The IFA 2016 tradeshow is packed with so many hot new products and cool tech companies that it can be a real struggle to make our way around everyone and also find the time to get hands-on reviews and videos of the tech people are talking about.

This year the Tech Advisor team decided to do things a little differently. We’ve still grabbed some hands-on time with the products you want to read about, including the brand-new Sony Xperia XZ, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, Moto Z Play, Qualcomm VR and Acer Swift 7, but this year we set aside some time to talk to PRs and to really appreciate the show as a whole and the products on display.

For the first time we presented our Tech Advisor Top Picks awards to some of the companies showing off new products at IFA. Here are some of our IFA 2016 winners:

It’s a beast, and it’s Tech Advisor Top Pick. Acer is a deserving IFA 2016 winner for its Predator 21X gaming laptop, with the award presented by Staff Writer Lewis Painter.

Acer Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

Brydge caught Tech Advisor Staff Writer Lewis Painter’s eye for its awesome Brydge 12.9 iPad Pro keyboard, another Tech Advisor Top Pick.

Brydge Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

Tech Advisor Staff Writer Henry Burrell hands Fitbit a Tech Advisor Top Pick for its new Charge 2 fitness tracker.

Fitbit Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

Tech Advisor Staff Writer Henry Burrell presents Fossil with a Tech Advisor Top Pick for its Q Marshal and Q Wander smartwatches.

Fossil Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

Huawei is another winning brand, having done a great job with its new Nova and Nova Plus smartphones. Tech Advisor Staff Writer Henry Burrell hands Huawei its Tech Advisor Top Pick award.

Huawei Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

Lewis Painter, Tech Advisor Staff Writer, awards Lenovo with a Tech Advisor Top Pick for its incredible Yoga Book.

Lenovo Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

A brilliant smartwatch, the new Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier are perfect candidates for another Tech Advisor Top Pick. Tech Advisor Staff Writer Henry Burrell hands Samsung its award.

Samsung Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

It’s not out in the UK until next month, but we can’t wait to get our hands on the new Sony Xperia XZ again. Sony wins one of our Tech Advisor Top Picks.

Sony Tech Advisor Top Pick IFA 2016

The guys have still got some more awards to give out at the show, but we won’t give up the surprise in the meantime. Come back later to find out which other brands and products won Tech Advisor Top Picks at IFA 2016.

In the meantime you can also check out some of our IFA 2016 coverage:

Acer Predator 21X review
Withings Steel HR review
Acer Swift 7 review
Qualcomm VR review
Sony Xperia XZ review
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review
Motorola Moto Z review
Motorola Moto Z Play review
Huawei Nova review
Huawei Nova Plus review
Huawei MediaPad M3 review
Lenovo Yoga Book review
Fitbit Charge 2 review

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