Best new products of IFA 2015

We round up the best gadgets from IFA 2015 in Berlin

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Sony Xperia Z5

Following on from the disappointing Z3+, Sony has announced a trio of Xperia Z5 phones. They all come with a fingerprint scanner found in the new power button, Snapdragon 810 processor and a 23Mp camera.

All available in the range of colours the Premium model is arguably the most interesting since it is the first phone with a 4K screen resolution – is 806ppi enough?

Z5 Compact £429 inc VAT
Z5 £549 inc VAT
Z5 Premium £629 inc VAT

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Next Prev Sony Xperia Z5 review 04

Following on from the disappointing Z3+, Sony has announced a trio of Xperia Z5 phones. They all come with a fingerprint scanner found in the new power button, Snapdragon 810 processor and a 23Mp camera.

All available in the range of colours the Premium model is arguably the most interesting since it is the first phone with a 4K screen resolution – is 806ppi enough?

Z5 Compact £429 inc VAT
Z5 £549 inc VAT
Z5 Premium £629 inc VAT

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700

Microsoft must be blushing with Lenovo unveiling this near identical copy of the Surface. The IdeaPad Miix 700 comes complete with the familiar kick-stand and detachable keyboard cover which is included in the lower price point. It features an Intel Skylake Core M processor and a 12in screen.

$699 inc VAT (UK price TBC)

Samsung Gear S2

Wearable continue to arrive thick and fast and Samsung's latest comes in two flavours, standard and classic. Both are crafted from stainless steel and run the firm's own Tizen OS instead of Android Wear.

Gear S2 specs match rival devices on the whole but the difference here is that you can interact with the device using the rotating bezel.

Price TBC. Find out more on Samsung's website.

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Acer Revo Build

Scared at the thought of upgrading your PC? Well Acer makes things simple enough for a child. The Revo Build is a modular PC meaning you can stack up the parts as you please using magnets.

Components include extra hard drives, a headphone amp and a wireless power pack. Some of which you can just pick up and take with you and carry on using.

From £199 inc VAT

Huawei Mate S

Huawei stole some of Apple's thunder at IFA by announcing the first phone with Force Touch (called 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s). This will be available on the premium model of the Mate S and will let you do things like weigh fruit on it – in case you were wondering how heavy your orange is.

Key specs include a fingerprint scanner which can be used for some navigation and a 13Mp rear camera.

£469 inc VAT

Motorola Moto 360 (2nd generation)

As expected, Motorola introduced a new version of its Android Wear smartwatch at IFA. The Moto 360 now comes in two difference sizes and models designed for women. Unfortunately it still has the 'flat tyre' part of the screen and core specs remain largely the same.

You can now customise the watch with the Moto Maker including colours, straps and even different bezels.

From £229 inc VAT

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Asus VivoStick

Windows 10 machines are coming in all shapes and sizes but you won't find any smaller than this. The VivoStick is a PC in the form of an HDMI-dongle with 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and Intel HD graphics. There's also built-in Wi-Fi and two full-size USB ports.

Price TBC

Marshall London

Out of nowhere Marshall, yes the guitar amp and headphone brand, announced its very own smartphone. It's called the Marshall London and was one of the stars of the show in Berlin.

Complete with iconic Marshall branding, the London has been designed by the firm in Sweden and comes with various music-focus features including dual-headphone ports, a volume scroll wheel and an special 'M' button for quick access to your tunes. All of which are made from brass. See our Marshall London review for more.

£399 inc VAT

Philips AmbiLux

Easily the best TV tech we found at IFA 2015 was at the Philips stand inside its new AmbiLux TV. An evolution of its LED AmbiLight technology, AmbiLux uses a total of nine pico-projectors mounted on the back to project a version of the image on the wall around the TV. This provides a more immersive experience and will be available on the 4K 8900 series model later this year.

Price TBC

See also: Best TVs of IFA 2015

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Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

There was plenty of 4K at IFA this year but more so on TVs than laptops. The Radius 12 crams more than eight million pixels onto a 12in screen for a crisp picture. The device is also convertible offering five different usage modes. We like the aluminium chassis and Toshiba has fitted an Intel Skylake processor, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD.

From €1,449 (UK price TBC)

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