IFA2011 archive

  • Altec Lansing girly earphone range is Bliss for ladies
    Audio

    Altec Lansing girly earphone range is Bliss for ladies

    By 3 September 2011

    Ladies have smaller ears apparently. Yeah, right - Pocket-lint's nan has a pair of lugs so big that we think she went from being classified as an Indian elephant to an African one about 10 years ago. Okay, maybe we'll accept that younger ladies' ears...

  • Loewe Sounds out three new speaker options - we go hands-on
    Audio

    Loewe Sounds out three new speaker options - we go hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    Loewe was over in IFA in full force, with a booth that resembled the Korova Milk Bar form A Clockwork Orange. Understated, it was not - but what else would you expect, from a company that specialises in cool, at an expo in its home town? Hidden amongst...

  • Medion Akoya X PC pictures and hands-on
    Online

    Medion Akoya X PC pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    Desktop PCs are dull right? Sure, they serve a purpose but with all the svelte looking notebooks, netbooks, ultrabooks, incredibooks* and tablets on the market – the plain old desktop, although useful and capable of much more power than its portable...

  • Altec Lansing inAir 5000 pictures and hands-on
    Audio

    Altec Lansing inAir 5000 pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    Pocket-lint is a big fan of the speakers that San Diego based Altec Lansing offers up. In the past, we've awarded the prestigious "Hot Product" tag to the inMotion Air and the Octiv 202 and the Octiv 450 scored pretty highly as well. So were delighted...

  • LG Pentouch TV PZ850T pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    LG Pentouch TV PZ850T pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    When Pocket-lint was a kid, we weren't allowed to touch our TV. Our mum thought that the picture emitted radiation. But that still didn't stop us touching it to collect the static to give our sister a shock. And, although that was fun, it's now not the...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    When is a new phone not really a new phone? When it's just had a software update on an older model, that's when - as is the case with the Sony Ericsson neo V, which we found on show in Berlin at IFA. A quick run through of the spec sheet actually shows...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #54 - IFA Special
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #54 - IFA Special

    By 3 September 2011

    A special edition 15-minute podcast comes straight from the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, where four of the Linters take time out from their punishing hands-on and briefing schedules to chew the cud over the products unveiled over the last...

  • Native Union techs up the humble post-it note
    Gadgets

    Native Union techs up the humble post-it note

    By 3 September 2011

    Walking the dark, dangerous back halls at IFA can be a hazardous affair. Sure, you're likely to see some quirky and fun tech, but you're also likely to be cornered by a Korean businessman, trying to sell you a bulk order of his robotic toilet seats. Luckily,...

  • Sony SRS-BTV25 Death Star speaker hands-on
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    Sony SRS-BTV25 Death Star speaker hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    Let's clear one thing up first. The Sony SRS-BTV25 isn't Star Wars affiliated in any way. And it's not called the Death Star at all. That's a name that Pocket-lint has coined for the speaker. But, how can Sony release a gadget, that looks like this, and...

  • Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on
    Home Cinema

    Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on

    By 3 September 2011

    What has been see can never be unseen. So, forever more, 1080p HD TV will look rubbish in Pocket-lint's eyes after getting up close (and far away too, for the full effect) with the world’s first Super Hi-Vision capable LCD display - dubbed simply Sharp...

  • LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on
    Televisions

    LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    With such as aggressive stance against the active shutter 3D system, it came as no surprise when LG’s much-touted flagship flat screen TV was fitted with the brand’s Cinema 3D tech. The IFA announcement sees LG producing only plasma-flavoured active...

  • Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC brings versatility to your desk
    Online

    Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC brings versatility to your desk

    By 2 September 2011

    Toshiba has had an excellent IFA 2011 in Germany, partly due to its impressive Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook. Now it hopes to wow with the Qosmio DX730UK - a powerful and highly stylish entertainment centre with touchscreen control. Looking like a good...

  • Samsung GALAXY WiFi 3.6: The Android iPod Touch
    Audio

    Samsung GALAXY WiFi 3.6: The Android iPod Touch

    By 2 September 2011

    Samsung already has a 4-inch and 5-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi, but when you make the screen technology yourself what’s the harm in offering yet another screen size to please those who, well, perhaps thought 4-inches was too big. In steps...

