Andy Jacobs

Knockaround G. I. Joe Premiums are real American eyewear

As a Child of the 80s I grew up watching such animated TV classics as The Transformers and Thundercats. But due to its roots way back in the early 1960s, one show transcended them all and became an American pop-culture icon—G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero! I was totally stoked to stumble upon these …

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Off Grid Tools Survival Companion Pro multitool review

I’m a big fan of gadgets that pack several (or many) uses into a single, small device.  And with survival products being a huge market these days, when I saw the Off Grid Tools Survival Companion Pro multitool, I was immediately interested.  It’s the size of a largish pocket knife, but includes 21 survival-type tools—such …

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Moleskine rolls out Transformers Limited Edition Notebooks

We’re big fans of Moleskine here at The Gadgeteer (check out our many past reviews of their products), and as a child of the 80s, I’m a HUGE fans of the original “The Transformers: Robots in Disguise” animated series from the latter half of that glorious decade. Moleskine has released two notebooks bearing the classic …

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Bomber & Company B-2 Nano Blade looks adorable yet serious

Look, I don’t know if it’s actually possible to look both adorable and serious at the same time, but Bomber and Company might just have pulled it off with their tiny but mighty B-2 Nano Blade knife. In a fully jet black color scheme with angular edges, this keychain-sized folding knife’s appearance was inspired by the …

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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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