Pro IFA/2012 mix

Here we will talk not only about IFA, but also about other topics - for example, some are already starting to pre-order the iPhone 5. Briefly about VAIO Tap 20, NEX-5R and Action Cam, a few words about wireless charging.

About a strange computer

In addition to the clamshell laptop, Sony also showed a strange all-in-one called Tap 20. From the press materials, it is clear that the device is intended mainly for home multimedia, the stand at the back folds down, you can put it on the floor, and happy children will play football using the touch screen. Satisfied housewives in the kitchen can quickly access the computer to get a recipe, exchange a few words with a happy housewife on Skype. Satisfied homeowners can connect a mouse and keyboard to the Tap 20 and use it for everything else.

Here's what I want to say. As you know, Sony has had monoblocks in its lineup for a long time. And these monoblocks often turn out to be real hits - if you can call a device that quickly diverges among its audience. For example, there was such a RT series with a 25-inch display. There was a good screen, the price was not bad, many of my friends were looking for RT already at the moment when the computer was discontinued. As for the Tap 20, and indeed the Duo 11 laptop, one thought does not leave me - apparently, Sony really wanted to impress the audience and at the same time demonstrate Windows 8 in all its glory. If you watch the video and read the comments, many people accuse me there, saying that a person doesn’t understand anything at all, let him prepare and all that.

I will answer simply, if I need to prepare for the use of technology, read manuals, if there is no intuitiveness, then this personally annoys me a little. Look, in the same Tap 20 there is a tile interface familiar from Windows Phone. They are very cool to use. Tiles slide from side to side, you can go in and buy a game, you can check your mail and do other things. If you press the button below the display, then we get to the regular Windows desktop. And there we can do the same thing, only it will probably not look so beautiful. No tiles.

A question for you. Do you like the approach when beautiful tiles have only one function - to be beautiful tiles? Here, many scold iOS for its simplicity, they say, everything here is too smooth and clear. Many scold Android that there are a lot of things here, widgets and so on, not exactly and incomprehensibly. As for Windows 8, here even the “Start” was removed somewhere, and it generally leaves a very strange impression. It's not even about the fact that I'm an adherent of this or that system. It has long been all the same what to use. Whatever comes into our hands, we will work with it. For some reason, the VAIOs demonstrated at the exhibition leave a strange aftertaste, everything seems to be great, it’s very beautiful, and tiles and a twenty-inch monitor can be put on the floor - the only question is why do this.

Yes, the display resolution is 1600 x 900 pixels, it can respond to ten clicks at the same time, there is NFC, in the older version of the Intel Core i7-3517U. They say that it will be on sale in October, I will try to get the device early and still understand how to live with Windows 8 and why you can buy Tap 20, and whether you need it).

About Android player

As you know, there is already one Android player in the Sony Walkman lineup, the Z series (Z1060 - Z1040). I didn’t like this model, it’s just not clear what is the point of buying a Walkman if you can immediately buy a smartphone.

The same thoughts arose when we got acquainted with the Sony Walkman F-800. For the same money, you can choose an Android smartphone to your liking, and despite all the "sonystyle", I would recommend doing so. The model itself is nice, small, 3.5-inch display, good headphones included, Android 4.0, 8/16/32 GB of memory.

There is Bluetooth for connecting wireless headphones. Of the interesting, I would like to note the S-Master MX digital amplifier - that's what they call it in Sony. The sound is firm, good. True, I listened to the model with Sony monitor headphones, the set will include plug-in ones. It will cost about ten thousand rubles - a product for fans. It seems that they added FLAC, but this is still unknown.

And finally, here's a strange official picture for you, well, it's very glossy, and it's not clear where they are all looking (and what they are smiling at).

About iPhone 5 prices

Many companies are haunted by the glory of Apple and really, really want to nest side by side, get their portion of warmth, money and positive vibrations. For example, these are the people in the Ukrainian store, here, get acquainted with the charming press release:

"iPhone 5 will appear in Ukraine in October for only 7999 UAH ($1000)

The presentation of the iPhone 5 will take place on September 12, and while the whole world is tormented by conjectures about what the new legendary smartphone from Apple will be like, Ukrainians can be sure that they will receive it in October at a price of 7999 UAH ($1000).

