Coolest, Most-Anticipated Products at IFA 2017
We like to keep up with the latest tech shows to learn about the latest developments various tech companies are working on. Today we will be covering the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2017 trade show, currently taking place in Berlin, Germany. The IFA trade show is known to be the largest tech trade show in Europe, attracting more than 200,000 visitors and 1,800+ exhibitors per year. Big name companies such as Samsung, ASUS, Panasonic and Acer are all attendees at this year's IFA, introducing new products that consumers can look forward to in the near future. In honor of the IFA 2017 trade show, we decided to round up some of the coolest, innovative and interesting products we've read about so far!
Samsung, Samsung, Samsung!
It seems as though Samsung is pushing out all sorts of things in the upcoming months, ranging from smartwatches to home appliances. For all the fitness enthusiasts out there, Samsung is introducing its Gear Fit 2 Pro, the successor to last year's Gear Fit 2, and Gear Sport smartwatches/fitness trackers. One of the highlights for these new products is that they are both waterproof with their 5 ATM swim-ready water resistance; so swim away while sporting your spiffy new smartwatch. Another cool feature? For all you Spotify listeners, you can now take Spotify with you on your watch!
Another interesting development from Samsung would be its Gear Icon X earbuds. With a similar concept to Apple's AirPods, Samsung's Gear Icon X earbuds are completely wireless, boasts a 5-hour streaming battery life and get this, monitors your heart rate.
Last one worth mentioning from the Samsung side will probably make everyone rejoice - the chore of doing laundry just got shorter. With Samsung's QuickDrive (QDrive for short) Washer, users can do a full load of laundry in half the time without sacrificing cleansing power.
The Dell Visor
Virtual reality is becoming the big "it" thing these days and companies like Dell are jumping onto the wagon to bring VR products to consumers. Dell has created a VR headset called the Dell Visor for the Microsoft® Windows® Mixed Reality platform. The Dell Visor is a lightweight, flip headset that immerses you into the virtual reality world by flipping down the lenses. When you're ready to come back to the real world, you just flip the lenses to the top of the visor. You can easily transition from one to another!
Panasonic GA10 Smart Speaker
Let's welcome Panasonic to the voice-activated smart speaker market! Panasonic just announced its upcoming Panasonic GA10 speaker which has built-in Google Assistant capabilities, integration of various streaming services and of course, the ability to do tasks. The anticipation for this product will be whether or not it can hold its own against other established smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home. It looks like the battle of the smart speakers is getting a new contender!
Mars+ Smart Mattress
Who knew mattresses could be, well, smart? Eight Sleep is a startup company that is looking to make sleeping even better than it already is. Eight Sleep unveiled its flagship Mars+ Smart Mattress that promises a better night's sleep for those who decide to incorporate the Mars+ Sleep Mattress into their lives. This mattress uses IoT technology to track your sleeping patterns, adjust the temperature of the mattress and manage third-party smart devices. Sounds pretty spiffy and oh so comfy, am I right?
Acer and its Computers
For all the gamers and computer fanatics out there, Acer has got some treats for you. First product to hit the spotlight is the Acer Predator Orion 9000 PC tower. The Orion 9000 provides high-quality gaming performance and processing power with an Intel® Core™ i9 CPU. Adorned with LED lights, the flashy, futuristic-looking Orion 9000 is the perfect way to game in style.
The other Acer product to bring up is the Acer Switch 7 laptop. This hybrid, two-in-one laptop comes in a sleek, thin design and equipped with a stylus. Added plus - it comes with a kickstand.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 14
Let's call the ZenBook Flip the yogi of laptops. Another two-in-one laptop on our list, this laptop can bend to become a tablet and boasts the status of the world's thinnest laptop. With an 8th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and a Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card, the ZenBook is already generating a lot of buzz at IFA.
And that concludes our list of buzz worthy products at IFA so far. What other products intrigued you? Be sure to share with us on social media or in the comment section below!