Another IFA is in the books, and the following are the products we thought demanded special attention; one or more of them might just make your life healthier, easier, more productive, or more fun! After scouring the announcements and choosing the products for our Best of IFA 2022 list, all I have to say is, “what a time to be alive!”
LG OLED Flex (model LX3) aka The World’s First Bendable 42″ OLED TV
Do you prefer a flatscreen when watching TV and an immersive curved display when gaming? Do you only have space for one 42″ display? If that’s the case, look no further than the LG OLED Flex (model LX3).
It’s no exaggeration to say that the LX3’s bendable display can go from completely flat to beautifully curved (900R), with twenty levels of curvature along the way for you to choose from. It’s something that has to be seen to be believed, but wow!
We don’t yet have pricing or availability on this one, but how cool is that?!
Y-Brush (3rd Gen)
Do you have trouble ensuring that your kids brush their teeth twice daily for the recommended two minutes? What if they could get it done in just ten seconds? That’s what the French-made Y-Brush promises, and we are here for it!
Co-developed with dentists, the Y-Brush uses sonic vibrations and NylonMed technology to gently and effectively remove plaque in a nonaggressive manner that is gentle on the user’s gums.
So yeah, instead of brushing your teeth in small sections with a traditional toothbrush or an electric brush, the Y-Brush toothbrush will deep clean your teeth all at once and in less than ten seconds!
At IFA 2022, Y-Brush unveiled the 3rd generation of their technology, which offers more customization and better effectiveness for kids and adults.
Using one of these might be the perfect way to brush teeth more quickly and make it fun!
Lenovo Next-Gen ThinkPad X1 Fold
Road warriors, students, remote workers, and people who like being on the cutting edge of tech will love the Lenovo Next-Gen ThinkPad X1 Fold. This foldable display laptop gives you a 16″ OLED display in a 12″ travel laptop’s size.
It’s no slouch in the specifications department either. The ThinkPad X1 Fold offers full PC performance while maintaining portability. It is powered by Intel vPro, an Intel Evo Design, and you can configure it with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, up to 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 1TB storage.
The next-gen X1 Fold is the perfect solution for people like me who prefer a larger display laptop when working at home or in a hotel room but also need something much more portable when working in cramped travel and commuting spaces. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!
RiotPWR Cloud Game Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition)
If you are an iOS gamer with an Xbox Game Pass, you will want the RiotPWR Cloud Game Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition). It brings tactile controls back to mobile cloud gaming and allows full control over the iOS gaming experience, making your Xbox Game Pass experience as close to console gaming on a mobile device as possible.
The RiotPWR Cloud Game Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) is plug-and-play. It uses a wired Lightning connection for zero lag and excellent responsiveness. Pass-through charging keeps the device powered up, and there is a headphone socket so you can even plug in a gaming headset for the ultimate gaming experience.
You’ll be able to play almost any console game on your iPhone with this new Xbox Edition iOS mobile cloud gaming controller. It provides a solid, comfortable grip, two clickable joysticks, a D-pad, and a host of buttons for enhanced control.
If you want the only MFi controller with a dedicated Xbox button, you’ll want this — and you don’t even have to wait! The RiotPWR Cloud Game Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) is available now for $69.99 from RiotPWR and Amazon; it includes one free month of Xbox Game Pass if you don’t already have a subscription.
TECNO MEGABOOK T1
The TECNO brand may not be well known in the US, but they are an international smartphone and IoT brand that happens to be the number one smartphone brand in Africa.
For IFA 2022, TECNO has released its first laptop, the 15.6″ TECNO MEGABOOK T1. With it, they are targeting GenZ users who are entering the workplace and need a powerful yet budget-friendly laptop.
At 14.8mm and just 1.48 kg, the ultra-thin and lightweight MEGABOOK T1 comes with up to an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB RAM, up to a 1TB SSD, a long-lasting battery (it can last for up to 17.5 hours), and GaN fast charging.
We don’t have price info yet, but TECNO is promising that the MEGABOOK T1 will be cost-efficient, with availability starting in the third quarter of this year.
EcoFlow DELTA 2
One of the most impressive features of the EcoFlow DELTA 2 is its ability to be recharged 80% in just 50 minutes, using X-Stream technology that charges seven times faster than the industry average.
The EcoFlow DELTA 2 comes with a 1024Wh battery capacity, but it is also expandable using many of EcoFlow’s products. The DELTA 2 can be combined with a DELTA 2 Extra Battery or a DELTA Max Extra Battery to provide 2048Wh to 3040Wh of energy; this is a game-changer for anyone already vested in the EcoFlow system. This power station will also be usable with the EcoFlow Wave portable air conditioner (our full review is coming soon).
This power station will be compatible with solar and the Smart Generator, so finding power in any situation will be possible.
The EcoFlow DELTA 2 starts at $999.
At just £479 in the UK (roughly $570), the Honor 70 punches above its price with a striking design, premium build, sleek curves, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, 66W wired charging, a 4,800mAh battery, and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. The 6.7″ FHD+ OLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR 10+ support.
The Honor 70 looks promising, with the main camera being a 54-megapixel Sony IMX800, a 50-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor; there’s also a 32-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Honor 70 is available now in Midnight Black, Emerald Green, and Crystal Silver.
The ShiftCam SnapGrip is a portable, lightweight, compact magnetic grip, dock, and charger. The SnapGrip system includes a SnapGrip, SnapLight LED ring light, and the SnapPod tripod; all components attach together magnetically, and they can work together, individually, or in any combination.
Using a universal fit and magnetic mounting system, SnapGrip works with every smartphone, but it really shines on MagSafe-equipped iPhones. The design is simple — the SnapGrip has a wireless shutter button and doubles as a Qi wireless battery pack that can charge a mobile phone.
Using a pivot system that makes it simple to switch between landscape and portrait, the Snaplight eliminates harsh shadows and provides soft, even lighting. It can be pointed in the direction of the rear camera or flipped backward, and it offers four levels of brightness to choose from. The included SnapPod can be used as a tripod or video selfie stick.
The ShiftCam SnapGrip Creator Kit will sell for $179.96 but is currently available for preorder at $129.99.
Withings Body Comp
The Withings Body Comp is the first scale that can measure body fat, visceral fat (the fat hidden around the organs in your belly), vascular age (the pliability of your blood vessels), and nerve health (the function of the nerves in yourfeet) in one device.
Using embedded sensors that can monitor multiple biomarkers associated with general and chronic health risks, Body Comp offers complete home health body assessments, including:
- Full body composition (weight, muscle mass, fat mass, water %, bone mass, BMI, and for the first time, visceral fat)
- Cardiovascular assessment (Standing Heart Rate, VascularAge)
- Nerve health assessment (Nerve Health Score computed from Electrochemical SkinConductance)
The Body Comp isn’t just for managing your weight; it’s bringing cardiovascular and nerve health risk assessment directly into your home rather than requiring a visit to a doctor’s office for a professional evaluation.
One of the craziest things Body Comp can do is provide an assessment of your nerve activity via its Nerve Health Score; this is determined by monitoring the sweat glands in your feet. A low Nerve Health Score is a sign of reduced sweat gland innervation, linked to a degeneration of small nerve fibers.
Together, these measurements can help users better understand their risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Welcome to the future!
The new Health+ service (12 months of access is included with your Withings Body Comp purchase) unlocks additional features in the Health Mate app, so you can better understand and take ownership of your health data. Health+ will provide tools, actionable insights, and motivations to help you change your behavior and outcomes using proven scientific principles.
The Withings Body Comp will be available for $209.95 on October 4, 2022.