The HP Elitepad Is The Windows 8 Tablet You Wanted, But It’s Only For Enterprise

For once, a really honest looking Windows 8 tablet has been announced (besides the Surface from Microsoft), and it looks like it could be HP’s winning machine — but they won’t sell it to consumers; in fact, it will only be sold through enterprise vendors (essentially to corporations). This, in itself, sucks. The HP Elitepad’s specs are very nice, however: a 1280×800 display (between a horrid 4:3 aspect ratio and a 16:9). For physical area, it measures 0.36 inches thin and weighs 1.5 pounds, is built on the new Intel Clovertrail platform, has 2GB of RAM, a 1080p front camea and the 8-megapixel rear camera, and the option for up to 64GB of storage.

And the design was actually pretty original considering what else is out there. HP, you confuse me.

Via: HP

Brevity Review: The R.A.T. 9 MadCatz Gaming Mouse

In what dimension does a non-Razer gaming mouse conquer? Answer: plenty. But the R.A.T. 9 from MadCatz is one of the more notable competitors to the gaming mouse empire. It is wireless, comes with customizeable plating and weight management system, 3 different profile modes, a 6400dpi laser sensor, and rapid fire buttons. This all translates to a rather expensive $149.99 package. And so, the review begins.

Maingear Outs The Nomad 17 Gaming Laptop, With Custom Paint

Let’s just get this adventuring laptop out of the way — after all, it’s a short-form laptop release. The Nomad 17 gaming laptop is a 17-inch inch machine with third-gen, Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 chips (up to 3.8GHz), a maximum 32GB of RAM, what Maingear dubs six “hand-painted premium automotive paint jobs”, an beastly NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M or 680M graphics card, standard 1,920 x 1080 display, combo Blue-ray optical drive, b / g / n wireless along with USB 2 / 3, DVI-I, HDMI and FireWire ports — all starting at $1,599. Seems reasonable considering the package! PR after the cut.

Via: Maingear

Brevity Review: Subjekt TNT Low Profile Headphones

In my time living in the wonderful New York City, I’ve been to many of the epic centers of human congregation: Union Square, Times Square, Grand Central, Chelsea Market, and the Highline. And I’ve constantly seen headphones on the heads of the locals, including a couple of them with highly-customized headphones, which with some research, I found out they were the Subjekt TNT Low Profile headphones: great 40mm cans at $59.99 a pair, in a variety of colors.

Perhaps this brevity review is more of a formal journal, but still, the transfer of sound and the immersion using the TNTs is impeccable for headphones of this price range. At times I looked around thinking what I was listening to was actually being played on the outside. Yes, it is that good. The supple leather cushioning on the 40mm sound drivers (what actually gives you the sound) is very comfortable, and overall, I’ve found them useful for quick jam sessions or the commute to school.

Need a pair of headphones that deliver great quality for $60 and that comes with a very functional microphone? Subjekt’s TNT headphones are winking in your direction.

Score: 9/10

Available for $59.99, at Subjekt

Brevity Review: The HuMn Wallet, A Creation From Kickstarter

This is the minimalistic HuMn wallet with RFID–blocking, aircraft-grade aluminum (or carbon fiber). Its main purpose? To relieve the use of wallets over time, so that they are soon reduced to a sliver, if they even exist anymore at all in the coming future. Its design is rather simple: attach multiple plates (even just one) to the band that holds them all together, and store credit cards and cash between the plates, simply opening them using your thumbs. And after being funded on KickStarter for $295,402, it seems worthwhile. But is it really worth your money — quite literally, since as a wallet, it would be holding it?

AT&T 4G LTE Adds Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, And More To Their Catalog

In quick press release sent by our PR friends at AT&T, 4G LTE on AT&T will welcome a few more Samsung Galaxy family devices: first off, the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II phablet sequel, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and two new lower-end smartphones: the Galaxy Express and Galaxy Rugby Pro. The latter handset is just a rugged, water-, shock- and dust-proof smartphone, but the Express is a fresh 4.5-inch ICS device that reps a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and considerable 2,000mAh battery. Not bad.

And in traditional PR-speak, all of the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy products are launching with 4G LTE in the “coming months”, which should be prior the holiday season. Press release after the jump.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes To Public About How Silly Maps Turned Out

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has published a letter aimed towards consumers, apologizing for failing to deliver a “world-class” product. Interestingly enough, there were even given substitutions for Apple Maps, including Bing, MapQuest, Google (who will have their Maps out ready in few weeks or months) and Nokia — all available on the App Store. The letter is available after the break.