Absurd laptops for gamers, tablets that want to be notebooks, smart phones trying to replace equipment and appliances / electronics for the wealthy – at IFA 2016 has happened a lot, but it was really cool products as a cure.

Every year we go to Berlin for the IFA, and every year we write that the prestige of the event decreases. Unfortunately, this year the infamous trend was particularly strongly visible. Manufacturers not only competed in announcements before the gates opened Messe Berlin, but also part of the premiere conference was organized even outside the fair. IFA 2016 was marked by home appliances – these stands were the greatest, the most numerous and most crowded. Fortunately for me, there were also several promising new products in the segment of smartphones, laptops and tablets.

Smartphone for the photographer

Smartphones at IFA 2016 was a good deal, but in large part it was the equipment already well known maniacs from previous events and conferences. Among the innovations that caught my attention I can mention only two: smartphone Sony Xperia XZ module and photographic Hasselblad True Zoom Mobile Series Moto Z.

Sony Xperia XZ / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

Sony Xperia XZ / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

The first news aroused in me the greatest emotions. Perhaps because I had the opportunity a few hours to play with this phone and it fell to me to taste. And perhaps because I just like Sony and would like to see how the Japanese giant in the end comes out of the hole. Is Xperia XZ solve all the problems Sony? Certainly not. But it is a step in the right direction. The Japanese finally began to organize their toys and the (for me) incomprehensible experiment of the first series of X, back in the game with a product that can be enjoyed. Of course I am aware that not everyone receives premiere Xperia XZ in this way – well it can be seen even after the comments many manic readers who expected debut on the smartphone as the Galaxy Note 7, and got "only" a very good phone for 3000 zł. Well, you can always enjoy that Sony has not yet explodes. 😉
Hasselblad True Zoom / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

Hasselblad True Zoom / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

Equally interesting it seems to be the Hasselblad True Zoom. It is a product that fits perfectly into the philosophy of Lenovo, which briefly scharakteryzowałbym according to "see what the competition is doing and try to do it better." Because HRT is nothing new – in front of the Chinese art upchnięcia "normal" camera phone trying to Samsung and ASUS, a specialist in modular folding "ideal compact" was Ricoh. Lenovo was not so with his first idea. But Hasselblad True Zoom seems to have a bright future. Once that bears the familiar logo on the front (for many people Hasselblad is also a strong brand as Leica used by Huawei). Two that actually it works – at least as far as I could see playing this equipment during the IFA. And three – part of a larger, well-considered system accessories based on one and the same connector.

Laptops? Acer goes like a storm

At IFA rarely announces new laptops – the players have their own PAX, and the "ordinary" before the equipment is shown at Computex. IFA usually boils down to show the products already known to European audiences.

Acer Predator 21 X / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

Acer Predator 21 X / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

this year in Berlin, King was one – at least in my opinion. Taiwanese company unveiled not only a wide range of new products (series Spin, Swift, Predator or refreshed Chromebook), but above all, threw down the gauntlet largest hardware manufacturers the gaming, showing computer Predator 21, Predator X 21 X can specify only one word – a demonstration of Acer. The specs of this monster every geek beat faster heart curved screen 21 ", two graphics cards GTX 1080 built-in hardware eye-tracking, 4 speakers, 2 subwoofers and 5 fans. And only one" small "problem. No, not the price – because that, although high, is in such cases is secondary. but size. Acer shows laptop, which weighs 8 kg, runs on 2 power supplies and will not fit in your hand luggage. this desktop computer pretending to be a laptop, but doing it well enough, that many consumers on Acer trick can be caught.

Tablets disguised laptops

Tablets die, turn into hybrids, and laptops 2in1 – a fact. And IFA 2016 are a good reflection. Of course, some news in Berlin were – even the new M3 MediaPad of Huawei, but none of the debuting products not made me especially big impression. Perhaps with the exception of Lenovo Yoga Book.

Lenovo Yoga Book / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

Lenovo Yoga Book / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

immediately, however, I must point out that Yoga Book is hardly a novelty – the first time we saw him after the spring of this year, a prototype model we know even more. But without a doubt impressive. The beauty of the tablet Yoga Book is due to its versatility. Equipment is available for both Android and Windows as 10. There is no keyboard, but in return, the manufacturer has installed an interactive touch screen that could play its role. And to this equipment would also work as a graphic tablet (in the kit is dedicated to pen-based technology Wacom) and … a notebook. Just on the panel put the paper and start writing a pen, and the system will automatically move to digital form our scribblings. Simple, easy, no hassle. Whether the equipment, which would list your laptop? Not a chance – very accustomed to the physical keys on the high jump. But people every day working on Ultrabookach or MacBooks may consider changing flights – virtual vibration touchpad gives a feeling similar to pressing a key with a short stroke.

Furthermore?

Intentionally omit his text gadgets ubieralne – a summary of news from IFA has already done for you Raphael. From myself I will only add that I did not do big impression or a new watch Samsung or ASUS SmartWatch (which probably us never will). But the Jabra Sport Elite willing to test it. 🙂

Projektor Sony / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

Projektor Sony / fot. gsmManiaK.pl

list points news I also have a very nice Sony projector. Its primary power is the ability to cast the image on the ground or next to housing. Imagine a situation that puts the equipment on the desk and let go the child fairy tale by making a projection on a piece of paper spread on the ground. Revelation, is not it? This particular model just goes on sale (price is 1,000 euros), but the fair also shows the concept developed another model that to all this also supports … service touch. Staying still for a moment at Sony, it is also worth mentioning headphones MDR-1000X – are wireless and have the most effective noise reduction, I had a chance to check it out. Great hall, hundreds of visitors, loud music – and the sudden silence after the founding of headphones and activate the system mute the sounds from outside. Fantastic thing. And completely at the end, two news segment Appliances and Electronics. The first is the Samsung refrigerator with built-in tablet – gadget somewhat absurd from my point of view, because it is difficult to imagine the practical application of this feature, here and now, especially in the Polish conditions. But certainly speaks to the imagination. The second novelty is not so much a product, but rather a message – Philips joined the group of companies presenting OLED TVs, which can mean only one thing – this excellent technology begins to popularize and, consequently, some time will entail lowering the price of these receivers. And I'm waiting with impatience.