IFA Hands-on

LifeProof iPhone 4/4S case and NUUD iPad case hands-on

LifeProof iPhone 4/4S case and NUUD iPad case hands-on

The folks at LifeProof have given us a hands-on experience with their iPhone 4/4S case lineup as well as their new NUUD iPad case. The iPhone case we're finding is so thin that it appears that there's no cover over the front - and yet there is. The iPad case allow you to dunk your device underwater - and the iPhone case does this as well. Basically what we've seen is that LifeProof iPhone and iPad cases make their contents impervious to damage - have a peek at how tough they are right this minute!

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Toshiba Satellite U920t hands-on

Toshiba Satellite U920t hands-on

Windows 8 devices are all the rage at IFA this year, especially tablets. Toshiba has a new Satellite - the U920t - on the scene, and like many tablets we've seen, this one is convertible into a notebook. However, unlike a number of the tablets we've seen, you don't convert this tablet by attaching it to keyboard dock. Instead, it features a slide out keyboard using a mechanism that Toshiba assures will provide for a smooth and stable transition.

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Jabra Solemate hands-on

Jabra Solemate hands-on

There's a new mobile wireless speaker in town and it goes by the name Jabra Solemate - and it looks like a really strange shoe. This device is indeed as the manufacturer describes - about the size and weight of a water bottle - and is able to play wirelessly (with Bluetooth), with a standard 3.5mm audio cord, or with a USB cable. This device has an integrated subwoofer and dual tweeters to keep you banging even in the most mobile-minded of places.

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E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

Big-screen smartphones may be the fashion, but how about two sizable screens on your next handset with negligible battery impact. SlashGear caught up with E Ink at IFA today to check out the company's latest prototypes, intended to spur some imagination among potential hardware partners. The mockups have a working e-paper screen filling the back, and a (non-functioning) LCD up front, offering two ways of displaying content simultaneously. And, while these might be concept devices right now, E Ink confirmed to us that there's at least one vendor looking at using the idea. Read on for a video demo.

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Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Ditching the keyboard from your Windows tablet is a big theme at IFA this year, and Dell's XPS 10 is no different. A 10-inch Windows RT slate with a detachable keyboard slice - that also, unlike with some firms we've seen, accommodates a second battery - the XPS 10 crept out of its box and into our hands here at IFA today. Read on for our first impressions.

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Dell XPS Duo 12 hands-on

Dell XPS Duo 12 hands-on

Windows 8 notebooks and tablets have come in all form-factors at IFA, but Dell's XPS 12 Duo is - with its rotating display - perhaps the most eye-catching of the bunch. Dell kept the 12-inch ultrabook behind glass after its initial launch, but we caught up with the company for some hands-on playtime. The takeaway is simple: the XPS 12 Duo takes the concept of the old Inspiron Duo and polishes it to the point where it's ready for primetime. Read on for our first impressions.

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Liquid Image EGO HD Mountable Camera hands-on

Liquid Image EGO HD Mountable Camera hands-on

We're in Berlin this week at IFA 2012 having a look at the Liquid Image EGO HD - a high definition mountable camera ready to take on the competition with both 12 megapixel photos and 1080p video capture. This device is also able to record video at HD 720p at 60 frames per second if you wish, all of it being stored on a 4GB microSDHC card that fits in the device - and comes with the unit as well, right in the box. You'll be able to attach this device to basically anything you've got with a collection of mounts available from Liquid Image as well - it's diverse!

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Sony Tap 20 oversized home tablet hands-on

Sony Tap 20 oversized home tablet hands-on

Is 20-inches too much for you? Sony thinks every home doesn't just need a coffee table tablet, but a tablet scaled more like a coffee table: the Tap 20 takes Windows 8 and touch to all-in-one PC levels. In fact, the 20-inch device sits somewhere in-between AIO and tablet, offering 10-finger multitouch control of Microsoft's new OS for something targeted at browsing, casual gaming and multimedia.

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Sony VAIO Duo 11 hands-on

Sony VAIO Duo 11 hands-on

Sony likes to do things differently, and the VAIO Duo 11 is its unusual entrant to the Windows 8 tablet market. Billed as a "hybrid sliding PC" the Duo 11 looks, at first glance, like a chunky tablet, but pull up just above the front-facing webcam and the touchscreen slides back and up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It's an approach we've seen before, from the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, but here running Microsoft's full Windows platform and with a digital stylus for handwriting and sketching.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 hands-on

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 isn't new - the company announced it officially earlier this month - but we had our first time to get up close and personal with the Windows 8 business-focused slate at IFA. Unlike Lenovo's Android models, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is Lenovo very much on form: it's clearly from the ThinkPad stable, for instance, and is filled with details that suggest the company was thinking about their business users first and foremost.

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 hands-on

Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 hands-on

Lenovo had a trio of Android tablets for IFA 2012, with the most interesting being its IdeaTab S2110. Like many Ice Cream Sandwich slates we've seen in recent days, the S2110 comes with a useful keyboard dock that turns the tablet into a mini-notebook; unlike most, that dock also includes a battery for prolonging runtime. We snatched some hands-on time to see how it shapes up.

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