ASUS announces the ZenFone Selfie


Hopping into the selfie-oriented market as promised earlier this year, ASUS has announced the new ZenFone Selfie smartphone for the consumer ready for a picture of themselves. The main contrast between the ZenFone Selfie and a “normal” smartphone like the ZenFone 2 is the upgraded front-facing camera. In this case, ASUS has matched the 13 MP rear-facing camera with a 13 MP front-facing camera that comes with the same dual-tone flash as well. The rear-facing camera does get laser auto-focus, but the front-facing camera gets a wider 88-degree field of view. Read more

ASUS announces updated, faster Chromebox on the way


In Taipei at the Computex event today, ASUS has announced they are preparing an updated model in their line of Chromebox devices. The ASUS Chromebox CN62 will come with a new fifth-generation Intel processor which is an upgrade compared to the current fourth-generation chip. ASUS is also upgrading the WiFi to support 802.11ac compared to the current b/g/n support. ASUS also claims the new CN62 will idle at only 17dB and draws just 6W of power, which will be welcome news for users bothered by noisy units.

ASUS did not release any details regarding a release date, market availability or pricing.

source: AndroidCentral

New ASUS tablet cover offers 5.1 surround sound speakers

ASUS zenpad tablet coversASUS has announced a handful of new tablet covers for their ZenPad 8.0, including a crazy 5.1 surround sound speaker system integrated into a case. The case contains 6 speakers for that full surround sound experience, and can run for up to 6 hours on a single charge.

It’s definitely a unique case, but for someone that watches tons of movies on their tablets it’s a fantastic idea. Read more

ASUS announces the ZenWatch 2 Android Wear smartwatch, comes in two sizes and three color choices


ASUS has already announced the ZenWatch 2, only 9 months after the original was unveiled. It doesn’t look all that much different, but there are some subtle differences.

The first is that you will notice a button on the side. This is actually a good thing because you now won’t always have to tap on the screen to wake it. It also provides you a quick way to get to the settings (long press) or put the watch into Theater Mode (double press).

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