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.

VINSGUIR Pickleball Paddle Set review – Get your game on!

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REVIEW – If you want to be a Pickleball master, proper gear is essential! We’re testing the VINSGUIR Pickleball Paddle Set, which is promoted as a great starter kit for the hottest game in the country right now. I recruited my son & his friends, notorious pickleball enthusiasts, to provide some experts to help with […]

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OKP L1 robot vacuum cleaner review – great on power, but not very smart

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REVIEW – Robot vacuums make life easier, and there are a ton of them to choose from. The OKP L1 robot vacuum cleaner stakes its claim on being driven by a sophisticated LIDAR sensor system and a powerful cleaning capability. How does it do in real-world testing? Let’s find out. To the review! What is

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ONLU Car Topper Luggage Carrier review – carries all the things on all the cars!

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REVIEW – Sometimes your vacation plans require room for more stuff! The ONLU Car Topper Luggage Carrier is designed to extend that cargo capacity for your car, truck or SUV with a waterproof, durable, rooftop-mounted bag to hold all the things. How does it handle the goods? To the review! What is it? The ONLU

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Vangoa VBU-20 Banjolele review – a whole bunch of fun at a great price!

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REVIEW – You read that right! A banjolele is exactly what it sounds like: the love child of a ukulele and a banjo. The Vangoa VBU-20 Banjolele is designed to be an entry-level instrument that you can learn on without spending a whole bunch of cash. In my opinion, it accomplishes that mission. To the

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Proscenic P12 cordless vacuum cleaner review – flexible & powerful, but could use more juice!

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REVIEW – A clean house is a happy house! The Proscenic P12 cordless vacuum cleaner is designed to help you achieve that happiness through a lightweight, cordless design that specializes in pet hair (in addition to the rest of the dirt). How does it do? To the review! What is it? The Proscenic P12 cordless

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Dynomighty Wallets review – unique designs that are tough as nails

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REVIEW – Everything you see here is a wallet! That’s Dynomighty’s whole thing: they make tough wallets out of Tyvek that feature unique functional designs and a whole range of rad graphic styles. But do they do the job as a part of your EDC? Come hither, friend, and let’s find out! What is it?

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My Thing Logic Garden Tool Organizer review – Spring cleaning Nirvana!

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REVIEW – A well-organized garage (or shed) is a beautiful thing. This year’s spring cleaning included a new addition: the Garden Tool Organizer from My Thing Logic. This rack is designed to onboard all of your outdoor tools and gadgets, and it’s got wheels to zip around the yard! Does it fulfill my journey to

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LIT Strength Machine review – A rowing machine… and much more!

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REVIEW – Look how tired I am! I’ve been testing the LIT Strength Machine, a multifunctional rowing machine that serves as a platform for all sorts of full-body workouts. Cardio, strength training, barre, pilates, rowing… this machine claims to do it all. Let’s see how it works in practice. To the review! What is it?

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LIT Axis Smart Resistance Bands review – A smart gym you can take anywhere!

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REVIEW – There’s more going on in this picture than you think! The LIT Axis Smart Resistance bands give you all the tools you need for a portable/versatile workout, but they also measure your effort and continually record your progress! What is this sorcery? To the review! What is it? LIT Axis Smart Resistance Bands

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Mujjo Tech Case review – a perfect EDC organizer for all your cables, chargers, and accessories!

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REVIEW – A good tech organizer keeps your EDC kit from descending into tangled madness. It just so happens that Mujjo makes a Tech Case that fits the bill, keeping your doodads and whatnots well ordered and organized. Just how good is it? To the review! What is it? The Mujjo Tech Case is a

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Plankpad Pro plank and balance board review – gamify your core workout!

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REVIEW – Core workouts are important, but they’re rarely what most people would call “fun.” Enter the Plankpad Pro plank and balance board! This device pairs a dedicated planking device with an app that provides a combination of workouts, challenges and interactive games you can use to build that core strength. Does it rip? To

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Anuent 13″ Leather Messenger Bag review – A scrappy little bag for your essential gear!

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REVIEW – Looking for a leather bag on a budget? I’m testing the Anuent 13″ Leather Messenger Bag. This little guy is just the right size for essential tech, has a bunch of character, and costs less than 60 bucks! It looks like a bargain… but does it stand up to testing? To the review!

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Yunmai Smart Scale 3 review – user-friendly daily weight tracking and more!

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REVIEW – Get rid of that old scale! Digital scales are the future, my friends, and the Yunmai Smart Scale 3 is a good one. It’s simple, functional, and effective on its own and gets even better when you pair it with the app for ongoing tracking of your progress & deeper biometrics info. Let’s

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Moonbird Breath Coach review – Simple, easy breath training

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REVIEW – Breath training is a hot trend right now to help manage stress, to reduce anxiety, and to improve your sleep. But how do you get started? Enter the Moonbird Breathing Coach! This system combines a handheld device with an integrated app to teach you how to manage your breathing to reach all of

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NOOE Desk Set review – Upgrade Your office space!

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REVIEW – Treat yourself to a desk upgrade! NOOE is a Scandanavian design shop that builds beautiful, sustainable, and functional pieces made to upgrade your workspace. I’ve got their 5-piece desk set for testing, and every piece is a unique little work of art. To the review! What is it? The NOOE Desk Set is

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