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Editor’s Choice: The Best Gadgets of IFA 2016

Including Sony’s new wire-free earbuds.


IFA 2016, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics showcase, is concluding. Some of the biggest companies — such as Sony, Fitbit, Samsung, Bang & Olufsen — have all unveiled gear that will soon hit shelves near you. Drones, smartwatches and fitness trackers, surround-sound systems and wireless earbuds were all big hits. For the SparkNotes version of what went down in Berlin this year, here’s a quick list of gadgets we can’t wait to test out.

ZenWatch 3 by ASUS
The latest generation of ASUS’s smartwatch ditches the square display of old, boasts quick-charging technology and, like before, runs on Android Wear.
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Predator 21X by Acer
The Predator 21X is the first laptop to come with a curved display. And it’s huge. 21 inches huge.
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Xperia Ear by Sony
These wire-free earbuds are Bluetooth and NFC compatible, and they come with Sony’s own voice assistant, Agent. They are set to arrive this November.
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BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 by Bang & Olufsen
The hi-fi audio titan has announced two new wireless speakers. The BeoSound 1 is portable and produces full 360-degree audio, while the BeoSound 2 is a powerful speaker system meant to rival Sonos.
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Moto Z Play by Motorola
The newest smartphone to Motorola’s Moto Z line comes with a long battery life, a more affordable price tag, and a Hasselblad True Zoom camera (10x optimal zoom).
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Pavilion Wave by HP
This PC desktop is sleek, beautiful and affordable. It also comes with a 360-degree speaker and a powerful Intel Core processor.
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Charge 2 by Fitbit
It’s basically a better-looking and upgraded version of the highly lauded Fitbit Charge HR.
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55-Inch 901F OLED 4K TV by Philips
It’s the company’s first-ever OLED TV. Not only does it come with their proprietary Ambilight 3 technology, for more immersive color, but it also comes with an integrated sound bar.
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