This news was announced by the Ukrainian network of gadgets and accessories Citrus. “It doesn’t matter what the fifth generation iPhone will look like – whether its screen will be larger, and the smartphone itself will be thinner, how powerful the processor will be, and whether the original concept headphones will be included in the package – knowing Apple’s approach, you can be sure that the iPhone 5 in any case, it will be great,” they say in the company. The new officially imported and certified iPhone will appear in Ukraine in October, while the price for the base model will be only UAH 7999. Due to the demand for the iPhone 5 exceeding expectations, only those who pre-ordered it on this website www.citrus.ua/newiphone will be able to buy it first. The cost of other models, as well as the exact date of sale, will be announced after the Apple presentation, which will take place on Wednesday, September 12.

In Ukraine, the Citrus network traditionally runs programs for accepting pre-orders for new gadgets before they appear on sale. This practice has already been successfully implemented by the release of the New iPhone 4S and iPad. Exactly one year ago Furnished house for rent at gacuriro those who managed to pre-order an iPhone 4S on the Citrus website were the first to purchase officially imported and certified iPhone 4S, whose IMEI is on the white list of Ukrchastotnadzor, at an adequate price. Recall that with the first shipments of the iPhone 4S in the United States, the usual phenomenon in Ukraine was the activation of "gray" online stores, bringing the first batches of illegally imported iPhone 4S in suitcases. The cost of such devices in the early days was in the range of UAH 12,000 - UAH 15,000 ($1,500 - $1,875).

Even before its appearance, the iPhone 5 had already become such a desirable product that more than 50 models of accessories for it from leading manufacturers and brands were already presented at the international exhibition IFA 2012 in Berlin, which will be the first to be presented in Ukraine by the Citrus network in early October !"

That is, everyone already knows about prices, everyone already knows about the time of appearance on sale, everyone knows and lives well. This scribble can only be treated as an unthinkable PR campaign, it is very interesting to know what the Ukrainian representative office of Apple (if it exists) thinks about this “network”.

About NEX-5R and Action Cam

A new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses NEX-5R, or rather, an updated camera, was also presented at the exhibition. For Sony, this chicken has already laid a lot of golden eggs, and, in fact, it was the NEX-3/5 that made a breakthrough in this segment - it's all about the combination of price and quality.

What will please NEX-5R? According to official data, there are several major changes:

  • Digital SLR quality images and Full HD video from the new large APS-C sensor with an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels.
  • New Fast Hybrid AF system for optimal and accurate autofocus in all conditions. DSLR-like tracking autofocus for shooting at up to 10 fps.
  • Easy image transfer over Wi-Fi.
  • Ultra-compact 180° LCD display for self-portraits
  • Intuitive touch screen with Touch Shutter and intuitive operation via control wheel and Fn (function) button.

I still use the NEX-5, I like this camera, and, apparently, I will switch to the 5R instead of the NEX-7. The press release says that this is the first NEX model with Wi-Fi, DLNA is supported, you will need to install some kind of PlayMemories Mobile app service to transfer files to a PC.

I wish there were more lenses to choose from, otherwise there are already several cameras (NEX), and there are only one or two “glasses”.

The Sony Action Cam was also introduced, this is a compact camera for extreme sports enthusiasts, you can mount it on a helmet or somewhere else. There is a version with and without Wi-Fi, shoots 1080p videos, records on a microSD memory card, and costs two hundred dollars. Dimensions 24.5 x 47.0 x 82.0 mm, weight 65 grams.

As you can see, among the accessories there is an underwater box, a mount on a helmet or just on a head, on a bicycle. Choose to taste.

About TDK and column

The idea of ​​wireless chargers haunts manufacturers, periodically the topic pops up in the very places. Delighted consumers rush to buy wireless charging for their smartphone, and then it turns out that wireless charging needs to be connected to a power outlet with a cable, and a special case should be attached to the smartphone. Not very cool. Here is an overview of Powermat, for example, where I tell you everything.

TDK decided to follow the path of the cunning man. There is a column where the upper part is just a charger. For a smartphone, you will need a special case, but the bottom line is that while you listen to music, you can leave the device on the speaker, it will charge. That is, charging with a chip. It seems to me that this idea can burn out, at least you do not take up extra space with a charging mat.

Summing up

Of course, I considered it necessary to keep silent about many things, soon you will read about some of the announced gadgets in detailed reviews on the site. While I was preparing the material, a courier scratched at the door and handed me a Sony Xperia acro S, I have long wanted to take a smartphone to heart. So, stay tuned for a review soon.

Pro IFA/2012 mix

Here we will talk not only about IFA, but also about other topics - for example, some are already starting to pre-order the iPhone 5. Briefly about VAIO Tap 20, NEX-5R and Action Cam, a few words about wireless charging.

