Andy Jacobs

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We haul lots of gear 'round these parts, some of us more than others. I like my gear-hauling bags to be durable and multi-purpose, and to include at least a few organizational features. Oh, and to look good too. Cargo Works has several products that seem to fit those criteria for me. I recently had the [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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Portable gadget power is a constant need for many of us at The Gadgeteer and I suspect for you as well.  The TYLT ENERGI 2K Travel Charger and SYNCABLE-DUO Charge and Sync Cable seem to be a good solution.  The ENERGI 2K is a combination charger & portable battery, while the SYNCABLE-DUO is a charge/sync [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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Having a full fridge is actually a good problem to have, right? It probably means we aren't going hungry. But not having enough space in your fridge can be a bit frustrating at times. Brian Conti, creator of the successfully funded Strong Like Bull Magnets Kickstarter projects, is back with a new crowdfunded---and of course, magnetically-powered---product. The [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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The duffel bag has been done and re-done since it became a staple of military luggage---and later gym bags---forever ago. Crowdfunded Bomber Barrel was designed to improve on the classic. While it retains the recognizable cylindrical shape of the duffel bag, it also includes a combination of several useful and durable features: lightweight (390 grams) and [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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Wallets! The thinner the better, right? Tell that to George Costanza. In the meantime, thin wallets have been increasing in popularity for years and Allett, who "bills" themselves (see what I did there?) as the "The Original Thin Wallet" has been at the forefront. Their wallets are thin and lightweight and designed to help reduce the [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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taclace

For those who wear boots regularly, lacing and unlacing them can be a drag.  Properly laced boots can have a big impact your performance while wearing them, but sometimes you may need to lace them quickly. I stumbled upon TacLace (see what I did there?) when I was researching boots to wear during a GORUCK [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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We're fans of all manner of writing instruments as well as accessories to carry and organize them here at The Gadgeteer. When I stumbled upon the Nock Co.'s pen cases during their crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign a while back, I was immediately interested in their styling and utility---they reminding me of Tom Bihn's excellent travel items in [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews
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slidebelts-survivalbelt

I've watched the TV show Survivorman enough to know that in a survival situation, sometimes having the right tool can mean the difference between life and death. The folks at SlideBelts know this too. They took their already innovative no-hole belt design and are amping it up with new survival-type features in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign. In addition to [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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Peak Design ha built a company by holding three successful crowd-funded Kickstarter campaigns for their innovative Capture and Capture V2 Camera Clip mounting systems and Leash & Cuff accessories. Having reviewed the Peak Design CapturePRO a while back, I found it to be well-engineered and well-built and I was impressed enough that I wanted to [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
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SCOTTeVEST, or SeV for short, has been producing their patented TEC, or Technology Enabled Clothing, since 2000. Included in a now extensive product line, the Travel Vest (the original SCOTTeVEST), boasted 24 pockets designed to hold all sorts of items for travelers, hardcore technology users or anyone with gadgets to carry on their person. SCOTTeVEST has [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
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waterfielddesigns-cyclingridepouch

We're fans of Waterfield Designs (AKA SFBags) around here at The Gadgeteer, and we're also fans of wallets and pouches to hold our small personal items. Waterfield Designs teamed up with Australia-based ELEVEN vélo, a bicyling-focused design studio, to create this leather wallet sized to fit in your cycling jersey's back pocket. While in some ways a bigger version of their [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets
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cargoworks-macbookair+ipadsleeve

I like things that are simple and rugged. Add a few strips of MOLLE webbing and all the better. The Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeves fits these criteria. As the name cleverly implies, it holds a MacBook Air in a neoprene zipper pocket as well as an iPad in a front flap pocket [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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Tom Bihn, maker of travel bags and accessories that are designed smart and built strong in the USA, recently released several new items. First, the Aeronaut 30 Carry-on Travel Bag ($270, upper image). This is the little brother to the original Aeronaut 45 (as it has been renamed), and the numbers indicate their approximate volume in liters. [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
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I've been a big fan of Bellroy wallets ever since reviewing their Slim Sleeve Wallet a while back. Although I've tried several slim/minimalist wallets, lately I've been leaning toward wallets with a higher level of protection, like the Waterfield Designs Finn Wallet that I'm currently using. So I was quite happy to discover that Bellroy had [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets
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zulunylongear-mollevisorpanel

Not enough spaces to organize and store the essentials in your urban (or rural) assault vehicle? Maybe you'd like to keep a glass breaker, seat belt cutter, small flashlight, pen or other tools within easy reach. Check out Zulu Nylon Gear's MOLLE Visor Panel. Designed to wrap around and adjust to your car's sun visor, it [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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modernindustry-linkbackpack

To me the best backpack designs are simple and streamlined, like the Link backpack from Modern Industry.  Its slim, rectangular shape allows vertical stacking of contents to keep the load close to the wearer's body, while its lay-flat zipper design opens wide for easy loading and unloading of its 21 L capacity. (In fact, these [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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definebottle

Want a healthier alternative to those sugary fruit drinks and caffeine-loaded soft drinks that we've become hooked on?  The Define Bottle may be a better way. Created by 15-year-old Carter Kostler to help combat childhood obesity, the Define Bottle is an attractive, eco-friendly water bottle that lets you infuse water with fruit and take it [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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How many of us find ourselves in this situation? You want to wear a wedding band to demonstrate your commitment to your spouse, yet your active lifestyle is not always compatible with wearing a traditional wedding band. Or perhaps you have an occupation like construction or factory worker or firefighter where rings on the job aren't [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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trueutility-scixors

Here at The Gadgeteer, we're big fans of little tools. Especially keychain tools---we can't seem to get enough of 'em. The True Utility sciXors are my latest find, a pair of teeny, tiny scissors for your keyring. Made from stainless steel with black rubber grips, they attach to your keyring with a small, quick-release pull clip. [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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Wallets and smartphones are two items that most of us EDC, or everyday carry, on our person. Why not combine the two? Or at least use them together. There are more than a few smartphone wallets available today, but the Kynez Cazlet iPhone Wallet, billed as an "Truly All-in-One Wallet," caught my eye for its [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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