ShowStoppers@IFA 2017

Selected Highlights from the “press only” event – the curtain raiser to IFA

IFA International crew toured the numerous stands at StowStoppers@IFA and came up with an interesting shortlist of innovations…

The Blue Raspberry

Audio technology innovator Blue has launched Raspberry, a premium mobile USB microphone that delivers professional studio-quality audio from anywhere. Ideal for podcasts, on-location interviews, live streams, voice-overs, audio for YouTube, and music, Raspberry allows users to create high-end recordings beyond the constraints of a desktop studio.

  • Premium Audio: the clarity of elite studio microphones in a small, portable format
  • Versatility: The condenser capsule is specifically tuned to sound great up close or at tabletop distance
  • Mobility: The new, patent-pending Internal Acoustic Diffuser (IAD) focuses on the voice or instrument

Raspberry_Lifestyle - podcasting


Ring is the perfect doorbell product for the smart home age. A range of different Ring models are fitted with cameras so that it is possible for home owners to see who is ringing the doorbell – even if they are not at home. An app allows Ring users to see the visitor on their mobile phone and also talk to them.

  • Dual power – either use rechargeable battery or existing doorbell wiring
  • Also includes motion sensor for when people visit your home but don’t ring!
  • Lifetime purchase protection – if stolen, will be replaced for free

ring doorbell

Vayyar Sensors

Israeli company Vayyar creates sensors that have a range of fascinating applications from breast cancer screening to food safety monitoring. At ShowStoppers, however, the company focused on another great use – the ability to see through walls and to detect water pipes, electrical cables and rodent infestations.

  • Safe and fast operation based on low power radio transmissions
  • Enhanced imaging for better detection of anomalies
  • Compact, low power light weight


Garmin Vívomove Hr

vívomove HR, a hybrid smartwatch with activity tracking, Elevate wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and a touchscreen display. Precision hands show the time and dynamically move out of the way for easy viewing of messages, heart rate and more. A master of subtlety, the smart display only appears when the user turns their wrist.

  • Design: simple yet sophisticated
  • Cutting Edge: First on the market to offer a hybrid smartwatch with both wrist-based heart rate and a digital touchscreen display
  • Autonomy: battery life of up to 5 days in smart mode and up to 2 weeks in watch mode



Pixie Technology has launched the latest version of Pixie, an app that applies augmented reality to help users to locate lost items. Lose the item, engage the Pixie app and start scanning the room. A 3D avatar of the missing object appears and floats within a beam of Pixie Dust, eventually settling the precise location of the item.

  • A magical image replaces the bleeping sounds of other location technology
  • The exact distance to the object is displayed on the screen
  • Pixie can see through walls and furniture

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The Slate 2+

The Slate is designed for all creative types – illustrators, designers, doodlers, paperand- pencil lovers – who want to retain the natural, unparalleled feeling of a regular pen gliding across a sheet of paper all while enjoying the limitless possibilities of digital. With the Ring around your pencil, your sketches are instantly reproduced on the screen of your tablet or computer.

  • Light & Compact – perfect for using on the go
  • Standalone – in Screenless Mode, drawings are saved directly to the Slate’s internal memory
  • Instantaneous – drawings are instantly reproduced on the screen of your tablet or computer

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