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, this year we didn't have to venture in too far before we got our wacky tech fix coming courtesy of Native Union and its Play "video memo pad".

Taking the post-it note to the next level, the Play is designed to stick to your fridge and allows you to record a 3-minute video message. It has a front facing camera and mic to record your memo and an LCD to watch it back on.

Messages are time and date stamped and there's a LED monitor to show your family or house mates when there's a new message to be watched.

"The Play video memo pad brings a truly playful element into everyday life at home," said John Brunner, MD of Native Union.

"It’s a lot more fun to leave a to-do list for your kids or a shopping list for your other half with video, but more than that, we hope that Play will encourage kids and adults alike to leave funny, heartfelt, or loving messages for each other more often.

"We want Play to become the first thing that people go to each day to see what fun new messages might be waiting for them."

Available in green, pink, blue, purple, red, white and black the Play is powered by three AAA batteries and has a 40-day standby life. It'll be able to record 3 hours of memos before you'll need new juice.

Out by the end of this month, the Native Union Play will cost around £50.

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