New Products: Leica S medium-format camera, Asus ZenFone Selfie phone and more

Asus ZenFone Selfie



The Asus ZenFone Selfie, as its name implies, is for selfie lovers.

This 5.5-inch Android smartphone comes with 13-megapixel rear and front-facing cameras with accompanying dual-LED real- tone flashes. The front-facing camera has an f/2.2 large aperture with a wide-angle lens.

Its unique Selfie Panorama mode allows you to shoot selfies with a coverage of up to 140 degrees, so everyone and the scenery can be in the frame. A Beautification mode softens complexions and removes skin blemishes in real time.

Leica S (Type 007)


$27,500 (body only)

No, that is not a typo on the price tag. Meet Leica's latest medium-format camera.

With Leica's Maestro II image processor and a 37.5-megapixel image sensor that is 56 per cent bigger than those found in full-frame DSLRs, the Leica S (Type 007) delivers stunning image quality at a fast shooting speed of 3.5 frames per second. Its 2GB memory buffer allows you to shoot rapidly without worrying about losing that decisive moment.

Targus Grid Premium 32L



Looking for a laptop bag that can withstand some abuse? Try the new Targus Grid Premium. It is the flagship model of the Targus Grid laptop bag series that passed the US military standard MIL-STD-810G for protection against shocks, abrasion, vibration, moisture and dust.

Despite its sturdiness, its adjustable shoulder straps and built-in lumbar support beam allow for lots of comfort.

There is a dedicated protective compartment for sunglasses and smartphones, and a customised buckle for added security.

Fujitsu Lifebook U745



Built for professionals who are always on the move, the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 is a business ultrabook that weighs just 1.55kg and is 19mm thick despite having a spacious 14-inch display. It is designed so that users can easily swap batteries or upgrade memory.

It also comes with Fujitsu's PalmSecure security feature, the world's first contactless biometric security technology that uses palm vein patterns for user recognition.

A user just needs to position his palm so that it hovers over the PalmSecure sensor to log in.

Samsung Gear S2


From $448, available from Oct 2

The Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch that looks like a conventional timepiece. It is only 11.4mm thick and has a 1.2-inch (360 x 360 pixels) circular touchscreen display that makes it look like any other watch.

But its bezel is rotatable and can be used to toggle through and quickly access notifications, settings and applications. The smartwatch is said to last for three days on a full charge.

The Gear S2 comes in dark grey or silver. There is also the Gear S2 Classic ($548) model that has a more classic timepiece design. It is available only in black.

J5Create JCH471



If you have the Apple MacBook that has only one USB Type-C port, your salvation is here with the new J5Create JCH471 USB Type-C Gigabit Ethernet and hub multi-adapter.

This compact multi-adapter adds a Gigabit LAN port and three USB 3.0 ports to your computer via a single USB Type-C connector. You can enjoy fast wired Internet connection with more USB devices connected to your MacBook.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2015, with the headline 'NewProducts'. Print Edition | Subscribe