Category: IFA

IFA 2018 – Follow our updates on Twitter

If you’re trying to find out what’s coming next in the world of connected gadgets, tech and smart technology, IFA is a good place to start. IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) is Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show and runs from August 31st until September 5th. It’s held in Berlin and you …

SKAGEN Falster 2 watch announced at IFA

With IFA expected to show off some interesting new technology to the world in 2018, smart watches are starting to become more mainstream so we are expecting a few at least. First out of the races with their press release is SKAGEN who have just announced their Falster …

Huawei announce press event for IFA 2018

Huawei has formally set its plans for IFA 2018 in motion. Today they’ve started sending out an invites to their keynote on August 31st. The great news is that we will be there to see exactly what Richard Yu will have to share with us. In fact, I’ll …

Chris – The Digital Assistant for Drivers Announced

It is a proven fact that using for mobile phone whilst driving is a distraction, and is one of the four major causes of fatal accidents on the UK roads today. Not only that if you’re caught using your device, you can be fined £200 and have your …

Sony at IFA 2017

This morning I just made it to the Sony Press Conference with Peter Holden of Talk Android. Another event, another incremental series of product launches, or was there more? Read on here on Coolsmartphone.com to find the answer to this existential question… We came in as a German …

IFA Berlin 2016 – Hands-on with the Neffos X1 Max

Here at IFA 2016 in Berlin I had a chance to spend some quality time with the newly announced smartphone from TP-Link, the Neffos X1 Max. TP-Link, the Chinese company probably best known to us as a networking equipment manufacturer, is widening its product portfolio to include smartphones. …

IFA – Acer Predator gaming tablet

Acer didn’t just have phones to release at the their event during IFA, they also unveiled the Predator Gaming Tablet… This is a very unique proposition. It is a tablet that has been designed primarily for gaming. It runs Android 5.1 on an Intel Atom X7 and is …

IFA – The Triby kitchen messaging system goes on sale

The connected fridge-magnet notification system known as Triby has appeared yet again. This time we’ve got some pricing, with Amazon offering it for $199 with deliveries beginning on October 30th. Here in the UK, although that works out at around £132, it’s £159 on Amazon.co.uk, but you can …

IFA – Acer’s new phones

Acer had lots to talk about at IFA, so I decided to pay them a visit and get some hands on time with their new products. Now, traditionally we tend not to see that many Acer phones in the UK – with the exception of their M220 that …

IFA – Huawei Mate S Unboxing

I have been lucky enough to have been given a brand new Mate S for review so, as is the norm, here is the unboxing. The unit I have been given is the 32GB standard version, not the premium version (apparently I am not special enough). ;) So let’s …

IFA – Tado Smart Thermostat

Here at IFA there are loads of companies pitching Smart Tech in various different forms. I was able to visit one such company this morning. They are called Tado and they are starting to become very popular in the energy-conscious society that we live in. As we are …

IFA – New Moto 360 collection announced.

Motorola have just announced that in a similar vein to the Moto Maker for their phones, the second generation of the company’s smartwatch, the Moto 360 can be  fully customised in the Moto Maker design studio. Now you can choose from additional bezels, colours, materials, even a new double …

IFA – Xperia Z5 Range hands on.

I have been on the Sony booth here at IFA and have had a chance to have a play with their latest devices.  We have seen three new handsets – the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium. The major focus of the visit was …

IFA – Haier announces 5 new phones

One of the great things about the big shows like IFA is that it provides the opportunity for OEMs, big and small, to reveal their wares.  Announced today were five new handsets from Haier.  Not heard of them? Me neither, but that’s because they are new to the …

IFA – Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S – Update

Well, although we saw it coming from a mile off, the end product is still pretty sweet. Huawei, who are rising fast in the smartphone world, have just shown their new baby – the Mate S. It comes with a cushioned rear and a “skid resistance” which should …

IFA – Huawei Watch officially released

This one has been waiting in the wings for a while, since MWC in fact it has popped up every now and again since but we were always missing one vital clue. The price well that has been announced. It is going to be selling for €399.00 starting …

IFA – GIGASET launch the ME smartphone range

Hello from Berlin once again, and today a company which is known for producing home DECT telephones had decided to go ahead and release three new smartphones. The ME Pure, ME and ME Pro come to us from GIGASET. All three of the ME smartphones are said to …

IFA – Samsung unveil the Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic

Watches look best when they’re round. At least, that’s the way Samsung sees it. Their new Gear S2 smartwatch has been unveiled here at IFA. There’s going to be two versions, including one with 3G connectivity baked in. The specs include a 1.2” Super AMOLED 360×360 circular screen …

IFA – Huawei Mate S leaked early

We’re just snout to board a plane ahead of IFA. The event will showcase a lot of upcoming mobile tech, but Huawei are announcing their new device even earlier – tomorrow in fact. We’re all signed up for the launch, but it looks like @evleaks has already blown …

A glance at the new Huawei kit coming in a couple of weeks

Ahead of IFA – the consumer electronics trade show in Berlin – Huawei have sent us a few clues as to what to expect at their launch event. We will, as per usual, be reporting live, and Huawei will be doing their reveal on September 2nd, just before …