This is a compilation — in no particular order — of the “Into Tomorrow” Team’s Top Ten Picks after scouring the show floor for new, exciting, inventive, stimulating, innovative Consumer Tech products that we discovered at IFA NEXT in Berlin during the 2019 IFA Show.
IFA NEXT is a global innovation hub where innovative companies, research institutions, startups, universities, labs, and associations present their ideas for the future. It’s a dynamic transfer of knowledge, information and business ideas. This area also includes the IFA NEXT Startup Days with young international companies and the IFA NEXT Innovation Engine.
While there were very MANY cool, worthy things that we talk about on 3 weeks of our IFA broadcasts this year, we had to judge these items for their merit, uniqueness, co-innovation and consumer excitement.
Feel free to let us know what YOU think!
A smartwatch that’s equipped with a MATRIX-powered thermoelectric engine that allows it to be powered by the body heat of its wearer. This maximizes activity and provides more flexibility when it comes to smartwatches. It’s the world’s first smartwatch to be powered like this, and it NEVER requires charging. $499. Available Now.
Track digestive Problems. This is a Test that allows you to identify the food you are unable to digest, using a Breathalyzer-type device. This is the first personal device of its kind, designed to help the millions of people who experience digestive difficulties. $159. Available now.
Three small buttons allow you to control everything: powering on and off, accept and rejecting calls, playing and pausing music, toggling volume on the micro speakers and switching songs. Virtual 5.1 Channel Surround Sound System. It also provides access to Siri and the Google Assistant. Works with your Bluetooth. Oh and they are also actually sunglasses 😉
$129. Available now
A natural user information interface made from wood that displays Web Information, Weather and other details on other control devices like for example Smartphones. It looks like a Wooden Batten. When you touch it, the Information appears in white inconspicuous letters & symbols. It has also a Microphone in it that uses the Google Assistant. Starting from $550. Available January 2020
True wireless earbuds. $200. Available October 2019
Standalone auto-tracking and fast facial recognition Cameras. They use a military-grade encryption, computer vision, intelligent cloud analytics, and flexible cloud storage.
An unusual and unique sound speaker design with flexible “Heads” so you can create your own “Audio Scene”. It resembles a huge Flower with bendable “arms” with a Tweeter at the top. The planter-like base is a Subwoofer. $20,000.
An urban backpack with a built-in LED screen which displays images, animations, useful widgets and games. By syncing it with your iOS/Android smartphone you can write, draw and literally play right on your backpack. $250. Available Now
Ebotics educational robotics kits are designed to teach and learn programming and robotics, and have been adapted to the meain European educational systems. Ebotics give you all the necessary tools and support to introduce programming and robotics to the classroom. Ebotics kits are suitable to implement in STEAM education. From $35.99
NATEDE by Vitesy combines nature, technology and design to analyze indoor air quality and remove air pollution … with a plant.