IFA2015 Highlights

There were many highlights from IFA 2015 from smartwatches to smart appliances. The overall theme was connecting not just digitally but also emotionally. Whereas in the past devices were cold and impersonal today they represent our personalities.

Our criteria’s were based on design or aesthetic that caught our attention.   We wanted the gadget to look good. Secondly, the usefulness of the device was important. Lastly, the most important aspect of any technology is usage and functionality.   We looked at the evolution of a product along a brand or category line with an eye on new features and upgrades for better user interaction experiences. The device should be natural to use. The software and hardware should be seamless as well as intuitive.

Our Picks:

 Huawei Smartwatch has a nice user interface.

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LG Urbane Watch looks classic.

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Minimalist Kitchen appliances by renowned Designer Philipe Starck for Gorenje

Gorenje by Starck, hood with AdaptTech venting feature

Illy Espresso Machine is just too sexy not to have on the kitchen counter.

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The ZTE Axon was an award winner at IFA 2015 based on user experience.  The camera and sound features stood out in my mind.

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What impressed about the Wiko Highway Pure smartphone was the thin shape and light feel.


Parrot Headphones in Black/Red Crocodile Style is a case study of fashion meets technology.


BeyerDynamic Headphones The material was lightweight


Harmon/Kardon  Mini Esquire Bluetooth Portable Speaker is an elegant mixture of style, functionality, and technology.

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TCL Curved A87 HD TV with 4000R.  A crisp picture with great sound.


Polaroid Television is an affordable alternative to the big brands but not a sacrifice on picture quality.

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Haier Double Washer gives you the ability to wash two loads at once.  Who says you can’t colors and whites at the same time? At the time of writing this model was not online. It will be available at the end of 2015.

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Philips Multi Cooker comes with its own app and recipes.

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Acer Revo Buid is a modular stackable device that is both sharp and functional.  At the time of writing this model was not online but will be available shortly.Revo Build_01