This week we’ve seen one whole heck of a lot of new products from some of the top technology brands in the world. While many devices are unique, some products released this week will go head-to-head with their contemporaries’ devices revealed within hours of one-another. What’s are must-see, must-experience, or otherwise most awesome products we’ve gotten up close with this week? Let’s have a look!
Dell has introduced two new monitors, the Dell 55 Monitor and the UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K. The former is now officially available in the US and Canada, bringing with it a giant size targeted at businesses, while the UltraSharp monitor won't be launching until some time in the fourth quarter of this year, bringing 5K resolution with it.
At IFA 2014, Samsung isn't just about Android smarrtphones, or even Android printers for that matter. It is also giving the crowd something gawk at when it comes to its TV lineup. And they will definitely stare at two of Samsung's giants, 105-inch TVs that not only boasts 4K resolution but also have a pleasing curve to them as well. One of them can even flatten or bend at will.
Android 4.4 was launched to add Google Cloud Printing to all devices. But what if you don't have an Android smartphone or tablet to begin with? Samsung is coming to the rescue here at IFA 2014 with 10 new multi-function printers (MFP) that uses Android as its primary interface, removing the need for a middle man in the printing equation.
IK Multimedia has introduced its latest Apple-centric products, a new iRig microphone and a new stand for the iPad (and any tablet roughly the same size). The iRig Mic Field is the maker's first "pocketable" digital microphone that can be adjusted as necessary, while the iKlip Xpand Stand offers a spring-based design to make adapters unnecessary.
Alcatel has introduced its new Hero 2 smartphone, a 6-inch phablet featuring an aluminium body and an integrated stylus. The latter works alongside "optimized hand writing recognition" to ensure that using the phablet as an on-the-go note-taking device doesn't result in digital gibberish.
Joining the company's new smartphones, Alcatel has debuted a new 8-inch tablet, the aptly named Hero 8. This is the latest expansion in Alcatel's Hero product lineup, and is being hailed as one of the lightest and slimmest tablets of its size currently available. As with the new Hero smartphone, the Hero 8 tablet offers an octa-core processor.
Joining Harman's new audio system is Pure's Jongo X Series, a multi-room audio setup with a somewhat old-school design resembling computer speakers from days gone by. As with the company's last big update, the Jongo X Series leverages Bluetooth Caskeid to stream any music service to one or more speakers.
This week the folks at Misfit, creators of the Misfit Shine, have made clear their intent to expand. Not with another wearable - the first one they’ve made is still running strong - but with a release of their software system for the whole developer universe to take part in.