IFA2011 archive

  • Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air AirPlay speaker says hello at IFA
    Audio

    Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air AirPlay speaker says hello at IFA

    By 2 September 2011

    Klipsch, the company most famous for headphones, has launched a new AirPlay friendly speaker at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air will offer music fans a two-channel music system with the company’s Tractrix Horn tech for that...

  • Philips Android docks pictures and hands-on
    Audio

    Philips Android docks pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    It was with some cheer that Philips launched its first Android docks at IFA 2011. A wider recognition that there are Android users out there who want products specially designed for them is obviously much needed in the broader sense. However, there was...

  • Philips goes Gingerbread with the GoGear Connect 3, we go hands-on
    Audio

    Philips goes Gingerbread with the GoGear Connect 3, we go hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    The Philips GoGear Connect 3 is more the tiny tablet than an MP3-player. Announced by the Royal Dutch at IFA 2011, it's the next generation in the company's Android-running personal devices and this time it comes with Gingerbread with the thinnest of...

  • Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    Okay, first a confession. The Toshiba bods wouldn't let us play on the newly announced Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook. Heck they wouldn't even let us go past the Windows log-in screen. But they did let us touch it. And we went "ooh" and "aah" as we held,...

  • Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on
    Home Cinema

    Toshiba 55ZL2 eyes-on

    By 1 September 2011

    There's no doubt that Toshiba is fully committed to the glasses-free 3D revolution. Following the example set by its Qosmio spec-free laptop, the Japanese company used the IFA expo to announce the world’s first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV - the...

  • Toshiba takes on Eye-Fi with Wireless SD card
    Online

    Toshiba takes on Eye-Fi with Wireless SD card

    By 1 September 2011

    While it initially might not seem the most exciting of IFA announcements, the Toshiba FlashAir wireless SDHC card is actually a massively useful piece of kit. Being able to send images and video straight from camera to social media sites or computer seems...

  • Toshiba AT200 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Toshiba AT200 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    Over in Berlin at IFA, Toshiba has been walking round with its chest fully pumped out, telling anyone who'll listen that it's got the skinniest tab in town with the Toshiba AT200. Samsung may have come along all guns blazing with its Galaxy Tab 7.7 measuring...

  • Philips Cinema 21:9 goes Platinum
    Televisions

    Philips Cinema 21:9 goes Platinum

    By 1 September 2011

    As each year goes by, the Philips 21:9 gets more and more of the 9000 series TVs thrown into it. This year at IFA 2011, the top end 21:9 has gone Platinum and so continues to justify/not-justify its rather heavy £4,000 price tag. While it becomes equal...

  • Ford opens the door for MyKey in-car technology
    Online

    Ford opens the door for MyKey in-car technology

    By 1 September 2011

    Ford has announced an innovative new system called MyKey, at IFA 2011, which may go someway to allaying parental fears when handing over the car to their offspring. The system, which was featured using the Evos Concept - a new concept car showcasing key...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook is thin, powerful, and a breathable keyboard
    Laptops

    Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook is thin, powerful, and a breathable keyboard

    By 1 September 2011

    The PC laptop is about to get sexy, following a new chip released by Intel and a new Ultrabook released by Lenovo, at this year’s IFA in Berlin, Germany. Lenovo used its IFA press conference to launch the IdeaPad U300s a new Ultrabook that is both...

  • Creative Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup
    Audio

    Creative Soundblaster headsets explode into your gaming setup

    By 1 September 2011

    Creative has decided to use IFA 2011 as the perfect platform for launching four new gaming headsets, which means that one of the Creative Soundblaster quartet is bound to tickle your gaming fancy. All of the headsets come with bold new designs and compelling...

  • Toshiba 55-inch ZL2 TV ditches the 3D glasses, tracks your face instead
    Televisions

    Toshiba 55-inch ZL2 TV ditches the 3D glasses, tracks your face instead

    By 1 September 2011

    Toshiba has announced a 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV, called the ZL2, at IFA in Berlin; it should allow users to watch 3D television without faffing with a pair of accompanying glasses. The new model, which Toshiba has confirmed will go on sale in the UK,...

