Jacob Haas

Designer, doodler, dad and gadget enthusiast. Currently working as an art director in PA. Loves writing the first half of short stories, and might even finish a few someday.

AUKEY Basix Pro 10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank with Stand review

REVIEW – Portable charging power banks feel like a dime a dozen with very little in the form of variety. But once in a while, an interesting feature pops up, like AUKEY’s Basix Pro Wireless Charging Power Bank. What is it? The AUKEY PB-WL02 Basix Pro is a combination wired/wireless 10000mAh power bank with a …

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CLCKR Phone Stand & Grip Case review

REVIEW – With the rise in popularity of attachable phone grips, like the PopSocket, it’s nice to have alternatives like the CLCKR Stand & Grip Case. How does it compare? What is it? The CLCKR Stand & Grip Case is an iPhone case with a unique, pop-out grip integrated into the back that snaps and …

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Casio PRO TREK PRTB50YT-1 Quad Sensor Bluetooth Connected Watch review

REVIEW – World-class watch manufacturer Casio has been churning out reliable timepieces for decades, and their PRO TREK line manages to pack an incredible amount of trail-ready tools into a small, rugged package. Let’s dive right in. What is it? The PRTB50YT-1 model of Casio’s PRO TREK line of watches features 100M water resistance, a …

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Apple Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro: First impressions

ARTICLE – Nearly as soon as it was announced, I ordered one of Apple’s Magic Keyboards for my recently-acquired 11” iPad Pro (first generation). And when it arrived today, I eagerly got it set up and started typing out my first impressions. Previously, I had been using a spare Mac Magic Keyboard and a Twelve-South …

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HyperX ChargePlay Clutch Charging Case for Nintendo Switch review

REVIEW – There’s nothing worse than getting a low battery notification when in the middle of a gaming session on your Switch. But thanks to HyperX and their ChargePlay Clutch Charging Case, you can more than double your Switch’s battery life on the go. But is it worth the weight? What is it? The HyperX …

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Wacaco Pipamoka Nomadic Coffee Maker review

REVIEW – I love coffee, more so than my office mates, and am usually looking for ways to brew single cups of coffee without resorting to wasteful Keurig cups. So when I got the chance to review the unique Pipamoka Portable Coffee Maker from Wacaco, I was excited to give it a try! What is …

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YubiKey 5Ci USB Security Key review

REVIEW – Internet security is no joke. With increasing data breaches and phishing scams, it’s not uncommon for someone besides you to get ahold of your online account credentials, no matter how safe you’ve been. Adding an extra layer of authentication with a security key, like the YubiKey 5Ci, goes a long way toward keeping …

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Popov 5-Card Leather Wallet review

REVIEW – There’s just something about the feel of full-grain leather in your hands that invokes a sense of longevity, and the master leatherworkers at Popov Leatherhave developed a perfect front-pocket bifold with their 5-Card Leather Wallet. What is it? Popov Leather’s 5-card leather wallet is, as you would guess, a leather wallet with room …

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Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones review

REVIEW – Hailing directly from Stockholm, Urbanears offers strong, clean aesthetics for their line of headphones, and the Plattan 2 Bluetooth is no exception. But do they sound as great as they look? What is it? The Plattan 2 Bluetooth headphones from Urbanears are a set of wireless on-ear headphones that features long-lasting battery life, collapsible …

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EarBuddyz 2.0 and EarBuddyz Ultra AirPods Ear Hooks review

REVIEW – Call me an Apple fanboy if you must, but I love my AirPods. That design, “just works” functionality and sound quality are all top-notch… the only problem being they constantly threaten to fall out of my ears. As luck would have it, EarBuddyz offers not one, but two inexpensive solutions to this very …

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In-ear epiphany: Apple AirPods Pro first impressions

ARTICLE – When Apple revealed their AirPods Pro, featuring a more secure fitting in-ear style, I immediately put in my order. Lo and behold, a mere 30 hours later, they arrived at my office. I spent the last several hours putting them through their paces and here are some initial thoughts. New wider case The …

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Apple announces in-ear AirPods Pro, available 10/30

NEWS – I’ve been closely following the rumors of a new variant of AirPods for the past couple months, and today, out of nowhere, Apple announced their new model, dubbed the AirPods Pro. And surprise, they’re available this Wednesday, October 30th! I have a pair of original AirPods, and they’re just great, except for the …

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