Andy Jacobs

I'm a husband to a great wife, a dad to two awesome teenagers, and a mechanical engineer for a biomedical device company in my day job. And as an engineer I've been a fan of gadgets for as long as I can remember. I'm also a fan of Star Wars, fitness, hiking, travel, coffee, beer and a few other things. Does that sum me up? Not even close, but it's a start. ;-)

Tom Bihn Nik’s Minimalist Wallets review

REVIEW – We’ve reviewed lots of wallets here at The Gadgeteer, and quite a few products from Tom Bihn as well.  So it only makes sense that we review the new Tom Bihn Nik’s Minimalist Wallet.  How does it stack up against Tom Bihn’s high-quality, durable, well-designed bags and travel accessories?  Let’s find out!  Gadget …

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Waterfield Designs Micro Wallet review

REVIEW – We love wallets here at The Gadgeteer, in all shapes and sizes.  One of my favorite types is the zipper wallet, because it holds its contents very securely.  Recently, Waterfield Designs, who has been producing some really nice zipper wallets for some time now, updated their Micro Wallet product line with some new …

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Waterfield Designs Travel Wallet review

REVIEW – Waterfield Designs Finn Wallet has been been on a wallet rampage of late.  A few months back they administered their Next Generation Wallet survey, soliciting feedback from customers and wallet fans far and wide.  As a result, they have updated several of their classic wallets and created a few new styles, one of …

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Waterfield Designs Passport Finn Access Wallet review

REVIEW – The Waterfield Designs Finn Wallet has been one of their staple products for many years and has undergone several updates during that time.  One of the more dramatic updates was the creation of the Finn Access Wallet, which added an exterior pocket for quick card access to the outside of the wallet.  Waterfield …

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Waterfield Designs Minemo Slim Wallet review

REVIEW – Slim, minimalist wallets have been on the rise for some time, and in fact, we have reviewed several of them here at The Gadgeteer.  Recently, one of the companies whose bags, pouches, wallets, and other products we have come to admire, Waterfield Designs, administered their  Next Generation Wallet community design project, soliciting feedback …

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Waterfield Designs Compact Finn Wallet review

REVIEW – The Waterfield Designs Finn Wallet has been a product beloved by wallet fans for many years and has also undergone updates and changes during that time.  The Finn Wallet is a zipper style, of which I am a fan because the zipper allows it to hold the wallet’s contents more securely.  Recently, Waterfield …

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ISOtunes Xtra Bluetooth Hearing Protection Earbuds review

REVIEW – It may be an understatement in 2019 to say that there are many Bluetooth wireless earbuds products on the market.  Lots of them have very similar styling and features, but few are suitable for use in a work (or play) environment with levels of background noise high enough to cause potential hearing damage.  …

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EasyAcc 10W PU Leather Qi Charging Pad review

REVIEW – Many chargers for Qi-enabled devices have entered the market in the past few years.  Most have a very simple design and are typically made of plastic with perhaps some metallic components to add a bit of style.  But did you ever wish your Qi charging pad had just a bit more of a …

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Allett Nylon Original Wallet, RFID Slim Original Wallet, Slim ID Wallet, and Slim Sport Wallet review

REVIEW – A few years ago, I reviewed a wallet from Allett and I was quite impressed with its durability and slim, minimalist style.  Recently, Allett sent us a handful of their latest wallet designs to try out.  In a wallet, I typically consider three factors: appearance, slimness, and organization features.  How did this latest …

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KLIP: Titanium Pocket Knife + EDC Suspension Hook review

REVIEW – I have a soft spot for gadgets that are multi-functional.  Any gadget that can perform multiple tasks helps me cut down on the number of EDC items I need to carry.  That’s what piqued my interest about the Dapper Design KLIP.  Let’s have a look! What is it? Made from lightweight Titanium, KLIP …

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Evolution Hoodie: Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’m a big fan of hoodies—I happen to think they are one of most comfy clothing items going.  And if you can add a few features to the standard hoodie, all the better.  And then, if you can make it out of sustainable materials, even better.  The Evolution Hoodie from Coalatree may …

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BLITZ Mini Tactical Pocket Knife | Straight Edge Edition – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – A knife is included in the EDC kit of many of us because knives seem to come in handy on a regular basis.  And the best knife to have is one that you actually have on hand, so sometimes, smaller is better. Have a look at Bomber and Company’s latest in the small …

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Tactical Urban Carry System – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Companies are making bags and packs increasingly durable, versatile, and feature-loaded these days.  Plus, the military look is in.  Have a look at the Tactical Urban Carry System, currently in a Kickstarter campaign from AMABILIS. What is it? The Tactical Urban Carry System from AMABILIS consists of a backpack and a tote …

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CUBEPACKS | Packing Cubes That Transform Into Packs – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Packing cubes are some of my most vital travel gear—they allow me to pack a lot more than without them.  But sometimes I think it would be nice to have a smaller day pack to use once I get to my destination, rather than hauling me travel backpack around.  Cubepacks bridge that …

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