching on very quickly because at IFA 2018, Huawei has also announced a similar […]

Razer Announces A Bunch Of New Gaming Peripherals
#IFA 18 – For gamers who are shopping for gaming-related peripherals, chances are Razer is a brand that you have heard of and might even have bought from in the past. At PAX West and IFA 2018, the company has announced a bunch of new gaming products that you might be interested in. This includes a new gaming keyboard, mouse, and headset.

Netgear’s Latest Orbi Router Also Features An Alexa-Enabled Speaker
#IFA18 – Mesh routers are a great way to help ensure that your entire home is blanketed in WiFi. Netgear’s Orbi is one of the available mesh router systems available in the market today, and at IFA 2018 the company has since taken the wraps off the Netgear Orbi Voice. This is an interesting device as it combines a WiFi router with a speaker all into a single device.

Sennheiser Unveils Their Momentum True Wireless Earbuds
While wireless headphones aren’t new, a trend that we’re starting to see more of this year, is the launch of “true” wireless earbuds. By “true”, we mean that these earbuds do not even have a cable, unlike other wireless earphones such as Apple’s BeatsX or the recently announced Beoplay E6.

Philips Hue Will Support Siri Shortcuts This Fall
One of the new features of iOS 12 is the introduction of a new app called Siri Shortcuts. Essentially this is similar to Google Assistant’s Routines which allows users to create custom shortcuts for certain tasks that can be activated with a spoke phrase. We expect that most of iOS’ native features will be supported, but what about third-party support?

Lenovo’s Smart Home Essentials Turns Your Home Into A Smart Home
#IFA 18 – Years ago, the idea of coming home and turning on the lights and adjusting the thermostat using nothing but our voice seemed like something right out of a movie. However that future is here and we’re starting to see more companies hop on board the smart home bandwagon, with Lenovo being the latest to toss their hat into the ring with the launch of their Smart Home […]

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Dark Side Expansion, Kylo Ren Lightsaber
Lenovo and Disney announced the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges – Dark Side Expansion today. It’s a new, free content update for the Jedi Challenges augmented reality experience. It will allow players to take on new challenges as Kylo Ren, the face of the Dark Side in the new trilogy of Star Wars movies. In addition to the new content, a new limited edition Kylo Ren lightsaber is also up for […]

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C330 & S330, For The Budget Conscious
In addition to its high-end Lenovo Yoga Chromebook, the company has launched a couple of affordable Chromebooks as well for the budget conscious customer. The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C330 & S330 are the two new models which will cater to this important segment of the market, one where Chromebooks have historically done well.

Sony DSC-HX99, DSC-HX95 Compact Travel Cameras Announced
#IFA 18 – Compact cameras used to be seen as cheap and more portable alternatives to DSLRs back in the day, at least before mirrorless cameras acted as a happy middle between portability and performance. However thanks to technology, several companies are pushing the boundaries on what we can expect from a compact camera.

Honor Magic 2 Teased With Sliding Camera And Entirely Bezel-Less Design
Huawei’s Honor sub-brand teased an interesting device on stage at IFA 2018. The device is called the Honor Magic 2 and it’s the successor to the Honor Magic that was released in 2016. It’s going to be a lot different from that device, though. The company claims that the Honor Magic 2 will have a nearly 100 percent screen-to-body ratio.