Andy Jacobs

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

Timbuk2 Animal Prints Spotted in the Wild

Fancy yourself an adventurer, but surfing with Safari is more your speed?  Timbuk2 has released some new, limited-edition, animal print messenger bags.  The Zebra, Giraffe and Python messenger bags, in printed canvas with designs mimicking their Wild Kingdom namesakes, are each available in Small ($100) and Medium ($110) sizes.  All include standard Timbuk2 messenger bag …

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The Dark Side Burns Hot in this Toaster

Remember “crispy Anakin” after his foolhardy attempt to best Obi-Wan and subsequent lava bath on the planet Mustafar?  Ah, good times.  Now you can burn the iconic visage of the galaxy’s most infamous Sith Lord right into your breakfast with this Darth Vader Toaster from ThinkGeek.  It’s got two pop-up slots and an adjustable temperature …

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Wear Your Favorite Team’s Schedule on Your Wrist

Wish you knew in an instant what time your favorite team is playing?  Game Time‘s patented Schedule Watch comes pre-loaded with game date, time, location and opponent for your favorite team or any team in your sport.  Update it for $10/year by downloading new schedules to your PC, then syncing with the supplied USB cable.  …

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Carry and conceal your gadgets while all gussied up

Wish you could carry your indispensably favorite gadgets on your person and look sharp at a board (bored?) meeting at the same time?  Impossible, you say?  SCOTTeVEST doesn’t.  The latest in their line of gadget-concealing clothing is the deceptively simple-named SeV Sport Coat.   With a traditional 3-button tailored fit, it features 24 (!) NoBulge …

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Hide gadgets ninja-style with a Takino Shirt

If you’re on this site, you’re a gadgetophile, which probably means you lug around a lot of gadgets.  But what to do if you can’t or don’t want to haul a messenger bag, but you feel the need to have your phone, music player, earbuds, camera, wallet, keys, passport, pen, multitool, breath mints and maybe …

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Hazard 4 Tonto Mini Messenger Bag Review

Since 9/11 there has been increased popularity in military-inspired products.  Known as ‘tactical’ gear (or ‘tacticool’ by some), many of these items go beyond merely inspiration and are in fact quite well designed and built and are functional and rugged.  Civilian Lab, a company in this tactical gear this category, has a growing portfolio that …

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Woogie is fun, plush iPhone protection

Have your kids asked you for the umpteenth time, “Can I play with your iPhone?”  Then check out the Woogie from Griffin Technology.  Billed as 50% stuffed animal, 50% speaker case, 100% fun, it’s a green asterisk-shaped plush toy with a slide-in iPhone/iPod touch case attached to the side.  Kids can listen via headphones or …

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Samsung HM3200 Bluetooth Headset Review

For many of us, having our mobile phone grafted to our ear is more than a frequent occurrence, it’s a near constant activity.  It’s often useful to be able to multi-task while we’re gabbing, and many states now have laws prohibiting mobile phone use while driving.  Enter the hands-free headset.  There a wide range of …

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Organize your gadgets with GRID-IT!

Let’s face it.  Some of us gadgetophiles tend to be gadget collectors, even hoarders.  No shame in that, but how do you organize it all, especially your EDC, daily commute or travel items?  The GRID-IT! Organizer from Cocoon Innovations may be a good solution.  It’s a rubberized woven elastic object retention system for gadget organization.  …

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Sleepwalk at camp in toasty mobility with Selk’bag

Ever thought of sleeping bags as too restrictive?  Have a look at the Selk’bag Sleepware System (click here for US and here for UK).  Designed and tested in the Chilean Andes and redesigned for its 3rd-gen release, the Selk’bag features baffled construction; soft but durable ripstop, water-resistant nylon shell; leg vents; reinforced nylon soles with …

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Griffin iFM Radio Receiver for iPhone/iPod Review

One feature that has always been lacking in Apple’s iPhone and iPod family that many other MP3 player models have had is an FM receiver.  Though many may scoff and offer a flippant, “Who cares about radio?”, it’s a feature that was sorely missed when my wife switched from her Sandisk Sansa MP3 player to …

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