About a strange computer

In addition to the clamshell laptop, Sony also showed a strange all-in-one called Tap 20. From the press materials, it is clear that the device is intended mainly for home multimedia, the stand at the back folds down, you can put it on the floor, and happy children will play football using the touch screen. Satisfied housewives in the kitchen can quickly access the computer to get a recipe, exchange a few words with a happy housewife on Skype. Satisfied homeowners can connect a mouse and keyboard to the Tap 20 and use it for everything else.

Here's what I want to say. As you know, Sony has had monoblocks in its lineup for a long time. And these monoblocks often turn out to be real hits - if you can call a device that quickly diverges among its audience. For example, there was such a RT series with a 25-inch display. There was a good screen, the price was not bad, many of my friends were looking for RT already at the moment when the computer was discontinued. As for the Tap 20, and indeed the Duo 11 laptop, one thought does not leave me - apparently, Sony really wanted to impress the audience and at the same time demonstrate Windows 8 in all its glory. If you watch the video and read the comments, many people accuse me there, saying that a person doesn’t understand anything at all, let him prepare and all that.

I will answer simply, if I need to prepare for the use of technology, read manuals, if there is no intuitiveness, then this personally annoys me a little. Look, in the same Tap 20 there is a tile interface familiar from Windows Phone. They are very cool to use. Tiles slide from side to side, you can go in and buy a game, you can check your mail and do other things. If you press the button below the display, then we get to the regular Windows desktop. And there we can do the same thing, only it will probably not look so beautiful. No tiles.

A question for you. Do you like the approach when beautiful tiles have only one function - to be beautiful tiles? Here, many scold iOS for its simplicity, they say, everything here is too smooth and clear. Many scold Android that there are a lot of things here, widgets and so on, not exactly and incomprehensibly. As for Windows 8, here even the “Start” was removed somewhere, and it generally leaves a very strange impression. It's not even about the fact that I'm an adherent of this or that system. It has long been all the same what to use. Whatever comes into our hands, we will work with it. For some reason, the VAIOs demonstrated at the exhibition leave a strange aftertaste, everything seems to be great, it’s very beautiful, and tiles and a twenty-inch monitor can be put on the floor - the only question is why do this.

Yes, the display resolution is 1600 x 900 pixels, it can respond to ten clicks at the same time, there is NFC, in the older version of the Intel Core i7-3517U. They say that it will be on sale in October, I will try to get the device early and still understand how to live with Windows 8 and why you can buy Tap 20, and whether you need it).

About Android player

As you know, there is already one Android player in the Sony Walkman lineup, the Z series (Z1060 - Z1040). I didn’t like this model, it’s just not clear what is the point of buying a Walkman if you can immediately buy a smartphone.

The same thoughts arose when we got acquainted with the Sony Walkman F-800. For the same money, you can choose an Android smartphone to your liking, and despite all the "sonystyle", I would recommend doing so. The model itself is nice, small, 3.5-inch display, good headphones included, Android 4.0, 8/16/32 GB of memory.

There is Bluetooth for connecting wireless headphones. Of the interesting things, I would like to note the S-Master MX digital amplifier - that's what they call it in Sony. The sound is firm, good. True, I listened to the model with Sony monitor headphones, the set will include plug-in ones. It will cost about ten thousand rubles - a product for fans. It seems that they added FLAC, but this is still unknown.

And finally, here's a strange official picture for you, well, it's very glossy, and it's not clear where they are all looking (and what they are smiling at).

About iPhone 5 prices

Many companies are haunted by the glory of Apple and really, really want to nest side by side, get their portion of warmth, money and positive vibrations. For example, these are the people in the Ukrainian store, here, get acquainted with the charming press release:

"iPhone 5 will appear in Ukraine in October for only 7999 UAH ($1000)

The presentation of the iPhone 5 will take place on September 12, and while the whole world is tormented by conjectures about what the new legendary smartphone from Apple will be like, Ukrainians can be sure that they will receive it in October at a price of 7999 UAH ($1000).

This news was announced by the Ukrainian network of gadgets and accessories Citrus. “It doesn’t matter what the fifth generation iPhone will look like – whether its screen will be larger, and the smartphone itself will be thinner, how powerful the processor will be, and whether the original concept headphones will be included in the package – knowing Apple’s approach, you can be sure that the iPhone 5 in any case, it will be great,” they say in the company. The new officially imported and certified iPhone will appear in Ukraine in October, while the price for the base model will be only UAH 7999. Due to the demand for the iPhone 5 exceeding expectations, only those who pre-ordered it on this website www.citrus.ua/newiphone will be able to buy it first. The cost of other models, as well as the exact date of sale, will be announced after the Apple presentation, which will take place on Wednesday, September 12.

