Technological Innovations that Will Come to the Christmas Market

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The IFA exhibition, held every autumn in Berlin, is used by the largest consumer electronics manufacturers to present their innovations. Here are the most interesting ones…

Acer Laptops for Creatives and a Gaming Chair

Acer introduced new ConceptD laptops. When having a closer look, their manufacturing and configuration resemble Predator gaming laptops. These are machines that provide equipment for professionals. Their premium quality is confirmed by the display used – in this case; the emphasis is on familiar color representation and the widest possible color gamut. Acer has also optimized cooling for ConceptD so that computers don’t get too noisy when working with 3D models, rendering or video editing. They are equipped with NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphics cards that are designed primarily for work. Acer introduced a total of six ConceptD laptops.

ACER concept D
ACER concept D

The gaming specialty is also the enhanced Acer Predator Thronos Air gaming chair, starting at € 9,000. The gaming throne of the new generation features a practical massage function.

Predator Thronos
Acer Predator Thronos Air

Fitness Watch by Asus

The new ASUS VivoWatch SP allows you to monitor your health and activity continuously. They feature ECG and PPG medical quality sensors and ASUS HealthAI technology. This allows the watch to monitor pulse, oxygenation, ANS age, stress, and pressure in the real-time. The pressure measurement will only be available in some countries. The watch also features a built-in GPS sensor, altimeter and blood oxygen monitor that offer useful information for hikers and climbers. You can take them for swimming because they have 5 ATM water resistance and offer fast strap change as well as 14-day battery life.

ASUS VivoWatch SP
ASUS VivoWatch SP

Foldable Samsung Galaxy Fold

You can use the Galaxy Fold in two regimes. As a smartphone, when the device is closed. The front features a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a 21: 9 aspect ratio and HD + resolution. It also includes a 10 Mpx selfie camera. There is no display at the back; it is equipped with a triple camera – 12 Mpx main camera, 12 Mpx telephoto with 2x optical zoom and 16 Mpx ultra-wide camera. In open mode, you get a tablet with a 7.3-inch QXGA + display and a 4.2: 3 aspect ratio. This display uses the dynamic AMOLED panel, which also features Galaxy S10 smartphones. There is also a double selfie camera with a depth lens inside. The Galaxy Fold is powered by 7 nm processor; it offers 12 GB RAM and 512 GB UFS3.0 storage. The phone has two batteries with a capacity of 4380 mAh. It supports both fast cable and wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Fold

Garmin and its flagship among watches

The Garmin Venu is a GPS smartwatch that has a clear display and battery life of up to 5 days, allowing you to engage in your favorite activities. Cardio workout, yoga, and Pilates postures are displayed directly on your wrist display. They include the widest range of health monitoring features available throughout the day – including breathing monitoring, Body Battery monitor, pulse oximeter, and many more – to display a complete picture of your health in vivid detail. Garmin Venu includes GPS and paying via Garmin Pay.

Garmin Venu
Garmin Venu

The Legendary Walkman Is Back

This gadget recalls the period of classic audio cassettes. However, this does not mean that these cassettes are back. The Walkman only got a special user interface with a traditional cassette design and a screensaver. It is labeled as Sony NW-A100TPS. Plus it also features Wi-Fi and Android. The Walkman information can be viewed on a 3.6-inch HD display. The battery offers up to 26 hours of music and can be charged via the USB-C port. Other features include access to the Walkman Store to get new tracks. In Europe, this special annual edition will be available from November, with a price of € 440.

Sony NW-A100TPS
Sony NW-A100TPS

Motorola One Zoom: Focus on Picture Taking

The Motorola one zoom features four rear cameras that are designed to capture great photos in every situation. The main 48-megapixel camera produces high-quality photos at daytime and thanks to a special night mode, even at night. The 16Mpx widescreen camera lets you capture the scene from a different perspective, and seals up to four times as much space as the main camera in one photo. Its 8Mpx telephoto lens offers 3x optical zoom without losing its quality and up to 10x hybrid zoom. The 5 Mpx depth sensor is also available for a more blurry background effect. The front camera has a resolution of 25 megapixels and is also optimized for taking selfie photos in low light conditions. The main camera and telephoto lens have optical stabilization. Motorola one zoom attracts mainly with its photographic equipment, but it also deserves to check its basic parameters.

Motorola one zoom
Motorola one zoom

Sci-fi OLED Display by Panasonic

The transparent OLED display resembles a glass board set in a frame with a wooden surface. In a quiet mode, it naturally blends in with a modern living space. When the device is turned on, it turns into an OLED display. The transparent OLED is a beautiful design piece that has been combined with the knowledge and development of state-of-the-art technology. So far, this is only an idea of how audiovisual technologies could be used and inconspicuously integrated into the home. It is therefore not a sales piece of equipment.

panasonic transparent oled
panasonic transparent oled

Samsung Refrigerators and Air Purifiers

Samsung has begun to focus on personalized home-based solutions that meet customer needs. The latest BESPOKE refrigerators are therefore absolutely modular, blurring the boundaries between furniture and home appliances. You can easily place them in spaces of all shapes and sizes. A wide range of sizes is available, from single-door to four-door refrigerators. The refrigerator simply adapts to your kitchen and your needs. If a single-member household suddenly becomes a three-member, it is enough to buy a module.

BESPOKE
BESPOKE

The Samsung Cube AX9500 is also a modular appliance. This air purifier is equipped with a Wind-Free cleaning system. Unlike other air purifiers, the Samsung Cube AX9500 does not produce drafts or make loud noises. The efficient air purification is ensured by a three-layer system that also cleans and deodorizes the air. The first level of cleaning is provided by a washable pre-filter that catches larger dust particles made up of pollen or particles that are released from the pet hairs. An activated carbon filter for catching odors from the air captures potentially hazardous gases such as formaldehyde, toluene, ethylbenzene, and styrene. Finally, an ultra-fine dust filter is introduced, capable of catching up to 99.97% of the dust particles.  The cleaner is cube-shaped, allowing two pieces to be easily stacked, each with its own dock and can discharge clean air in a different direction.

Samsung Cube AX9500
Samsung Cube AX9500

Charging and Backup in One

SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger is a wireless charger with automatic backup. This product offers users both charging and locally backing up photos for Android smartphones and smartphones that support Qi technology. It’s an elegant way to safely back up your digital memories for routine tasks like charging your phone. You don’t have to worry about anything after the initial setup. Just put your phone on the charger, and it will take care of everything else.

SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger
SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger

Text: Roman Kadlec, Tomáš Buranský, photo: brans archive