Last year, Asus’s ZenWatch 2 was a really great and eminently affordable Android Wear device. This year, Asus is back with the ZenWatch 3, and it is addressing the pathetic battery-life problems that have plagued smartwatches for years.
Within the last two years, routers have gone from ugly boxes tucked away in shame to well-designed products, complete with a variety of new technologies and user-friendly interfaces. Led by ambitious startups like Eero, Luma, and Starry, and even bigger companies like Google’s OnHub, routers are having a gadget…
Asus has had a busy morning announcing a slew of new products at the Computex 2016 technology expo in Taiwan. Here are some of the highlights—including a super skinny new MacBook rival and an insanely cute house robot.
Your phone has been lying to you. Every time you zoom in to catch that perfect shot of that $20 hamburger you’re not actually zooming in. The software in your phone is really just cropping the image and blowing it up like Patricia Arquette in CSI: Cyber. To actually zoom your phone would need an optical lens, but the…
If you thought Amazon’s own-branded products were a little strange—baby wipes, anyone?—then things just got a little more serious. The retailer has just announced that it’s starting to sell its own ARM-based silicon chips.
Earlier this year, Google announced the Chomebit: a Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick that could turn any screen into a computer. Now, it’s officially going on sale—and it will only cost you $85.
Asus is joining the likes of Samsung, Sony, and Dell in bundling up Microsoft apps, including Office, on its Android handsets. Slowly, Microsoft is spreading its tentacles across Google’s domain.
Asus’ ZenWatch 2 looks good, and at $130 it might be worth it for the the few delightful tricks it can do. But it’s also unmistakably an entry-level smartwatch and remains hobbled by Android Wear’s basic limitations.
If the Philips AmbiLux TV stole my heart with its audacious projected immersive lighting tech, the batshit-crazy ASUS ROG GX700 water-cooled gaming laptop has had the same effect for me but in a laptop. This thing is an absolute beast.
At its IFA presser this morning, Asus claimed that its new RT-AC5300 router provides the world’s fastest wi-fi. That’s a bold claim, but at the very least, this thing looks like serious business. It looks like a crazy death spike or a science fiction space habitat.
We got an early peek at the Asus ZenWatch 2 earlier this summer, but today, we’re getting the full specs. Wow, can you actually get good Android Wear without spending a fortune?
We called the Chromebook Flip “The $300 Google Laptop You Didn’t Know You Wanted.” Now, it’s actually on sale! You can get one at Amazon or direct from Asus. Oh, and it’s just $280, not $300, for the 4GB version we recommend.
For the past year, if you wanted a cheap-but-good smartphone, the internet would point you firmly in the direction of OnePlus and its too-good-to-be-true One smartphone. Now, it has some competition: the ZenFone 2 from Asus.
Remember when cheap laptops were crap? Not anymore—because you can buy this amazing new transforming Asus Chromebook for just $280. Oh, and did I mention it’s the first Chromebook that doubles as a tablet?
You want a laptop that looks nice. Asus understands that. That’s why the company has tried so hard to build a better MacBook. The ZenBook line has given birth to many beautiful, powerful, desirable machines that offer PC people a chance to preen—even when they’re surrounded by MacBooks at their local cafe.
If you’ve always been disappointed by the simple way the Asus Transformer changes shape, prepare to finally be impressed. This Asus gaming PC tower flexes and folds more like Opitmus Prime than any two-in-one tablet ever could.