Hello, dear readers. I'm sitting here at Los Angeles International Airport waiting for my flight to Berlin to board (and probably grabbing a beer before I do), and I thought now would be a good time to give you a quick look at what we'll be up to at IFA 2013.

What is IFA, exactly? Think of it like Europe's CES. While us mobile gadget bloggers focus in on the smartphone / tablet / connected stuff aspect of the IFA show, it's actually a huge event encompassing many categories of consumer electronics. I actually believe this year's IFA will be a lot better than CES from a mobile perspective, too - the number of mobile products being teased, leaked, and otherwise rumored before the show far exceeds what we saw in the lead-up to a fairly disappointing CES 2013.

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