  • LG PenTouch TV wants you to draw on your new Plasma
    Home Cinema

    LG PenTouch TV wants you to draw on your new Plasma

    By 1 September 2011

    LG has announced a new Plasma television range at IFA in Berlin, that, strangely, lets you draw on them. Going against everyones natural instinct not to touch your TV (we are sure you were told off as a kid for getting to close to the goggle box in the...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    It's hard to know exactly how to describe the Samsung Galaxy Note. It's not a smartphone, it's not a tablet, in fact, it's probably more like a media player, but boy does it do much much more. For starters, it has a meaty 5.3-inch screen - a Super AMOLED...

  • Official: Toshiba AT200 (Excite) will be just 7.7mm thick
    Tablets

    Official: Toshiba AT200 (Excite) will be just 7.7mm thick

    By 1 September 2011

    Toshiba has announced the launch the AT200, a follow up tablet to the AT100, at its keynote speech at IFA in Berlin. The new 10.1-inch Honeycomb (3.2) tablet will come with a 1280x800 resolution screen, 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, with 1GB of RAM and...

  • Vuzix Wrap 1200 specs get IFA debut
    Online

    Vuzix Wrap 1200 specs get IFA debut

    By 1 September 2011

    Sony is the only one making video glasses. Vuzix who’ve been doing it for some time and supply video glasses to the military have also announced new video eyewear at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new Wrap 1200 offers a 16:9 widescreen display equivalent...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    Lighter than a super model's lunchbox and faster than a kid full of Sherbet Dib Dabs, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is Samsung's second foray into the market with a 7-inch tablet device, and this time it seems as if it's bang on the money. Last year was perhaps...

  • Samsung Wave 3 pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Wave 3 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    Samsung is still developing its own Bada platform, despite enjoying runaway success with its Android smartphones. Leading the charge for Bada 2.0 is the new Samsung Wave 3.  We’ve liked previous Wave handsets: they’re well put together and offer...

  • Philips DesignLine TV range brings a touch of glass to your living room
    Home Cinema

    Philips DesignLine TV range brings a touch of glass to your living room

    By 1 September 2011

    Philips has launched its DesignLine, a new range of LED TVs, which may appeal to the style-conscious amongst you as "the range embodies the philosophy that home entertainment devices should integrate into the living environment rather than impose upon...

  • Samsung Series 7 Slate PC pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Samsung Series 7 Slate PC pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    You might scratch your head at the name of the Slate PC Series 7, but we can see the logic, even if it ends up being a bit of a mouthful. The idea is to separate this "slate PC" from Samsung’s existing line of Galaxy Tabs. In reality, yes, this is a...

  • Samsung WB750 takes you 'further and faster' with 18x optical zoom
    Cameras

    Samsung WB750 takes you 'further and faster' with 18x optical zoom

    By 1 September 2011

    The Samsung WB750 has been launched at IFA; bringing plenty of zoom, Samsung's special CMOS sensor and what looks to be a pretty nifty burst function. Straight into the specs, and the camera carries a 12.5-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor,...

  • Navigon updates iPhone and Android apps, Windows Phone 7 on its way
    Apps

    Navigon updates iPhone and Android apps, Windows Phone 7 on its way

    By 1 September 2011

    Navigon, who was recently bought by Garmin, has announced it will be updating its Android and iPhone apps as well as announcing a new Windows Phone 7 app at IFA, in Berlin. The new versions will bring a new "effortless and intuitive" user interface, and...

  • Sony Tablet P pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Sony Tablet P pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    While the Tablet S sports a "folded magazine" design, the clamshell design of the Tablet P is likely to be more controversial. The fact that the Tablet P comes equipped with 3G as standard and not an option is a clear indicator of exactly where Sony sees...

  • Philips claims the fastest LED TVs in the world
    Home Cinema

    Philips claims the fastest LED TVs in the world

    By 1 September 2011

    The annual update to the Philips line of top TVs has arrived at IFA 2011, with the headline claim this year that they're the fastest LED TVs on the planet. The top of the pile, 46-inch 9000 series boasts refresh rates of 1200Hz, thanks to the company's...

  • Philips Fidelio finally goes Android
    Audio

    Philips Fidelio finally goes Android

    By 1 September 2011

    Philips has done what many Android-using audio fans have been hoping for, and brought out a set of Fidelio docks specially designed to fit smartphones and tablets running Google's mobile OS. There are three to choose as part of this new arm of the high-end...