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.

Gourmia Hand Held Immersion Blender and Smoothie Maker review

REVIEW – Here’s a neat one for you. Today we’re testing a combination immersion blender and smoothie maker from Gourmia, designed to make your life a wee bit easier. It’s hand held. It multitasks. It has a Turbo button (heh-heh!). How does it go? Let’s blend! What is it? It’s a combination handheld blender with …

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RAVPower 16750 Updated Phone Charger Battery review

REVIEW – I know what you’re thinking. Another portable charger review. They’re all pretty much the same, right? No so, Dear Reader! Sometimes little details matter. I’ve got a updated design from RAVPower to show you what I mean. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s a portable charger with 2 USB ports and …

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Juschef Professional Blender review

REVIEW – There’s a big market for home blenders that provide decent power without breaking the bank. Today we’re looking at the Juschef Professional Blender, which promises high-powered function at a price tag of under $100 while adding a heating feature. Let’s see what it’s got! What is it? It’s a high speed blender that …

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Where’s my passport? Topo Designs is introducing their new & redesigned travel bag lineup!

NEWS – If one-bag travel is your thing, Topo Designs has some new stuff to show you! Topo Designs has upgraded their travel bag, with new 30-liter and 40-liter designs. Both bags feature separate compartments for your laptop, quick access travel essentials, tech gear, and small stuff, and a main compartment that opens flat with …

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Wondershare Fotophire Image Editing Software review

REVIEW – Photo editing can be drudgery unless you were raised as a graphic designer using Photohsop (like me). Even then, it can be tedious. Today we’re checking out the Wondershare Fotophire Image Editing Software, which combines a whole bunch of image editing features in one package. It’s simple to use, automates a bunch of …

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Brooks England Pitfield Backpack review

REVIEW – What’s defines heritage? How about a company that’s been making cycling and equestrian gear since 1886! Today I’m reviewing the Pitfield Backpack from Brooks England, and it’s a beauty. Let’s take a ride! What is it? It’s an all-weather backpack designed for biking that has the capacity for all of your daily essentials… …

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Willgoo Carrying Case and Power Bank for Apple Pencil review

REVIEW – Tired of hauling your Apple Pencil accessories around in a zip bag so that you don’t lose them? Me too. The Willgoo carrying case solves that problem for you and acts as an alternative charging source for your Pencil to boot. Let’s have a look! What is it? It’s a travel case for …

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Audew Multi-function Flashlight review

REVIEW – Yes, that’s a flashlight submerged in a sink full of water. That’s the kind of thing we do! The Audew Multi-function Flashlight has multiple light functions, clips on metal surfaces with magnets, and can even charge your smartphone in a pinch. And it’s completely waterproof. It’s very handy to keep around. To the …

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Sengled Element Color Plus Smart LED Bulb review

REVIEW – Who says you can’t do professional-style interior lighting on a reasonable budget? The Sengled Element Color Plus smart bulbs enable you to manage your interior lighting from your smartphone with complete control of color, warmth, and brightness. We’re already fans of the Sengled Element Smart Lighting system, and this addition makes it even …

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Mission Workshop’s Transit Arkiv Laptop Brief hangs with you wherever you go

NEWS – The new Transit Arkiv Laptop bag represents the next evolution in Mission Workshop’s laptop-friendly Transit series. Here’s the deal: this brief is designed to travel with you anywhere (and anyhow? Is that even a word?) you choose to get there. You can sling it over the shoulder like a traditional brief, wear it …

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Burkley Leather Business Briefcase review

REVIEW – The classic leather briefcase never goes out of style, does it? Today we’re checking out the Burkley Leather Business Briefcase, a classy leather brief for the business minimalist. How does it do in our testing? Let’s go to work!  What is it? It’s a minimalist leather briefcase sized for tablets and laptops up …

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Lululook Canvas Backpack for men review

REVIEW – Convertible bags are great, but they also present a tricky design challenge to make sure the bag works in both vertical (backpack) and horizontal (messenger) mode. Today we’re looking at Lululook’s take on the convertible backpack/messenger bag. There are ‘s a lot of interesting  design happening here. How does the whole package come …

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