The ZenFlash adds a Xenon flash to your Asus phone

The ZenFlash adds a Xenon flash to your Asus phone
Asus had a surprise for everyone during its ZenFone 2 event today in Taiwan. In addition to unveiling the Asus ZenFone 2, the manufacturer introduced the ZenFlash. This is a dongle that comes with a Xenon flash that connects to your Asus phone using a USB OTG connection. The resulting flash is said to be as much as 400 times as bright as your typical LED flash. All of the important stuff like pricing and availability is being saved for another day.

Wait. There's more. Before sending everyone home, Asus also introduced the LolliFlash. This is your run-of-the-mill two-tone LED flash in a circular lollipop looking package. Available for any phone with a handset, the battery operated product is a torch as opposed to a flash. That means when it is turned on, it stays on. The idea is that you turn it on just before taking a photograph or a selfie to take advantage of the additional light that the product generates. And LolliFlash comes with three protective covers in red, yellow and blue, that double as a filter. Still no pricing or availability here either.

You can check out some pictures showing off the two lighting accessories by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: Engadget



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well this can be useful... But it's a tad too thick.

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

The ZenFlash and the LolliFlash are switched in the first and second pics

3. joeboxer

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Will this work with a phone with a case on? I sure hope this beats iPhone's flash

7. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

A xenon flash beats any LED flash many times over.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

not any, on a phone yes, but not any

4. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Dual capacitor Xenon on the 808 PureView for the win!

9. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Even the newer 1020 can only bring a subjective "tie" against the 808. As a camera phone, it still is KING.

5. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Only for Asus phones? The ZenFlash, namely.

6. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Let me get one of them It sounds weird saying it out loud. They may want to rethink the name?

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Utterly clunky! Why not just equip the phone with a xenon from the start...?

10. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Price and thickness consideration.Xenon is not mandatory,but let users have it using this extension

11. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014


13. alexvoda

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

This will be nice as an Ara module.

14. r41nier

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

If BOUNCE flash is possible then this is better than any phone with Xenon flash already included.

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