In Ukraine, the Citrus network traditionally runs programs for accepting pre-orders for new gadgets before they appear on sale. This practice has already been successfully implemented by the release of the New iPhone 4S and iPad. Exactly one year ago Furnished house for rent at gacuriro those who managed to pre-order an iPhone 4S on the Citrus website were the first to purchase officially imported and certified iPhone 4S, whose IMEI is on the white list of Ukrchastotnadzor, at an adequate price. Recall that with the first shipments of the iPhone 4S in the United States, the usual phenomenon in Ukraine was the activation of "gray" online stores, bringing the first batches of illegally imported iPhone 4S in suitcases. The cost of such devices in the early days was in the range of UAH 12,000 - UAH 15,000 ($1,500 - $1,875).

Even before its appearance, the iPhone 5 had already become such a desirable product that more than 50 models of accessories for it from leading manufacturers and brands were already presented at the international exhibition IFA 2012 in Berlin, which will be the first to be presented in Ukraine by the Citrus network in early October !"

That is, everyone already knows about prices, everyone already knows about the time of appearance on sale, everyone knows and lives well. This scribble can only be treated as an unthinkable PR campaign, it is very interesting to know what the Ukrainian representative office of Apple (if it exists) thinks about this “network”.

About NEX-5R and Action Cam

A new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses NEX-5R, or rather, an updated camera, was also presented at the exhibition. For Sony, this chicken has already laid a lot of golden eggs, and, in fact, it was the NEX-3/5 that made a breakthrough in this segment - it's all about the combination of price and quality.

What will please NEX-5R? According to official data, there are several major changes:

  • Digital SLR quality images and Full HD video from the new large APS-C sensor with an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels.
  • New Fast Hybrid AF system for optimal and accurate autofocus in all conditions. DSLR-like tracking autofocus for shooting at up to 10 fps.
  • Easy image transfer over Wi-Fi.
  • Ultra-compact 180° LCD display for self-portraits
  • Intuitive touch screen with Touch Shutter and intuitive operation via control wheel and Fn (function) button.

I still use the NEX-5, I like this camera, and, apparently, I will switch to the 5R instead of the NEX-7. The press release says that this is the first NEX model with Wi-Fi, DLNA is supported, some kind of PlayMemories Mobile app will need to be installed to transfer files to a PC.

I wish there were more lenses to choose from, otherwise there are already several cameras (NEX), and there are only one or two "glasses".

The Sony Action Cam was also introduced, this is a compact camera for extreme sports enthusiasts, you can mount it on a helmet or somewhere else. There is a version with and without Wi-Fi, it shoots videos at 1080p resolution, the recording goes to a microSD memory card, it costs two hundred dollars. Dimensions 24.5 x 47.0 x 82.0 mm, weight 65 grams.

As you can see, among the accessories there is an underwater box, a mount on a helmet or just on a head, on a bicycle. Choose to taste.

About TDK and column

The idea of ​​wireless chargers haunts manufacturers, periodically the topic pops up in the very places. Delighted consumers rush to buy wireless charging for their smartphone, and then it turns out that wireless charging needs to be connected to a power outlet with a cable, and a special case should be attached to the smartphone. Not very cool. Here is an overview of Powermat, for example, there I tell you everything.

TDK decided to follow the path of the cunning man. There is a column where the upper part is just a charger. For a smartphone, you will need a special case, but the bottom line is that while you listen to music, you can leave the device on the speaker, it will charge. That is, charging with a chip. It seems to me that this idea can burn out, at least you do not take up extra space with a charging mat.

Summing up

Of course, I considered it necessary to keep silent about many things, soon you will read about some of the announced gadgets in detailed reviews on the site. While I was preparing the material, a courier scratched at the door and handed me a Sony Xperia acro S, I have long wanted to take a smartphone to heart. So, stay tuned for a review soon.

Pro IFA/2012 mix

Here we will talk not only about IFA, but also about other topics - for example, some are already starting to pre-order the iPhone 5. Briefly about VAIO Tap 20, NEX-5R and Action Cam, a few words about wireless charging.

