7 Of The Hottest Tech Products From IFA 2014

TVs, smartwatches, phones and more…

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1. Sony Xperia Z3

Sony’s Xperia Z2 made a splash when it was first released little more than six months ago, with high end specs, and full waterproofing. Now the phone is once again being updated, with a metal frame, increased processor speed, and (somehow) even more waterproofing. Expect it to be once again one of the most well-received Android devices upon its release to the market.

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2. Nokia Lumia 830

While its high-end devices have been struggling, Nokia’s mid range devices have been more successful. The Lumia 830 seeks to continue this trend with a new thin and light metal construction. While the device doesn’t pack huge processing power, it does have an impressive 10MP camera, and the ability to capture 1080p HD video.

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3. Sony SmartBand Talk

For wearables the number one complaint which people have is battery life. Sony has sought to remedy this in its SmartBand Talk through the use of an E-Ink display, similar to those used on Amazon’s popular Kindle series of e-readers. In addition, the device keeps more of the form factor of traditional fitness tracking bands, rather than the bulky smartwatch aesthetic.

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4. Samsung 105-Inch Bendable Display

What’s better than a massive 105 inch TV? One that is curved. What’s better than a massive curved 105 inch TV? One that bends. Samsung’s new bendable giant is an exercise in ‘just because’, however it nonetheless shows off the company’s technical prowess as one of the leading display manufacturers.

5. Dyson Eye 360

Dyson has been working on this robot vacuum cleaner for 16 years before it decided that it was ready for the market. What makes it so good? For starters its 100 times more powerful than a Roomba. In addition it features a 360 degree tracking camera which the robot can use to determine its position within a room, which it can then implement in order to work much more efficiently.

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6. Asus Zen Watch

Other smartwatches have price tags which might make you reconsider whether you actually need one, but not the Asus Zen Watch. The first smartwatch available for less than $200 nonetheless packs a punch, and delivers of almost all the core functionality of its more expensive competitors.

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7. LG G Watch R

While we waited for months for the round-screened Moto360 to be released by Motorola, LG surprised us with a round smartwatch of its own. Despite being criticized for being “too masculine” the G Watch R still represents a technological feat, being the first smartwatch to have a full, 360 degree display.

Image: © 2014 LG