Best of IFA 2022: All the Top Tech Products

After a two-year Covid hiatus, IFA 2022, Europe’s answer to CES in the US and the continent’s largest technology show consumer ElectronicsIt was finally back live and in person – and we were there to get it done. The event, which takes place every September in Berlin, Germany, runs from September 2 to September 6, and welcomes 46 to over 1,100 brands. Countries showcasing the latest technologies and innovations.

It features some of the biggest names in the industry, such as LG, Samsung, Lenovo, Asus and Huawei, and we explored more than 20 halls filled with everything from kitchen appliances to smart home tech to bendable OLED displays. Took my time

It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. And although there were a lot of fascinating products and trends that caught our attention on the IFA 2022 show floor, here are the best products that should be coming to the US in the near future.

bendable OLED

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A flat screen can be the perfect viewing vessel TV, but a curved screen can provide a more immersive experience while gaming. Luckily, LG’s latest innovation covers it all.

The Korean giant showed off the futuristic OLED Flex TV, a bendable 42-inch OLED screen that starts completely flat for viewing content, and uses two motorized arms to curve inward in five percent increments . When you’re gaming with the 900R’s max curve, it gives you 20 levels of curves to choose from.

And because the LX3 was built with gamers in mind, it includes Dolby Vision gaming at 4K and a faster 120Hz refresh rate, as well as built-in support for Dolby Atmos and two front-firing 40W speakers.

Lenovo X1 Fold

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Lenovo redesigned ThinkPad X1 Fold Turns the 16-inch display into a 12-inch laptop and it folds up small enough to fit in my shoulder bag. This is the second-generation X1 Fold, a dramatic improvement over the foldable laptop that was first introduced at CES in 2020. It has a bigger 16.3-inch display, a more streamlined design and updated powerful specs. The 2024 x 2560 OLED display with HDR mode looks captivatingly beautiful whether you’re using it as a large tablet, a traditional clamshell laptop or as an all-in-one computer with an optional stand and keyboard .

fitbitsense2

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Fitbit launches its new line of health and fitness smartwatch, health focused fitbit sense 2 Getting a continuous EDA (CEDA) or continuous electrodermal activity sensor for all-day stress management, as well as an ECG app that analyzes your heart rhythm. There are also some design improvements such as a physical button on the side and a slimmer overall look, as well as a 6-day battery life. The software now feels closer to Google’s Wear OS UI, which makes sense since Fitbit is now owned by Google.

less expensive Fitbit Inspire 3 The tracker gets a great AMOLED display, 10 days of battery life, comes in fun new colors and is more affordable at $99. Both devices work with both iOS and Android.

ring intercom

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eventually! Ring is bringing the Smart of its popular video doorbell as a new apartment intercom for apartment dwellers. Although it only offers audio, the Ring intercom simply connects to existing intercoms inside an apartment, so you can answer the front door and call anyone with your phone – wherever you are. It is set to launch in Europe first, which will be followed by global markets.

Garmin 2

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Garmin Venu Class 2 The smartwatch is a stylish redesign of the company’s original Venu class with a slightly larger and brighter 1.4-inch AMOLED screen. this new fitness tracker It also boasts 11 days of battery life, which is almost double the last six hours, which is full battery for a smartwatch with built-in GPS, 25 sports modes, and health tracking features. The included health snapshot records several health-related metrics, including pulse rate, respiration, and heart rate, over a two-minute period.

We also like the (slightly more expensive) Music version, which can store up to 500 songs on the watch—so no phone is needed to listen to tunes while you exercise or run.

Withings Body Comp

Withings Body Comp

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The Withings Body Comp Scale adds even more features to its already impressive lineup of body assessment metrics body cardio version,

Although it looks similar to Body Cardio, additional sensors in the BodyComp provide new data including nerve health scores (taken by analyzing sweat glands in the feet) and the ability to measure visceral fat, in addition to existing muscle. . Fat mass, bone mass and of course, your overall weight. The metrics are designed to help users monitor and understand their risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases such as heart attack, stroke and diabetes. Withings’ latest smart scale Ready to launch on October 4.

LG MoodUp

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In a quirky and enlightening move, LG has lined its latest refrigerator with an LED light panel that can turn the top, bottom, right and left quadrants into different colors on command via an app. Make a statement or simply change the colors to match your menu – anything is possible with this smart kitchen appliance. And as an added bonus, the built-in Bluetooth speaker syncs with your devices and lights up the panels to the beat of your music.

Lenovo T1

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While we’ve been waiting for the long-rumored AI Apple Glasses to arrive, Lenovo took them one by one with its T1 Glass. Sometime this year, Lenovo’s glasses feature built-in speakers and connect to a PC or mobile device via a USB-C port. Your device’s content is displayed in glasses, making it look like you’re viewing text, email, and video on a huge HD OLED screen. You can play video games or watch movies and feel like you’re in a theater without leaving the house. Lenovo is targeting China first and will bring the T1 glasses to other markets in 2023.

Eve Home Matter

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So far, Eve Home’s smart products have only been compatible with Apple HomeKit products. Still, as we’ve seen when other brands’ smart home appliances Only work with Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa or Samsung, they all create different standard illusions.

At IFA 2022, Eve Home announced that it would support the upcoming Matter standard, meaning its products would soon work with devices from other ecosystems. Matter is a new smart home connectivity standard that has been in the works for a few years now. Key players include the big tech companies, Apple, Samsung, Google and Amazon, which are working to find a single standard that allows different devices and ecosystems to talk to each other. Once it rolls out, it is expected that companies can apply for the Matter certification later this year, which is great news for consumers who have a lot to do with their devices working together. It’s going to be an easy time. For example, Eve Home’s smart products, such as the popular MotionBlind, Smart Switch, Sensor, and Plug, will work as smoothly with Google Assistant or Amazon devices as it does with Apple. homekit,

Jackery Solar Panel

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With energy prices rising around the world, and power cuts from natural disasters caused by climate change, there was a lot of talk about renewable energy and conserving resources. solar power and generator IFA 2022 was everywhere, with companies like Ecoflow and Jackery showing off portable power stations and portable solar panels. Zachary’s Solar Generator 1000 Pro is a high-capacity 100W USB-C unit that runs on 230V AC power. When connected to four 200W solar panels, it will be fully charged in 1.8 hours. While it’s ideal for camping or long road trips, energy-conscious consumers and people living in areas with extreme weather will also find that solar generators provide more peace of mind.

EcoFlow debuts its Delta 2 power station which has 1800W AC output and can be recharged up to 80% within an hour, and can also be charged via optional solar panels.

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