  • Toshiba Camileo Clip wants to replace the Flip
    Cameras

    Toshiba Camileo Clip wants to replace the Flip

    By 2 September 2011

    Toshiba has announced the Camileo Clip a pocket sized camcorder hoping to fill the gap in the market following the demise of the Flip. Supposedly “Great for thrill seekers” according to Toshiba, the new small Camileo Clip sports a ‘candybar’...

  • Onkyo’s iOnly speaker docks forget AirPlay but should sound sweet
    Audio

    Onkyo’s iOnly speaker docks forget AirPlay but should sound sweet

    By 2 September 2011

    Onkyo has ventured into the wonderful world of iPhone speaker docks, believing it has got what it takes to make you go "ohh, ahh", in a similar fashion as when you cast eyes on its higher-end separates audio tech Dubbed the iOnly series - comprising the...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S hands-on
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S hands-on

    By 2 September 2011

    We loved the design of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, we loved the 4.2-inch 854 x 480 display, we loved the 8.1-megapixel camera and we even found that Sony Ericsson’s user interface wasn’t too bad. But what we were a little suspect of was the processing...

  • Sony Tablet S priced and dated by Dixons
    Tablets

    Sony Tablet S priced and dated by Dixons

    By 2 September 2011

    The new Sony Honeycomb tablet has gone on pre-order with Dixons.co.uk in the UK, ahead of any other retailer in the UK. In what’s a rather strange offer, those desperate to order the new Sony Tablet S tablet  will be able to do so exclusively at...

  • TomTom iPad app pictures and hands-on
    Apps

    TomTom iPad app pictures and hands-on

    By 2 September 2011

    The TomTom iPad app is fairly fantastic. We know this at Pocket-lint because we were lucky enough to get our hands on the software at IFA 2011. Naturally, we can't tell you how good it is at getting you from A to B, which is why we use the word "fairly",...

  • Fujifilm X10 pictures and hands-on
    Cameras

    Fujifilm X10 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 September 2011

    Fujifilm has surprised the IFA 2011 party by rocking up with a mid-range version of its X100 rightly named the Fujifilm X10. And, as dedicated camera freaks at Pocket-lint, we wasted no time in getting our hands on the little devil. The first thing you...

  • Dell Inspiron 14z guns for Ultrabook status, but isn't an Ultrabook
    Laptops

    Dell Inspiron 14z guns for Ultrabook status, but isn't an Ultrabook

    By 2 September 2011

    Dell has unveiled the Inspiron 14z at IFA in Berlin, Germany, offering yet another thin "ultra-mobile laptop", but not an Ultrabook. Should we still get excited? Spotting that the important part of that model number is "z" the new laptop will come with...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 2 September 2011

    Lenovo doesn't have the most recognisable consumer PC business, but the tone of its press conference at IFA 2011 in Berlin, Germany, made it clear that the company has serious aims at cracking the consumer market. This will likely be helped by its new...

  • Samsung CEO: We will "never' pursue webOS
    Phones

    Samsung CEO: We will "never' pursue webOS

    By 2 September 2011

    Samsung’s CEO, Choi Gee Sung, has said that the company will "never" pursue a deal with HP over licensing the company’s webOS platform for its smartphones and tablets. The comments, made at IFA in Berlin, Germany, is likely to be a blow to HP if...

  • Samsung NX200 hands-on
    Cameras

    Samsung NX200 hands-on

    By 2 September 2011

    The Samsung NX200 is a serious looking compact system camera, arriving with an impressive run of specs. A 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor lies at its heart, rivalling the newly announced Sony NEX-7. Of course it doesn’t offer you a viewfinder like Sony’s...

  • Plantronics M1100 with Vocalyst dials in
    Phones

    Plantronics M1100 with Vocalyst dials in

    By 2 September 2011

    Plantronics is hoping to tap into our need to be ever-connected, always-on, with its latest Bluetooth headset - the Plantronics M1100 which comes with its new cloud-based service, Plantronics Vocalyst. Vocalyst is a voice-based software solution that...

  • The LG Scanner Mouse lets you scan from your desk
    Cameras

    The LG Scanner Mouse lets you scan from your desk

    By 2 September 2011

    We're presuming that you mouse can't already scan document. Howevr, if this is a feature  you've always longed for then you’ll want the new LG Scanner Mouse. Yep, that’s right, it’s a standard looking desktop mouse with a bit of optical scanner...