IFA 2013 http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013/all en-GB Hands-on video review: Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 Smart Lenses attach an entire camera to your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/ifa-2013/hands-video-review-sony-cyber-shot-qx10-and-qx100-smart-lenses-attach-entire-cam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony reimagines the camera by impressively cramming the functionality of a high-end compact camera into a lens-style camera for your smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on video review: Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 Smart Lenses attach an entire camera to your smartphone " alt="Hands-on video review: Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 Smart Lenses attach an ent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-09-09%20at%2013.59.25.png?1378737464" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2658808908001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2658808908001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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But Tangent's Classic stands above most for sheer design audacity.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See my lovely red label </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Inside there are dual 40W mid/bass drivers, a pair of 25mm tweeters and a 5in subwoofer. Sound is streamed wirelessly to the speaker from you smartphone, tablet or laptop either via Bluetooth A2DP or lossless-quality aptX. There's also a 3.5mm analogue input and a USB port for charging up a gadget as it plays.</p> <p class="p1">The infra-red remote control is just as woody as the speaker, and there's a bundled lump of ply to use as a stand for your phone.</p> <p>You do pay for looks like this. It's €600 and does little else to justify that cost. We didn't get the chance to listen to it, but we're hoping it has the audio chops to back up its price. We'll let you know as soon as we do.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="See my lovely red label" alt="Tangent Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tangent-classic-1.jpg?1378737355" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Tangent Classic" alt="Tangent Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tangent-classic-side.jpg?1378737355" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Tangent Classic" alt="Tangent Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tangent-classic-remote.jpg?1378737355" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/ifa-2013/stunning-tangent-classic-bluetooth-speaker-looks-basking-sharks-mouth/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/ifa-2013/stunning-tangent-classic-bluetooth-speaker-looks-basking-sharks-mouth/news#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming IFA 2013 Tangent Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:46 +0000 Will Findlater 1426406 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on video review: Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch offers a different take on wearable tech http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/ifa-2013/hands-video-review-qualcomm-s-toq-offers-different-take-wearable-tech/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Qualcomm has a stab at wearable tech with its Toq smartwatch – have Samsung’s Galaxy Gear and Sony SmartWatch 2 met their match? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on video review: Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch offers a different take on wearable tech" alt="Hands-on video review: Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch offers a different take on wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-09-08%20at%2019.28.29.png?1378688058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2658035997001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2658035997001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Gear hands-on video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the smartwatch we&#039;ve been waiting for? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/ifa-2013/video-samsung-galaxy-gear-hands-review-smartwatch-weve-been-waiting/video#comments Galaxy Gear IFA 2013 Samsung Smartwatch Sat, 07 Sep 2013 17:49:48 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1426354 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on review: Philips Fidelio E5 – hi-fi speakers that transform into home cinema on demand http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/hands-review-philips-fidelio-e5-hi-fi-speakers-transform-home-cinema-demand/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take two stereo speakers, cut the tops off, make them wireless and presto! Real temporary surround sound. UPDATED: now with UK pricing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Fidelio E5" alt="Philips Fidelio E5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-fidelio-e5-1.jpg?1379070227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">If you want hassle-free surround sound but think the type generated by soundbars is some kind of evil magic that ought to be STAMPED OUT or an emperor's new clothes-type lie perpetrated by devious marketing folk, Philips has just the thing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Testing the transformation with Transformers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Sounds good doesn't it? But does it actually sound good? In our brief ears-on at IFA watching (rather fittingly) Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the surround mode was palpably different to the stereo, with multichannel effects coming through loud and clear and decent weight added by the sub.