One can’t help but wonder what’s new this year at the IFA Tech Conference in Berlin, the popular consumer electronics fair.
The attendance is said to be more than 150,000, whereas the gadgets presented at the famous tech fair range from TVs, smartwatches etc. Some categories of products have been standing out.
First thing’s first – smartwatches are more fashionable, including brands such as Samsung’s Gear S2, Motorola’s 2014 version of Moto X, and the Huawei Watch. However, they are indeed thicker than the smartwatches developed by Apple. Moreover, generally, their display is traditional, but that should make any classic watches enthusiast happy.
Google’s Android Wear was made default to the Motorola and Huawei watches, whereas Samsung’s watches’ operating system is the Tizen.
Concerning their battery lifespan, some tech enthusiasts remain skeptical. However, the watches’ display is set to darken, in order to prolong and preserve their battery life.
Your home can achieve being “smart”, so to say, as Samsung announced the Sleepsense, the sleep-tracking pod. Its main goal is to optimize household appliances when you go to sleep, for instance – the lights and the air conditioning.
Miele presented an innovative washing machine whose detergent tank is able to notify you when you run out, via an app on your smartphone.
Grunding, a German manufacturer of home electronics, showed off a refrigerator which was implemented with 4 cameras on the inside. Therefore, these cameras are also connected to a smartphone app, as you can check if you’re missing some food item anytime, for instance.
Furthermore, Ultra High Definition TVs feature the most vivid colors, thanks to the high-dynamic range imagery (HDR). As a matter of fact, UHD TVs are called 4K sets, due to their horizontal resolution of about 4,000 pixels.
Generally, the prices of UHD TVs featuring HDR are over $1000, which may seem costly for the general public.
Moreover, Samsung made an announcement regarding an UHD HDR Blu-ray player that is due to be available next year, whereas Panasonic also intends to make its contribution on the market. These devices will be meant for playing Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. At the moment, expressly prototypes of 4K Blu-ray players were displayed at the IFA.
Last but not least, Sony made its appearance at the IFA with several home theater projectors, with 4K and 3D capabilities.
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