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. ;-)

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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KeySmart Urban Wallets cover a variety of EDC and travel needs

NEWS – Wallets are an essential piece of EDC gear for most of us, and I’ve been on a continuous quest to find the “perfect” wallet (for me).  We’re fans of KeySmart here at The Gadgeteeer, but only recently did I stumble upon KeySmart’s line of Urban Wallets, which look cool and appear to have …

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The Twist Press Coffee Maker from Barista & Co – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’m a fan of coffee, and although I can’t complain about the free coffee where I work, the flavor is less than…flavorful.  I’ve had my eye on various coffee presses for a while and I recently stumbled onto the Twist Press Coffee Maker from Barista & Co.  Let’s check it out. What is …

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Minaal Day Bag and Carry-on 2.0 Bag are ideal for EDC or one-bag travel

NEWS – I’m a big fan of bags designed for one-bag travel, and also of bags designed for EDC.  However, while a single bag designed for both purposes may sound good in theory, most often it does not work well in practice.  Minaal understands that, so they offer both their very functional Day Bag for …

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Bluffworks Threshold Performance T-shirt

NEWS – Bluffworks has been steadily building a very impressive product offering over the past few years, including their most recent, the Horizon Quilted Vest and the Departure Travel Jeans.  Their latest offering is the Threshold Performance T-Shirt, which continues Bluffworks’ pattern of simple yet stylish, technical and durable clothing suitable for travel, office or …

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REFYNE – EP1: The Essential EDC Titanium Bolt-Action Pen – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Of late, there has been a surge in really cool-looking crowdfunded pen campaigns on Kickstarter.  Here’s another one: the REFYNE – EP1.  Its a minimalist bolt-action pen made from either stainless steel or titanium that looks like it would fit in with your EDC as well as become your favorite desk pen.  …

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KRMA Titanium Pen – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Minimalism is in.  Titanium as a material is in.  And pens are useful and can also be cool.  Combine all of those things together and you might end up with the KRMA Titanium Pen. What is it? The KRMA Titanium Pen is a sleek writing instrument that is machined from Titanium with …

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EMT-The EveryMan Tool – Notable crowdfunding project

CROWDFUNDED – EDC is sort of our bag here at The Gadgeteer, baby.  And the best EDC gadgets are small, sleek, and multi-functional.  The EMT-EveryMan Tool is all that, and you just might be able to add a bag of chips.  (Not really, but customization is available!) What is it? The EMT-EveryMan Tool is a …

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