</p> <p class="p1">We didn't listen long enough to make a judgement on the quality o the sound, and had no price-competitive 5.1 system to compare it to, but the effect was impressive - and there's no doubting the convenience of a completely wire-free, temporary surround system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-lift_0.jpg?1379070227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="900" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-front-2.jpg?1379070227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oak, leather and a festival of LEDs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The speakers themselves are quite beautiful things with leather handles and real oak inlays. They don't dock in a particularly satisfying fashion, though, and we can't help but think they'd look better in surround mode if a contactless inductive charging method had been employed. A festival of LED flashes also greets the satellites when freshly docked, and although Philips says they're dimmable, we worry they might be distracting.</p> <p>AV aficionados will scoff at the lack of control you get over in-depth settings, and could bemoan the fact that the front centre channel of 5.1 soundtracks is folded into the output of the mother speakers. But this system isn't for AV aficionados: it's for people who want their Saturday night rental to have a bit more Leicester Square about it, without the trailing wires or speaker mounts drilled into walls. Or the tourists.</p> <p>Pending a full test of the audio quality, we think the E5 is an ingenious system that could bring real surround to homes where such a thing would previously have been unthinkable. Shrewd work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-3_0.jpg?1379070227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-sub_0.jpg?1379070227" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/hands-review-philips-fidelio-e5-hi-fi-speakers-transform-home-cinema-demand/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/hands-review-philips-fidelio-e5-hi-fi-speakers-transform-home-cinema-demand/news#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming Home Cinema IFA 2013 Philips Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:03:48 +0000 Will Findlater 1426345 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on review: Qualcomm Toq gets the smartwatch basics spot-on http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/ifa-2013/hands-review-qualcomm-toq-gets-smartwatch-basics-spot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s Galaxy Gear wasn&#039;t the only smartwatch being shown off at IFA, chip-maker Qualcomm has had its own stab at tech wristwear – and it&#039;s lovely </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/qualcomm-toq-smartwatch-hands-on-4.JPG?1378607102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We're disappointed with Qualcomm's Toq, its techie timepiece being shown off at IFA, but for one reason only: it's apparently pronounced 'talk' rather than 'tock' which is just a shameful misuse of what could have been a superb pun.</p> <p>Names aside, our wrists-on time confirmed it's a brilliant bit of kit which in many ways shows us what Samsung could have built if it had concentrated on making an incredible smart watch and not a wrist-based smartphone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mirasol display makes gadget sense </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What we love about Toq is that it's not trying to be a smartphone: from its Mirasol display – think a colour E-Ink style display and you get the picture – to its range of second screen features and simple to use interface.</p> <p>First, that screen. If you're used to pumped up Samsung Galaxy hardware and the like, you'll find the Toq's display very muted. But it's easy to read even with sunlight streaming in through the windows and crucially low power – more on that later.</p> <p>So what can you do with it? Connect it to an Android device that's running 4.0.3 or later to get going. There's no speaker or mic for making phone calls but you can use a Bluetooth headset and also read your latest text messages on the Toq's screen and answer calls. For instance, if you get a call, it will show up on the Toq's screen and you can press to answer it while you rummage around in your bag for your handset.</p> <p>Qualcomm's smartwatch has a simple but slick homescreen that you can scroll through to choose between weather, your synced calendar, viewing stocks info and basic music player.</p> <p>Interestingly, once Qualcomm's Internet of Things platform AllJoyn starts rolling out and getting more devices onboard, we'll also be able to view and respond to notifications sent from your washing machine, light bulbs, coffee machine or alarm clock on the Toq's screen. An AllJoyn house would be the perfect accessory to the Toq smartwatch – we just need Qualcomm and everyone else to make it happen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-toq-smartwatch-hands-on-1.JPG?1378607102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-toq-smartwatch-hands-on-2.JPG?1378607102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-toq-smartwatch-hands-on-5.JPG?1378607102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-toq-smartwatch-menu.JPG?1378607102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Proof of concept? Somebody needs to build this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OK so we're being a bit unfair, gushing over the Toq when we know that you may never be able to get your hands on one. That's because Qualcomm itself isn't about to start making and selling smartwatches – Toq is a proof of concept meant to push manufacturers in the right direction of using Mirasol displays in this kind of device.