At the IFA 2017 consumer tech show, we got our hands on some amazing gadgets from a range of categories. But as the pre-event launches drew to a close, a few products stood out more than the rest.
This is GadgetMatch’s Best of IFA 2017 Awards.
Best Premium Smartphone — LG V30
Was there any doubt about the LG V30 taking this award? This is easily LG’s most beautiful smartphone to date with its FullVision display and strong focus on multimedia features while keeping the dual-camera setup.
Best Midrange Smartphone — Moto X4
Moto’s X-series is back, and it’s better than ever. The Moto X4 forgoes the Moto Mods of the Z-series and instead chooses a solid glass back surrounding the advanced dual-camera setup.
Best Laptop — Lenovo Yoga 920 Vibes
It’s difficult to make a great laptop even better, but Lenovo somehow managed to pull it off with the Yoga 920 Vibes. You can’t go wrong with a thin and light aluminum unibody with a “Vibes of Elegance” design under durable Gorilla Glass.
Best 2-in-1 Convertible — Acer Switch 7 Black Edition
As the world’s first fanless 2-in-1 convertible with a dedicated graphics card, Acer’s Switch 7 Black Edition is on another level. It even comes with a battery-free stylus and fingerprint scanner under the display for instant logins.
Best Wearable — Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is the fitness smartwatch you’ll want to take to the pool. It has the water resistance and activity tracking you need to stay on top of your game at all times.
Best Gaming Machine — Acer Predator Orion 9000
It doesn’t get much more powerful than this. The Acer Predator Orion 9000 can house as many as four high-end graphics cards and an 18-core, 36-thread processor to slay AAA games for years to come.
Best VR/AR Experience — Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
This is by far the coolest product shown at IFA 2017. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges places you in the world of Star Wars for lightsaber battles using Lenovo’s trio of augmented reality accessories.
Best Action Camera — Sony RX0
No challenge is too tough for the Sony RX0. The super-durable action camera can capture every breathtaking adventure through its high-speed video capture and top-quality Zeiss optics working in tandem.
Best Drone — DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
With the immense popularity of the Mavic Pro, it’s only natural for DJI to release a worthy follow-up. The Mavic Pro Platinum has all the features that made the original so great, while being able to fly even longer and more quietly.