Andy Jacobs

Baron Fig gets to the point with new Squire Click ballpoint pen

We’re no stranger to Baron Fig ’round these parts; I’ve reviewed the Confidant Hardcover Notebook, the Vanguard Softcover Notebook, and the Squire Rollerball Pen. Although I really like Baron Fig’s notebooks, I’m a bit obsessed with the Squire Rollerball Pen. Its just-right length, balanced weight, ergonomic shape and finish, and smooth writing tip all contribute …

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Yellow Birch Outfitters PocKit and PocKit Pro EDC Pocket Organizer review

Need a way to keep your handful of small EDC essentials from banging around in your pocket?  Have a look at the Yellow Birch Outfitters PocKit EDC Pocket Organizer.  It’s basically a pocket with pockets that fits into your pocket.  But it’s much more than that!  Let’s check it out!  Gadget on! What is it? …

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Propel Star Wars TIE Advanced X1 Collector’s Edition Drone review

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since being mind-blown by Episode IV: A New Hope at a drive-in with my parents back in the summer of ’77. It was only my first of hundreds of viewings of the classic original film, but since I was only about 5 years old at the time, my memories of that …

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ElevationLab CordDock is not just a clever name

Wireless Qi charging appears to be the future for smartphones; even the latest iPhones include wireless charging. But some of us haven’t yet upgraded to the latest wirelessly-charged iPhones yet, and further, some of might prefer not to. ElevationLab has been designing and building well-engineered, durable and aesthetically pleasing smartphone accessories for years, going back …

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Bellroy introduces Pencil Cases and Classic Pouches

Known primarily for their high-quality, thoughtfully-designed wallets (several of which have been reviewed here at The Gadgeteer), Bellroy has recently launched a line of cases pouches. Intended to store and organize your smallish items, the YKK-zippered pouches are made from either Leather Nubuck leather or Soft-woven Polyester, available in multiple colors and in three sizes: …

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Phoozy protects your phone from extreme heat, cold, drops, scratches, and it even floats!

Looking not unlike an astronaut sleeping bag for your phone, Phoozy (cute name) claims to also have space-age powers.  Namely, that “It provides military grade protection from the sun, heat, cold, and shock while also providing float protection.”  It is literally made from materials that are used to protect astronauts from the extreme environments of …

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Manhattan Portage Pen Cases: compact, protective, durable affordable

Here at The Gadgeteer, we appreciate good gadget storage and transportation devices and pen/pencil cases are no exception.  If you are familiar with Manhattan Portage, you know that they offer high-quality, well-built and durable bags, backpacks, cases and other accessories at reasonable prices.  Recently I stumbled upon Manhattan Portage’s Pen Cases.  Built from 1000D CORDURA® Classic …

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Keep your beer bottle chill and protected with BottleKeeper

There are TONS of different bottles, flasks, tanks, and other container-type products for holding all manner of beverages. And that’s totally fine, because there is no “perfect” beverage holder. But BottleKeeper seems to be a bit unique. Slide your glass beverage bottle inside the neoprene-lined BottleKeeper and it will keep both your bottle and your …

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R2-D2’s dome can blast your tunes or answer your phone!

R2-D2 is arguably the most recognizable and beloved droid in the world (well, probably the galaxy). And the kindred spirits at ThinkGeek know this. They’ve created the Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone so you can use good ol’ R2 to blast your tunes as well as answer your phone. Not only that, but he also …

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Namisu X-01 Aluminum rollerball pen: simple, smooth, solid

We’re big pen fans ’round The Gadgeteer bullpen (we don’t really have a bullpen, it just sounds cool), and I think our readers are as well, so when I stumbled upon the Namisu X-01 Aluminum rollerball pen, I felt obligated to share. With a very solid, yet simple and smooth appearance, the X-01 Aluminum pen features a …

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Organize your pocket gadgets with the PocKit Pro EDC organizer from Yellow Birch Outfitters

I’m all about EDC organization.  In fact, I’m constantly on the lookout for little pockets and pouches that I can use to keep my loose pocket items from clanking about. I might have just found it in the Yellow Birch Outfitters PocKit Pro EDC Organizer. This little pardner is ruggedly built from 1000D Cordura Nylon with …

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Lightning port charge your iPhone (even in a case) easily with minimalist Hoverdock

Now that Qi charging is totally a thing in the Appleverse, is anyone still paying attention to Lightning docks? Heck, I am! Until my company springs for an upgrade (not holding my breath), I’m still rocking my iPhone 6 Plus—no Qi for me. But I’ll tell ya’, I love a good dock. One that allow me …

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Enjoy some tunes while protecting your hearing with Plugfones

A few years ago, I noticed that some of the folks running the heavy equipment on our manufacturing floor at work were wearing what looked like a cross between company-issued earplugs and earbuds. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I was talking to a buddy of mine who was wearing some of these things. …

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This Death Star Bluetooth Speaker actually LEVITATES

“This speaker is now the ultimate power in the universe.  I suggest we use it.”  I may be paraphrasing Admiral Motti of the Imperial Navy a bit here, but I think it’s appropriate. The Official Star Wars Levitating Death Star Speaker from Plox does indeed look powerful, and wickedly cool. Per the Plox site, “The …

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Stash Tags give you a place to display your patches (and hide a few things!)

Velcro-backed “morale patches” were born out of changes to military uniform insignia in the past few decades and they have spilled over into many civilian circles.  Sew Strong saw an opportunity to combine a portable display area for Velcro-backed patches with a keychain (their original Patch Tag) and now have taken it a step further …

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