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/hands-review-samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch-brimming-tech-if-not-direction/feature">Samsung's Galaxy Gear</a> has gone down the OLED route making for much shorter battery lives of around a day at best. Qualcomm reckon the Toq's battery will last three to four days between charges with juice coming via a wireless charging dock and taking less than two hours to return to full power.</p> <p>If you like what you see, there's hope. We heard talk of Qualcomm selling a limited number of final versions for around the US$300 mark later on in 2013 – we'll sound our gadget klaxons as soon as we hear anything more concrete than that.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-toq-smartwatch-hands-on-calendar.JPG?1378607102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-toq-hands-on-stocks.JPG?1378607102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/ifa-2013/hands-review-qualcomm-toq-gets-smartwatch-basics-spot/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/smartwatch/ifa-2013/hands-review-qualcomm-toq-gets-smartwatch-basics-spot/news#comments IFA 2013 Smartwatch Sat, 07 Sep 2013 11:56:07 +0000 Sophie Charara 1426341 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on video review: Sony Xperia Z1 – packed to the brim with cutting-edge tech http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ifa-2013/hands-video-review-sony-xperia-z1-packed-brim-cutting-edge-tech/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With its higher-end camera, powerful guts and a stunning full HD display, Sony&#039;s Xperia Z1 is much more than just a refreshed Xperia Z </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hands-on video review: Sony Xperia Z1 – packed to the brim with cutting-edge tech" alt="Hands-on video review: Sony Xperia Z1 – packed to the brim with cutting-edge tec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-09-07%20at%2011.17.19.png?1378606642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2654626526001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2654626526001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ifa-2013/hands-video-review-sony-xperia-z1-packed-brim-cutting-edge-tech/video#comments IFA 2013 Smartphones Sony Xperia Z1 Sat, 07 Sep 2013 10:16:12 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1426339 at http://www.stuff.tv 4K at IFA 2013: all the highlights http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013/4k-ifa-2013-all-highlights/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A look at the finest Ultra HD gear this year’s show had to offer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="4K at IFA 2013: all the highlights" alt="4K at IFA 2013: all the highlights" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LG_ULTRA_HD_OLED_TV_01.jpg?1386624512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ultra HD video has been a major theme at this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013">IFA</a>, with each of the major manufacturers pulling the wraps off at least one killer 4K-compatible product. Here are some of the highlights.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic first with HDMI 2.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Panasonic held IFA 2013&rsquo;s first major press conference and wasted no time in showing off some 4K loveliness. First up was the 65in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/ifa-2013/panasonic-reveals-worlds-first-4k-hdmi-20-tv/news">Viera L65WT60</a>0 TV, the world&rsquo;s first telly to feature an HDMI 2.0 connection. HDMI 1.4, which you&rsquo;ll find on most TVs, supports 4K but only at 30fps; 2.0 on the other hand supports up to 60fps.</p> <p>Panasonic also made a bid for the show&rsquo;s zaniest 4K product with its 20in 4K Windows 8 tablet. Priced at almost US$6,000 (&pound;3,800) and featuring a battery life of just two hours, this 3840 x 2560 slate is plenty powerful &ndash; but don&rsquo;t expect to see many on your morning commute.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic L65WT600" alt="Panasonic L65WT600" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-TX-L65WT600E-angle-4K-800x600.jpg?1386624512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG throws a 77in curve ball </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like squabbling sibling rivals, Korean companies LG and Samsung are constantly trying to one-up each other by making the biggest telly. And at this year&rsquo;s IFA LG will feel it has gained some sort of victory by unveiling&nbsp;&ndash; wait for it &ndash; the world&rsquo;s first 77in curved OLED Ultra HD television. The mammoth wraparound set is a prototype and thus doesn&rsquo;t have an ETA or price, but we&rsquo;d expect to see the impressive technology on show put to good use in future LG screens.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG 77in OLED 4K TV" alt="LG 77in OLED 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-4k-oled-77in.jpg?1386624512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung arrives at the OLED 4K party </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung unveiled its own Ultra HD OLED screen, but at 55 inches &ndash; and remaining resolutely flat-faced &ndash; it doesn&rsquo;t quite match up to LG&rsquo;s TV in terms of headline-grabbing potential. Still, considering OLED screen sizes topped out at about 12 inches a few years ago, it&rsquo;s heartening to see companies finally delivering the goods (albeit in prototype form) on the display size front.</p> <p>And speaking of size, Samsung had a couple of giant LCD 4K screens to show off. At 98in and 110in, they&rsquo;re aimed at the commercial market rather than your living room &ndash; which perhaps makes sense given that you&rsquo;d need a living room the size of an aircraft hangar to house one comfortably.