Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kisai Broke is first USB rechargeable Watch from Tokyo Flash

Japanese watch vendor Tokyo Flash unleashed a new unique time piece with the Kisai Broke. The Kisai Broke is the first watch design from Tokyoflash to be USB rechargeable, meaning enhanced brightness and long lasting battery life.


Reading the time couldn't be easier. Touch the button and a shattering animation will light up the display. The outer ring of blocks represent hours in the same position as hours on a clock face. The inner ring of blocks represents five minute intervals in the same position as minutes on a clock face. Four single minutes are shown in the center.
  • Displays the time
  • USB rechargeable
  • LED animation option
  • Clasp: simple fold over clasp with push button
  • Minimum wrist size: 130 mm (approx.)
  • Maximum wrist size: 200 mm (approx.)
  • Case dimensions: 33 mm x 48 mm x 9 mm
  • Weight: 164 grams
  • Water resistance: 3ATM
  • Battery: LIR2032 rechargeable and replaceable standard watch battery
  • Japanese and English instructions
  • One year warranty
Kisai Broke is available for 15,900 Japanese yen ($168, €124, £110) including delivery. More details on Tokyo Flash.

Nikon releases Speedlight SB-700 flashgun

Pre-Photokina 2010: Nikon has announced the Speedlight SB-700 flashgun. With a guide number of 28 (at ISO 100 at 35mm on an FX camera), it is a slightly less powerful replacement for the SB-600, though gains the operation and handling improvements introduced with the SB-900. Like the SB-600 it offers wireless control and similar recycle times. Its multi-step auto zoom offers extended reach from 24 to 120mm, rather than the 600's 24-85mm. Physical features includes a rotating head, built-in bounce card, a supplied diffuser and both incandescent and fluorescent filters.

Nikon releases AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II lens

Pre-Photokina 2010: Nikon has released an updated version of its 200mm F2 VR professional lens. Retaining the same lens construction as its predecessor, the AF-S Nikkor 200mm F2G ED VR II features the company's latest, second generation Vibration Reduction technology (VR II) and adds adds a new mode onto the AF switch. It also includes nano-crystal coating to reduce ghosting and flare. Priced at £5299.99, it will be start shipping next month.

Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G lens

Pre-Photokina 2010: Nikon has introduced the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G wide-angle fast prime lens. Offering a large f/1.4 aperture, the lens is made up of 10 elements in seven groups, including one aspherical glass element. It comes in a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body and incorporates the company's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quieter auto-focusing, along with Nano-Crystal coating to reduce flare. The lens will start shipping from November 19, 2010 at a retail price of £1699.99.