IFA is the biggest consumer electronics fair in the world and Berlin have been host since 1924. I have been attending IFA for the last five years.
Every year, one gadget stands out. And in all the years, I have been attending four companies are standing out as the electronic giants in the industry,
For many years Japan was the king of electronics and they are still a big player. But in recent years Samsung [video promo] has grown into the behemoth of the indudstry followed by their colleagues from LG. Sony [video promo] and Panasonic [press release] are playing catch up.
But the outstanding gadget – the most innovative one – came from Sony this year. And for me personally, Panasonic is the most important company to visit. I love their kitchen products and their HiFi brand Technics makes one of the most iconic record players in the world.
This year, Bang & Olufsen from my home country Denmark, was also represented with their B&O Play range of products. They make some of the best headphones in the world and also the best looking – and sounding! – Bluetooth speakers on the market.
This was the first thing I saw when I entered the huge fair, which is a small city in itself with its own internal bus line. My favourite album on vinyl! (It is great to see the turntables back at IFA along with the drones and VR gear).
This Sony wall/table projector was the gadget of the year:
The Sony mobile phone co-branding with Italian espresso brand:
German TelCo giant Telekom seems to have too much money:
This guy at the ZTE VR stand thinks he’s somewhere else:
My good friend Yu-chan (and her friend) is a Panasonic hostess:
Great to see the awesome products from B&O Play at IFA 2016:
This Chinese robot is modular and DIY LEGO-style:
Poor Samsung has problems with their new Note 7 flagship phablet, but they had a robot drawing with the stylus:
Samsung also showed us the future of fitness:
These guys think they are actually kayaking!
And here is the product I most wanted to bring home with me:
Thank you to all the hard working people at IFA. See you next year!