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony’s 4K projector and camcorder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony has always been at the forefront with 4K televisions, but at IFA this year the firm&rsquo;s focus was on other Ultra HD products, namely the VPL-VW500ES home cinema projector and FDR-AX1 camcorder.</p> <p>The projector, which has a resolution of 4096 x 2160 and creates its picture with Sony&rsquo;s tried and trusted SXRD tech, supports HDMI 2.0 and its Super Resolution 4K upscaling software promises to &ldquo;dramatically&rdquo; boost 1080p Blu-ray quality. It&rsquo;ll be on sale at the end of October, priced at &pound;8,500.</p> <p>The FDR-AX1 is Sony&rsquo;s first 4K camcorder pitched at consumers rather than pros (although at &pound;3,800, it&rsquo;s far from impulse buy fodder). It can squeeze up to two hours of 3840 x 2160 4K footage on a 64GB XQD memory card (there are two slots) and also records in full HD. There&rsquo;s a 20x optical zoom lens on board &ndash; although we reckon future Sony 4K camcorders may well support the company&rsquo;s range of A- and E-mount camera lenses.</p> <p>Sony also announced that existing owners of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuff-cool-list-2013-4k-now-ready-conquer-your-living-room/feature">Bravia X9 4K TVs</a> would receive a firmware download adding HDMI 2.0 support.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony VPL-VW500ES" alt="Sony VPL-VW500ES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-4k-projector.jpg?1386624512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="FDR-AX1" alt="FDR-AX1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-fdr-ax1-camcorder.jpg?1386624512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Toshiba reveals “budget price” for 4K TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Toshiba had a quiet IFA on the 4K front, showing off only a 50in prototype TV. However the company did announcing pricing for its 58in, 65in and 84in L9 Series Ultra HD sets, due out any day now: &pound;3,000, &pound;5,500 and &pound;14,000 respectively. It&rsquo;s hardly peanuts, we know, but &pound;3,000 is the cheapest price for a 4K set in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Toshiba L9 4K TV" alt="Toshiba L9 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/toshiba-l9-4k-tv.jpg?1386624512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips lights up the room with first 4K screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philips is probably the last of the major manufacturers to enter the 4K market, but it has done so in style with its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/philips-ambilight-4k-dropbox-blimey/news">65PFL9708</a> telly. The LCD screen comes equipped with the Dutch firm&rsquo;s trademark Ambilight technology, which uses rear-mounted LEDs to light up the wall behind the TV in image-enhancing colours. The TV also comes with Philips&rsquo; Cloud TV smart TV platform which offers Dropbox support, allowing you to access videos, music and photos from a synced folder in the cloud.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips 65PFL9708" alt="Philips 65PFL9708" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-UHD-TV-65PLF9708.jpg?1386624512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4K at IFA 2013 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 4K Camcorders IFA 2013 Projectors TVs Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:57:10 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426310 at http://www.stuff.tv Kensington KeyFolio case for iPad 5 spotted at IFA http://www.stuff.tv/apple/kensington-keyfolio-case-ipad-5-spotted-ifa/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slim-bezelled iPad Mini-like form factor for the next-gen iPad is basically nailed-on now, isn&#039;t it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kensington KeyFolio case for iPad 5 spotted at IFA" alt="Kensington KeyFolio case for iPad 5 spotted at IFA" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kensington-ipad-5-5.jpg?1378522313" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kensington has a new range of tablet cases - and they won't fit your current 9.7-incher.</p> <p>Stuff snapped a Kensington KeyFolio Pro Plus case that is tailored to a new slimmer form-factor iPad. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-5" target="_blank">iPad 5</a>? We certainly reckon so, as the appearance of the hole you'll eventually stick your tablet in is consistent with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-5-compared-ipad-4-video-same-screen-smaller-body/news" target="_blank">leaked images of the iPad 5 chassis </a>we've seen so far.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Case in point </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As for details on the case itself, the sheepskin-clad KeyFolio Pro Plus features a microfiber inner lining and a removable backlit Bluetooth keyboard with backlit chiclet keys and neat magnetic clasp. Its 380mAh battery supposedly delivers up to 960 hours of working time. There's no price listed at the time of writing, but we'll update you as soon as we can.