IFA has come and gone in a blaze of strudel, wurst and a whole load of shiny tech. So it’s time for the hot dog himself Tom Honeyands (@thetechchap) and the team to look back at some of the highlights. And a couple of the low-points too.
Our enthusiastic Mobiles and Tablets Editor Max Parker (@ParkerMax) had a lot of love for a flurry of wearables, headlined by the circular Asus ZenWatch 3. The Android Wear toting watch is focused on design but also features the new Snapdragon Wear chip from Qualcomm. Samsung’s Gear S3 also impressed Max, even though he feels the stylings aren’t quite to his more dainty tastes.
Batman wannabe, CPU fanboy and TrustedReviews Reviews Editor Alastair Stevenson (@MonkeyGuru) had lots of great things to say about Lenovo’s gorgeous Yoga Book. And, so did everyone else. The entire team loved the quirky tablet that is part laptop and part drawing tablet.
They all fawned over it so much that is has picked up our ‘Best in show’ award. Well done, Lenovo. Al was also impressed by the big battery wielding Moto Z Play.
Computing Editor Michael Passingham (@MrPassingham) predictably chose a computer as his show highlight, with Acer’s Predator 21 X picking up the honour. The world’s first curved display toting laptop is epic in both size and power, with a bag busting 21-inch ultra-wide display and support for dual GTX 1080s. It’s mad, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want one.
Perhaps in need of a stiff drink after a hard week TrustedReviews Editor Evan Kypreos (@evankypreos) loved the PicoBrew. It’s the Tassimo for home brewing and, like a classy coffee machine, looks good enough to sit in a kitchen instead of in a shed. You can order “Brew kits” from hundreds of brewers around the world and tweak them to suit your tastes too or you can sit back and do nothing but wait. The Pico Brew is Wi-Fi connected and knows exactly what every brew kit needs for the perfect pint. He can’t wait to review it.
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He had tough words for ASUS though, specifically its boring press conference that lacked new products and instead rehashed everything from Computex.
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