Bob Patterson

Originally designed for creative professionals, the Action Method is a note-taking system that focuses on identifying the action steps you need to keep your projects moving forward. Behance, the creators of the Action Method, have also developed a full line of beautiful notebook products designed specifically to work with their system. For this review, we’re… Read More

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While “wireless headphones” have been around for a while, “true wireless headphones” are a relatively new concept in headphone technology. The ear pods sit independently in each ear. No wires. No nothin’! I’ve reviewed wireless headphones before, but the TRNDlabs NOVA True Wireless Earbuds are the first I have tried in the category. Let’s go… Read More

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Does a phone case have to be expensive to be good? Miniturtle makes inexpensive, full-featured phone cases that also allow you to add some sharp-looking graphics (or bring your own) to match your style. I’ve got one of their iPhone cases in my hands for a close-up review. Let’s see how good it is! The… Read More

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With innovative, modern designs and bomb-proof construction, Mission workshop gets a lot of well-deserved love from cyclists and bag enthusiasts around the world. While most of their designs are geared (pardon the pun) towards multi-purpose use, I’m particularly excited about their newest release because it’s designed specifically for the tech-heavy user.  The Rhake Backpack incorporates… Read More

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Hailing from Australia, the folks at Bellroy have built a reputation for their sophisticated, minimalist wallet & accessory designs. This fall, they’re introducing their first work bags and backpacks. We’ve got our hands on the Duo Totepack, and it’s a beauty. Let’s check it out! Walkaround The Bellroy Duo Totepack is a bit of a… Read More

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After years of rumors and speculation, it’s now official: Volkswagen has announced that the Microbus is coming back! While the new edition clearly pays homage to the funky style of the original icon, it’s a completely new and award-winning design that emphasizes versatility and the latest in integrated technologies. It will also be an all-electric… Read More

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I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of dust bunnies under my couch cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced…  Just in time for holiday shopping, Samsung brings us their POWERbot robot vacuum in a limited edition Star Wars theme! Available in either a Darth Vader or Stormtrooper design, the… Read More

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I’m a big fan of the refined & sophisticated style that Bellroy brings to their carry designs. I’m currently testing one of their new bag designs for an upcoming review, and it’s fantastic. If you’re a user of Pixel products, their new collaboration with Google is well worth a look. The Pixel 2 case is… Read More

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A simple, well-designed backpack can be a thing of beauty. When we reviewed the Alpine Division McKenzie backpack in 2016, we liked it quite a bit. The new 2017 edition is even better, with improvements to the design and materials that enhance the usability and durability of this simple, functional backpack. There are also ducks… Read More

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You’re familiar with the classic slingshot design, right? Well, the gang at Pocket Shot has tossed that out the window, reimagining the slingshot concept with a completely new form factor. We’ve got the mini-sized version of their product, the Pocket Shot Jr., for testing. I also recruited a pair of teenagers to help with testing… Read More

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Just when you thought vinyl technologies were played out, Pink Donut brings us this fascinating little gizmo. The RokBlok is a self-contained record player that spins around the surface of the record, no turntable required!  The unit is completely self-contained and wireless; you can play the music through the onboard speaker, or connect to your… Read More

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You’re probably familiar with SOLO New York bags, manufacturers of wallet-friendly carry gear typically found in the “bags ‘n accessories”  section of your local big-box electronics or office supply retailer. For this review, I’m testing the Crosby Backpack, targeted at the professional business user.  Yes, the Crosby is a budget bag. But you know what… Read More

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Tom Bihn is a legend in the carry community with a reputation for creating well-designed, impeccably constructed bags and accessories. The Stowaway is the latest creation in the Tom Bihn lineup. It’s designed as a feature-rich, compact personal carry-on that will fit under an airline seat while giving you plenty of room for your stuff… Read More

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Incase, known for their innovative bag designs and Apple-friendly products, has entered the smart luggage market with the new NoviConnected 22 Smart Hardshell Luggage. They’re bringing a pretty amazing set of features for the road warrior.  The NoviConnected 22 is TSA approved for carry-on at 22″ by 14″ by 9″ and is built with a… Read More

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Those of us who spend a lot of time plugging away on the computer are learning more and more about the health benefits of standing desks. While there are lots of options out there to get up off of your chair, electric desks provide the added benefit of being adjustable at the push of a… Read More

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