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kensington KeyFolio case for iPad 5 spotted at IFA" alt="Kensington KeyFolio case for iPad 5 spotted at IFA" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kensington-ipad-5-6.jpg?1378522313" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/kensington-keyfolio-case-ipad-5-spotted-ifa/news#comments Apple IFA 2013 iPad Air Tablets Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:57:33 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1426304 at http://www.stuff.tv Belkin’s smart plug lets you turn off your child’s computer from Hawaii http://www.stuff.tv/belkin/ifa-2013/belkin-s-smart-plug-lets-you-turn-your-child-s-computer-hawaii/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Belkin&#039;s new WeMo Insight power socket reports on energy consumption </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" title=" Belkin’s smart plug lets you turn off your child’s computer from Hawaii" alt=" Belkin’s smart plug lets you turn off your child’s computer from Hawaii" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Belkin-wemo-insight.jpg?1378522807" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The original WeMo Wi-Fi power socket is a useful thing, letting you turn it on or off through an iOS or Android app. The new one, however, goes beyond that binary existence. It has opinions.&nbsp;</p> <p>It knows not only whether the socket is on or off, but for how long, and how much juice has passed through it.</p> <p>This is useful information, because it tells you that the washing machine has finished, and whether that plugged-in charger really sucks the life-blood out of the planet. Or, whether little Timmy has been using his computer or TV for too long.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/belkin/ifa-2013/belkin-s-smart-plug-lets-you-turn-your-child-s-computer-hawaii/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/belkin/ifa-2013/belkin-s-smart-plug-lets-you-turn-your-child-s-computer-hawaii/news#comments Belkin IFA 2013 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:31:19 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1426300 at http://www.stuff.tv Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing we've seen all IFA http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013/lenny-bluetooth-speaker-elipson-and-habitat-most-beautiful-thing-weve-seen-all-ifa/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> …and its big brother Timber comes a close second </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing we&#039;ve seen all IFA" alt="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lenny-and-timber.jpg?1378523245" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ignore the big-name smartphones, TVs and tablets launched at IFA - none are as desirable as Elipson's new Bluetooth speakers.</p> <p>Borne of a collaboration between French high-design hi-fi house Elipson and British high street interior design guru Habitat, the Lenny and Timber speakers are so beautiful you might start licking your screen. Try not to.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lenny - for the aesthete on the hop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Designed by Pierre Favresse of Habitat and Jean-Yves Le Porcher of Elipson (good work, chaps), Lenny's soft-touch plastic body houses two 2.5in drivers and a 4in passive radiator. These are hooked up to 10W stereo amplifier and fed signal via any smartphone, laptop or tablet via Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP (no superior-quality aptX here, sadly) or a 3.5mm input.</p> <p>There's a battery inside that's good for eight hours on a charge, it's splash-resistant and its real leather carry strap facilitates jaunts to the park or use as the world's most ludicrously stylish ghetto blaster. Lenny will retail at €200.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing we&#039;ve seen all IFA" alt="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenny-1.jpg?1378523245" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing we&#039;ve seen all IFA" alt="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lenny-top.jpg?1378523245" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Timber - for the perfectly appointed loft apartment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Named for its real walnut end panels, the Timber is a less portable but barely less desirable beast. It&nbsp; packs dual 3in drivers and a 15W stereo amp, and like Lenny can be fed via Bluetooth 2.1 (again, aptX is missing) or its 3.5mm input.</p> <p>As a bonus, there's a USB port built in for charging your smartphone or tablet. Timber will cost around €300, which puts it in the realm of B&amp;W's excellent Zeppelin range - so we hope it sounds as good as it looks.</p> <p>Time for a cold shower.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing we&#039;ve seen all IFA" alt="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/timber-1.jpg?1378523245" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing we&#039;ve seen all IFA" alt="Lenny, a Bluetooth speaker from Elipson and Habitat, is the most beautiful thing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/timber-2.jpg?1378523245" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013/lenny-bluetooth-speaker-elipson-and-habitat-most-beautiful-thing-weve-seen-all-ifa/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming IFA 2013 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:45:28 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1426297 at http://www.stuff.tv Video preview: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – is this the best version yet? http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/video-preview-samsung-galaxy-note-3-best-version-yet/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The third generation of Samsung&#039;s S Pen-toting phablet is bigger, faster, thinner and lighter – but does that make it better? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video preview: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – is this the best version yet? " alt="Video preview: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – is this the best version yet? