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.

Artisan Revere Paring Knife review

REVIEW – Friends, the last pepper from my summer garden is about to be sacrificed. We’re testing Artisan Revere’s new Paring Knife, a companion to their superb Chef’s Knife that I reviewed last year. Oh sweet pepper… we barely knew ye. To the review! What is it? It’s a paring knife hand made in the …

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Get a boxing coach in your living room with the Move It Swift Smart Boxing Gloves!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Move It Fitness makes app-enabled exercise devices including the Move It Smart Punching Bag that I reviewed in June of last year. Their latest product quite literally puts the training technology in your hands. The Move It Swift Smart Boxing Gloves start with a well-designed pair of sturdy boxing gloves, made with …

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SKL Resistance Bands Exercise Set review

REVIEW – Being stuck in quarantine doesn’t mean that you can’t work out! The SKL Resistance Bands Exercise Set provides a full compliment of gear in addition to the bands that enable you to get a full workout in your home or apartment. They also provide a variety of resistance levels that will meet your …

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Rocketbook Panda Planner review

REVIEW – Get yourself together! I’ve reviewed the Rocketbook before, and I’m a big fan of the way it integrates traditional note taking with cloud-based document management and distribution. In this review I’m looking at a new product from the Rocketbook folks that leverages the Panda Planner system to help you manage both your personal …

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Wotancraft PILOT Camera Messenger Bag review

REVIEW – Vintage style combined with superb functionality. That’s what Wotancraft is all about, and I’m seeing plenty of both in the Pilot Camera Messenger Bag. This little guy is a solid multitasker that will appeal to both photographer and the daily carry crowd without compromises. It looks good, too! We’ve got a lot of …

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Wolf Gourmet Precision Electric Griddle review

REVIEW – Step into Bob’s test kitchen! We’re testing the Wolf Precision Electric Griddle, a premium-level appliance that does all the griddly things. Grilling, searing, sauteeing, steaming… pick your method! Read on for more, my friends. Tonight we feast! To the review! Hardware specs 17″ by 17.63″ by 8″ 21 pounds 12″ by 17″ cooking …

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The new Saddleback Leather backpack design has a big mouth (or two) to carry all of the things!

NEWS – So this is an exciting bit of news if you’re a fan of leather products, especially Saddleback Leather products. They’ve been teasing this one recently, and now the Big Mouth Leather Backpack is available for purchase! Why is it a big deal? It’s all about that classic Gladstone-style closure system. As opposed to …

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Sensate Meditation Device review

REVIEW – What the heck is Bob up to? Finding his inner balance, that’s what! We’re testing the Sensate meditation device, which claims that it’s combination of proprietary “near infrasonic” technology and immersive soundscapes help reduce anxiety, improve physical well-being, and promote calm. Does it work? Let’s find out! What is it? It’s a device …

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ANKOMN 2-in-1 Smart Coffee Measuring Scoop review

REVIEW – Coffee is life, and I love a good coffee gadget! I’m testing the ANKOMN 2-in-1 Smart Coffee Measuring Scoop, a clever little accessory that makes my morning routine *just* a bit easier. Plus it matches my new favorite mug! Hey! Ho! Let’s go… to the review! What is it? It’s a coffee scoop …

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Marlondo Leather Mousepad and Cord Keepers review

REVIEW – Here’s a little something to add some class to your workspace! I got my hands on some accessories from Marlondo Leather that I’ve been using for the past month as part of my work-from-home setup. Lovely full grain leather that’s super functional to boot! To the review! What is it? The mousepad is, …

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ChargeHub PowerStation 360 10-Device Surge Protector Power Strip review

REVIEW – With work from home becoming the new normal, my wife has established base camp in our dining room for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the ChargeHub PowerStation 360 arrived just in time! This power strip & surge protector uses a unique wheel design that provides plenty of ports for all of her gear. Shelter …

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