For 51 weeks of the year, the German capital of Berlin is far more concerned with techno than tech – but at the moment that’s all changed thanks to IFA 2023, Europe’s biggest annual consumer technology expo. It’s taking place at the massive Messe Berlin fairground where plenty of new smart home tech, hi-fi, headphones and home theater gear are announced – you can see all the latest announcements below.
The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (that’s IFA to you and me) has been running since way back in 1924, making it one of the world’s oldest trade shows, and nowadays it’s used as a platform for launching many of the biggest consumer tech products.
The show had a bit of a return to form last year after no physical shows in 2020 and 2021, although it’s fair to say that there were quite a few big-name exhibitors missing such as Sony, which used to rent out an entire hall. Yes, a whole hall. There are 26 halls at the huge venue covering some 160,000 square metres.
Despite some absentees, there was still more than enough for us to cover and a huge number of product launches still took place during the show. And it’s the same situation in 2023.
The show has now officially opened and many exhibitors have already shown off their new gear. We’ve got our boots on the ground in Berlin to cover all the biggest launches from IFA 2023, and we’ll update this feature as the show progresses.
We’ve also now chosen our IFA Awards 2023 winners from the show so you can go and read about those, too.
The latest stories from IFA 2023
Quickly stream music from Apple devices to Hi-Fi audio kit.
The ScanWatch 2 now has a temperature sensor, used to predict when you might be about to get ill
The Honor Watch 4 is perhaps the slickest it has made in this mould to date
Hisense are banking on mini-LED (and AI) in the smart TV wars
A glimpse into Hisense’s holistic approach to home tech
New gaming handhelds are becoming a rather regular occurrence – how does the Legion Go fare?
Power nappers rejoice — your efforts will no longer go unnoticed
Berlin’s best in show — from rocking retro speakers, to a… portable TV in a suitcase?!
Hisense also unveiled at IFA it will be a global sponsor of UEFA EURO 2024
Touchscreen-toting espresso machine will up your barista game
A fashion-focused take on foldable phone tech
Hybrid smartwatch now tracks your temperature all night long
MagSafe-influenced charging tech upgrade will be heading to phones soon
Good things come in pairs
You can prepare pretty much everything in the fresh air with Ninja’s Woodfire Outdoor Oven
True wireless in-ears don’t get much smaller than this
A totally automated wet and dry clean for your home.
Supersized and super wow – JBL’s chief party speaker will fill a massive space
Plus JBL’s Live 770NC and 670NC offer both over and on-ear noise cancellers
Plus the portable Authentics 300 version offers an 8 hour battery life
Fairphone 5 is the smartphone equivalent of Trigger’s broom
The StanbyME Go is a 27-inch portable telly with built-in speakers.
Bluetooth LE Audio promises superior sound
Paper-like displays promise to please your peepers
Find speakers and headphones in the new collaborative collection
They’ll arrive this September with a special event at the tech expo.