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-09-06%20at%2011.36.22.png?1378467394" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2652592609001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2652592609001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/video-preview-samsung-galaxy-note-3-best-version-yet/video#comments Galaxy Note 3 IFA 2013 Samsung Smartphones Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:52:15 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1426284 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony backs hi-res audio with F886 Walkman and HAP-S1, the world's first 24-bit micro system http://www.stuff.tv/mp3-player/ifa-2013/sony-gets-serious-about-high-quality-sound-raft-new-gear/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the beginning of the end for compressed MP3? That&#039;s jumping the gun a bit... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony gets serious about high quality sound with raft of new gear" alt="Sony gets serious about high quality sound with raft of new gear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-f886.jpg?1378449678" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having co-created the SACD, Sony's been an advocate of hi-resolution audio since before you were in long trousers – but this <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013">IFA</a> it's putting in a special effort.</p> <p>It’s releasing a portable and an all-in-one system tailored to listening to files of up to 24-bit/192kHz (a CD is 16-bit/44kHz), and has created a <a href="http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/high-resolution-audio">high-res audio hub on its UK website</a> to support them. Let's take a gander.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Portable audio perfection (allegedly) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First up is the smallest member of the HD audio clan, the F886. It's an Android 4.1-powered micro-tablet with a 4in, 854x480 screen that won't be giving the iPod Touch any sleepless nights.</p> <p>But the screen's not the point: it can play back 24-bit/192kHz hi-res audio, and packs an S-Master amp apparently specifically tuned to the task.&nbsp;This is becoming a trend: both the new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g2/lg-g2-hands-review/news">LG G2</a> are also eager to please your ears with true better-than-CD music.</p> <p>The F886 features NFC and Bluetooth aptX for simple pairing with a wireless speaker. And, as it's running Android, it'll do much more than just play music. Its non-expandable 32GB of storage won't hold too many space-hungry high-res files, mind you, and at £250, it's not cheap. It's out in October.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony F886" alt="Sony F886" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/f886_back.jpg?1378449678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hi-res at home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The £800&nbsp;HAP-S1 is a classic micro system with a difference - it has a 40W stereo amp, optical and coaxial inputs, 500GB storage (expandable via USB) and DLNA for streaming of files on your computer, plus vTuner for digital radio. There's a 4.3in screen for control (you’ll also be able to use a smartphone app as a remote) and not a CD slot in sight.</p> <p>It'll play back&nbsp;files of all kinds including AAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV and WMA.&nbsp;It goes on sale in two to three weeks, according to Sony’s UK site, priced at £800.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony HAP-S1" alt="Sony HAP-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-hap-s1.jpg?1378449678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DAC-Tastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s also a bonus for anyone who wants to boost the audio quality of their computer or smartphone in the form of the UDA-1 DAC. Hook this up to your source via USB and it’ll take over the job of converting digital audio to analogue from your soundcard or phone’s DAC – and chances are it’ll be far superior to either. A nice way to improve performance from digital audio sources like Spotify or iTunes. Out, again, in two to three weeks, priced at £500.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony UDA-1" alt="Sony UDA-1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-uda-1.jpg?1378449678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> IFA 2013 MP3 player Sony TV and Hifi accessories Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:34:55 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426255 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Vaio Tap 11 hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ifa-2013/sony-vaio-tap-11-hands-review/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s billing the Vaio Tap 11 as &quot;the world&#039;s thinnest Windows 8 tablet&quot; – but how will it hold up in our paws? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony-Vaio-Tap-11-main.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony's billing its latest Windows 8 tablet as "the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet PC."</p> <p>It's certainly slim, at 9.9mm thick – but is the Vaio Tap 11 a worthy entry in Sony's tablet line up? We hit the show floor at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013">IFA 2013</a> to find out.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DESIGN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vaio Tap 11 looks like nothing so much as a super-sized version of the ridiculously large <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z-ultra-hands-review/news">Sony Xperia Z Ultra</a> phablet. The Sony design language is present and correct on this Windows 8 slate, right down to the rounded edges and aluminium lining the sides.</p> <p>The Windows Start button – mercifully, a physical button rather than a touch-sensitive key – is inconspicuously located below the 11in display, while the power and volume buttons are within easy reach on the right hand side.