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.

Tronsmart Element T2 Plus portable Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – The Tronsmart Element T2 Plus portable speaker is an update to the 2017 model I reviewed. The new guy brings all that portability with improved water resistance, upgraded Bluetooth, and a few more tricks. How does it do in testing? To the review! What is it? It’s a portable Bluetooth speaker. What’s in …

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NayoSmart Nayo Almighty Travel Backpack review

REVIEW – A full-featured, well-constructed travel backpack for under $150? Believe it! I’m checking out the NayoSmart Almighty backpack in this review, and it’s pretty amazing. It’s got everything you need for light one-bag travel or living your life out of your bag on the daily commute. To the review! What is it? It’s a …

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Solo New York Gravity Highpass Hybrid Briefcase Backpack review

REVIEW – One shoulder or two? The Solo New York Gravity Highpass is a hybrid briefcase that switches to a backpack on demand. I love the versatility of this style of bag, but some do it better than others. How good is the Highpass at making the switch? To the review! What is it? It’s …

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Elechomes 9-in-1 6 Quart Pressure Cooker Review

REVIEW – The Elechomes 9-in-1 6 Quart Pressure Cooker is looking to establish a permanent basecamp on your kitchen counter as a replacement for an assortment of other appliances. Does one tool really do it all? To the review! What is it? It’s a multifunctional countertop cooking appliance that operates as a pressure cooker, slow …

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broski Lety Headphones review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – The broski Lety Headphones promise a premium experience to compete with the class leaders, but at a much more affordable price. A lofty goal indeed… and you know what? Despite a few issues, they kind of nailed it. To the review! What is it? They are lightweight noise-canceling headphones that are sweat …

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VANKYO Performance V600 Mini Movie Projector review

REVIEW – A 1080P projector for $250? Yes, my friends! Today we’re looking at the Vankyo Performance V600 Mini Movie Projector, which promises native 1080p resolution at a bargain price. If you’re looking for a new projector for personal or business use, this one may be worth your consideration. Let’s find out more. To the …

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The new Khyte laptop messenger from Mission Workshop has me all kinds of excited. Really.

NEWS – Mission Workshop makes some of the best bags in the business, including the Rhake laptop Backpack I reviewed last year. Their messenger bags have always been excellent, but the Khyte is MW’s first foray into a mission-specific messenger bag for your laptop and tech gear. It looks to be a beauty, and just jumped …

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HolyHigh Waterproof Sports Earbuds review

REVIEW – My quest for the perfect earbuds continues! The HolyHigh Waterproof Sports Wireless earbuds might be the coolest looking earbuds I’ve seen to date, and provide some of the latest tech. But how do they play in day-to-day use? To the review! What is it? They’re wireless stereo earbuds that come with a portable …

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Safy Anti Theft Travel Bag review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Keep your stuff safe while you travel, and look good doing it! We’re taking a look at the Safy Anti-Theft Travel Bag, a clever little bag that offers hardcore protection for your travel essentials from thieves and the elements. This is a Kickstarter project that ends this week, so you’ll want to …

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Inateck Backpack and Laptop Sleeve review

REVIEW – I’m all about finding sneaky bargains. And let’s be real: you don’t always need a high-end bag to get the job done. Today I’m checking a pair of wallet-friendly offerings from Inateck in their backpack and laptop sleeve. You can get both for under 50 bucks. Is the bargain price worth the investment? …

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