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.

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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The Saddleback Leather Messenger Backpack brings back a classic design in a new format!

NEWS – When Saddleback Leather first started out, one of their original products was a simple messenger-style bag. It was a great design that also converted to a backpack in a pinch. I know many owners who modified theirs for full-time use this way, arguing that the big square form factor worked better that way. …

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Tom Bihn’s brand new backpack looks strangely familiar…

NEWS – Look, you all know that I love Tom Bihn products. They’re among the best in the carry business when it comes to build quality, durability and usability. But one of their strongest qualities is how they actively solicit customer feedback to continuously evolve their designs. And they’re not afraid to make changes or …

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