</p> <p>The USB 3.0 and micro HDMI ports, however, are hidden by a cover that dangles and destroys the minimalist design. Unfortunately, the microSD slot, placed at the top right corner on the rear of the device, also gets the same cover treatment. Word of advice - get a tweezer ready, as the microSD card is very tricky to extract from its housing slot.</p> <p>There's a small stand round the back that pops out to hold the tablet in the upright position, freeing your hands to fiddle with the screen. It's adjustable, allowing you to choose the best viewing angle – a nice touch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Vaio%20Tap%2011%20Design%2001_0.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Vaio-Tap-11-top.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="280" height="210" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Vaio%20Tap%2011%20Design%2003_0.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SCREEN, AUDIO AND CAMERA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vaio Tap 11 sports – unsurprisingly – an 11in screen. Its Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution might not be quite as aweome as the MacBook Pro's Retina Display, but the Sony slate delivers snapshots and movies with impressive clarity and well-balanced colours thanks to Sony’s Triluminos tech. Next to an AMOLED display, colours are equally rich, with a natural tone that puts equal focus on the cool and warm colours. The black background is distinct but does not overshadow the wide range of colours.</p> <p>Round the back, there are two speakers for stereo sound – Sony's added a battery of audio enhancement features, including xLoud and a 3D front surround, to give your ears a treat.</p> <p>An 8-megapixel camera is attached on the rear, though why you would want to use that to take a snapshot over, say, a smartphone or even a compact camera, is anyone’s guess. For video conferencing, a 0.92-megapixel front camera does the job, but won't wow you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="454" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Vaio%20Tap%2011%20Main%20Big_1.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="280" height="210" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Vaio%20Tap%2011%20Audio_0.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PERFORMANCE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vaio Tap 11 comes in two variants - an Intel Core i7-4610Y processor clocked at 1.7GHz or a Core i5-4210Y clocked at 1.5GHz. Both versions come with a 128GB solid state drive and have 4GB of DDR3 memory to handle multitasking.</p> <p>Sony claims a five-hour battery life for the Vaio Tap 11 – though as we're handling an early pre-production unit at IFA, an in-depth test will have to wait until we can get our hands on a review unit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Vaio-Tap-11-base.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Vaio-Tap-11-side.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MAGNETIC KEYBOARD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vaio Tap 11 is very attached to its magnetic keyboard; it uses radio frequency instead of Bluetooth to form a one-to-one connection between the tablet and accessory, so you can’t use it with another tablet.</p> <p>Misplace or mangle the keyboard beyond use and you’ll have to take the Vaio Tap 11 to the nearest Sony service centre to source for a replacement. And that's a distinct possibility – the keyboard can be separated from the tablet with relatively little force, and there's a danger that it could fly apart and slip from your grasp.</p> <p>Typing is quick and quiet, with well-spaced chiclet keys – but the touchpad gets in the way and inevitably causes the cursor to wander. Fortunately, you can disable the touchpad with the power slider switch, and use the display’s touch screen (or a mouse) to navigate the user interface.</p> <p>The keyboard's magnetic contacts double up as charging points – Sony claims a month-long battery life for keyboard, but you'll need to keep it juiced up, as there are no alternative charging options other than attaching it to the tablet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Vaio%20Tap%2011%20Keyboard%2001_0.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Vaio-Tap-11-keys2.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="280" height="210" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Vaio%20Tap%2011%20Keyboard%2002_0.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Vaio-Tap-11-keys.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STYLUS AND APPS GO HAND-IN-HAND </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vaio Tap 11 comes with a digitizer stylus, packing two different tips – a soft one that mimics the pen and paper experience with a slight friction, and a hard tip that offers minimal resistance as you scribble on the 11in screen.</p> <p>On its own, the stylus is somewhat redundant, but paired up with Sony’s apps, it shines. Snap a photo of a name card with the Cam Scanner app, and the stylus’ precision lets you realign the image and do keystone correction for a perfect fit – and scribble notes onto the image with the Vaio Paper app.</p> <p>While the tablet doesn't have a slot for the stylus, there's a plastic holder that you can clip onto the Vaio's left side, and has a firm grip on the stylus. Unfortunately, that blocks off access to the USB 3.0 and HDMI port. Removing the holder is tricky – it locks so tightly to the tablet, you might snap it through sheer brute force.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony Vaio Tap 11" alt="Sony Vaio Tap 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony%20Vaio%20Tap%2011%20Stylus_0.jpg?1378468551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AVAILABILITY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vaio Tap 11 will be available in the UK from October, in black and white - though pricing has yet to be revealed for either the Core i5 or Core i7 variants.