Photos: Miss IFA shows off red-hot gadgets
Carrot Top's got nothing on Miss IFA, the face of Germany's ginormous consumer electronics show.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1KEG9R
Ginger on "Gilligan's Island," Carrot Top, and Bozo the Clown. These flaming-haired characters may be better-known stateside than Miss IFA, but could they promote gadgets with as much flair? Miss IFA is the face of Germany's ginormous consumer electronics show, Internationale Funkausstellung, held annually in Berlin.
Miss IFA was created in 2001, first as a virtual character. A few years later, she came to life--think Ginger goth girl for the geek set. She makes appearances at IFA press conferences, exhibitors' booths, and other show events. (Check her out in this video from the IFA press conference held in Malta earlier this year. On the island nation, she meets up with a jolly old man in red who looks awfully familiar.)
And then there are the much-anticipated photo shoots. Just like last year, she went out into the field (at times, an actual field) to show off some of the gadgets slated for IFA. We've put together some highlights.
IFA 2009 runs through September 9. Click here for a look back at IFA over the past few decades.
Here, Miss IFA demonstrates the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1KEG9R, in what is probably her favorite color.