About a strange computer

In addition to the clamshell laptop, Sony also showed a strange all-in-one called Tap 20. From the press materials, it is clear that the device is intended mainly for home multimedia, the stand at the back folds down, you can put it on the floor, and happy children will play football using the touch screen. Satisfied housewives in the kitchen can quickly access the computer to get a recipe, exchange a few words with a happy housewife on Skype. Satisfied homeowners can connect a mouse and keyboard to the Tap 20 and use it for everything else.

Here's what I want to say. As you know, Sony has had monoblocks in its lineup for a long time. And these monoblocks often turn out to be real hits - if you can call the device that, which quickly disperses among its audience. For example, there was such a RT series with a 25-inch display. There was a good screen, the price was not bad, many of my friends were looking for RT already at the moment when the computer was discontinued. As for the Tap 20, and indeed the Duo 11 laptop, one thought does not leave me - apparently, Sony really wanted to impress the audience and at the same time demonstrate Windows 8 in all its glory. If you watch the video and read the comments, many people accuse me there, saying that a person doesn’t understand anything at all, let him prepare and all that.

I will answer simply, if I need to prepare for the use of technology, read manuals, if there is no intuitiveness, then this personally annoys me a little. Look, in the same Tap 20 there is a tile interface familiar from Windows Phone. They are very cool to use. Tiles slide from side to side, you can go in and buy a game, you can check your mail and do other things. If you press the button below the display, then we get to the regular Windows desktop. And there we can do the same thing, only it will probably not look so beautiful. No tiles.

A question for you. Do you like the approach when beautiful tiles have only one function - to be beautiful tiles? Here, many scold iOS for its simplicity, they say, everything here is too smooth and clear. Many scold Android that there are a lot of things here, widgets and so on, not exactly and incomprehensibly. As for Windows 8, here even the “Start” was removed somewhere, and it generally leaves a very strange impression. It's not even about the fact that I'm an adherent of this or that system. It has long been all the same what to use. Whatever comes into our hands, we will work with it. For some reason, the VAIOs demonstrated at the exhibition leave a strange aftertaste, everything seems to be great, it’s very beautiful, and tiles and a twenty-inch monitor can be put on the floor - the only question is why do this.

Yes, the display resolution is 1600 x 900 pixels, it can respond to ten clicks at the same time, there is NFC, in the older version of the Intel Core i7-3517U. They say that it will be on sale in October, I will try to get the device early and still understand how to live with Windows 8 and why you can buy Tap 20, and whether you need it).

About Android player

As you know, there is already one Android player in the Sony Walkman lineup, the Z series (Z1060 - Z1040). I didn’t like this model, it’s just not clear what is the point of buying a Walkman if you can immediately buy a smartphone.

The same thoughts arose when we got acquainted with the Sony Walkman F-800. For the same money, you can choose an Android smartphone to your liking, and despite all the "sonystyle", I would recommend doing so. The model itself is nice, small, 3.5-inch display, good headphones included, Android 4.0, 8/16/32 GB of memory.

There is Bluetooth for connecting wireless headphones. Of the interesting, I would like to note the S-Master MX digital amplifier - that's what they call it in Sony. The sound is firm, good. True, I listened to the model with Sony monitor headphones, the set will include plug-in ones. It will cost about ten thousand rubles - a product for fans. It seems that they added FLAC, but this is still unknown.

And finally, here's a strange official picture for you, well, it's very glossy, and it's not clear where they are all looking (and what they are smiling at).

About iPhone 5 prices

Many companies are haunted by the glory of Apple and really, really want to nest side by side, get their portion of warmth, money and positive vibrations. For example, these are the people in the Ukrainian store, here, get acquainted with the charming press release:

"iPhone 5 will appear in Ukraine in October for only 7999 UAH ($1000)

The presentation of the iPhone 5 will take place on September 12, and while the whole world is tormented by conjectures about what the new legendary smartphone from Apple will be like, Ukrainians can be sure that they will receive it in October at a price of 7999 UAH ($1000).

This news was announced by the Ukrainian network of gadgets and accessories Citrus. “It doesn’t matter what the fifth generation iPhone will look like – whether its screen will be larger, and the smartphone itself will be thinner, how powerful the processor will be, and whether the original concept headphones will be included in the package – knowing Apple’s approach, you can be sure that the iPhone 5 in any case, it will be great,” they say in the company. The new officially imported and certified iPhone will appear in Ukraine in October, while the price for the base model will be only UAH 7999. Due to the demand for the iPhone 5 exceeding expectations, only those who pre-ordered it on this website www.citrus.ua/newiphone will be able to buy it first. The cost of other models, as well as the exact date of sale, will be announced after the Apple presentation, which will take place on Wednesday, September 12.

