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.

iMovR ZipLift 42″ Standing Desk review

Get up outta your seat! Standing desks are all the rage for ergonomic workspaces, and convertible standing desks allow you to get healthy without buying a whole new office setup. The iMovR ZipLift Standing Desk we’re looking at is the 42″ wide model, which can handle 2 monitors and a laptop if you’re all tricked …

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Harber London Slim iPad Pro EVO with Apple Pencil Holder review

There’s nothing makes an impression like a fine piece of leather. If you’re looking to level up your style, I’d like to introduce you my new friend: the Slim iPad Pro EVO from Harber London. Think of it like a fine whiskey: simple and elegant, with a subtle complexity that just oozes class. To the …

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Rocketbook Everlast Mini Notebook review

Note takers, rejoice! Now you can have your old-school notebook AND the convenience of digitizing your hand written brilliance… and you’ll never have to kill another tree again. What sorcery is this? It’s Rocketbook. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s a pocket-sized erasable and reusable notebook that, when paired with the Rocketbook app, …

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Sengled Element Classic Smart Bulb review

So you’re thinking about dipping into smart home technologies, but want to start simple. The Sengled Element Classic may be just the thing for you. It’s easy to use, sets up in minutes, and is a remarkably inexpensive solution to creating a smart lighting solution for your home. Let’s get illuminated! What is it? It’s …

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Fuse Side Winder Apple MacBook Charging Adaptor Holder review

I love simple solutions for annoying problems. Take the Fuse Side Winder, for example. It’s like a hose reel, but it’s made for your MacBook charger. Let’s go wrangle those pesky cables! What is it? It’s a reel designed to manage the cables for your MacBook MagSafe charger. A model is also available for your …

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The New Bellroy Laptop Brief is ideal for streamlined professionals

I absolutely love what Bellroy is doing with their new lineup of bags. The Bellroy Duo Totepack that I reviewed last year is still one of my favorite bags of all time. The new laptop brief follows the same innovative design language and top-notch construction, in a slimmed-down business brief form made for your laptop and …

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MPOW H5 Active Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones review

This is me, on a Philly train during rush hour, enjoying blissful solitude. How is this possible? I’m rocking the MPOW H5 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones. Spoiler alert: the active noise canceling feature is the real deal. Let’s have a look! What is it? They are Bluetooth enabled headphones with a noise canceling mode …

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STM Bags Banks 15″ Laptop Backpack review

Who says business casual has to be dull? The STM Banks Laptop Backpack is a great looking daypack designed to organize your work life, with some clever extras to make your daily commute easier. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s an 18L backpack designed to carry your laptop and daily essentials. Hardware specs …

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Grill Masters Club Experience Subscription Service review

It’s time to step up our grilling game, people. This week we’re checking out the Grill Masters Club, a subscription service that delivers a new collection of grilling products to your doorstep each month. Let’s fire up the grill and see what we get! What is it? It’s a subscription service that delivers a new …

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United By Blue Lakeland Laptop Bag review

Looking for a simple, good looking bag for the office or school? United By Blue’s Lakeland Laptop Bag may be worth your consideration. It’s a charmer that’s got classic styling and great usability. It also comes from a company that’s dedicated to a noble environmental mission. Let’s learn more! What is it? It’s a 12 …

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Mission Workshop Rhake Backpack review

If you spend time on a bike, you probably know about Mission Workshop and their amazing bags. Today we’re looking at their latest pack: The Rhake. Designed with tons of dedicated organization for your tech and gear, the Rhake is a true multitasker for cyclists, commuters, and travelers alike. It’s a good one, folks. To the …

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Tsumbay Mini Portable Bluetooth speaker review

I *may* have gone overboard in my testing on this one. With great sound and a shockproof design, the Tsumbay Mini Portable Speaker is a nice little runabout for playing your tunes on the go. But I found out the hard way that there are limits to its water resistance. It’s a tragic tale. Let’s …

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Flowfold Stormproof Limited Conductor Duffle review

It’s been a cold, wet, miserable month here in Pennsylvania. But that’s OK! We’ve got our hands on the Flowfold Stormproof Limited Conductor, a duffle bag that fears no weather. We’re taking advantage of the awful weather to put it to the test. It’s raining. We’re getting soggy. But our gear isn’t. To the review! …

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