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.

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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iFrogz AIRTIME PRO Truly Wireless Stem Earbuds review

REVIEW – Earlier in the year, I reviewed the non-pro variant of the iFrogz AIRTIME earbuds and found them mediocre at best. How do the iFrogz AIRTIME PRO Wireless Earbuds stack up in comparison? What is it? The iFrogz AIRTIME PROs are a set of lightweight, “truly wireless” Bluetooth earbuds that come with a sleek …

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Solo New York Packable Backpack review

REVIEW – When packing for a long trip, it’s easy to forgo including a smaller bag for your shorter journeys after arriving at your destination. Backpacks are usually bulky and add unwanted weight to your already heavy luggage. The Packable Backpack from Solo New York could be the answer to this dilemma. What is it? …

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Mophie Juice Pack Air iPhone battery case review

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REVIEW – I’d like to introduce you to a new adage: “The best battery pack is the one you have with you.” And what better way to make sure you’re carrying an extra power supply than to build it right into your phone case? And that’s just what Mophie aims to do with their sleek …

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PSA: Opt-out of Apple Card’s Arbitration Provision

NEWS – If you snatched up a fancy new Apple Card in the past week or so, you might want to take a good look at the terms and conditions, particularly under the Arbitration Provision section near the end of the document. Therein it states: By accepting this Agreement or using your Account, unless you reject …

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GameSir G6 Mobile Gaming iPhone Touchroller review

REVIEW – Love mobile gaming but hate the virtual controls? GameSir might have just the solution for you with their G6 iPhone Touchroller (an amalgam of Touchscreen and Controller). Does it score a victory royale or an epic fail? Read on! What is it? The GameSir G6 Touchroller is a hybrid game controller developed specifically …

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REECHO EchoWeek Wireless Earbuds review

CROWDFUNDED REVIEW – Today, we’re taking a hard look at the REECHO EchoWeek to find out if these truly wireless stereo earbuds are an instant classic or a cautionary tale of crowd-funding gone awry. What is it? REECHO’s EchoWeek TWS earbuds are yet another entry into the crowded wireless earphone market. They are currently in …

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So KontrolFreek sent me a Mystery Box…

ARTICLE – Oh! What’s this? A cool little mystery box from our friends at KontrolFreek! Let’s take a peek inside and see what’s in store. First, a greeting… The first thing I came across was a lovely handwritten note: Hi Jacob, After a decade of making performance gaming gear, KontrolFreek has had many faces. The …

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iFrogz AIRTIME Truly Wireless Earbuds review

REVIEW – Another day, another pair of truly wireless earbuds to run through the review gauntlet. Do the iFrogz AIRTIME Earbuds have what it takes to jump ahead of the pack? What is it? iFrogz’s AIRTIME are “truly” wireless earbuds that are geared for sports and workouts with their IPX-4 water resistance and 3-hour run …

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NITECORE TIP2 Rechargeable Keychain Flashlight review

REVIEW – If I were browsing the Personal Ads for the perfect flashlight, I’d look for the following qualities: small, rechargeable, bright, rugged and loves long walks on the beach. Well, maybe not that last part. Is NITECORE’s TIP2 Keychain Flashlight a perfect match? Read on! What is it? The TIP2 is a small, rechargeable …

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Airpower Wearbuds Fitness Band and Earbuds review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Airpower, an innovative smart device developer, is unveiling their Wearbuds, dubbed the “world’s first wristband-housed true wireless earbuds.” They will be available for preorder on Kickstarter starting today June 20th, 2019. What is it? The Wearbuds are touted as the “World’s First True Wireless Earbuds Housed in a Fitness Band.” And indeed, …

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