In Ukraine, the Citrus network traditionally runs programs for accepting pre-orders for new gadgets before they appear on sale. This practice has already been successfully implemented by the release of the New iPhone 4S and iPad. Exactly one year ago Furnished house for rent at gacuriro those who managed to pre-order an iPhone 4S on the Citrus website were the first to purchase officially imported and certified iPhone 4S, whose IMEI is on the white list of Ukrchastotnadzor, at an adequate price. Recall that with the first shipments of the iPhone 4S in the United States, the usual phenomenon in Ukraine was the activation of "gray" online stores, bringing the first batches of illegally imported iPhone 4S in suitcases. The cost of such devices in the early days was in the range of UAH 12,000 - UAH 15,000 ($1,500 - $1,875).

Even before its appearance, the iPhone 5 had already become such a desirable product that more than 50 models of accessories for it from leading manufacturers and brands were already presented at the international exhibition IFA 2012 in Berlin, which will be the first to be presented in Ukraine by the Citrus network in early October !"

That is, everyone already knows about prices, everyone already knows about the time of appearance on sale, everyone knows and lives well. This scribble can only be treated as an unthinkable PR campaign, it is very interesting to know what the Ukrainian representative office of Apple (if it exists) thinks about this “network”.

About NEX-5R and Action Cam

A new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses NEX-5R, or rather, an updated camera, was also presented at the exhibition. For Sony, this chicken has already laid a lot of golden eggs, and, in fact, it was the NEX-3/5 that made a breakthrough in this segment - it's all about the combination of price and quality.

What will please NEX-5R? According to official data, there are several major changes:

  • Digital SLR quality images and Full HD video from the new large APS-C sensor with an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels.
  • New Fast Hybrid AF system for optimal and accurate autofocus in all conditions. DSLR-like tracking autofocus for shooting at up to 10 fps.
  • Easy image transfer over Wi-Fi.
  • Ultra-compact 180° LCD display for self-portraits
  • Intuitive touch screen with Touch Shutter and intuitive operation via control wheel and Fn (function) button.

I still use the NEX-5, I like this camera, and, apparently, I will switch to the 5R instead of the NEX-7. The press release says that this is the first NEX model with Wi-Fi, DLNA is supported, some kind of PlayMemories Mobile app will need to be installed to transfer files to a PC.

I wish there were more lenses to choose from, otherwise there are already several cameras (NEX), and there are only one or two "glasses".

The Sony Action Cam was also introduced, this is a compact camera for extreme sports enthusiasts, you can mount it on a helmet or somewhere else. There is a version with and without Wi-Fi, it shoots videos at 1080p resolution, the recording goes to a microSD memory card, it costs two hundred dollars. Dimensions 24.5 x 47.0 x 82.0 mm, weight 65 grams.

As you can see, among the accessories there is an underwater box, a mount on a helmet or just on a head, on a bicycle. Choose to taste.

About TDK and column

The idea of ​​wireless chargers haunts manufacturers, periodically the topic pops up in the very places. Delighted consumers rush to buy wireless charging for their smartphone, and then it turns out that wireless charging needs to be connected to a power outlet with a cable, and a special case should be attached to the smartphone. Not very cool. Here is an overview of Powermat, for example, there I tell you everything.

TDK decided to follow the path of the cunning man. There is a column where the upper part is just a charger. For a smartphone, you will need a special case, but the bottom line is that while you listen to music, you can leave the device on the speaker, it will charge. That is, charging with a chip. It seems to me that this idea can burn out, at least you do not take up extra space with a charging mat.

Summing up

Of course, I considered it necessary to keep silent about many things, soon you will read about some of the announced gadgets in detailed reviews on the site. While I was preparing the material, a courier scratched at the door and handed me a Sony Xperia acro S, I have long wanted to take a smartphone to heart. So, stay tuned for a review soon.

Pro IFA/2012 mix

Here we will talk not only about IFA, but also about other topics - for example, some are already starting to pre-order the iPhone 5. Briefly about VAIO Tap 20, NEX-5R and Action Cam, a few words about wireless charging.

About a strange computer

In addition to the clamshell laptop, Sony also showed a strange all-in-one called Tap 20. From the press materials, it is clear that the device is intended mainly for home multimedia, the stand at the back folds down, you can put it on the floor, and happy children will play football using the touch screen. Satisfied housewives in the kitchen can quickly access the computer to get a recipe, exchange a few words with a happy housewife on Skype. Satisfied homeowners can connect a mouse and keyboard to the Tap 20 and use it for everything else.

