It is a playground for lovers of electronics and home appliances. With over 1,500 exhibitors, the IFA in Berlin is one of the world’s largest trade shows.
Almost every sector of consumer electronics is represented. From HD televisions to vacuum cleaners, PC’s to cameras. But it was 3D TV without glasses that drew the largest crowds.
“Today we are talking about higher dimensions in terms of TV sets. In previous years we saw around 32 to 38 inches with 3D compatibility, but right now many companies are running TV sets with more than 50 and 60 inches and that’s quite new,” said IFA Senior Executive Manager, Dirk Koslowski.
Toshiba launched the first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV at the fair. The manufacturer believes that with a new system of lenses, the viewer can benefit from great 3D effects, even if they move from one side of the screen to other.
But this does not come cheap, the superior 3D model will set you back 8,000 euros.
Also in this report, Samsung tries out a device this is half way between a smartphone and a tablet computer, a phone case that is also a battery and a glove that you can use with a touch screen.