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.

Quiqlite TAQ Wallet review – Is it a wallet or a multi-tool?

REVIEW – The term “tactical” (ambiguous as it may be) has been thrown around a lot in the past few years, applied to everything from pants to pocketknives. So why not wallets, too? Today, we’re taking a look at the TAQ Wallet from Quiqlite. What is it? The TAQ Wallet is a self-proclaimed “WORLD’S ONLY” …

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Kensington MagPro™ Elite Magnetic Privacy Screen review

REVIEW – In the digital age, privacy is an utmost concern. But even cautious individuals can be at risk with their laptop screens out in the open for passersby to see. Kensington’s simple-to-install MagPro Elite Privacy Screen can help keep wandering eyes off your personal information. What is it? The Kensington MagPro Elite is an …

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Solomon Straps Apple Watch Leather Band review

REVIEW – One of the best parts of owning an Apple Watch is seeing it transform with a simple act of swapping the band. Solomon Straps is here to give your Watch a healthy dose of style and class. What is it? The Leather Band from Solomon Straps combines turquoise Badalssi Carlo full-grain leather with …

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Creative SXFI Trio USB-C in-ear headphones review

REVIEW – In an engineering feat, the Creative SXFI TRIO Earbuds manages to pack an entire 7.1 surround sound system — or at least the impression of one — into a tiny package. What is it? The Creative SXFI TRIO are USB-C powered earbuds, featuring award-winning Super X-Fi headphone holography. They are imbued with a …

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WhatsOnFlix: A beautiful, at-a-glance view of everything new on Netflix

NEWS – WhatsOnFlix, launched towards the end of July on the App Store and Google Play, was created by developer Sven Ziegler to make seeing what’s coming and going on Netflix at a glance. In my previous article, I covered some of the features while beta testing the free version, but have since gained access …

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MyShittyBackpack GoApe Multi-pocket Cotton/Hemp Backpack review – Crappy name but nice backpack

REVIEW – Now I know what you’re thinking… “What’s up with that brand name?” But the GoApe Multi-pocket Backpack from MyShittyBackpack isn’t even close to being as bad as the name would suggest. What is it? The GoApe Cotton/Hemp Backpack is a medium-sized multi-pocket bag recommended for everyday carry, day trips, short hikes or beach …

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Glow Rhino Introduces EDC Gear Powered by Tritium

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – With just under 2 weeks to go on their first Kickstarter project, Glow Rhino, a small group of EDC enthusiasts, is looking to launch the Ion, an innovative pocketknife imbued with a glowing tritium insert. Tritium, for those that may not know, is an innocuous radioactive hydrogen isotope that creates photons through …

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Creative BT-W3 USB-C Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Transmitter review – Add Bluetooth to your Switch

REVIEW – It’s amazing to me that new consoles have no included ability to pair Bluetooth headsets. The Creative BT-W3 Bluetooth Audio Transmitter could be the missing link you’ve been waiting for. What is it? The Creative BT-W3 is a USB-C Bluetooth audio transmitter that supports 4 different codecs — aptX LL, aptX HD, aptX, …

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App Watch: WhatsOnFlix organizes what’s coming and going on Netflix

NEWS – I don’t know about you, but keeping up with what has just launched on Netflix, not to mention shows and movies that are set to be removed, is an absolute bear. WhatsOnFlix, an app created by independent developer Sven Ziegler, could make discovering your next favorite show a lot easier. WhatsOnFlix focuses on …

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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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