IFA: Jabra’s Solemate and the Kanex MySpot

We spend a lot of time at shows like IFA ‘pounding the beat’ and visiting as many booths as possible to find hidden gems – from both the industry’s big names as well as the lesser known players. Jabra Solemate One category of devices that seems to be ever-present at these tech shows is the … Continue reading IFA: Jabra’s Solemate and the Kanex MySpot

IFA: Sony’s VAIO Tap 20, VAIO Duo 11 and Xperia Tablet S

As ever, Sony had a huge range of new products and product revisions at this year’s IFA. However, the standout products for us were the Xperia Tablet S, the VAIO Duo 11 and the VAIO Tap 20 ‘tabletop’ PC. In size descending order, first up is the VAIO Tap 20. This supersized tablet sits between an … Continue reading IFA: Sony’s VAIO Tap 20, VAIO Duo 11 and Xperia Tablet S

IFA: Toshiba launch Satellite U920t, aka ‘the slide-top’

Judging by the product announcements so far at IFA, it seems to be the year of the laptop-cum-tablet. We’ve got the XPS Duo 12 with a swivelling screen, the XPS 10 and HP ENVY x2 with detachable screens and now the Toshiba Satellite U920t with a slide ‘n fold screen. The U920t comes with a … Continue reading IFA: Toshiba launch Satellite U920t, aka ‘the slide-top’

IFA: The Philips ‘HomeCooker’ from Jamie Oliver

Following a morning spent with Dell, we headed to the Philips booth for their midday press conference. While there was plenty of fanfare relating to the company’s new series 9000 and 6000 series TVs (produced in conjunction with TPV Technology of Taiwan), the thing that caught our eye was none other than Jamie Oliver – … Continue reading IFA: The Philips ‘HomeCooker’ from Jamie Oliver

Park life: Dell announce XPS One 27, XPS Duo 12 and XPS 10

Not long after breakfast this morning, we headed to Dell’s ‘TechnologyPark’ in IFA to discover what announcements they had in store. Having found all the deck chairs occupied and not much space available on the ‘grass’ – we propped ourselves up next to a couple of neglected Vostro desktops. After a brief introduction by Dell … Continue reading Park life: Dell announce XPS One 27, XPS Duo 12 and XPS 10

Samsung Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Tab & Ativ S phone

After a couple of ‘that’s all folks’ teasers, the final presentation from the Samsung Unpacked event was the UK’s Damian Cusick. It was his job to announce the new range of Windows 8 (and RT) friendly products – known as ‘Ativ’. First up we had the Ativ Smart PC and Smart PC Pro which are … Continue reading Samsung Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Tab & Ativ S phone

IFA 2012: Samsung Galaxy camera

Having warmed up the crowd with their announcement of the Galaxy Note II, the next product to be ‘unpacked’ by Samsung was the Galaxy Camera – a product that the firm hopes will redefine the digital camera category. On first impressions it’s unlikely to redefine anything in terms of design as it looks very much … Continue reading IFA 2012: Samsung Galaxy camera

Video: Samsung Galaxy Note II ‘unpacked’ at IFA 2012

Our live coverage of IFA 2012 kicked off with the much anticipated Samsung Unpacked event, held at the circus tent shaped Tempodrom in Berlin. Having heeded the warning that the event was at capacity, we arrived early and joined the thronging mass of ‘media’ who were already patiently queuing for entry. After a rather warm … Continue reading Video: Samsung Galaxy Note II ‘unpacked’ at IFA 2012