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. ;-)

AeroPress Coffee Maker review

REVIEW – I’m a daily coffee drinker, but I suppose not as sophisticated a connoisseur as some coffee aficionados.  Because the free coffee at my work is an abysmally-flavored near-poison, I’d been considering the purchase of a French press with the intention of brewing my own coffee there.  A few colleagues had mentioned a type …

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Harken back to the early days of air travel with Craftmotif pen

CROWDFUNDED NEWS – Craftmotif is a pen whose styling evokes images straight out of the era of “The Right Stuff”—the early days of air travel and the aerospace industry. Why do I like it? I like Craftmotif because it is a pen whose styling represents a bygone era in aviation history that is very near …

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Ohsnap might just be the best phone grip in the history of ever

CROWDFUNDED NEWS – Ohsnap might just make the sockets that pop step aside.  Get a grip on your phone in style with this multi-functional, multi-featured phone grip. What is it? Ohsnap is a low-profile grip device for your smartphone.  It can attach to objects magnetically, can be removed quickly for wireless charging, and its main …

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ECOVACS DEEBOT 600 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner review

REVIEW – Robo-vacs have become increasingly popular in the past year, and we’ve had the opportunity to review several of them here at The Gadgeteer.  The latest one we’ve evaluated is the ECOVACS DEEBOT 600.  Let’s see how it did.  Gadget on! What is it? The ECOVACS DEEBOT 600 is an automated, app-enabled, multi-surface, robotic …

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Bellroy’s new Tech Folio fits a laptop and accessories in style

NEWS – As the next entry in its “Folio” product line, Bellroy has recently launched its new Tech Folio, a zippered portfolio-style case that will hold a laptop plus multiple accessories in classic Bellroy style.  It will fit a 13″ MacBook Pro (or similarly-sized laptop) in its scratch-free-lined pocket, and has additional carefully-layered pockets for …

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BlitzWolf BW-FYE7 True Wireless Earbuds review

REVIEW – It’s not a state secret that I’ve reviewed quite a few Bluetooth earbuds over the past few years and although some have worked better for me than others, I am always on the hunt for the next pair that might more closely suit my needs.  The BlitzWolf BW-FYE7 True Wireless Earbuds caught my …

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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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