Here's what I want to say. As you know, Sony has had monoblocks in its lineup for a long time. And these monoblocks often turn out to be real hits - if you can call a device that quickly diverges among its audience. For example, there was such a RT series with a 25-inch display. There was a good screen, the price was not bad, many of my friends were looking for RT already at the moment when the computer was discontinued. As for the Tap 20, and indeed the Duo 11 laptop, one thought does not leave me - apparently, Sony really wanted to impress the audience and at the same time demonstrate Windows 8 in all its glory. If you watch the video and read the comments, many people accuse me there, saying that a person doesn’t understand anything at all, let him prepare and all that.

I will answer simply, if I need to prepare for the use of technology, read manuals, if there is no intuitiveness, then this personally annoys me a little. Look, in the same Tap 20 there is a tile interface familiar from Windows Phone. They are very cool to use. Tiles slide from side to side, you can go in and buy a game, you can check your mail and do other things. If you press the button below the display, then we get to the regular Windows desktop. And there we can do the same thing, only it will probably not look so beautiful. No tiles.

A question for you. Do you like the approach when beautiful tiles have only one function - to be beautiful tiles? Here, many scold iOS for its simplicity, they say, everything here is too smooth and clear. Many scold Android that there are a lot of things here, widgets and so on, not exactly and incomprehensibly. As for Windows 8, here even the “Start” was removed somewhere, and it generally leaves a very strange impression. It's not even about the fact that I'm an adherent of this or that system. It has long been all the same what to use. Whatever falls into our hands, we will work with it. For some reason, the VAIOs demonstrated at the exhibition leave a strange aftertaste, everything seems to be great, it’s very beautiful, and tiles and a twenty-inch monitor can be put on the floor - the only question is why do this.

Yes, the display resolution is 1600 x 900 pixels, it can respond to ten clicks at the same time, there is NFC, in the older version of the Intel Core i7-3517U. They say that it will be on sale in October, I will try to get the device early and still understand how to live with Windows 8 and why you can buy Tap 20, and whether you need it).

About Android player

As you know, there is already one Android player in the Sony Walkman lineup, the Z series (Z1060 - Z1040). I didn’t like this model, it’s just not clear what is the point of buying a Walkman if you can immediately buy a smartphone.

The same thoughts arose when we got acquainted with the Sony Walkman F-800. For the same money, you can choose an Android smartphone to your liking, and despite all the "sonystyle", I would recommend doing so. The model itself is nice, small, 3.5-inch display, good headphones included, Android 4.0, 8/16/32 GB of memory.

There is Bluetooth for connecting wireless headphones. Of the interesting things, I would like to note the S-Master MX digital amplifier - that's what they call it in Sony. The sound is firm, good. True, I listened to the model with Sony monitor headphones, the set will include plug-in ones. It will cost about ten thousand rubles - a product for fans. It seems that they added FLAC, but this is still unknown.

And finally, here's a strange official picture for you, well, it's very glossy, and it's not clear where they are all looking (and what they are smiling at).

About iPhone 5 prices

Many companies are haunted by the glory of Apple and really, really want to nest side by side, get their portion of warmth, money and positive vibrations. For example, these are the people in the Ukrainian store, here, get acquainted with the charming press release:

"iPhone 5 will appear in Ukraine in October for only 7999 UAH ($1000)

The presentation of the iPhone 5 will take place on September 12, and while the whole world is wondering what the new legendary smartphone from Apple will be like, Ukrainians can be sure that they will receive it in October at a price of 7999 UAH ($1000).

This news was announced by the Ukrainian network of gadgets and accessories Citrus. “It doesn’t matter what the fifth generation iPhone will look like – whether its screen will be larger, and the smartphone itself will be thinner, how powerful the processor will be, and whether the original concept headphones will be included in the package – knowing Apple’s approach, you can be sure that the iPhone 5 in any case, it will be great,” they say in the company. The new officially imported and certified iPhone will appear in Ukraine in October, while the price for the base model will be only UAH 7999. Due to the demand for the iPhone 5 exceeding expectations, only those who pre-ordered it on this website www.citrus.ua/newiphone will be able to buy it first. The cost of other models, as well as the exact date of sale, will be announced after the Apple presentation, which will take place on Wednesday, September 12.

