IFA 2015 – Show Report – Part 2

Following on from yesterday’s post here are some more gadgets of interest from IFA 2015.

Gigaset (Siemens) have launched 3 smartphones with a budget, mid and pro version. The hardware looked excellent and the specs are decent too.

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The Gigaset Me Pro features a 5.5 inch FHD display, weights 195g, features a stainless steel frame, 20mp rear and 8mp front camera, 3gb ram, 32gb storage, huge 4,000mAh battery, snapdragon 810, HiFi & Dirac, Dual nano sim, fingerprint sensor, UV sensor, heart rate sensor, pedometer, WiFi Mimi and all the LTE bands. More importantly it looked good and felt substantial in the hand.

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Audio was everywhere, from budget to hi end equipment. Block was in force with its hifi equipment with each component costing around 1,000 euros. Block equipment looks rather basic but sounds rather supreme. Less is more approach.

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Another audio company, this time from the UK, iFi Audio was demonstrating their headphone and DAC components from their portable micro iDSD to a mini rack setup as shown below. The micro iDSD works with Apple and android and the power output of this headphone DAC is dangerously high. Explosive in my testing. Whilst the micro iDSD is portable it is not pocket friendly due to its largish size.

More tomorrow.

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