Andy Jacobs

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

Be a conformist with Pivot Power from Quirky

The clever folks at Quirky have just released Pivot Power: A Creative Outlet (which just might be the best product tagline ever), an adjustable electrical power/surge protector strip that flexes around furniture and corners to conserve space.  Bending into circular, semi-circular, zig-zag and of course old-school straight shapes, it features six outlet ‘pods’, which can …

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Flashlight or lantern? Bring both in one

‘Round these parts, with summer comes camping, and with camping comes gadgets.  And one gadget no camper should be with out is the flashlight…or is it the lantern?  With the UCO MightyMight Compact Lantern and Torch by Industrial Revolution, you get both in one device.  With an LED bulb and aluminum body, it’s durable, long-lasting …

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iOS4 now available for download

As of yesterday, Apple‘s iOS4 (formerly known as iPhone OS4) is available for download through iTunes.  The new operating system, which contains long-awaited new features such as multi-tasking and app folders, can be installed on iPhone 3GS and 3G and the latest generation of iPod Touch; however, only the 3GS will be able to take …

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iSkin enigma leather slip case for iPhone 3G/3GS

Tired of so many look-alike iPhone 3G/3GS cases?  Feast thine eyes upon the iSkin enigma case for iPhone 3G/3GS.  Features a self-locking, slip-in design with a premium Napa leather-wrapped back.  Metallic accents including a camera bezel and the front face which allows unobstructed ambient and proximity sensors and a Home Button cover.  Also allows in-case …

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Road ID could save your life

While originally designed for runners or bicyclists, anyone with an active lifestyle or profession or who wants some additional safety identification may want to have a look at Road ID.  The Original Wrist ID Sport (pictured) is a bracelet that features a laser-engraved plate for your emergency contact information that could help first responders in …

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Swiss+Tech Micro-Max 19-in-1 keyring tool

Take heed, fans of keyring tools!  The Micro-Max 19-in-1 pocket tool kit from Swiss+Tech may be your next ally.  Made of stainless steel, it features a patented, quick-release self-lock mechanism to keep it securely attached to your keyring.  Includes 2 hex wrenches, 6 screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, wire crimper, hand drill, file, bottle …

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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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