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.

Willgoo Carrying Case and Power Bank for Apple Pencil review

REVIEW – Tired of hauling your Apple Pencil accessories around in a zip bag so that you don’t lose them? Me too. The Willgoo carrying case solves that problem for you and acts as an alternative charging source for your Pencil to boot. Let’s have a look! What is it? It’s a travel case for …

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Audew Multi-function Flashlight review

REVIEW – Yes, that’s a flashlight submerged in a sink full of water. That’s the kind of thing we do! The Audew Multi-function Flashlight has multiple light functions, clips on metal surfaces with magnets, and can even charge your smartphone in a pinch. And it’s completely waterproof. It’s very handy to keep around. To the …

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Sengled Element Color Plus Smart LED Bulb review

REVIEW – Who says you can’t do professional-style interior lighting on a reasonable budget? The Sengled Element Color Plus smart bulbs enable you to manage your interior lighting from your smartphone with complete control of color, warmth, and brightness. We’re already fans of the Sengled Element Smart Lighting system, and this addition makes it even …

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Mission Workshop’s Transit Arkiv Laptop Brief hangs with you wherever you go

NEWS – The new Transit Arkiv Laptop bag represents the next evolution in Mission Workshop’s laptop-friendly Transit series. Here’s the deal: this brief is designed to travel with you anywhere (and anyhow? Is that even a word?) you choose to get there. You can sling it over the shoulder like a traditional brief, wear it …

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Burkley Leather Business Briefcase review

REVIEW – The classic leather briefcase never goes out of style, does it? Today we’re checking out the Burkley Leather Business Briefcase, a classy leather brief for the business minimalist. How does it do in our testing? Let’s go to work!  What is it? It’s a minimalist leather briefcase sized for tablets and laptops up …

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Lululook Canvas Backpack for men review

REVIEW – Convertible bags are great, but they also present a tricky design challenge to make sure the bag works in both vertical (backpack) and horizontal (messenger) mode. Today we’re looking at Lululook’s take on the convertible backpack/messenger bag. There are ‘s a lot of interesting  design happening here. How does the whole package come …

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Saddleback Leather adds a new color to their canvas bag lineup, and it’s a beauty!

I’ve been a big fan of the Saddleback Leather waxed canvas bags; the Front Pocket Gear Bag was one of my favorite products in 2017. So I’m very excited to see that Saddleback is expanding the product line with a new color option. The new Sand Canvas color is gorgeous. While keeping with the natural …

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iMovR ZipLift 42″ Standing Desk review

Get up outta your seat! Standing desks are all the rage for ergonomic workspaces, and convertible standing desks allow you to get healthy without buying a whole new office setup. The iMovR ZipLift Standing Desk we’re looking at is the 42″ wide model, which can handle 2 monitors and a laptop if you’re all tricked …

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Harber London Slim iPad Pro EVO with Apple Pencil Holder review

There’s nothing makes an impression like a fine piece of leather. If you’re looking to level up your style, I’d like to introduce you my new friend: the Slim iPad Pro EVO from Harber London. Think of it like a fine whiskey: simple and elegant, with a subtle complexity that just oozes class. To the …

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Rocketbook Everlast Mini Notebook review

Note takers, rejoice! Now you can have your old-school notebook AND the convenience of digitizing your hand written brilliance… and you’ll never have to kill another tree again. What sorcery is this? It’s Rocketbook. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s a pocket-sized erasable and reusable notebook that, when paired with the Rocketbook app, …

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Sengled Element Classic Smart Bulb review

So you’re thinking about dipping into smart home technologies, but want to start simple. The Sengled Element Classic may be just the thing for you. It’s easy to use, sets up in minutes, and is a remarkably inexpensive solution to creating a smart lighting solution for your home. Let’s get illuminated! What is it? It’s …

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