Bob Patterson

I'm a digital marketer and an illustrator with a passion for user experience. I constantly dabble in gadgets and technology, with a particular interest in bags & EDC products, cooking, and creative tools. I'm also an old school punk rock guy and a rabid fan of sci-fi and fantasy genres... I have the Yoda tattoo to prove it.

AER Tech Brief review – your mobile office, optimized!

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REVIEW – If you’re looking for something different in a briefcase-style bag, AER may have your answer. The Tech Brief is a full-featured bag designed to haul all of your tech and office gear for the daily commute. The look will be the envy of all the IT-issued laptop bags you’ll see in your travels. […]

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AER Tech Pack 3 backpack review – it’s made for the road warriors!

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REVIEW – Road warriors: your backpack is here! I’m testing AER’s Tech Pack 3 from the 2024 Tech Collection. As the name implies, this is third generation of this particular bag. It’s designed to manage all your technology and tech accessories without the need for extra pouches or organizers. Let’s take it on the road.

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AER Cable Kit 3 review – offers a brilliant, rugged compact design for organizing your tech accessories

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REVIEW – I love a good accessory organizer! Meet the Cable Kit 3, from AER’s 2024 Tech Collection of bags. This is AER’s latest iteration of the Cable Kit, designed to wrangle all your cords and plugs and doodads while you’re hauling your tech from here to there. Let’s learn more. To the review! What

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Kamado Joe Konnected Joe Digital Charcoal Grill & Smoker review

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REVIEW – Can you smell that picture? It’s grilling season! I’m testing the Kamado Joe Konnected Joe Digital Charcoal Grill & Smoker, which claims to combine the benefits of a ceramic grill with digital control (and a companion app) that makes charcoal cooking effortless. Heads up: we have a lot to cover in this one,

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Comfier Heated Knee Brace Wrap With Massage review

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REVIEW – Relief for sore knees? Yes, please! The Comfier Heated Knee Brace Wrap With Massage is designed to deliver heat and massage to help your sore knees recover from all that hard work you’re doing. I tested them for a solid month on my cranky knees. Did they help? Let’s find out. To the

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Wasagun Folding Portable Grill Table review – your mobile, multifunctional grilling sidekick!

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REVIEW – Sometimes you just need more working space when you’re cooking outdoors. That’s the mission the Wasagun Folding Portable Grill Table is designed for, providing extra space for all of your stuff in addition to organizing your tools. And when you’re done, you can fold it up and pack it away! Let’s learn more.

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Oladance OWS Sports headphones review – high performance headphones for high performance activities

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REVIEW – Spring is almost here and it’s time to get outside! I’m testing the Oladance OWS Sport headphones which claim to bring a combination of water resistance, ergonomic design, and optimized audio quality to keep you moving and sweating. How do they do? To the review! What is it? The Oladance OWS Sports are

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XMCOSY+ Outdoor String Lights review – great for any occasion, all year round!

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REVIEW – Bring on the night! The XMCOSY+ Outdoor String Lights promise year-round durability, fully customizable lighting configurations, and all sorts of scheduling features to allow you to completely configure your outdoor lightscapes from your phone. Let’s see what they can do. To the review! What is it? XMCOSY+ Outdoor String Lights are fully customizable

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Inateck Sling Bag review – an excellent thing if slings are your thing!

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REVIEW – I carry too much stuff around in my EDC, so I’m the perfect target for the sling bag (or man-bag, or satchel, or whatever you want to call it). My latest candidate is the Inateck Sling, which combines a whole ton of organization with some interesting geometry tricks to make it upsize and

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LUXEAR 5-Piece Fruit and Veggie Storage Container review – Keeping it fresh

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REVIEW – You want your expensive produce to last as long as possible, and extended freshness is what LUXEAR promises with their 5-Piece Fruit and Veggie Storage Containers. How does this sorcery work, and does it deliver? To the review! What is it? They are storage containers designed keep your fruits and vegetables fresher for

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LUXEAR 14-piece mixing bowl set review – Handy in the kitchen!

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REVIEW – If you’re building your kitchen arsenal, the LUXEAR 14 Piece Mixing Bowl set may be something to consider for your meal prep, storage, and organization needs! I’ve been testing them for several weeks in a variety of situations to assess their strengths and weaknesses. Let’s cook some stuff and find out more! What

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STM BagPack review – Your super sneaky secret travel weapon!

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REVIEW – Look at me, on vacation, carrying things! I’m testing the STM BagPack, a packable 15 liter backpack that you can stuff and pack for travel, then pull it our when you get to your destination. But this bag has another secret: it’s got an inflatable laptop sleeve if you need to haul your

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Baung Christmas Outdoor String Sphere Lights review – Add some glow to the holidays

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REVIEW – It’s time to fire up that holiday spirit, and the Baung Christmas Outdoor String Sphere Lights are here to do just that! These lightweight LED lights are meant to bring a touch of class (and fun) to your holiday lightscape, but they could work just as well year-round in any outdoor space. Let’s

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OpenRock S Air Conduction Sports Earbuds review – A worthy upgrade to the previous model!

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REVIEW – We’re out on the trails again! The OpenRock S Air Conduction Sports Earbuds are designed for exercise & outdoor activities delivering excellent sound quality, durability, and battery life. I recently tested the older model (the OpenRock Pro), so this review will evaluate the new design and compare/contrast this model to it’s predecessor. Let’s

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MeloAudio K7 Air Conduction Headphones review – a budget-friendly surprise!

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REVIEW – Can you get decent workout earbuds on a budget? That’s the promise that the MeloAudio K7 Air Conduction Headphones are looking to deliver. These air conduction style earbuds are lightweight, water resistant, and promise great sound as well as battery life. How do they do in practice? To the review! What is it?

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