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 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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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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Wautton 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 Wautton 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. Pockets. …

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