Andy Jacobs

Catholic, husband, father, engineer. Purdue Boilermaker. Dad of pugs. Collector of Star Wars. Practicioner of fitness. Drinker of beers.

EarFun Air 2 Wireless Bluetooth earbuds review – Sleek, full-featured, great sound, and affordable

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REVIEW – Back in May 2020, I reviewed the original EarFun Air earbuds, and I was quite impressed with them, even stating that they were, “the best I’ve reviewed yet.”  When Julie offered the opportunity to review the EarFun Air 2, I was curious to discover if the sequel could improve upon the original.  Let’s […]

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Chrome Industries Kadet Max crossbody sling bag review – Customizable, versatile, and durable

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REVIEW – What’s halfway between a shoulder bag and a backpack?  A cross-body sling bag, that’s what.  Long-time bag maker Chrome Industries recently released their 15L Kadet Max and included a new feature: a swappable buckle.  Let’s take a look. What is it? The Chrome Industries Kadet Max is a cross-body sling bag with a

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Anker SOLIX C1000 Portable Power Station review – Compact but mighty on-the-go power

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REVIEW – Power is paramount these days, but portability can be a problem.  In the past several years, portable power solutions in various shapes, sizes, and capacities have exploded onto the market. A recent addition to this product space is the Anker SOLIX C1000 Portable Power Station.  Let’s check it out! What is it? The

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Nomad Goods Rugged Case for Apple Watch review – Good luck finding a tougher case and strap

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REVIEW – My Apple Watch is one of my favorite gadgets of all time, but compared to other watches I’d owned, it’s a bit smallish and fragile.  I’d been searching for a product that would both protect my Apple Watch and make it look a bit tougher.  The Rugged Case for Apple Watch from Nomad

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Zagg mophie wireless charging vent mount with MagSafe (Apple Exclusive) review

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REVIEW – Wireless technology has simplified charging for smartphone users.  Apple’s MagSafe wireless charging has become an essential feature for many smartphone users.  The Zagg mophie Wireless Charing Vent Mount with MagSafe offers the convenience of wireless charging with the practicality of a vent mount, and it takes full advantage of Apple’s innovative MagSafe technology.

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Nelko Bluetooth Thermal Shipping Label Printer 2.0 review

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REVIEW – Even before the pandemic, online purchases were on the rise, and with the world period of stay-at-home, this trend skyrocketed.  More shipped packages mean more labels, so investing in a good label printer is one way to increase efficiency and lower costs for small or large businesses.  The Nelko Bluetooth Thermal Shipping Label

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JLab Epic Mouse and JLab GO Keyboard review

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REVIEW – Here at The Gadgeteer, we’ve reviewed several products from JLab, all of which were audio gadgets like earbuds and headphones.  But JLab also produces a range of keyboard and mouse products.  Here we review the JLab Epic Mouse and JLab GO Keyboard.  Do they live up to the quality and affordability of the

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AeroPress Stainless Steel Reusable Coffee Filter review – Simple, reusable, and durable

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REVIEW – When I reviewed the AeroPress and AeroPress Go coffee makers back in 2019, I was impressed with both products.  But in the back of my mind, there was one feature that I thought would have made both products just a bit better: a reusable filter.  AeroPress must have finally read my mind, because

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EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Closed Acoustic Wireless Earbuds with Dongle review

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REVIEW – In May 2021 I reviewed the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless Earbuds, and overall, I was quite impressed.  However, I thought they lacked two critical features.  EPOS recently updated these earbuds, but did they add the critical features I thought were missing?  Read on to find out! What is it? The EPOS GTW

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EVERGOODS CAS2 is a slim sling bag with lots of organization for your EDC gear

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NEWS – Sling bags are in.  Check out the CIVIC Access Sling 2L or CAS2, the latest sling bag from EVERGOODS, makers of crossover backpacks and accessories.  While the CAS2 bears a resemblance to its larger sibling, the Mountain Hip Pack 3.5L, the CAS2 is a slimmer, more low profile sling for your small EDC

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Andy Jacobs)

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ARTICLE – While I’ve been mostly working from home for nearly the past two years, there are still a handful of EDC items I try to keep nearby and on my person when venturing out into the wide world.  As a biomedical engineer and office dweller, my EDC kit needs are generally light and minimalist,

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