IFA 2007

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.

 

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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.

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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

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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.

 

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IFA 2007 – DisplayLink teams up with LG for first widescreen in the European market

Remember that cool DisplayLink technology that we told you about a while back? Well, DisplayLink has teamed up with LG to release the first DisplayLink-compatible widescreen monitor in the European market.

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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…

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IFA 2007 – SlashGear Exclusive video hands-on of the LG Viewty KU990

It may have a daft name, but the spec list for the LG “Viewty” KU990 is nothing if not impressive. Vincent managed to score some exclusive footage of the handset – think Prada phone on the sort of steroids supermodels only dream of – at IFA 2007.

More video footage – including a feature tour – and photos from the exhibition floor after the cut…

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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

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IFA 2007 – Sharp’s super-thin LCD caught on video

It’s early days, but Sharp’s indecently thin LCD TV has undoubtedly been the talk of IFA 2007.  Just 20mm in the screen section, and a mere 29mm at its thickest, the glass-encased Aquos weighs just 25kg and yet boasts an astonishing 100,000:1 contrast ratio.  Little surprise that spontaneous gasps leaked from the audience on first seeing it.

More SlashGear IFA 2007 coverage

IFA 2007 – Samsung Mobile Press Event video

Give Vincent a press event and a video camera and he’s as happy as a pig in the proverbial, so we sat him down at Samsung’s IFA 2007 Mobile event and watched him try to keep the camera steady as they paraded gadget after beautiful gadget in front of him.

More of SlashGear’s IFA 2007 coverage

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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IFA 2007 – Canon’s PowerShot cameras get performance upgrade

Should the IXUS range announced at IFA 2007 be a little too “consumer” for your tastes, then Canon may have the answer: they’ve also launched two new PowerShot models, the G9 and the A650 IS.  Each has a 13.1-megapixel CCD, 6x optical zoom and optical image stabilization, together with a host of features and customizable settings.

 

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