What’s trending and what’s not at IFA technology fair in Berlin

What’s trending and what’s not at IFA technology fair in Berlin

The IFA technology fair of Berlin, the largest for the season of Christmas for Europe, ended this week. Here is a quick glance of what actually the festival was.

The event was not for:

Tablets

The fever that welcomed launch of the iPad from Apple in 2010 has long dissolved. Smartphones display more and more high performance and large screens in a handier bundle as compared to the “not quite laptop” gadgets.

Energy efficiency

“It was a huge issue in 2008, it stays significant, but most gadgets are conventional to system now, we believe it is time to shift to different things,” claimed Reinhard Zinkann from Miele, Germany. As for handsets, “it has turned out to be normal to charge your handsets during the night, now the thought is that there must be no requirement to recharge it at the day time,” claimed Sony Mobile’s Raoul de Gelis.

Virtual reality

Obsession about the innovative headsets has vanished from the levels witnessed in 2016 and 2015. Hardware stays costly at almost 500 Euros (almost $550), limiting VR to real gaming aficionados. “The market for VR has been in a weak position in 2017 by very restricted supply of the OLED display screens required,” claimed Ian Fogg, analyst at HIS, suggesting that next year might be the burst through year since more handset users will be allowed to try out the technology.

IFA technology

Photography

Digital cameras are limited at IFA, since smartphone snappers with high performance outnumber them and the obsession for instantaneously sharing travel, lunch, and selfie shots on social networks adds more to it.

On the other hand, the event was for:

Mixed reality

This tech combines virtual reality and real world, since images that are generated by computer are included to the field of vision of the user while they wear a headset or special glasses. Asus, Acer, Lenovo, and Dell were all dialyzing off headsets in 2017, while Microsoft declared a variant of Windows well-matched with the gadgets.

Activity trackers

Eagerness for the trailblazers for the world of wearable technology dials no signs of vanishing, with more devices than ever to provide services to count swimming strokes, steps, calories burned, water intake, or to poke you regarding your goals for health. Fitbit and Samsung positioned their center stage for fitness wearables at IFA.

Connected speakers

Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod all provide connected speakers that react to voice instructions. The new version form Sony with no buttons at all might indicate the future of selecting music is all verbal forms.

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