Top tech on display at IFA 2014

Each year, IFA in Berlin offers up a veritable cornucopia of consumer tech and IFA 2014 is no exception.

From smartphones to laptops, wearables to home appliances, IFA is a chance for manufacturers to showcase their latest and greatest.

In fact, so many products can come out of IFA that it's easy to be overwhelmed, so we've put together a list of some of the best gear that we've encountered at IFA 2014.

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Samsung Galaxy Edge

Samsung's phablet-sized Galaxy Edge sports a bizarre dropaway screen, curving sharply on the right edge.

It's a compelling design and there's even a raft of interface options that relate, but what do left-handed people do?

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Typical Price: $1,249.00

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Archos smart Beany

A Bluetooth-enabled woolly hat with built-in speakers? For the Australian summer, we might stick with headphones, thanks.

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Asus Zenwatch

Asus' entry into the world of Android Wear aims to add a touch of style, with a curved stainless steel finish and a stitched leather band.

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Dyson 360 Eye

Dyson steps into the robot vacuum business with the 360 Eye. In addition to the titular camera, this vac comes complete with a patented Dyson cyclonic chamber, making it the first robot vacuum that truly sucks.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7

This top-end phone packs a huge 6-inch display with an impressive 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution, an octa-core processor, Cat 6 LTE, a fingerprint scanner and a 13-megapixel camera.

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LG 8K TV

While the world still struggles to work out what it's doing with 4K, LG has decided to jump the gun and show off a 8K TV -- that's 16 times the resolution of Full HD, or 7,680x4,320 pixels.

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Kobo Aura H2O

While Kobo had announced the Auro H2O waterproof e-reader back in August, this is the first hands on look we've had with the novel reader for water nymphs.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's first phone to sport a genuine metal frame. It's also packing a heart-rate scanner in fingerprint reader, along with a 4.7-inch screen.

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LG G Watch R

LG's next Android Wear device sports a stunning rounded OLED screen, along with some classic styling that might make it appeal to the more traditional watch fan, and not just the wearable-fanatic.

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Typical Price: $359.00

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LG Kizon

The Kizon is the LG's wearable for concerned parents. You can use it to find out where your kids are at any time, thanks to WiFi and GPS, as well as working as a one-button emergency dialling device, thanks to its SIM card.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The hotly anticipated Note 4 draws on all of the previous strengths of Samsung's iconic phablet family and then adds a stunning 5.7-inch Quad HD display (2,560x1,440).

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Sony short throw projector

Sony's portable projector is a cube no bigger than box of tissues, capable of projecting a 23-inch image on any surface. Plus it's waterproof, so bathtime TV just became a reality.

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Sony Xperia Z3

Sony's latest flagship Xperia is as beautifully styled as its predecessor, but can also act as a streaming display for your PS4, letting you play games when the TV is booked solid.

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Typical Price: $849.00

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