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.

Bibury 21-in-1 Multi-tool review

REVIEW – Hooray for multitaskers! The Bibury 21-in-1 Multi-tool promises just that, in a solid steel package that delivers the goods. He’s chunky. He’s versatile. Let’s go learn more. To the review! What is it? It’s a multi-tool that includes a combination pliers function (Needle-Nose Pliers, End Cutting Pliers, Combination Pliers), a hexagon sleeve for …

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Gravastar Venus Bluetooth speaker review – Rocks your dystopian landscape

REVIEW – Greetings, Human. I come from the future, and I bring the bass! The Gravastar Venus is a funky little Bluetooth speaker that looks like it came right out of the Matrix. But don’t underestimate its power, Earthling. This little guy brings some serious thump. To the review! What is it? It’s a desktop …

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Chrome Buran III messenger bag review – a big, balanced, versatile messenger!

REVIEW – Look at this chonky boi! I’m testing the Buran III from Chrome Industries, the next evolution in their iconic messenger designed to carry your tech in addition to all the things. It’s a good one. To the review! What is it? It’s a messenger bag designed for carrying your tech… and just about …

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Fledging Hubble iPad USB-C hub case review – Protection and expansion for your iPad

REVIEW – So you love your iPad, but you wish you had that extra connectivity? Fledging’s got you covered. The Hubble for iPad Air and iPad Pro is a case for your precious that sports an integrated USB-C hub to hook up all your peripherals. Kinda sweet, right? To the review! What is it? It’s …

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Bellicon GO Rebounder Exercise Trampoline review

REVIEW – I did not have “rebounding” on my list of fitness things to try in 2021…. but here we are! I’m testing the Bellicon GO exercise trampoline and their online video services. Let’s get ready to bounce. To the review! What is it? It’s an exercise trampoline used for rebounding (low-impact fitness programs based …

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AUVON 4 Outputs TENS Unit EMS Muscle Stimulator Machine review

REVIEW – Yup, that’s me applying some much-needed relief to my sore shoulder muscles. TENS units are great for pain relief and muscle recovery, and the AUVON 4 Outputs TENS Unit EMS Muscle Stimulator Machine promises to deliver on said relief in a flexible wallet-friendly package. Let’s learn more. To the review! What is it? …

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Saddleback Leather brings back a classic design… with upgrades!

NEWS – One of my favorite Saddleback Leather designs was the original satchel. Sadly we parted ways a while back (long story), and Saddleback stopped making this particular design…. until now. Meet the new Rounded Leather Satchel from Saddleback Leather. It’s based on the old Medium Satchel size (for those who remember), which I loved …

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VGO Outdoors Crossbody Bag review – A sling or a messenger bag, you decide

REVIEW – Is it a sling bag? A messenger bag? Whatever you want to call it, the VGO Outdoors Crossbody Bag is a compact shoulder bag for carrying your stuff for the daily grind. Let’s check out the details. To the review! What is it? It’s a sling/messenger bag with lots of pockets. Lots. Of. …

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The Meatstick X review – A wireless meat thermometer for your cooking adventures

REVIEW – What’s cooking, family? I’m testing The MeatStick X, a Bluetooth-enabled remote cooking thermometer that’s getting a lot of buzz for its ease of use and smart technology. Buckle in because tonight we feast! To the review! What is it? It’s a remote Bluetooth-enabled cooking thermometer. The MeatStick X model allows you to monitor …

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Tiny Project Pocket Knife review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Here’s something unique to add to your EDC collection! The Tiny Project Pocket Knife is a little fellow. But that build quality… oh, my. This little fellow punches way above its weight class when it comes to construction and style. And it’s completely customizable. To the review! What is it? It’s a …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Bob Patterson

ARTICLE – When COVID hit, we knew we were in for the long haul when it came to the work at home situation. So I redid my home office. Here’s my desk setup. If you look closely you’ll see find a number of my past review items that are still in service including my Vertex …

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Zinmark backpack review – a bag with a split personality

REVIEW – The Zinmark Backpack has a sneaky secret. It starts as a sleek, low-profile bag for your office essentials. That’s only part of the story though. When needed, the bag transforms into a fully-featured gear hauler. Let’s explore, shall we? To the review! What is it? It’s a laptop backpack designed for school work …

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