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SlashGear’s Best of IFA 2016!

SlashGear’s Best of IFA 2016!

IFA 2016 has come and gone, and with hundreds if not thousands of new smartphones, laptops, tablets, wearable gadgets, and connected gizmos announced in Berlin, Germany. There's plenty to choose from, but only a few stand-out devices worthy enough to win in SlashGear's Best of IFA 2016 awards. Whether you're already working on your holiday gift wishlist, or just need to get up to speed on what's most exciting from this year's show, we've got you covered.

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Razer teams with Maingear for the gaming PC of your dreams

Razer teams with Maingear for the gaming PC of your dreams

The PC gaming specialists at Razer have been busy over the last few weeks, unveiling a plethora of new products including an iPad keyboard, accessories like mice, headphones, and cameras, and even an update to the Blade gaming laptop. But as the IFA 2016 event draws to a close in Berlin, Razer has one last announcement to make: a new tower rig called the R1 Razer Edition, built in collaboration with gaming PC-makers Maingear.

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Sony UST Projector and Glass Sound Speaker hands-on

Sony UST Projector and Glass Sound Speaker hands-on

Sony's Life Space UX*2 (or Life Space UX2) is a name which many home entertainment and living devices reside. We got to know the last generation last year at IFA 2016 - now it's time to get delicate. In the Sony room we got to experience, the Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector was in full swing bringing multiple layers of digital homemaking and entertainment at once. Also present was the Sony Glass Sound Speaker - another new reveal for Sony this quarter.

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Huawei is now a force to be feared in smartphone design

Huawei is now a force to be feared in smartphone design

Amid exploding Samsungs and fast-incoming iPhones, a new challenger in smartphone design has arisen, and Huawei is landing hits not only in the price bracket it has traditionally played in, but against devices several hundred dollars more. Latest from the company is the Nova series, a pair of Android phones differentiated primarily by their size, but unified by two core elements.

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IFA 2016 Round-up: hands-on with the best

IFA 2016 Round-up: hands-on with the best

Over the past week we've seen everything from car technology to smartphones, cameras to notebooks at IFA 2016 in Berlin. This week revealed what might have been the most diverse mix of newsworthy devices in recent memory, not least of all because so few companies are delivering truly new, different, innovative products. We've scoured the full lot to look for the best of the best - below you'll see what's been delivered in Europe for the whole world.

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A smart assistant in the dash will make your next Mercedes a self-parking office

A smart assistant in the dash will make your next Mercedes a self-parking office

Mercedes-Benz may be - like most automakers - developing self-driving cars, but until you can set a destination and bury your head in your phone, the German company is looking to In Car Office to fill the productivity gap. Announced at IFA 2016 today, the new feature is set to launch in Mercedes cars in the first half of 2017, and more intelligently deliver interaction between the infotainment system and the cloud.

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Raumfeld turns to porcelain for eye-catching streaming speakers

Raumfeld turns to porcelain for eye-catching streaming speakers

Raumfeld may be chasing Sonos in the US for market share in multi-room audio, but the German firm is also hoping to dislodge rivals on style with its latest unusual speakers. Dubbed Raumfeld X Rosenthal, the prototype pair is crafted from fine porcelain, and resemble something from the set of Mars Attacks.

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DJI Osmo Mobile hands-on: A stabilized bargain for the camera you always carry

DJI Osmo Mobile hands-on: A stabilized bargain for the camera you always carry

DJI's Osmo camera has proved to be a surprise hit in photography circles, with the drones the company is better known for donating their stabilized 4K camera for handheld use, and now it has a smartphone-friendly sibling. Figuring that many people have a 4K camera they're already more than happy with - right inside their phone - the new Osmo Mobile drops the camera in favor of a simple mounting bracket.

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B&O’s BeoSound 1 and 2 have exquisite detailing for a sky-high price

B&O’s BeoSound 1 and 2 have exquisite detailing for a sky-high price

Bang & Olufsen may not be the most affordable brand when it comes to wireless speakers, but they certainly know how to get the details right. The company has launched its BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 pair at IFA 2016 this week, and they're full of the charming Danish details that fans of the brand have come to expect.

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Sony FDR-X3000R action camera rocks optical image stabilization and 4K resolution

Sony FDR-X3000R action camera rocks optical image stabilization and 4K resolution

Sony rolled out a new action camera that sounds on paper as if it might be one of the best action cameras on the market right now. It has some very cool features like Balanced Optical SteadyShot (B.O.SS) image stabilization to help take some of the shake out of the videos you record. That image stabilization works even at 4K resolution and in high-speed recording modes.

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Archos 133 Oxygen with 13.3-inch 1080p screen wants to draw crowds

Archos 133 Oxygen with 13.3-inch 1080p screen wants to draw crowds

With IFA 2016 underway smartphones and tablets are rolling out at a furious pace and the latest product to debut comes from Archos. The device is a tablet that packs a massive 13.3-inch screen and is called the Archos 133 Oxygen. With a screen so large, the tablet is aimed more at use in the home than mobile use on the go.

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TP-Link Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max are super thin smartphones

TP-Link Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max are super thin smartphones

TP-Link has trotted out some new smartphones that slot into the Neffos line at IFA 2016 in Berlin. The smartphones aim for a premium design with metal unibody exteriors that are designed to look as if they were smoothed over time by water in a stream. The dual-curved back design tapers towards the sides for an ergonomic fit in the hand. The tapered design also means these are some of the narrowest devices in the smartphone realm with the X1 Max having sides 2.75mm thick and the X1 being slightly thicker at 2.95mm.

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