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.

VicTsing 10W Qi Wireless Fast Charger Car Mount review

REVIEW – One of the joys of getting to review gadgets is being introduced to obscure brands. Sometimes, they really do surprise you — in a good way — like this little Qi Wireless Fast Charger Car Mount (which is the official product name I believe) from a heretofore unknown manufacturer, VicTsing. What is it? …

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KontrolFreek FPS Freek Battle Royale Performance Thumbsticks review

REVIEW – Online gaming is a red-hot commodity, especially with the emergence of the popular “battle royale” last-man-standing genre of shooters. KontrolFreek is here to boost your killstreak with their FPS Freek Battle Royale performance thumbsticks. How do they stack up? Read on to find out! What is it? KontrolFreek’s FPS Freek Battle Royale Nightfall …

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SERK Duo-entry Drawstring Backpack review

REVIEW — Everyone’s seen those nylon drawstring bags that look like a modern replacement for a hobo’s bindlestiff. Usually they’re just cheap, single-compartment sacks used to tote a change of clothes, but Rever Brand offers an evolution on that design with their SERK Drawstring Backpack. Read on to see how it stacks up. What is …

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Bezalel Prelude Portable Wireless Charger review

REVIEW – The struggle to keep your phone battery is real, and while there are many portable power options out there, there are quite a few with wireless charging as an option. One of the more unique entries into this niche is Bezalel’s sleek Prelude wireless charger, a portable battery pack that sports a sticky …

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BoneTalker Adder Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones review

REVIEW – I love music and podcasts, and I like to experiment with all kinds of headphones: over the ear, in-ear buds, noise canceling… but up until now, I had never experienced bone-conduction headphones. The Bonetalker Adder headphones promise quality sound and open-ear design. How did they fare? What is it? The BoneTalker Adder is …

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Meridio Vintage Apple Watch Band review

REVIEW – When Apple debuted their Watch nearly 4 years ago, one of the selling points was the option to swap out the bands … sporty silicone, stainless steel links, and of course, classic leather, like Meridio’s Vintage Apple Watch Band. What is it? Meridio’s Vintage style watch band is a rugged, stylish leather watch …

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Get ready to use Apple Pay on your next Target & taco run

NEWS – Apple announced in a recent press release that Target and Taco Bell will be joining the growing (and already large) list of merchants who will accept Apple Pay. Apple Pay is rolling out now in Target stores and will be available in all 1,850 locations across the US in the coming weeks. Customers …

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Pandora now offers offline playback for Apple Watch

NEWS – With the latest update to Pandora’s mobile app, all Apple Watch users running WatchOS 5.0 or later can enable offline playback for paid subscriptions. Users with paid subscriptions to Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium — $5 and $10 per month, respectively — can now automatically sync music for offline play when in close …

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Gurunada Mobile USB Car Diffuser review

REVIEW – There’s finally a unique solution to the problems of never finding the right auto air freshener scent and wishing you could use your essential oils in the car. Gurunada has you covered with their Mobile USB Car Diffuser. Read on to see how it works. What is it? Gurunada’s mobile ultrasonic diffuser creates …

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Adonit PhotoGrip Smartphone Camera Grip review

REVIEW – The cameras in smartphones are truly a technological marvel, rivaling most modern digital cameras and pushing the boundaries of what an average user can capture. But grabbing on to a slab of glass isn’t the easiest way to get a decent snap. Enter the Adonit PhotoGrip, a classic take on modern smartphone photography. …

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Wicked Audio Enix Wireless Bluetooth headphone review

REVIEW – This wasn’t the first pair of Bluetooth headphones I’ve ever reviewed, but it was the first time I’d put my hands (and ears) on a pair of Wicked Audio headphones. Were the Enix Wireless Bluetooth headphones a heavenly win or an infernal disappointment? What are these? The Wicked Audio Enix are Bluetooth-enabled, over …

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Two perfect podcasts to kick off your October

NEWS – October is my favorite month of the year. Perhaps it’s because of the crisp, fall weather, or maybe it’s because the tenuous veil between our world and the unknown becomes, for a brief moment, seemingly paper-thin. In the spirit of ushering in the changing of seasons, I submit to you, readers, a pair …

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