Alex Birch

Mission Workshop’s Rhake VX levels up

NEWS – The Gadgeteer has reviewed a fair number of Mission Workshop items including the original Rhake backpack which Bob reviewed last April. Well, Mission Workshop just announced the new Rhake VX which uses VX-21 diamond ripstop fabric to increase weatherproofing as well as abrasion and tear resistance while reducing weight. They’ve also spec’ed Fidlock® magnetic …

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Audeara A-01 Wireless Headphones review

REVIEW – Over-ear headphones have always been my favorite go to for immersive listening. Audeara reached out about reviewing their A-01 headphones and since I’ve been traveling quite a bit for my day job, the timing turned out perfect. A good set of noise-cancelling headphones are a must-have for long flights to help reduce fatigue …

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Go modular with Black Ember WPRT backpacks

NEWS – Even if I’m not hunting for new backpacks, they have a way of finding me. Black Ember’s newest release is called WPRT and is available in both a minimal and a modular version. I’m a sucker for modularity and really dig the way they’ve approached it here making it compatible with their earlier …

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Monowear Nylon Band and Perforated Apple Watch Leather Band review

REVIEW – The Apple Watch is clearly a success and multiple generations later, an easy device to spot on the wrists of strangers and acquaintances alike. Thanks to the interchangeable band interface, they are very easy to swap out for a new look. If you’re looking to customize your watch, or maybe someone else’s (holidays …

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The Glider from Inboard brings sophistication to electric kick scooters

NEWS – Chances are good you’ve seen a few kick scooters around your town by now. I ride a kick pretty regularly and the reality is that they’re a great ‘last mile’ solution for getting from mass transit, or your parking lot to the office. Not all of them are equal, however, and Inboard’s new …

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Chamberlain Ultimate Security Bundle smart garage opener review

REVIEW – Did the box grab your attention? Hope so. Garage door openers are challenging to shoot for headline photos. Do you need a new garage door opener? You might given how much they’ve improved in the last few years. What is it? Chamberlain’s Ultimate Security Bundle is a garage door opener with app connectivity, …

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Cascade Wallet review

REVIEW – If you like gadgets and mechanisms (and you likely do since you’re here), the Cascade Wallet might be something to take a closer look at. Being a daily-carry item, a good wallet is a necessity. Mani Wonders has a very technical take on what makes a good wallet. It definitely caught my attention. …

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