Category: IFA

Sony HMZ-T3W Personal 3D Viewer, out of focus head-mounted display

Posted by – October 12, 2013

Anyone want to use one of these for more than 3 minutes? I’m not impressed with the experience. Sorry.

Rifda Transparent LCD

Posted by – September 24, 2013

Rifda is a Shenzhen based producer of transparent LCDS. The transparent LCDS make it into products such as 3D glasses as well as point of sale products for banks.

Alcatel One Touch Hero Pico Projector and TV Link

Posted by – September 24, 2013

The pico projector accessory enables one to output anything that the One Touch Hero displaying onto another surface. The pico projector is powered by the phone through the docking connector using an HDMI signal. The projector technology is a yet produced laser beam technology from an unspecified partner. The device lacks wired HDMI support and instead uses miracast for TV output. The TV link accessory provides Miracast wireless display support to TVs lack that functionality. The Miracast TV stick has a broadcom Arm processor in it. The TV link won’t be included but the price should be less than 50 USD. The price of the pico project remains unspecified.

Alcatel One Touch Hero SmartCovers with LED, Wireless Charging and BT Phone

Posted by – September 24, 2013

Another accessory for the Alcatel One Touch Hero includes a LED smart cover which can be used to display notifications and system functions such as displaying the time or music visualization. The power consumption of the LED smart cover is very low at 1mah. When no notifications or system functions are displayed the cover will not display anything and will look like a regular cover. The wireless charging cover and LED Smart cover will be included in some markets. The One Touch Hero also has it is phone accesory that connects by bluetooth and enables phone calls and SMS without using the device itself. The Phone accessory will included with the One Touch Hero. The phone accessory can also play music and find the device if it is lost.

Innos Qualcomm based Smartphones

Posted by – September 23, 2013

Innos is a Chinese producer of Android smartphones. Innos primarily targets Asian and European markets. Innos makes around 200,000 – 300,000 phones per month. Innos is a licensee of Qualcomm. Innos also makes products for other brands.
Products Include:
D10 – 5″ Full HD OGS screen smartphone with A Qualcomm processor and 3000mah (6000mah). The price should be 250 Euro.
i2 – 4.3″ QHD Smartphone with Qualcomm Quad Core processor. The price is 200 Euro.
d9 – 4.3″ QHD Dual core MSM 8225 with a 4160mah battery. The price is around 200 Euro.
i6 – 4.5″ QHD Qualcomm processor. The Price is around 200 Euros. Not much was given in the way of specifications.
More information about Innos can be found at http://www.innos.co/en/

Panasonic Lumix GX7, sub-$1000 (without lense) compact Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless camera

Posted by – September 22, 2013

Panasonic launches their new Lumix GX7 compact Micro 4/3 Mirorrless camera with interchangeable lenses, showing it for the first time for people to try it out at IFA 2013. The Panasonic GX7 has classical retro-like analogue designs in silver and black styles and features modern cutting edge technology. The camera supports the latest new Panasonic lenses and also supports the usage of older lenses with adapters. The small size of the camera doesn’t prevent it from offering better image quality even than the Panasonic GH3 (which is the camera I use since January of this year). The quality offered by the GX7 is one of the best of any camera on the market today. Panasonic has developed a whole new sensor. The retail Price is about 1000 Euros in Europe and about $1000 in the USA. The GX7 offers basic video recording features similar to the GH3 but is not designed with that functionality in mind (does not support mini-jack audio input for example). Panasonic’s Lumix cameras are designed and manufactured in Japan. Panasonic itself has been manufacturing cameras for years often for other brand names. Panasonic also made cameras before they introduced the Lumix brand name in 2008. How soon for Panasonic’s consumer 4K cameras? Will there be a sub-$2000 Lumix GH4 with 4K support next year?

My 11-year old cousin Henry at the Panasonic IFA 2013 Booth Tour

Posted by – September 22, 2013

Henry shows around the Panasonic booth at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Berlin Germany. You can see Henry’s other IFA 2013 Booth tours here:
Henry’s Samsung IFA 2013 Booth Tour
Henry’s Toshiba IFA 2013 Booth Tour
Henry’s LG IFA 2013 Booth Tour

Toshiba Excite Pro and Toshiba Excite Write

Posted by – September 22, 2013

Toshiba presents their latest Excite Pro Android tablet. The Toshiba Excite Pro features a 2560×1600 resolution and a Tegra4 processor. The price for the Excite Pro is 429 Euros and 479 euros for the version with a keyboard. The Excite Pro is available in Europe soon after IFA is over. The Excite Write is Toshiba’s Other Tablet with features similar to the pro but it has a Wacom digitizer added on. The Excite Pro is 599 Euro. The Excite Pro is also available as a keyboard bundle.

iDoit Gaming and Multimedia Products

Posted by – September 21, 2013

Idoit is a Korea based producer of consumer electronics such as gaming and multimedia products. The Gam.r is a game console attachment for Android smartphones. The Gam.r was demonstrated using a Galaxy Note 2. The Gam.r controller attachment is also available for the Galaxy S3 or S4. The Gam.r should retail for 60 Euros including the miracast dongle. The Cliq.r acts a remote control for your smartphone enabiling it to be used as a set top box. The iDuo is a Bluetooth adapter that outputs your phones screen to HDMI. The iDuo Vu acts as a second screen for any MHL compatible smartphone. Idoit’s core business is making TV sattellites.

Bright Future’s latest Mediatek Smartphones

Posted by – September 16, 2013

Bright Future is a Shenzhen based maker of consumer electronics. Bright Future bases their smartphones on Mediatek platforms. The price difference between 6589 and 6589T is 2.5 USD. Bright Future sells about 80,000 phones every month. Bright Future mostly targets Europe and South Asia.
Products Include:
B645 – a 6.45″ Full HD screen smartphone with a MTK 6589t processor. The price is 243 USD in bulk.
B608 – 6″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a MTK 6589 processor. The price is 168 USD in bulk.
H602 – 6″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a unspecified MTK dual core processor. The price is 120 USD in bulk.
H572 – 5.7″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a MTK 6577. The price is 135 USD in bulk.
H53 – 5.3″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a MTK 6577. The price is 110 USD in bulk.
B501Q3 -5″ HD (1280×720) or QHD (960×540) screen smartphone with a MTK 6589m processor. The price is 138 USD for QHD or 158 USD for HD in bulk.
B5012F – 5″ (1280×720) OGS screen smartphone with MTK 6589m processor. The price is 158 USD.
B4513 – 4.5″ QHD (960×540) screen with MTK 6572 processor. The price is 74 USD in bulk. The design resembles a HTC One.
Bright Future also makes a variety of devices MTK 6577a processors a downgraded version of the MTK 6577. The prices start at 49 USD.