IFA 2019 – When & What to Expect

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IFA entrance at 2018 gadget show event in Berlin. {Tech} for Travel. https://techfortravel.wpengine.com
IFA Berlin Entrance 2018 // Image {Tech} for Travel.

IFA 2019

Once again, this week the technology world will descend on Berlin, Germany for Europes biggest gadget show, IFA 2019, to cover all the news and new releases.

During previous years, IFA events have been good for travel tech fans. Back in 2017 came the 400GB Scandisk Ultra MicroSD card and last year Lenovo announced the Yoga C930 2-in-1.

The latter went on to be my pick for best all-round laptop in the {Tech} for Travel Best Travel Gadgets for 2019 guide.

So what could #IFA2019 have in store for us tech consumers this year?

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Berlin City at Night // Image {Tech} for Travel.
IFA Event – Where & When

IFA will return to the Messegelände Berlin ExpoCenter City which is in the west of Berlin. The event begins with two press only days which this year are 4th & 5th September.

Following these, IFA then opens up to the general public on 6th September and runs until the 11th.

If you plan on attending make sure to give yourself ample time. The event is huge and attracts big crowds so getting around to everything does take a few days.

… once again, the world’s leading brands of consumer electronics and home appliances will present a record number of new products. Experience the future here in Berlin!

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones #IFA2018 gadget show.  Image {Tech} for Travel. https://techfortravel.wpengine.com
Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones #IFA2018 // Image {Tech} for Travel.
IFA Travel Gadget Predictions

As smartphone makers continue the push for an audio port free world, the demand for wireless headphones continues. Last year Sony took everyone by surprise and delivered the WH-1000XM3 headphones.

These went on to knock Bose QC35 II of the top spot and deliver the best noise-cancelling headphones available for travellers.

Recently both Bose and Sony has released new headphones and earbuds but will either have something new in Berlin?

If you are a Sonos fan at home, you might be pleased to know the rumour mill is rife that the audio specialists are expected to launch a portable speaker this week!

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Garmin has a wide range of wearables // Image {Tech} for Travel.
Serious Smartwatches & Wearables at IFA

Another big growth area is the wearables market. In the lead up to this years event, Fitbit has announced the Versa 2 and Garmin the Fēnix 6 Series.

Both should be on display, but which other brands will be showing off a new device? There is a slim chance Apple might release a Series 5 Watch at their upcoming event on 10th September.

So if you are about to buy a new smartwatch or fitness tracker you should be spoilt for choice come the end of September!

All will be revealed over the coming days and {Tech} for Travel will cover all the travel related tech news on the site and Twitter.

Join the Conversation

Which gadget would you like to see launched at the IFA 2019 show? Will you be visiting the event this year?

Comment below or join the conversation on Twitter.

For additional event information visit ifa-berlin.com.

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