IFA2009 archive

  • What the hell is IFA 2010?
    Gaming

    What the hell is IFA 2010?

    By 13 July 2010

    Every end of August/beginning of September we go a bit nuts at Pocket-lint and start prefacing just about all of our articles with the letters IFA followed by whatever year it might be. Hardened readers will know exactly what’s going on, but for those...

  • 2009: A year in review, September
    Gaming

    2009: A year in review, September

    By 30 December 2009

    On to September, which started with a bang at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin. Not one of those flat, comic-book style bangs, either - a massive 3-dimensional bang as just about every manufacturer in the world unveiled a 3D product. There was 3D home cinema...

  • Samsung N130, N140 and N510 netbooks
    Laptops

    Samsung N130, N140 and N510 netbooks

    By 30 September 2009

    There's nothing wildly spectacular about the looks of the refresh to the Samsung N-series netbooks but then there isn't supposed to be. The tech giant has affordability in mind with the N130 and N140 which are designed to take over from the popular NC10....

  • Samsung Galaxy i7500 - First Look  review
    Phones 0 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy i7500 - First Look review

    By 15 September 2009

    While Samsung's Galaxy i7500 Android handset is struggling to make it to the UK's shores following a series of delays, that didn't stop us hunting down the new model at IFA to find out whether HTC finally has a competitor. The Samsung Galaxy, or i7500...

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera - First Look  review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera - First Look review

    By 8 September 2009

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is the company's latest Micro Four Thirds camera and takes a different approach to the models previous released. Rather than come as a miniature version of a DSLR camera, as before, Panasonic have followed Olympus with their...

  • Vodafone leaks LG Etna Android phone
    Phones

    Vodafone leaks LG Etna Android phone

    By 8 September 2009

    LG's first Android phone - apparently called the "Etna" - has been leaked by mobile phone operator Vodafone. German website "Chip Online" spotted the QWERTY keyboard-equipped Etna at the Vodafone booth at the recent IFA 2009 show. Sadly, they only snapped...

  • Sony Bravia 3DTV - First Look  review
    Home Cinema 0 out of 5

    Sony Bravia 3DTV - First Look review

    By 7 September 2009

    When it comes to TVs, 3D is the new buzzword. Well it certainly was at this year's IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics show. But is the technology at a point that we really will be embracing it in our living rooms in 2010? We took a long hard look...

  • Krator Orpheus WG-07 guitar controller
    Gaming

    Krator Orpheus WG-07 guitar controller

    By 7 September 2009

    Wandering the halls of Berlin's IFA trade show, we came across a company called Krator, whose website claims it just sells speakers. It was exhibiting a lot more, though, including this awesome guitar controller for PC and PS3. It's called the Krator...

  • Frog-shaped bug-zapper produced
    Gadgets

    Frog-shaped bug-zapper produced

    By 7 September 2009

    In dark corners of the IFA trade show floor lie stalls from obscure Chinese companies that make the weirdest stuff. We've seen self-cleaning toilet seats, all the odd-shaped thumb drives you could imagine, and more circuitboards and cables than at a robotics...

  • Logitech's Darkfield Mice
    Online

    Logitech's Darkfield Mice

    By 7 September 2009

    Although we've seen press shots of Logitech's Darkfield mice, which claim to be able to track even on glass surfaces. Here's a few photos of what they look like outside of studio lighting. They're rather pretty, we think. The larger, weird-shaped one...

  • Korean self-cleaning toilet seat
    Gadgets

    Korean self-cleaning toilet seat

    By 7 September 2009

    A Korean company called Moolsarang was getting a lot of attention at IFA 2009, so we took a closer look at its stand to see what the fuss was about. Turns out that Moolsarang makes all manner of toilet seats. Its flagship product is the MS-3100, which...

  • Hoshino launches biodegradable USB drive
    Gadgets

    Hoshino launches biodegradable USB drive

    By 7 September 2009

    Prowling around the quieter corners of the floor of the IFA tradeshow, we discovered a company from Shenzhen in China called Hoshino that's selling what it claims is the world's first biodegradable USB flash drive. We were told by the company that once...

  • HANNSpree's cuddly TVs
    Home Cinema

    HANNSpree's cuddly TVs

    By 7 September 2009

    We showed you press pictures of HANNSpree's cuddly animal televisions back in July, but here's a few pictures from the IFA show floor of what the cute little tellies look like in the flesh. Or in the fur, perhaps. The Polar Bear, Giraffe, Camel and Zebra...

