Andy Jacobs

Husband, dad, biomedical engineer, and a fan of gadgets for as long as I can remember. Also a fan of Star Wars, fitness, rucking (goruck.com), travel, pugs, coffee, beer and a few other things. Does that sum me up? Not even close, but it's a start. ;-)

Seidio Innocase Rugged convertible case

Want protection for your mobile device, but don’t always need to go all out?  The Seidio Innocase Rugged Holster Combo is like two cases in one.  The Innocase 360 is a 1mm thick, snap-on case made from “hard yet flexible” material with built in screen guard that is suitable for everyday use.  Add the Rugged …

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iPhone 4 and more unveiled at WWDC 2010

Just this afternoon, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the much-rumored newest generation Apple smartphone, now officially-named iPhone 4, during his keynote speech at WWDC 2010.  He began by stating, “There are over 100 new features, but I’m going to cover 8. The first one? An all new design.”  I’m sure there will be more detail …

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New Iomega eGo hard drive models

Iomega recently announced the worldwide availability of a new generation of single-drive Iomega eGo portable and desktop hard drives, including a new smaller Compact model with up to 1TB in capacity, new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portable and desktop models, and new high capacity FireWire® 800 Mac edition portable and desktop HDDs with up to 2TB …

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iHome iP49 portable iPhone/iPod speaker dock

The iP49 Portable Rechargeable Audio System for iPhone/iPod is iHome’s first portable alarm clock radio with a rechargeable battery that lets users enjoy hours of music anywhere, any time.  It delivers 20 watts of power and has a compact folding design. Docking station allows owners to charge their iPhone/iPod, listen to music, and wake to …

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Ecovez Biodegradable iPhone Case

Looking for a “green” case for your iPhone 3G/3GS?  Check out the Ecovez case from Innovez.  It’s a transparent, 1-piece protective case made from EcoPure, a material that starts the biodegradation process when placed in a microbe-rich environment such as a landfill, turning the plastic into biomass (rich soil).  The design allows for quick and …

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Hinge hooks help hide hanging…stuff

One of the best methods for keeping your domicile appearing neat and tidy is to simple keep clutter out of sight.   Hinge hooks may be a helpful hero here.  Installation appears relatively simple, attaching to standard door hinges with no drilling, hardware, or holes, and they allow the use of space behind a door that …

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App Station rocks and rolls—literally

Tired of your iPhone/iPod staring at you rigidly from its speaker dock, fixed in portrait position?  Check out the iMM90 App Station “App Driven Rotational Dock” from iLuv.  The App Station’s design allows you to dock your iPhone/iPod and orient it however you’d like depending on what app you’re using at the time.  Watching a …

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Spice up your next meal with this droid

If you’d rather not be sent to slave away at the Spice Mines of Kessel, this R2-D2 Pepper Mill from Star Wars Shop may be more your speed.  Just fill this trusty astromech droid’s body with pepper and twist his dome to add a dose of spice to your meal.  This R2-D2 stands 4.3 inches …

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Wearable hydration with CamelBack Racebak

From CamelBak comes the breakthrough concept of wearable hydration with the RaceBak, designed for cyclists, endurance athletes and triathletes. RaceBak fits comfortably under a jersey and has an aerodynamic and stable compartment for a 72 oz/2.1 L reservoir (1-2 hrs of hydration).  Available in white/graphite color scheme, in both men’s and women’s styles.  Not sold …

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Eco-artsy Grove iPhone cases made from bamboo

Just last week was “Earth Day,” so have a gander at these iPhone 3G/3GS cases from Grove.  Made in Oregon with 100% bamboo to ease your eco-conscience and available in 3  bamboo colors and 7 aluminum bezel colors.  Choose from plain ($89.99), artist series designs or add your own custom art ($99.99 for either).  Price …

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Griffin iFM adds radio to your iPhone or iPod

So your iPod or iPhone’s got your personal music collection.  And it’s got streaming music through Pandora.  But what if you want good ol’, low-tech local FM radio on your iPhone or iPod?  Till now, there’s been no good solution, but Griffin‘s iFM may have solved that.  Plug iFM into your iPod and it wakes …

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Pantech Link Mobile Phone Review

A multitude of messaging mobile phones were launched in 2009, and the trend appears to be continuing in 2010.  The recently-release Pantech Link offered through AT&T is one such device (see Press Release here).  It is a new handset with nice hardware for a great price.  Let’s dig in.

Endurance Bag has spots for all your fitness stuff

Got a lot of running or gym gear you find yourself lugging about?  Have a look at the Endurance Ultra from Endurance Bag Company.  Though it’s designed for runners, it’s got a ton of compartments that any fitness enthusiast would find useful.  Vented shoe and wet clothes compartments, two insulated water bottle pockets (with a …

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