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.

T2 Iso-Trainer workout equipment review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – So you want to get fit, eh? The T2 Iso-Trainer is a product that sets some high expectations as a single total body fitness solution. It’s based on isokinetic training principles where you provide the resistance, but it also combines elements of resistance bands and suspension trainers for a complete workout in …

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ThinkNoo Nutrient-Enhanced Coffee review

REVIEW – Unlock your coffee’s potential! That’s the mission of ThinkNoo with their line of instant coffees, which are enhanced with nutrients to give you energy and focus without the caffeine jitters. Do they deliver the goods? Let’s drink! What is it? They are instant coffee drinks that are nutrient enhanced to provide all-day energy …

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Tom Bihn’s new Icon Messenger is for carrying all of your essential things

NEWS – You may have missed this one over the holidays, but Tom Bihn released a whole bunch of new stuff in December. I’m particularly interested in the Icon Messenger, which is Tom Bihn’s first all-new messenger-style design in quite a while. With a 7.2 liter capacity, the Icon is a shoulder/crossbody bag sized up …

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ZAVOR Duo Pressure Cooker review

REVIEW – The holidays mean lots of cooking at Bob’s house, and I’ve got a new toy to play with! I’m been putting the ZAVOR Duo Pressure Cooker to the test for weeknight meals, parties, and family gatherings over the past month. How does it handle the daily culinary adventures? Bring your fork and spoon. …

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Moshi QuickDuo Car Charger review

  REVIEW – Can you ever really have enough charging ports in your car? The Moshi QuikDuo Car Charger adds a USB-C and USB-A port in one adaptor that pops into your auxiliary power outlet. Simple and effective. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s a USB-C and USB-A charger for your car. Hardware …

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Anti-Gear Anti-Wallet and accessories review

  REVIEW – The Anti-Wallet from the Anti-Gear Co. is a study in simple, minimalist functionality for your EDC. You’ll probably look at this review and wonder what you’re missing… and that’s entirely the point. It’s so wonderfully simple that you may underestimate how clever it is. To the review! What is it? It’s a …

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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 General Travel Backpack review

REVIEW – A full-featured, well-constructed travel backpack for under $150? Believe it! I’m checking out the Nayosmart General 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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