IFA 2007

IFA 2007 – Behringer’s USB Guitar makes computer recording easy

IFA 2007 – Behringer’s USB Guitar makes computer recording easy

With resident SlashGear writer Scott's obsession for Guitar Hero, I fully expect him to wet himself on seeing Behringer's new USB guitar range, launched at IFA 2007.  Since music recording and editing has increasingly gone from the professional studio filled with racks of hardware and into instead the humble laptop, one of the last outstays has been recording live instruments; now, Behringer has made it as straightforward as plugging your guitar into a free USB port.

 

IFA 2007 – Sunload solar-panel equipped bags caught on video

IFA 2007 – Sunload solar-panel equipped bags caught on video

It's the job of fate to make sure that, when you really need to call someone, your cellphone battery has died.  The people at Sunload obviously got fed up of this, and have stuck a triumphant two fingers up at fate with their solar-panel equipped bags.  Vincent caught up with them at IFA 2007 and got a tour of the latest range; check out the exclusive SlashGear video after the cut.

IFA 2007 – Netgear introduce ReadyNAS networked RAID storage

IFA 2007 – Netgear introduce ReadyNAS networked RAID storage

Netgear introduced a little industrial chic to their Network Attached Storage (NAS) range at IFA 2007 with the ReadyNAS NV+; up to 2TB of X-RAID protected backup, in the shape of a hot-swappable quad-caddy drive.

Check out the exclusive SlashGear video of the Netgear ReadyNAS after the cut

IFA 2007 – Creative launch new ZEN PMP (video)

IFA 2007 – Creative launch new ZEN PMP (video)

At their IFA 2007 Press Conference Creative pretty much said "iPod who?" as all eyes were on their credit-card sized ZEN PMP.  The tiny device - which measures just 55 x 83 x 12mm - is easily Creative's best mobile device to date, with a 2.5-inch, 16.7-million-colours screen, a choice of 4, 8 or 16GB of internal memory (expandable via an SD/SDHC slot) and support for MP3, AAC (unprotected), WMA, WMV, MPEG-4, DivX and XviD files.

 

IFA 2007 – Exclusive video hands-on of LG’s KS20: the HSDPA Prada

IFA 2007 – Exclusive video hands-on of LG’s KS20: the HSDPA Prada

Back in February we showed you exclusive photos of what at the time looked to be an LG Prada handset running Windows Mobile 6; well, at IFA 2007 LG unveiled just that - it's called the KS20 and it's pretty much the answer to everyone who wanted the style of the Prada but with the power of a full smartphone. Vincent has shot some exclusive video footage of the KS20 - which is rocking HSDPA high-speed cellular broadband, dual-cameras for video conferencing and full internet access - and as you can see they've adapted the WM6 OS to take on board some of the Prada's UI niceness.

More footage and photos from the exhibition floor, after the cut...

IFA 2007 – Route 66 MAXI and MINI GPS videos

IFA 2007 – Route 66 MAXI and MINI GPS videos

Satnav seems to be high on the agenda at IFA 2007, with the major players flaunting their latest wares.  TomTom arguably sets the standard, but one company European company still trying to get its foot in the door is Route 66.  Vincent stopped by their booth and shot some footage of the new MAXI and MINI units, the former with a 4.3-inch widescreen and the latter a 3.5-inch standard aspect screen, complete with Lonely Planet guides, MP3 player and photo viewer.

Check out the videos after the cut

IFA 2007 – Thanks for the memory, Toshiba

IFA 2007 – Thanks for the memory, Toshiba

While Sharp relied on a massively skinny TV to wow IFA 2007 audiences, Toshiba seem to be going to quiet route; they've launched a number of new memory products designed to eke the very best performance out of your laptop, digital camera or PMP.  Fresh for your picking includes new 16GB and 32GB High-Density SDHC cards, an 8GB microSDHC card and new TransFlash-based USB memory in 1GB to 8GB capacities (with 32GB promised by the end of the year).

 

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