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.

Eppiebasic Dual Desk Lamp review – Illuminates your workspace wherever and however you need it!

REVIEW – I dunno if you can fall in love with a desk lamp, but I really (really) like this one. The Eppiebasic Dual Desk Lamp features a bunch of neat design features that make it really useful in all the right ways. Never fear, dear readers… I shall illuminate you. To the review! What …

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Tom Bihn announces a massive restock of highly popular and requested gear – get ’em before they’re gone!

NEWS – If you’ve been eyeing up some new gear from Tom Bihn, today may be your lucky day! They just announced a massive restock this morning of bags & accessories. The folks at Tom Bihn always listen to their customers & try to accommodate both popular items and fan requests in their restocks. Some …

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Skill Board Balance Trainer review – Surfing without waves!

REVIEW – What was I thinking? I’ve never skateboarded, surfed, or done gymnastics a day in my life. But here I am, learning how to improve my balance with the Skill Board Balance Trainer. I may be nuts. We’re facing our fears with this review, my friends. To the review! What is it? The Skill …

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Timbuk2 is serious about their eco-friendly, 100% recycled bags

NEWS – You gotta love Timbuk2. They have been committed to an ecologically-friendly mission since their start in 1989, and have been experimenting with incorporating recycled materials into their bags for quite some time now. Their latest editions now include bags made of 100% recycled materials across the whole product line. There’s a whole lot …

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The Terra-Core Home Gym review – a versatile addition to your home gym!

REVIEW – You may have seen this one on “Shark Tank” back in 2019. Designed to be an all-in-one gym tool the Terra-Core offers all kinds of possibilities in a tank-like build. Lots to cover here, with lots of pictures. To the review! What is it? It’s a multipurpose balance trainer that can be used …

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Speck Transfer Pro 30L Backpack review – it’s big & roomy

REVIEW – If your daily trek to the office includes a lot of stuff, the Speck Transfer Pro 30L backpack may be the solution. This is a bag for all the things, and it’s available at a great price. Let’s go to work. To the review! What is it? The Speck Transfer Pro 30L backpack …

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Tronsmart Apollo Air+ ANC Earbuds review

REVIEW – Yeah, I’m trying to outrun that storm brewing behind me while testing out my new earbuds (the things I do for you guys…). I’ve got the Tronsmart Apollo Air+ Earbuds shoved in my listening holes. Maybe that noise cancelling feature will drown out the pending thunder. To the review! What is it? The …

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Waterfield Designs Packable Tote Bag review – it will be your new best friend!

REVIEW – I was not a tote guy, but I am a changed man. Meet the Waterfield Designs Packable Tote Bag, my new best friend and travel buddy. It’s just so freaking useful. To the review! What is it? It’s a lightweight packable tote bag. Hardware specs 14.5″ by 14.5″ by 5.5″ 13″ handle drop …

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Waterfield Double-Take MacBook and iPad sleeve review

REVIEW – Who needs built-in laptop compartments when you can have this? The Waterfield Double-Take Sleeve protects your laptop and your tablet with room to play, and gives you two different carry options as a stand-alone bag or an integrated part of your kit. I love functional multitaskers. To the review! What is it? It’s …

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Wacaco Minipresso review – serves up the espresso wherever you are!

REVIEW – The Wacaco Minipresso seeks to fill a cold, dark void in my life by enabling me to whip up a coffee anytime, anywhere. The clever piston-driven mechanism promises a real-deal espresso shot on demand. Does it do the job? Will my longing for fresh caffeine be fulfilled? Let’s find out. To the review! …

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The Zavor Noir Cookware review – Good looking, high performing nonstick goodness

REVIEW – Stylish nonstick pans that legit hold up in the kitchen? The Zavor Noir Cookware looks like the real deal, my friends. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s go cook some stuff and see. To the review! What is it? Zavor Noir Cookware is nonstick cast aluminum cookware set that features removable handles …

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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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