Best Tech of IFA: From Eye controlled TV's to Headcams and Car Camcorders
- 05 Sep, 2012
Aiptek Z3 Sports Camera - If you're into your sports then the chances are you want to be recording your amazing performances on your bike, skis, surf board, skuba dive, windsurfing or even your rally car. The snag is most headcams or sports camcorders dont come with all the necessary accessories to attach your camera to your chosen equipment. The good news about the Aiptek Z3 camera is it comes with all the kit you're ever gonna need in the box to mount the camera.
It includes a diving case waterproof to 30m and mounts with 3-way pivot arm, clips or even velcro fixing option. It also offers full HD with a 120 degree viewing angle. Its going to be a popular gift for xmas this year.
Car camcorder X1 Aiptek RRP £119 - Another suprise from Aiptek at IFA, Berlin was the car camcorder which has a 120 degree wide angle lens and continously records while you are driving so in the event of an accident you can prove who is at fault.
Young drivers in particular will really welcome the Aiptek X1 Car Camcorder this idea as in the event of an accident they can prove fault much more easily and avoid nasty hikes in high insurance premuims.
Eye Controlled TV - Haier demontrated a really cool eye controlled TV. It takes a bit of getting used to but in seconds your eyes easily control the TV and can change channels and open documents on the smart TV's. Just to show how off the wall the guys are at Haier they had people jumping and spinning off the walls all day which actually is one the better PR stunts we've seen.
Samsung All Share - a new dongle is about to be released for about £80 from Samsung which will mean their latest kit will work wirelessly on any TV with an HDMI connection. It will however only work with new devices from the latest Galaxy range such as S3 mobile phone or the new ultra cool Galaxy wifi cameras.
Samsung Dual Screen laptops plus tablet- now this was one of the coolest concepts at the show sporting a normal laptop screen on one side and a tablet screen on the reverse. You can even use it as a tablet or simply show the person sat opposite you exactly what your seeing so could be great for presentations.
They also showed a few other cool concept screens similar to the Asus Transformer laptops. Lets hope they decide to release them.
Samsung Galaxy cameras - they seem to have gone mental for cameras this year at Samsung with 3 new models out to suite everyone from the casual user to the professional.
They all have wifi on them and the zoom lens on this samsung camera is x20 optical but its so easy to use and incredibly light. There is a lighter smaller compact version too which you'd be happy to carry around and the wifi and 3G options mean you can always transfer those photos.
LG had some really widescreen displays as well so if your into your spreadsheets then this is pefect for you at 21" wide you're never gonna run out of columns again.
Acer showed their Acer K750 hybrid laser LED projector. Although slightly smaller than other hybrids we've seen we cant see it beating the Casio laser projector specs any time soon with only 1600 lumens plus the fact its the heaviest projector we've come across in a while.
AEG Eclipse 10 Designer Cordless Phone - a nice bit of kit to confuse everyone in the office when the phone rings the first time - see if they can guess where the ring comes from...wouldnt look out of place on Johny Ives desk.