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.

LifeProof FRĒ Series iPhone Case review

REVIEW – It’s fun to play outside, but nature can do a number on your precious smartphone! Today we’re checking out the FRĒ series from LifeProof for the iPhone Xs, Xs MAX, and Xr. It’s designed to keep the elements from ruining your day if you lead an active lifestyle. To the review! What is it? …

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Baltic Domini Men’s Orange Leather Briefcase review

REVIEW – Sweet, sweet Italian craftsmanship. That’s what you’re getting with the Baltic Domini Men’s Orange Leather Briefcase. It’s a beauty, my friends, made for dominating the board room. Grab your best business suit, ‘cause we’re about to get fancy. To the review! What is it? It’s a double gusset (or two compartment) Italian leather …

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Cuisinart 30″ Electric Smoker review

REVIEW – I used to have an offset barrel smoker, and I just couldn’t get the hang of it. Managing the fuel was a pain, and temperature control was difficult. The Cuisinart 30″ Electric Smoker offers an experience for those who are new to the meat smoking game, or those (like me) who just want …

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Phiaton just released the Curve wireless headphones, and I think I love them

NEWS – If you’re still finishing up your holiday shopping list, your procrastination is about to be rewarded! Phiaton just dropped their new Curve wireless active noise canceling headphones today. I’ve had a week to play with a pre-release model, and it’s a good one. Phiaton has won numerous awards for their innovative headphone designs, …

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Edge of Belgravia Gallatine Knife Set review

REVIEW – Today, Bob is slaying vegetables with the Gallatine Knife Set from Edge of Belgravia. It’s a set of award-winning cutlery that features a stunning avant-garde design. But there’s more to the story… these blades are made for cooking, and do that job extremely well. Trust me on this: when you see these babies …

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Egloo Candle Powered Heater, Aroma Diffuser, and Humidifier Review

REVIEW – This is my second scented diffuser review in the past few weeks, and my house smells fabulous! While I reviewed the tech-driven Moodoo recently, the Egloo sits on the other end of the spectrum. It’s a terra-cotta based, candle-driven diffuser that uses all natural products and design to do its thing. Egloo claims …

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PRO-SYS VarioSonic Electric Toothbrush review

REVIEW – Yeah, I know… electric toothbrushes aren’t the sexiest gadgets. But they are an important tool in your daily cleaning routine. If you’re shopping for some power-assisted dental hygiene the PRO-SYS VarioSonic is a simple, cost-effective solution worth our consideration. And if you’ve been avoiding an electric toothbrush because you have sensitivity issues (like …

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Moodo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser review

REVIEW – The Moodo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser is a enables you to customize scents to your style and preference What is it? It’s a smart home aroma diffuser that enables you to customize your scentscapes to match your mood. And yes, “scentscapes” are a thing. Hardware specs Connects through 2.4 Ghz WiFi networks IOS …

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Buckle & Seam Ralph Leather Portfolio review

REVIEW – I’m a big fan of the style and practicality of the business portfolio. This week we’re looking at a good one: the Ralph Portfolio from Buckle & Seam. Not only is it a nice piece of leather with excellent usability, but you can also personalize it a bit to match your style. Buckle …

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Saddleback Leather Simple iPad case review

REVIEW – Many moons ago I owned an original Saddleback Leather iPad case. It was a beautiful, beefy piece of leather. The new Simple iPad Case is a completely different animal. Simple and streamlined, it’s made for portability and optimal day-to-day usability. Fear not, however: you still get that gorgeous full-grain leather. To the review! …

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Bellroy Classic Plus Backpack review

REVIEW – That’s how I would describe the new Bellroy Classic Plus Backpack. After a month of testing, it just might be my favorite bag design of the year. To the review! What is it? It’s a 22-liter all-around backpack with a separate compartment for a 15” laptop designed for work, school, travel and play. Hardware …

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Bestek 3-Outlet Vertical Cube Mountable Power Strip

REVIEW – Let’s have a real talk for a minute. Your house or office is full of electronics, and you know that the old clunky power strip you bought 10 years ago is getting a little… dated. It’s time for an upgrade! Today we’re reviewing a charger from Bestek that combines modern features with excellent …

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