Have your morning cuppa with a bit of bling

This isn't the first time Nespresso has brought some red carpet bling to a coffee machine. This time it's added some pink sparklers to the Essenza coffee machine and will be releasing a bunch in October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Moving away from Harrods to an equally plush retailer, Nespresso will be…

Shiny at IFA 2008: Harman-Kardon releases crystal skull-esque GLA-55 loudspeakers

If these speakers from Harman-Kardon were released around the same time as the latest Indiana Jones movie (you know the one with the crystal skulls), it wouldn't be too far-fetched to assume they were some kind of unsubtle movie promotion to get our asses in those cinema seats. Ok, Indiana Jones stuff aside, these strangely…

Shiny at IFA 2008: Philips shows off their 42PFL9803 42" Flat TV

Gary Cutlack writes... Get ready for this, specification fans - the Philips Flat TV features a 2ms response time and a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1. It does this by a very technically complex fashion to do with an LED LUX system the stops light leaking. I'll let Andy from HDTV explain. He's better at…

Shiny at IFA 2008: Sony speakers only 16mm thick

So you've got your 9.9mm LCD TV from Sony - it'd be a shame to spoil it all now with some fat speakers, wouldn't it? These new speakers from Sony are just 16mm thick, and were wonderfully codenamed 'Pocky' after that delicious Japanese biscuit/chocolate/confectionery thing. Officially and less imaginatively titled the BDV-IT1000, the main control…

Shiny at IFA 2008: Gear4 end radio tuning hell with their new iPod transmitters

iPod radio transmitters come under the bracket of 'great in theory, poor in performance'. Often no matter how carefully you choose a clear frequency, the signal between the iPod and the car radio will drop out. Gear4 hope that they've rectified the problem, however, with their Follow Me technology. Now, you an set a basic…

Shiny at IFA 2008: Cowon launch new touchscreen PMPs

Cowon aren't necessarily a company you go to first for media players, but they've got some lovely looking players prepared to tempt you over. Both the L3 (right) and the S9 Curve (left) are touchscreens, and the S9 features an AMOLED screen. This means an ultra thin, ultra bright screen, but with minimal power consumption,…

Shiny at IFA 2008: Epson projector preview

I took a look at the full Epson line-up over in Japan, and now, finally, I can share it with you guys. It's some good looking projectorism, including a DVD playing model, one made especially for gaming and a final flagship full HD model. For more IFA coverage click here.