In Ukraine, the Citrus network traditionally runs programs for accepting pre-orders for new gadgets before they appear on sale. This practice has already been successfully implemented by the release of the New iPhone 4S and iPad. Exactly a year ago, Furnished house for rent at gacuriro, those who managed to pre-order an iPhone 4S on the Citrus website, were the first to purchase an officially imported and certified iPhone 4S, whose IMEI is on the white list of Ukrchastotnadzor, at an adequate price. Recall that with the first shipments of the iPhone 4S in the United States, the usual phenomenon in Ukraine was the activation of "gray" online stores, bringing the first batches of illegally imported iPhone 4S in suitcases. The cost of such devices in the early days was in the range of UAH 12,000 - UAH 15,000 ($1,500 - $1,875).

In Ukraine, the Citrus chain traditionally runs programs for accepting pre-orders for new gadgets before they appear on sale. This practice has already been successfully implemented by the release of the New iPhone 4S and iPad. Exactly one year ago Furnished house for rent at gacuriroFurnished house for rent at gacuriro those who managed to pre-order an iPhone 4S on the Citrus website were the first to purchase officially imported and certified iPhone 4S, whose IMEI is on the Ukrchastotnadzor's white list, at an adequate price. Recall that with the first shipments of the iPhone 4S in the United States, the usual phenomenon in Ukraine was the activation of "gray" online stores, bringing the first batches of illegally imported iPhone 4S in suitcases. The cost of such devices in the early days was in the range of UAH 12,000 - UAH 15,000 ($1,500 - $1,875).

Even before its appearance, the iPhone 5 had already become such a desirable product that more than 50 models of accessories for it from leading manufacturers and brands were already presented at the international exhibition IFA 2012 in Berlin, which will be the first to be presented in Ukraine by the Citrus network in early October !"

That is, everyone already knows about prices, everyone already knows about the time of appearance on sale, everyone knows and lives well. This scribble can only be treated as an unthinkable PR campaign, it is very interesting to know what the Ukrainian representative office of Apple (if it exists) thinks about this “network”.

About NEX-5R and Action Cam

A new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses NEX-5R, or rather, an updated camera, was also presented at the exhibition. For Sony, this chicken has already laid a lot of golden eggs, and, in fact, it was the NEX-3/5 that made a breakthrough in this segment - it's all about the combination of price and quality.

What will please NEX-5R? According to official data, there are several major changes:

  • Digital SLR quality images and Full HD video from the new large APS-C sensor with an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels.
  • New Fast Hybrid AF system for optimal and accurate autofocus in all conditions. DSLR-like tracking autofocus for shooting at up to 10 fps.
  • Easy image transfer over Wi-Fi.
  • Ultra-compact 180° LCD display for self-portraits
  • Intuitive touch screen with Touch Shutter and intuitive operation via control wheel and Fn (function) button.

I still use the NEX-5, I like this camera, and, apparently, I will switch to the 5R instead of the NEX-7. The press release says that this is the first NEX model with Wi-Fi, DLNA is supported, some kind of PlayMemories Mobile app will need to be installed to transfer files to a PC.

I wish there were more lenses to choose from, otherwise there are already several cameras (NEX), and there are only one or two "glasses".

The Sony Action Cam was also introduced, this is a compact camera for extreme sports enthusiasts, you can mount it on a helmet or somewhere else. There is a version with and without Wi-Fi, it shoots videos at 1080p resolution, the recording goes to a microSD memory card, it costs two hundred dollars. Dimensions 24.5 x 47.0 x 82.0 mm, weight 65 grams.

As you can see, among the accessories there is an underwater box, a mount on a helmet or just on a head, on a bicycle. Choose to taste.

About TDK and column

The idea of ​​wireless chargers haunts manufacturers, periodically the topic pops up in the very places. Delighted consumers rush to buy wireless charging for their smartphone, and then it turns out that wireless charging needs to be connected to a power outlet with a cable, and a special case should be attached to the smartphone. Not very cool. Here is an overview of Powermat, for example, there I tell you everything.

TDK decided to follow the path of the cunning man. There is a column where the upper part is just a charger. For a smartphone, you will need a special case, but the bottom line is that while you listen to music, you can leave the device on the speaker, it will charge. That is, charging with a chip. It seems to me that this idea can burn out, at least you do not take up extra space with a charging mat.

Summing up

Of course, I considered it necessary to keep silent about many things, soon you will read about some of the announced gadgets in detailed reviews on the site. While I was preparing the material, a courier scratched at the door and handed me a Sony Xperia acro S, I have long wanted to take a smartphone to heart. So, stay tuned for a review soon.