All the Biggest and Best News From IFA 2017

By Kim Snaith on at

This year's IFA has hit Berlin and with it, has brought brought loads of lovely, shiny new tech news with it. Being one of the biggest tech shows out there — this year has over 1,800 individual exhibitors — there's a lot of new stuff being announced.

Whether it's a new phone or some kind of home appliance to make your life 3 per cent easier, it'll be at IFA. And we've waded through all the chaff to bring you the best bits right here, without ever having to leave your armchair.

We've rounded up all the news below, and we'll continue to update this as new stories roll in. Enjoy!


Microsoft's Mixed Reality Headsets Will be Compatible With Steam VR

Also VR Halo and Minecraft are both on the way.


Look at All These Expensive TVs Toshiba Just Announced

A bunch of TVs you won't be able to buy or could never afford, and one with Alexa that you might be interested in.


Samsung’s New Water-Resistant Wearables Will Get You Laughed Out of the Pool

Samsung is pushing out three new fitness-minded wearables for the Xmas season.


The Best Thing to Ever Happen to Robot Vacuums is This New Feature

Soon our AI hoovers will be smarter than us.


You Can Finally Hide Your Addiction to Smartwatches

No one will even know you're wearing one.


May The Dorks Be With You: Toshiba Announces Star Wars Themed TV

Because not enough stuff has a Star Wars logo on it.


Sony Basically Ripped Off Apple's Newest Products

Why do we feel like we've seen these new designs somewhere else?


Sony Keeps Making New Phones, But Doesn’t Seem to Care About Making Them Interesting

There’s a growing feeling that Sony is just kind of shovelling these out.


Razer's Giant Laptop Gets a Much Cheaper Version

No one else is making such a thin, powerful giant laptop for this price.


Motorola is Going to Try and Out-Sonos Sonos With the Moto X4 and Tempow Bluetooth

The Moto X4 will offer Tempow's mesh networking, letting you connect all your Bluetooth audio devices.


Sony's Excellent Noise-Cancelling Headphones Have Some New Tricks

They’re just like the old 1000X headphones but better.


Here Are the Coolest Laptops Getting New Intel 8th-Gen Chips (For Now)

Intel says these chips offer up to 44 per cent better performance with minimal impact on battery life.


LG's New V30 Looks Like One Hell of a Phone

LG's own new V30 looks to be the strongest competition that Samsung has ever had.


B&O Play's E8 Wireless Earbuds are Pint-Sized In-Ear Fashion

They promise the best sound in their class while also lookin' pretty darn swish at the same time.


The New, Smaller Samsung Frame TV Is The One That I Want

Samsung's The Frame is a TV that's just as much a piece of art as it is a television.


Here's a Stupidly Large 4K TV You'll Never be Able to Buy

Why bother building it at all? 4K TV is old news.

My Favourite Thing at IFA is This Hi-Tech Bike Helmet

No, I'm not joking.

The New Game by the Rock Band Creators Made Me Feel Like a DJ God

You’ll find yourself bobbing your head throughout the entire game no matter what’s playing.

This Is the R2-D2 Robot Toy I've Dreamed About Since I Was a Kid

Sphero seems to have put a lot of work into making its Artoo as screen-accurate as possible.

I Slew Star Wars Villains With This New AR Lightsaber Setup

For the first time in my life, I felt like I’d been in a real lightsaber duel.

Sharp's Got Lots of New Appliances it Hopes People Will Buy

Sharp has a big stake in appliances, so obviously had a whole bunch of stuff to show off at IFA. Here's what we've seen so far.