The IFA 2023 electronics show in Berlin has once again proven to be a melting pot of innovation. Navigating through the maze of new products and technologies, we’ve curated a list of the ten most compelling products that captivated our attention. Presenting the Ubergizmo Best of IFA 2023, we aim to spotlight those devices and technologies that push the boundaries of what’s possible and offer tangible benefits to consumers.
Lenovo Legion Go
Lenovo has made its debut in the handheld PC gaming market with the Lenovo Legion Go, positioned to be a strong competitor against existing leaders like Valve’s Steam Deck and ASUS’ ROG Ally. The device boasts a high-quality gaming display and runs on Windows 11. It offers robust performance, ample storage options, and quick recharging capabilities. The Legion Go is designed for extended gaming sessions, featuring efficient cooling systems and responsive controllers.
Dreame Technology Robotic Vacuum L20 Ultra
The L20 Ultra robotic vacuum is positioned as a cutting-edge cleaning solution for smart homes. The device features innovative MopExtend technology that focuses on thorough edge cleaning, a typical pain point in automated cleaning. The L20 Ultra also has enhanced mopping capabilities, dirt detection, and a powerful suction system, promising effective cleaning on various surfaces. The product’s automatic base station enhances user convenience by offering self-cleaning, large debris storage, and long-term, low-maintenance operation.
Anker Solix 3840
Anker/SOLIX revealed the F3800, designed as a hybrid between a power station and a home power system. With a high capacity of 3840 Wh, the device can reportedly power a home for about a week when equipped with an extra 27000 Wh battery pack. Conveniently portable (for this kind of equipment) at 60 kg and on wheels, it’s especially useful during power outages. The F3800 has an AC output power of up to 6000W, allowing it to power heavy-duty appliances. Additionally, it features an EV plug that can recharge electric vehicles for up to 120 km. It’s also compatible with solar panels, offering quick charging capabilities.
Honor Magic V2 Global Edition
The HONOR Magic V2 is a flagship foldable smartphone. The device stands out for its ultra-slim and lightweight design, made durable with a titanium hinge. It offers a 7.92-inch foldable OLED display with high resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone has a versatile camera system with five total cameras, including a 50MP main and ultra-wide lens and a 20MP telephoto lens. Storage options range from 256GB to 1TB. The device also incorporates advanced battery technology, with a 5000 mAh capacity.
LG StanbyME Go
LG Electronics has unveiled its StanbyME Go portable screen. Designed for versatile and high-quality entertainment on the go. The 27-inch LED touchscreen is housed in a durable suitcase and is mounted on a stand for multiple viewing angles, including landscape, portrait, and table mode. Enhanced by a 20-watt built-in speaker and support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies, the screen promises an immersive audio-visual experience. The device is powered by a built-in battery, offering up to three hours of use. It features LG’s webOS software, making it compatible with various connectivity options such as AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It also supports voice recognition for hands-free control.
Withings ScanWatch 2
Withings lifted the veil on the ScanWatch 2, the successor to its first-generation ScanWatch. Marketed as an elegant hybrid smartwatch, the ScanWatch 2 fuses traditional watch aesthetics with advanced health-tracking features. The watch offers new capabilities such as baseline body temperature monitoring, female cycle tracking, and heart rate variability assessment. It also automatically detects over 40 different activities. Despite its enhanced functionality, it retains a 30-day battery life, setting it apart from competitors. Withings aims to offer an alternative to more intrusive smartwatches, focusing primarily on discreet, continuous health monitoring.
Aiper Surfer S1
The Surfer S1 is Aiper’s first-ever cordless robotic pool skimmer. This solar-powered energy-efficient device is designed to remove floating debris such as leaves and insects from swimming pools. The Surfer S1 offers up to 10 hours of operation time, making it suitable for the comprehensive cleaning of most residential pools. It incorporates ultrasonic wave sensors to navigate and avoid collisions with pool walls. Users can control the robot via a smartphone app available for iPhone and Android, which allows scheduling and manual piloting for targeted cleaning.
JBL’s Authentics series is a new range of speakers aimed at competing with Sonos in the multi-room audio market. The series features three models, each with unique capabilities. The Authentics 500, the premium model priced at $700, includes high-quality audio components and supports Dolby Atmos. The Authentics 300, aimed at portability, offers 360-degree audio and an eight-hour battery life for $430. The Authentics 200, at $330, focuses on delivering balanced audio with deep bass. All models support dual-assistant capability with both Google Assistant and Alexa.
CLEANR’s Pioneering Filters
CLEANR has introduced advanced washing machine filters to tackle the significant issue of ocean microplastic pollution. CLEANR claims a high capture efficiency, trapping over 90% of microplastics as small as 50 microns. They are designed for easy integration into existing washing machine models, requiring no major modifications. The filters are user-friendly, enabling dry removal of collected microplastics in under 30 seconds per week. They can also handle more wash loads between cleanings compared to competitors. If adopted globally, the filters could prevent pollution, equivalent to over 280 million plastic bags annually.