IFA 2018 Complete Coverage

CES may be the largest consumer electronics show in the U.S., but IFA owns bragging rights as the largest CE show outside the states. In 2018, the show runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, and because of its timing (just in time for buyers to place Christmas orders), IFA frequently plays host to several first-time product unveilings, many of which will simply be repeated at CES in the U.S. As such, IFA is increasingly becoming the must-see consumer electronics event of the year — and the Digital Trends team is on the ground to bring you complete coverage of all the news and hot announcements.

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BlackBerry Key2 LE is available for pre-order, but atomic version is a no-show

TCL teased that it would release two new BlackBerry phones with keyboards this year, and it has stayed true to its promise. The company announced its latest handset, the BlackBerry Key2 LE, at IFA 2018 in Berlin.

A fun slide-up camera will make you want to try the Honor Magic 2

The exciting Honor Magic 2 has been announced, and it's an almost completely bezel-less smartphone with six camera lenses in total. The front three are revealed in a pop-up section above the screen.
Home Theater

Samsung’s 85-inch 8K QLED TV is now up for pre-order for a cool $15K

Samsung has taken the wraps off its new 85-inch 8K QLED TV, an ultra-premium display featuring the company's most advanced TV technology available to date. The best news? If you've got $15,000, you can pre-order one right now.
Smart Home

China’s Ezviz summons a swath of new smart home products

Ezviz, the home security division of China's Hikvision, unveiled a diverse new line of smart home products that lean heavily toward home security and surveillance, one of the company's specialties.

Google's new Wear OS update is now rolling out to eligible watches

Google's new Wear OS update is rolling out, and this smartwatch operating system update brings more concise notifications, a better Google Assistant, and the recent changes to Google Fit to your wrist.
Home Theater

Dolby turns Lenovo laptops and Yoga Books into mobile home theaters

Dolby has partnered with Lenovo to integrate Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision in the computer company's laptop and Yoga Books, enhancing the movie and TV watching experience in meaningful way.

Huawei’s new software and chip combo is designed to make the Mate 20 fly

Huawei has announced EMUI 9.0, a new version of its software based on Google's Android 9.0 Pie, that will come installed on the new Mate 20 smartphone. We took a deeper look at what makes it special.
Smart Home

Netgear’s Alexa-enabled Orbi Voice Mesh Wi-Fi speaker blankets your home in Wi-Fi and sound

Netgear's Orbi Voice Smart Speaker and Wi-Fi Mesh Satellite is a multifunction device for smart homes that extends Wi-Fi networks, adds an Alexa-enabled voice assistant, and uses Harman Kardon audio for high-quality music streaming.
Home Theater

Yamaha’s Wi-Fi-enabled turntable lets you stream vinyl anywhere at home

Yamaha has launched the MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable, a Wi-Fi enabled deck that allows you to spin your vinyl in one room and wirelessly stream the audio to any MusicCast speaker.

Xperia XZ3 vs. XZ2 Premium vs. XZ2 vs. XZ2 Compact: Smartphone battle royale

With the Xperia range's first ever OLED display, the beautiful Xperia XZ3 is a sight to behold. But is it better than the XZ2 range? To find out, we put the XZ3 head-to-head with the XZ2 Premium, XZ2, and XZ2 Compact.

Belkin’s special machine puts an end to one hateful aspect of phone ownership

No-one wants to fit a screen protector to their phone, as it's always a pain. Belkin wants to make it much easier to do this with a special machine, and we tried it to see if it can cure the pain of this process.
Product Review

The most beautiful smartwatch? Skagen wins again with the Falster 2

Smartwatches are taking an interesting, and much needed turn, with the Skagen Falster 2 leading the charge. No longer are they only pieces of technology, or just designed for people who love big watches.
Smart Home

Temi is your personal robot butler, like an Amazon Echo Show on wheels

If you’ve been dreaming of a domestic robot or a smart speaker that can follow you around the house, then Temi could be just what you're looking for. We went hands-on with the personal robot at IFA 2018 in Berlin.

Use your messaging app to control your smart home with Line Things

Controlling your smart home usually means a multitude of apps and different notifications. Messaging app Line wants to bring all this under its control, making life easier and more familiar, with Line Things.
Smart Home

Inspired by Star Trek, Amazon wants us to talk to everything, everywhere

Amazon keynoter Daniel Rausch told IFA 2018 attendees how Alexa voice-control has grown an enthusiastic customer base, partnering with manufacturers and developers. The conversion to voice control platforms has only begun.
Product Review

Don’t be afraid of the size, Diesel’s bold On Full Guard 2.5 belongs on your wrist

Diesel is back with the On Full Guard 2.5, its second WearOS smartwatch, that’s once again big, bold, and eye-catching. It grabs your attention like few other smartwatches, and despite being large, Diesel watches are made to appeal to…

Best wireless chargers of IFA 2018

Almost every new smartphone coming out now supports Qi wireless charging, so it’s handy to have at least one or two charging pads. Here are all of our top picks for the best wireless chargers we found in Berlin.
Home Theater

Up close with LG’s 88-inch 8K OLED TV. Here’s why it matters | Video

LG has unveiled the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV and is showing it publicly at IFA 2018. Here's why we're excited to see an 8K OLED, even though naysayers suggest its a technology before its time.