Brevity Review: Chrome Lieutenant Rolltop Bag

California-based company Chrome has always been about delivering the most hardcore products. From their solid rolltop backpacks, cyclist shoes, and amazing designs, Chrome has always been a company to watch and wait for cool, new creations, despite how young they actually are (circa. 1995). And let’s not even begin how many A+ technology journalists use Chrome bags. That being put aside, let me give their latest bag, the Lieutenant Rolltop, a brevity review.

Apple says iPhone 5 pre-orders were ‘incredible’

Getting your hands on an iPhone 5 has gotten increasingly harder, every hour. Keep in mind retail Apple, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint stores will offer the iPhone 5 starting at 8AM on September 21st, but Apple already has something to say about its initial results.

“Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” said Apple spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris. “We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.”

Quite understandable.

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Have Kicked Off

It’s time to pre-order a new iPhone 5, folks. In this case, Apple, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have kicked off online pre-orders at 3:01AM (or at 12:01AM PT for folks on the West Coast). Sixth generation iPhones begin shipping on September 21st and starts at $199.99 on contract for the 16GB model, or $649 unlocked for the same capacity, in either white/silver or black. Not interested in have the comfort of your iPhone 5 sent to you? Head to a retail Apple Store location — and let fate test you — starting at 8AM on launch day.

Via: Wired

Wii U Launch Date Confirmed In North America, November 18th For $299

NIntendo has let loose its first HD generation home game console. The Wii U will launch in the United States on November 18th, with several packages available. The first, called the ”Basic Set”, includes a Wii U console, GamePad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, Wii U sensor bar and 8GB of storage for $299.99. The second bundle is the ”Deluxe Set,” which has everything the Basic Set has, with a GamePad charging cradle, console stands for the the console and GamePad, 32GB of internal storage and a copy of Nintendo Land; it will be available with a black paint job for $349.99.

Also, heads-up! There’s a new Wii U feature, oddly called “Nintendo TVii” — described as a “new way to find, watch and engage with TV, movies and sports.”  and also that TVii is a “personalized TV guide that can tell you what’s available on Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, live TV and video on DVR.” It’s designed to work with the Wii U GamePad, so that’s kind of interesting.

And with that, it’s time to see how Nintendo fares for the holiday season.

Nikon’s D6000 Is The Cheapest Full-Frame DSLR Out There

The Nikon D6000 is the kind of camera for a photographer who has the money to invest on a high-end DSLR, but not enough to score the D8000 or a Canon EOS 5D. The D6000 is the perfect gray area, with a 24.3-megapixel, full-frame (35.9 x 24mm) sensor, a light weight 26.8 ounces, a 3.2-inch LCD screen, a smaller 31-point autofocus system (compared to 51 in the D8000), and finally, can shoot video in 1920 x 1080 resolution video at 30, 25, 24 frames-per-second and 1280 x 720 video at 50 and 60 fps.

Want to take a continuous set of photos? Then you can do so at 5.5 photos per second. That’s pretty awesome for a full-frame camera.

But now, for the prices. Nikon has a cute D600 kit option; for $2700 the camera comes bundled with a sweet 24-85mm f/3.5 lens, or for $2,100 you can get the body-only. It may not be the very best DSLR, but Nikon is pushing it as a game changer, and game changers usually change the game, obviously. Maybe the D6000 will on its launch date, September 18th?

Via: Nikon

Apple’s New iPod Touches Seem Pretty Snazzy

The new iPod Touch is a very, very attractive looking device. It may not be an iPhone 5, but it does sport a 4-inch Retina display of the same resolution, comes in numerous colors, an attachable loop for comfort, is 6.1mm thin, and sports Apple’s fantastic Apple A5 dual-core processor, 720p front-facing camera for FaceTime, iOS 6 with Siri, Apple’s newly improved EarPod headphones (which took three years to build), along with the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Nike+, and 5 megapixel iSight camera capable of HDR, 1080p HD video recording, and everything else that makes an iSight camera so noticeable in quality. Plus it comes in five colors (plus Product RED version), in only two versions:a 32GB model ($299) and a 64GB number ($399), in October.