The IFA conference, which is the biggest consumer electronics trade show in Europe, is a lot similar to the international CES conference that takes place in Las Vegas every January, where various tech companies from across the globe gather to exhibit their latest endeavors at consumer electronics.
The IFA is annually being held at Messe Berlin, with almost 2,000 exhibitors from over 30 countries and hundreds of thousands of attendees. At the IFA, attendees can take a close look at a number of new consumer electronics before they are even offered to the public.
This year, a lot of interesting gadgets were presented at the IFA that consumers will surely love. Here are some of the gadgets that made their debut during the IFA 2018:
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge
Bang & Olufsen (B&O) is known for the products that they create that are both outrageous and expensive but also good. Their latest product, B&O Beosound Edge, is a big circular speaker that users can control by rolling it back and forth on the ground. Interestingly enough, the presenters also claimed that the can feel a human’s presence.
Acer Predator Thronos Gaming Throne
Acer wowed the crowd at the IFA with its Predator Thronos gaming throne, which consists of three 27-inch gaming monitors that fill the user’s field of view, rumbling feedback that will make games more immersive, and a 140-degree recline that will help negate the discomfort that comes from long hours of sitting down.
Casio Pro Tek Smartwatch
Casio presented its latest wrist item, the Casio Pro Tek smartwatch, which runs on Google’s updated Wear Operating System (OS) that is well-suited to the adventurer types. The new Pro Tek smartwatch includes a GPS and an altimeter that is powered by a battery, which enables it to last up to one and a half days.
LG Robot Pants
The CLOi SuitBot is an exoskeleton suit that is designed for the lower half of the body. It was made to get rid of some of the strain acquired from standing and walking for an extended period of time. The suit is targeted at factory workers who do a lot of heavy lifting and moving, which usually wear out the joints.
It’s definitely not the first of its kind, but it does look really elegant and definitely won’t malfunction. Just an advice though: don’t wear them on the treadmill at the gym.
Nimble Phone Charger
This eye-catching charger includes a kickstand and provides 10-watt charging for Android devices while 7.5-watt charging for iPhones.
Compared to other phone chargers, Nimble’s phone charger focuses more on design and sustainability, as well as an increased emphasis on what happens to the device at the end of its life. At the price of $50, this wireless stand charger is definitely a good choice.
SONY Tough Memory Cards
Anyone who’s ever had a Sony memory card knows that they are easy to break and nuke your photos. In this year’s IFA, Sony exhibited their latest memory card, which is 18 times tougher compared to other competitor cards.
According to the company, it will be sold for $276, and it will provide users with a sizeable 128 GB of storage without write-protection.
There are a lot more devices that were exhibited at the IFA that are worth buying, but these six items are definitely among the most interesting and appealing.