Bob Patterson

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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There are lots of cheap Bluetooth speakers out there that get the job done. Style does matter, however, and there are times when you also want something that also looks good. If that’s your thing, the Archeer Portable Bluetooth Speaker is worth your consideration. Not only does it look good, but it performs really well… Read More

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Sometimes you find a product that fulfills a simple need and does so very well. The Tsumbay Car Mount is one of those products. It has one mission: to mount your smartphone as a heads-up display, so that use your favorite navigation app in a way that promotes safer driving. It’s a simple gadget, but… Read More

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         The Color Doctor is an “As Seen On TV” product that promises a better solution for quick, easy home monitoring of your heart rate and blood pressure. It’s certainly as easy to use (and read) as advertised. But is it worth purchasing? Let’s go find out! A Caution about Wrist-Based Blood Pressure… Read More

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Yeah, I know… we’re a gadget site. But this is just too good not to share. And you need a new decoration for your office, right? A lot of us grew up watching the soft-spoken Bob Ross on “The Joy of Painting,” where he taught us how to achieve happiness and inner peace by painting… Read More

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Ethnotek partners with artisan villages in Indonesia, Ghana, Guatemala, Vietnam, and India to produce hand-made textiles that they incorporate into their backpacks, bags, and accessories. Not only do these partnerships result in gorgeous products, but they help to keep these traditional textile making techniques alive by employing the local artisans.  The new Akan collection features… Read More

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Since 1989 Timbuk2 has been producing top-quality messengers and backpacks, and they always have an eye towards new designs and new styles. They also have a reputation for diving into new and interesting collaborations, and this might be one of their most fun products yet: the Froot Loops Limited Edition Tuck Pack. As in the… Read More

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Are you in the market for a wallet? I’ve got something new to tell you about. Flowfold is a cool little company out of Maine that sent me a trio of their wallets for evaluation. They’re thin, lightweight, and made from high-tech, super-durable materials. They also rock a modern, distinctive look that stands out from… Read More

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I am writing this review on a train while heading into the City of Philadelphia for a business meeting. I also happen to be listening to one of my favorite podcasts on my new favorite headphones: the Syllable D300L Wireless Bluetooth Earphones. I’ve been using these for a month, and I am a big fan… Read More

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            Topo Designs, makers of unique outdoor gear and apparel, has collaborated with Opinel, the venerable French knife makers, to bring us a new collaborative project. It’s a limited-edition version of the classic Opinel knife, combined with a sheath custom-made by Topo Designs for the collaboration. How cool is that? Let me tell you about… Read More

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An electric kettle is a really useful appliance to have around the kitchen. The AICOK Electric Kettle not only promises some new design & safety features but gives you a set of 6 preset temperatures for more refined control of your hot water for teas and coffees (in addition to a boil). How does it… Read More

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The company name does induce (intentional) giggles, but NutSac Bags has been designing some pretty solid man bags & satchels for a while now. While previous designs emphasized minimalist carry (up to an iPad Pro), the latest design is designed for daily business carry with more room and more features for hauling your office on… Read More

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Among travel & carry enthusiasts Tom Bihn is a legend, producing some of the best bags & accessories in the business from their shop located in Seattle, WA. But one thing that Tom Bihn is not known for is rushing things to market. He takes his time, only releasing new products and material choices when… Read More

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There’s something magical about charcoal grilling, especially during the long days of summer. You just can’t replicate that taste on a gas grill. Since 2013 BBQ Dragon has been bringing new innovations to the charcoal grilling market, and I have one of their latest gadgets on the back patio for testing. It’s the Chimney of… Read More

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