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IFA Sneak Peek Frothy Coffee Late at Night? “Coffee around the clock” was the catchphrase at the Swiss developer of fully automatic coffee machines, Jura. The Impressa F8 TFT is a newcomer to the compact range featuring a 2.8” TFT colour display with a rotary selection of 12 different coffee variations. Available after IFA 2013 at a recommended retail price of 999 Euro, the Impressa F8 TFT promises optimal coffee extraction and of course the creamy whipped-cream-like milk froth users have come to expect from an all-round automatic coffee machine. Menu options come in nine languages and Jura picked up the sustainability award at the Coffee Innovations Award earlier this year. IFA 2013 Innovations Media Briefing: sustainability and products that save energy was the take-home message at Bosch. the Green Trail Sustainability and products that save energy was the take-home message at Bosch. In collaboration with the Monheimer Institut, Bosch will publish a report for IFA 2013 exploring the sustainable conscience in Germany. The Bosch Laboratory are concerned with creating household products that work silently and super-efficiently, such as the Super Silence dishwasher which runs at 39 decibel in the night programme with a top energy rating of A++. Glass 40 is especially designed for sensitive glassware with no temperature shocks that could cause breakage, especially designed stemware baskets (up to four can be used simultaneously) makes this machine the ideal helper for guest-friendly users who like to entertain. The Logixx 8 Sensitive has the ECARF (European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation) quality seal and has received over 370 design prizes in five years. The Quick Start induction stove comes with larger heat fields suited to flattop grills, teppanyaki or a roasting tray. Melitta is a household name in Germany, inextricably linked to coffee-making in the home. The company continues to build on its tradition of “coffee competence, inventiveness and close relationship to its customers”. Having entered the fully automatic coffee machine market in 2008, the introduction of the Caffeo Barista signifies Melitta’s entry to the premium market. The clean chrome design and glossy surfaces houses coffee making technology capable of 18 different variations from around the world like the Americano, A True Barista flat white or café au lait and a “coffee memory” for up to four individuals. The two variations Caffeo Barista T and Caffeo Barista TS differ in that the latter can automatically select the appropriate bean for a coffee variety, decaffeinated for a decaf for example, and the former requires a manual selection, but both allow for two different coffee beans. The TS will be available at more specialist outlets. Melitta Caffeo Barista Beko, the famous consumer electronics brand from Turkey, has doubled its share of the German white goods market in the past three years. As the namegiver and main sponsor of the German Basketball Bundesliga since 2009, expect to see more of Beko as they plan to extend this partnership until at least 2016, with similar initiatives in Turkey and other European countries. At IFA 2013, Beko resides over Halle 7.1a with 1200 square metres of exhibition space to showcase, among other things, their energy efficient Eco-Smart range, their smart technology offering and steam power products. Some examples of what to expect include the dishwasher DSFN 6830 using only 6 litres of water, a fridge & freezer with an energy rating that is 50 percent more efficient than A+, a dishwasher with a “wash@once” programme featuring two separate water pressures suited to fragile glasses up top and grimy pots on the bottom and washing machine with steampower that allows users to refresh garments in as little as 20 minutes. Live cooking in the evening with celebrity chef Ralf Jakumeit at IFA 2013 will also be creating some buz. Increasing Market Share in Europe At IFA 2013, Beko will showcase, among other things, the dishwasher DSFN 6830. 36

IFA Sneak Peek Continuing on Wrap Around TV Introducing a genuine innovation to home entertainment is LG with their extraordinary curved 55” OLED TV. The unique design is reminiscent of IMAX cinema and creates a 3D viewing effect. Transparent speakers are integrated in the slim-line design and CFRP backing of the curved and flat 55” TV means the device is as pretty from the back as the front. The Ultra HDTV product palette includes the imposing 84”, 65” and 55” with SMART TV integrated in all systems, 4 times better resolution than full HD, upscaling technology and 4.1 50W sound. With the Magic Remote users can scroll and click like with a mouse. The LG Cloud TV service is already being rolled out globally. A promising start, expect more surprises from LG at IFA. A decade in the business, Skull Candy, founded in Park City, Utah consider themselves the “original audio lifestyle brand”. From a brand geared mainly at the skating, surfing, snowboarding market, Skull Candy are now gearing themselves up for the mainstream. Obsessed with design and sound, Skull Candy introduces CRUSHER, headphones with the patent pending Audio Lifestyle Sensation Driver capable of delivering “bass you can feel”, which promises to enrich the user’s experience of music and films. Featuring a builtin amplifier and bass regulator, the CRUSHER comes in white, red and black, as well as a limited edition camouflage in cooperation with Realtree, creator and marketer of camo patterns. Skullcandy crusher IFA 2013 Innovations Media Briefing: Power Briefing of Panasonic It’s All About Individualisation IFA 2013 Innovations Media Briefing: Power Briefing of LG Employing a live demonstration at the IFA 2013 power briefing, Panasonic focused on the functionality and possibilities of their SMART TV offering. The key concept to SMART VIERA is individualisation. With a very intuitive interface up to four different Home Screens can be customised using a mix of channels, apps and content. VIERA employs face recognition technology so that the saved Home Screen is instantly accessible to the user. The remote control is capable of voice recognition and accepts instruction like an online search command. The VIERA can also read online excerpts to users, helpful if users are sight impaired or simply sitting too far away from the screen to read small print. Multiple recording of channels is possible and recorded content is transferable to a second appliance or devices such as tablets and the like. Given a four to five second delay, live programming can also be viewed from connected appliances and devices. www.ifa-international.org IFA International • Monday 2 nd September 2013 37

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