Tech-Know: 7 Highlights from IFA Berlin 

The great and the good of the gadget world gathered in Berlin last month to show off all their latest shiny wares over 160,000 square metres of show space. Here we some of the stand-out new releases – likely to be gracing London’s finest homes – and palms - by the end of the year.

The coolest new tech gadgets

Huawei Mate 20 LITE

Boasting both a 24 and two-megapixel camera on the front this dual-lens smartphone incorporates augmented reality technology inside and can recognise more than 200 different scenarios from eight individual categories. This means that scenes can be optimised be each scene for flawless shots every time.

Packed with a raft of features this stand-out handsets shopping assistant feature sets it aside from a very big crowd. If you see something whilst browsing online just long-press the image with two fingers and the AI will identify the item then share a link to where can buy it online. Alternatively, just snap and item whilst out and about for the AI to bring up the prices online. Very savvy shopping.

£349.99 at carphonewarehouse.com

B&O E6

A pair of wire-free earphones that don’t look like they’ve taken a tumble down the ugly tree – at last. This high end set have a snap together function so they remain safe around your neck when not in use. Whilst they aren’t the first to have this magnet function the fact they auto-off simultaneously when closed together is unique. Plenty of earbuds included for the snuggest fit and they’re dust and splash resistant.

£269.00 see beoplay.com

Barisieur Coffee & Tea Alarm Clock

Far from a retro remake of the bedside beverage maker the Barisieur is a premium alarm clock. This bedside beverage maker uses the sounds of its soothing bubbling water sounds to ease you into the morning. with of bubbling water along with the smell of the freshly brewed coffee or loose leaf tea. Inspired by a combination of the modern ritual of filter coffee with the iconic vinyl record player it offers up a nostalgic experience. Some alchemy to enjoy as the water magically transports from one vessel to other using steam pressure.

From £299 barisieur.com

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge

Transforming the everyday into a sculptural piece of musical mastery this piece is a collaboration with the acclaimed designer Michael Anastassiades. A unique circular shape allows it to be placed on the floor or placed on the wall as a gravity-defying statement which divides up spaces in the home. Inspired by the British pound coin, you can slowly rock the speaker back and forth to increase and decrease volume.

£2900 see bang-olufsen.com

Amazon Pure DiscovR

Now, with the ability to control everything at home from heating to alarms systems, music to lighting it is time for some style on the voice activated speaker front. Step up Pure with this new speaker which delivers a very decent base for its size and features a push down centre unit designed to cut its connection to your Wi-Fi and negate any privacy issues.

£229.99 at amazon.co.uk

LaMetric TIME

With its eight-bit style display this connected clock is much more than just a retro teller of time. Connecting to plenty of other of your home smart devices to display their information in one hub it’ll also deliver alerts, notifications and other information from your online life.

Around £180 from store.lametric.com

SMEG Blender

As much a worktop statement piece in the kitchen as an actual appliance this soon-to-arrive blender is quite the looker. All the multi-speed blending options you’d expect the engineering under the bonnet of this blender is top quality and the exterior eye-catching. The supercar in its kitchen category?

£149.99 see smeguk.com


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