  • XSKN shows iPhone keyboard prototype
    Online

    XSKN shows iPhone keyboard prototype

    By 7 September 2009

    Chinese case manufacturer XSKN, which is infamous for correctly revealing the shape of the iPhone 3G, as well as offering a case for the "iPhone nano", also produces a range of keyboard skins for Apple software, like Final Cut Pro, and Logic. However,...

  • Philips offers "Robust Collection" for kitchens
    Online

    Philips offers "Robust Collection" for kitchens

    By 7 September 2009

    Philips has unveiled a new range of kitchen appliances for hard-working kitchens, the "Robust Collection". Described as "advanced, durable and stylish", Philips promises the the new line "delivers professional results and long-lasting performance, and...

  • Logitech creates Harmony 700 universal remote
    Home Cinema

    Logitech creates Harmony 700 universal remote

    By 7 September 2009

    In Berlin over the weekend, Logitech unveiled a new universal remote aimed slightly below its existing range - the Harmony 700. Unlike its older brother, the Harmony 900, which can handle 15 devices at once, the 700 can only be used to control upto six....

  • Samsung LED Couple TV Internet Tablet announced
    Online

    Samsung LED Couple TV Internet Tablet announced

    By 5 September 2009

    Samsung has pipped Apple, Toshiba and Archos to the punch and demoed an internet tablet designed to be connected to its range of televisions in the home. The remote portable LED TV Couple device, as it is called, features a 7-inch screen and integrated...

  • Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera - First Look review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera - First Look review

    By 5 September 2009

    Amidst the companies exhibiting at IFA 2009, many shared a common ambition - 3D. Most pushed out 3D televisions, and a few projectors were shown, but Fujifilm took a slightly different slant on the emergent technology. Instead of just displaying 3D images,...

  • Medion Touch: The 24-inch Blu-ray packing touchscreen All-in-one
    Online

    Medion Touch: The 24-inch Blu-ray packing touchscreen All-in-one

    By 5 September 2009

    Budget PC maker Medion has launched The Touch, an all in one PC that boasts it is a PC, television, audio system, Blu-ray and DVD player all in one. Going under the moniker of The MEDION THE TOUCH X9613, the 24-inch multi-touch display that will go up...

  • Pure Elan II shows up at IFA
    Audio

    Pure Elan II shows up at IFA

    By 5 September 2009

    Pure, the DAB radio company, has announced that it is updating its Elan DAB radio with the launch of a new version; the Elan II. The new model, which gets a serious style overhaul, will cost £99.99 and come with DAB and FM tuners as well as sporting...

  • TomTom Go 950 LIVE, Go 750 GPS Satnav
    Online

    TomTom Go 950 LIVE, Go 750 GPS Satnav

    By 5 September 2009

    The TomTom GO x50 LIVE series has debuted with a range of three satnav devices housing more maps, more options and more services to spend £7.99 per month on than the last time at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The GO 950, 750 and 550 offer fully customisable...

  • Samsung N510, N130 N140 netbooks debut at IFA
    Laptops

    Samsung N510, N130 N140 netbooks debut at IFA

    By 5 September 2009

    Samsung has announced three new N series laptops at IFA in Berlin, Germany as it continues to push to dominate the netbook market. The new models, all due to ship in the next couple of weeks will be the Ion powered N510, as well as the N130 and N140....

  • Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector debuts
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector debuts

    By 5 September 2009

    Panasonic has announced a new projector aimed at the "High end home cinema market" at this year's IFA in Berlin, Germany. The PT-AE4000 according to Panasonic will deliver a "powerful home cinema experience with new red rich lamp, crisp detail reproduction,...

  • Volkswagen Minivan gets Home Cinema treatment
    Gaming

    Volkswagen Minivan gets Home Cinema treatment

    By 5 September 2009

    When you think of camping in a Volkswagen minivan you don't expect it to come kitted out with two 42-inch LCD televisions, a Nintendo Wii, PS3 and enough bass to rock the campsite, do you? Well that's the goal of this bad boy courtesy of accessories maker...

  • Samsung OLED laptops coming 2010
    Laptops

    Samsung OLED laptops coming 2010

    By 5 September 2009

    Samsung has said that it will be bringing OLED technology to its laptop range in 2010. "Samsung is the largest OLED screen manufacturer. And as soon as it's available commercially for laptops we will adopt it," said Kyu Uhm, Head of Worldwide Sales and...