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ifa-2013/sony-vaio-tap-11-hands-review/feature#comments IFA 2013 Sony Tablets Vaio Tap 11 Windows 8 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:26:51 +0000 1426251 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands on with the 3Doodler, the world's first 3D printing pen – sketching in three dimensions is seriously fun http://www.stuff.tv/hands-3doodler-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen-seriously-giddy-fun-sketching-three-dimensions/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We have an early play with the world&#039;s first 3D printing pen at IFA – and regress to five year olds clapping and grinning in the process </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3Doodler-hands-on-1.jpg?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever stood in front of a 3D printer and wished you could take the nozzle and just stick it in a handheld pen? That's what WobbleWorks has done and thanks to Kickstarter backers, within the month the final products will be shipping to 3Doodler fans.</p> <p>If your mind is blown by printers like the UP! Plus and Makerbot Replicator 2, be prepared because this truly 3D sketching tool will scrape up the remaining pieces and dropkick them far, far away. Here's how we got on.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Doodling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 3Doodler itself is like a fat Cuban cigar in the hand but it does still feel natural, like drawing and it works best when held exactly like a regular pen. It needs external power to work but that's because it's heating up to 200/250 degrees to get going. So fair enough.</p> <p>In our hands on, co-inventor Maxwell Bogue made sure we didn't burn ourselves on the 3Doodler's nozzle but even clumsy creatives will feel safe using it. There's fast and slow buttons on the top edge to control how fast the plastic – ABS or PLA – comes out and as you sketch, the 3Doodler makes an excellent workmanlike noise. So it won't be embarrassed next to the rest of the inhabitants of your toolbox.</p> <p>To get going, we held the button (fast in our attempt) down to get started then when the plastic 'ink' came out, pushed it down to paper on a flat surface to anchor our 3D sketch. Then it was up and away circling vertically and watching it set as we went along. It really is incredibly fast – you don't need to wait for your creation to catch up with you.</p> <p>The red robot pin that Bogue created for Stuff took around five minutes, used only one stick of plastic inserted into the 3Doodler pen. And when one of the legs snapped off afterwards, all it took was another quick hit of plastic to repair the damage. Awesome.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-hands-on-Lucy.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler-hands-on-name.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler-hands-on-PLA.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Printing Pen Versus 3D Printers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As well as being quicker than 3D printers – you'll tend to create hollow objects rather than dense parts due to the nature of the 3Doodler process – it also means you don't have to contend with 3D modelling software to realise what's in your head.</p> <p>Drawing in the air takes some getting used to though. All we managed to produce was an abstract swirl on our first attempt but we reckon the learning curve won't be too steep and we're more than willing to put the time in.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN9968.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-hands-on-5.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-hands-on-3.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marinating those creative juices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the next month or so, 3Doodler will also be looking after their community of sketchers (note: not necessarily self-styled "makers) by selling 16 colours each of ABS and PLA to use with the pen and sharing stencils of popular designs – like the amazing Eiffel Tower shown on the Kickstarter video.</p> <p>So you won't be doodling parts anytime soon but the 3Doodler looks great for fixes, decorations and 3D visualisations. Ideas range from making your own Christmas tree ornaments to marking out and drawing changes straight onto expensive achitecture models rather than starting from scratch.</p> <p>We can't wait to get our hands on a 3Doodler to take home and make sweet 3D sketches with. In the meantime would-be 3D scribblers can read our<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler-21st-centurys-newest-tool-your-toolbox/news"> interview with Bogue back when it first blew up on Kickstarter</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-hands-on-2.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler-intricate-purple.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler-hands-on-brandenburg.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-hands-on-4.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Doodler hands-on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s the world&#039;s first 3D printing pen – and we&#039;re writing in the air with it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-hands-on-Lucy_0.JPG?1379254142" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/hands-3doodler-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen-seriously-giddy-fun-sketching-three-dimensions/news#comments 3D printers IFA 2013 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:52:17 +0000 Sophie Charara 1426249 at http://www.stuff.tv