Photokina 2014 highlights

Chris Wood

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer larger screens and thinner builds than iPhone 5s

Apple has taken the wraps off of two new smartphones in its popular iPhone line. The new devices, known as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, are powered by the company's in-house A8 chip and are the thinnest iPhones ever.  Read More

The Asus Memo Pad 7 puts fashion first (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

Asus’ latest 7-inch slate may not be the most exciting product to come out of IFA this year, but it is a very solid tablet, both in terms of specs and how it feels in the hand. The device features a fashion-conscious design and a thin, solid feeling profile. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with Asus’ new 7-inch slate.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and Google/LG Nexus 5 (right)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Nexus 5 may both be high-end smartphones, but they each offer a very different experience. Samsung’s new handset is a feature-packed flagship phablet (try saying that ten times fast), while the Nexus focuses on delivering the stock Android experience on a budget. Read on as we delve into the key difference between the two handsets.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and HTC One (M8) are both high-end handsets, but there are some ...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and HTC One (M8) are both high-end devices, and both pack a lot of great features. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Note 4’s phablet nature is the only significant difference between the two smartphones, but there’s plenty besides to distinguish them. Read on as we delve into all the key differences between the two mobile heavyweights.  Read More

HP's new Envy x2 hybrids offer a range of form-factors in one package (Photo: Chris Wood/G...

HP’s new 2-in-1 system takes significant cues from the Surface line, offering a detachable keyboard and adjustable kick stand. That said, the machine is far from a direct clone of Microsoft’s device, packing a few interesting design features of its own, including the ability to mimic All-in-One functionality.  Read More

Sony's new wearable is a more sports watch than luxury wearable (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag....

Sony’s latest wearable takes a notably different approach than some of its biggest rivals. Where devices like the LG G Watch R, Moto 360 and Asus ZenWatch seek inspiration from traditional time pieces, the SmartWatch 3 opts for a more modern look. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with the Sony SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014.  Read More

The device feels comfortable on the wrist (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

LG’s G Watch R follows closely in the footsteps of the Moto 360, opting for a more traditional, circular look rather than the square-faced designs we’ve seen in other early Android Wear smartwatches. The wearable is at the forefront of LG’s offering at IFA, and we took the opportunity to take a closer, hands-on look at the hotly anticipated smartwatch.  Read More

The Asus ZenWatch is a well built, premium wearable with a lot going for it (Photo: Chris ...

Asus’ ZenWatch might not be anything drastically different to what we’ve already seen from other square-faced Android Wear devices, but it does offer unique styling and a layer of extra functionality. According to Asus, the watch occupies a halfway point between a traditional timepiece and smart wearable, offering a handcrafted, layered design, and high-quality components. Read on as Gizmag goes hands-on with the Asus ZenWatch.  Read More

The Lenovo Vibe Z2 (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.com)

Lenovo’s latest two handsets are undoubtedly premium offerings, and while they can’t quite compete with the company’s flagship Vibe Z2 Pro smartphone, they do offer some compelling specs in thin and light form factors. They’re also very different devices, with the Vibe X2 opting for high-end optics, and the Vibe X2 opting for the higher resolution display.  Read More

Lenovo's Y70 Touch gaming laptop Lenovo has taken the wraps of its latest gaming laptop – the Y70 Touch. The slender unit packs an expansive 17.3-inch touch screen and while available configurations vary significantly, the higher-end options offer a lot of portable power.  Read More

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