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.

Memorism Blizz GS5 Grooming Kit review – Keeping it clean & classy

REVIEW – Gentlemen: we need to clean up our business. That’s where Memorism Blizz GS5 Grooming Kit comes in. It is a full grooming kit with attachments and accessories to trim all the places. How well does it work? To the review! What is it? The Memorism Blizz GS5 Grooming Kit is a full-body grooming …

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ODA Go Pack shoulder bag review – A great way to carry your EDC

REVIEW – Look at me, taking in some culture at the art museum! It just so happens that I’m rocking the perfect companion for this trip in my Oda Go Pack. It’s a bag that’s just big enough for carrying your essentials. No pockets required! To the review! What is it? The Oda Go Pack …

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Cyetus Mini Espresso Maker review – fast, flexible, and innovative coffee tech for your caffeine needs!

REVIEW – Pardon my shaky hands… I have the caffeine jitters after a month of testing the Cyetus Mini Espresso Maker! This device delivers coffee crazy fast in multiple cup sizes from multiple coffee sources. Got grounds? Got Nespresso pods? Got Dulce Gusto pods? Get in here. I gotchu. To the review! What is it? …

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Hilife Clothes Steamer review – dispatches wrinkles with style and grace!

REVIEW – A clothes steamer is one of those utility appliances that you pick up in your journey towards adulting and hold on to for years. With that in mind, I now present the Hilife Clothes Steamer for your consideration. This compact fellow is looking to replace my old (and crusty) clothes steamer that’s been …

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Edifier WiFi Smart Speaker review – big sound, no foolin’ around!

REVIEW – I know about Edifier’s reputation for speaker products  (my son has a pair for his turntable), but now I have something new to play with! We’re looking at the Edifier WiFi Smart Speaker, which promises powerful sound with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. Does it rock? Does it whimper? To the review! What is …

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An EDC convertible laptop bag from Tom Bihn? Meet the Cambiata! Preorders open on July 20!

NEWS – I love the flexibility of a good convertible bag, but many of the designs I see present usability compromises as you switch between carrying modes. The new Cambiata by Tom Bihn looks it might fix that! Tom Bihn calls it a convertible tote/backpack, but it looks more like a vertical messenger to me. …

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Mifo S Wireless Earbuds review – perfect for active people!

  REVIEW – Workouts, running, cycling, walking… the Mifo S Wireless Earbuds are designed for doing the sporty things and the outdoorsey things with a rugged design and IPX7 water resistance. I beat these little guys around for a month to see how they hold up to the sweaty stuff. How do they do? To …

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The Olight I5T Plus Pebble flashlight review – a solid EDC performer!

REVIEW – It’s never a bad idea to have a flashlight in your EDC kit, and the Olight I5T Pebble Plus Flashlight is volunteering for duty. It’s pretty, but does it do the job? Let’s find out. To the review! What is it? The The Olight I5T Plus Pebble is an LED flashlight for your …

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Waterfield Designs Agile Briefcase review – Keeping things trim & classy

REVIEW – Briefcases are hit or miss for me. I often find them to be too small for my needs, too big to be practical, or built around odd styling. So here comes the Waterfield Agile Briefcase to challenge my thinking. It’s pretty. It’s functional. It’s from Waterfield, who makes some of the best bags …

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SUNMYTH exercise bike review

REVIEW – Home exercise bikes are still a hot item in fitness these days, with hundreds (thousands?) of models and price points to choose from. The SUNMYTH Exercise Bike promises an improved experience over your bargain exercise bikes with a heavy-duty design, but it’s not as expensive as those $2000+ models. How do it do …

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UGREEN 100W USB C Wall Charger review – is it really the one charger to rule (or replace) them all?

REVIEW – The UGREEN 100W USB C Wall Charger is designed to simplify your life by ditching all those extra chargers you need to haul around for your electronics. It’s got all the right stuff: portable, 100 W power output, and four ports to plug in all the things. Does it do the job? Is …

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The Trakke Wester Roll-Top backpack is a thing of beauty, built for a lifetime of misadventures!

NEWS – Here’s treat coming at you from across the pond! Trakke is a Scotland-based shop that makes hand crafted bags from British-sourced materials. Waterproof waxed canvas is their weapon of choice for backpacks, messengers and accessories. Their latest design is called the Wester, and it’s a rolltop-style pack designed to keep your gear dry …

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Treat your feet to some fresh leather slippers from WP Standard!

NEWS – WP Standard does lovely things with leather including bags, wallets, belts, and all sorts of accessories. Now they have something to keep your feet happy with the new Mr. Grumpy leather slippers. They just look comfy, don’t they? These slippers are made from full-grain leather with a padded heel, and have a leather …

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New bags from Tom Bihn! The new Paramour backpack, the return of the Smart Alec, and more!

NEWS – If you’re hunting for a new backpack, we’ve got some new drops coming from Tom Bihn in April! First up is the Paramour, which is a fusion of the recently released Paragon and Paradigm backpack designs.The main compartment includes an integrated padded laptop sleeve for bigger devices (up to 17″), and a “3D …

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mbarc 7-Day pill organizer review – It levels up your travel game, but is it worth it?

REVIEW – Yeah, yeah… I know what you’re going to say. “Bob, why do you need a fancy pill organizer when you get a cheap one at the dollar store?” That’s fair. But the mbarc 7-Day Pill Organizer promises an elevated experience in several useful and functional ways. I have thoughts. To the review! What …

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