Our Favourite Stuff from Europe’s Biggest Gadget Show

BeoPlay E8 | Courtsey of Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay E8 | Courtsey of Bang & Olufsen
From smart assistants to fitness-focused wearables and high-end smartphone cameras, these are our favourite new gadgets from IFA Berlin, Europe’s leading electronics trade show.

Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony’s new flagship phone (which comes standard with Android’s newest mobile operating system, Oreo) features a big, high-end screen covering almost the entire front of the device – making it perfect for video streaming. It’s also jam-packed with photo features, from super-slow motion to hi-res selfies and a double 3D scanner.

SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card

The biggest storage capacity of any memory card, ever. Perfect for storing every high-def holiday shot and never running out of space.

Sony’s Google Assistant Speaker

The 360° speaker system with Google Assistant plays music, answers your questions and controls your smart devices. In addition to voice control, you can use gesture controls to play music, skip tracks or adjust the volume.

Google Assistant Built-in Wireless Speaker © Sony

Garmin Vivoactive 3

From playing to paying, Garmin’s newest smartwatch puts life on your wrist. The Vivoactive 3 comes with more than 15 pre-loaded sports apps, a heart-rate monitor and a built-in GPS that lets you record the distance, pace and location of your activities. You can also use it to make contactless payments, and the battery lasts for up to seven days on a single charge.

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay E8 Wireless Earbuds

These sleek wireless earbuds have great sound quality and an impressive four hour battery life. The touch interface means your calls and music are just a tap away.

BeoPlay E8 © B&O

Olympus E-M10 Mark III

Perfect for high-end, Insta-worthy shots, this great camera from Olympus’ mirrorless camera range is the top of the line if you’re looking for something that easy to use, but more versatile than your smartphone camera.

LG V30

LG’s new flagship phone is equipped with a quad HD OLED display, and one of the best cameras available on the smartphone market. Its wide aperture lets in loads of light for brilliant photo and video quality.

Samsung Gear Sport

Samsung’s sleek water-resistant smartwatch with fitness features motivates you to exercise and eat better, keeping you on track to meet your health goals.

Samsung Gear Sport

Moto X4

Motorola’s newest smartphone has advanced front and rear camera systems and comes with a Bluetooth feature that lets the phone stream to multiple devices from different manufacturers. Its also the first Motorola with the Alexa smart assistant.

Lenovo Yoga 920

Levovo’s newest foldable laptop is capable of everything from basic web browsing to digital painting, photo editing and 3D modelling . The Active pen 2 stylus can detect over 4,000 pressure-sensitivity levels, meaning you’re free to use the device to doodle, draw, create, browse and explore.