IFA 2014 draws to a close today and the exhibition has been dominated by major product launches from Samsung, Nokia, Sony and LG.
Despite the overflowing amount of smartphones and tablets that were introduced, a few stood out for all the right reasons. Here is a highlight of the five best products we’ve seen at IFA 2014.
1) Asus ZenBook UX305
The big announcement from Asus may be their ZenWatch, but they have also updated their current smartphone, tablet and notebook line with new features and design.
What caught my eye is the Asus ZenBook UX305 which is by far one of the sexiest notebooks I have ever seen. The 13-inch screen is able to display content at 3K resolution and is powered by an Intel Core M processor along with 8 GB of RAM. It measures less than half an inch thick and weighs only 1.2 kilograms. Now that’s portable.
2) Logitech K480
You wouldn’t think a keyboard would be as functional as this. Logitech’s K480 is a wireless keyboard that lets you connect up to three devices at once. You can pair devices such as your PC, smartphone and tablet (which you can conveniently dock on the keyboard) and simply turn the knob on the side to connect to a device.
A pretty cool concept if you ask me – add to that the island-style keys with labels you can use for a Mac or Windows PC, and you got an all-around keyboard for all your devices.
3) Dyson Eye 360
In development for more than 16 years, Dyson finally showcased the Eye 360. It’s a robot vacuum cleaner – and it may be the smartest one yet. It uses a 360 camera that calculates where it is going and where it has been, so it doesn’t need to clean the same place twice. Vacuum cleaners can’t get any more high-tech than this.
4) Limited Edition LG OLED Curved TV with Swarovski Crystals
A product that may be a hit here in Dubai, this limited edition LG Curved TV features ‘460 Aurora Borealis crystals’ from Swarovski and was applied on the TV by hand. It also comes with a 4 mm thickness and weighing only 16 kilograms. It’s a Smart TV, so expect all the internet-connected enhancements present on it. No word on the price yet, but I’m guessing it will cost more than I am driving at the moment.
5) LG G Watch R
The Moto 360 may have its fans, but the LG G Watch R gets my vote as the most stylish smartwatch. As we’ve previously mentioned earlier, this smartwatch uses the same circular frame as the Moto 360, but manages to look more than a watch rather than a smartwatch, and that’s a good thing. It runs on Android Wear, which is Google’s customized Android operating system made for wearables. Oh, and it we mention that it is water and dust resistant too?
Saw any products that were not on my list? Give it a shout out in the comments!