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.

1MORE PistonBuds Pro Hybrid Active Noise Canceling Wireless Earbuds review – Solid entry-level ANC

REVIEW – I’ve worn and used what feels like countless sets of earbuds and headphones, but very few that were equipped with active noise cancelation. How does this relatively new technology fare in the 1MORE PistonBuds Pro wireless earbuds? Read on! What is it? The 1MORE PistonBuds Pro are a set of in-ear wireless earbuds …

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JLab Go Work Wireless On-Ear Headphones review

REVIEW – In this age of daily video chats and working from home, it feels especially important to invest in a dedicated headset to make all those meetings bearable. Today we’re taking a look at JLab’s Go Work Wireless On-Ear Headphones. What is it? The Go Work Wireless Headphones from JLab are a wireless Bluetooth …

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Nordgreen Pioneer chronograph watch review

REVIEW – Today, we’re taking a step back from all the fancy smartwatches and health trackers and focusing on a classic timepiece, the Pioneer Chronograph Mens Watch from Copenhagen-based Nordgreen. What is it? The Nordgreen Pioneer chronograph watch is a 42mm men’s chronograph wristwatch featuring a stopwatch with large second hand and minute sub-dial, a …

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Allegory Goods Grove Collection: The Cedar Handcrafted Leather Journal Cover review

REVIEW – For those who keep handwritten notebooks or journals, they can tell you the importance of those invaluable notes and doodles and ideas inside. Keeping them safe and secure sounds like a job for the near-invincible Allegory Goods’ “The Cedar” Handcrafted Leather Journal Cover. What is it? The Cedar from Allegory Goods Grove Collection …

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Logitech Signature M650 wireless mouse review – your silent partner

REVIEW — Say you want to make a mouse, and you toss in these requirements into a bag and shake it up: silent operation, wireless, comes in multiple sizes, is for lefties or righties, has five different colors, and most of all, cheap. What you end up with is the Logitech Signature M650 Wireless Mouse. …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Jacob Haas)

ARTICLE – Ever since March of 2020, I’ve essentially been working from home, so that leaves me requiring a manageable quantity of every-day carry items. On the rare occasions I have to go into the office, I take my 13″ MacBook Pro and a small leather bag with me. Most days, this is my minimum …

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Epomaker Lite 60% sized aluminum mechanical keyboard review

REVIEW – What do you get when you take a full-size keyboard and whittle it down to a minimal viable product, and then add in a bunch of actually-useful features? Something like the Epomaker Lite 60% Aluminum Mechanical Keyboard. What is it? The Epomaker Lite is a 60% sized gasket-mounted aluminum mechanical keyboard with hot-swappable …

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Wuben C2 2000 Lumen Power Bank Flashlight review

REVIEW – During the winter hours, the sun seems to set before you know it, making a flashlight an important addition to your EDC arsenal. Today we’re reviewing the Wuben C2 Power Bank Flashlight, a surprisingly versatile torch for outdoor or general use. What is it? The Wuben C2 is a rugged handheld flashlight with …

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Is this the last wallet you’ll ever buy? – Allegory Goods “The Kit Slim” Custom Front Pocket Wallet review

REVIEW – Featuring rugged full-grain kangaroo leather, slim profile, and customizable add-ons, The Kit Slim from Allegory Goods might just be the last wallet you’ll ever need. What is it? The Kit Slim is a customizable wallet handmade from full-grain, sustainable kangaroo leather and designed to be easily carried in one’s front pocket. It features …

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Victrola Revolution GO portable rechargeable Bluetooth record player review

REVIEW – Victrola joins the ranks of “Worlds Firsts” again by injecting their deep history with vinyl into a 21st century device: the Revolution GO Portable Rechargeable Record Player. Let’s give it a turn! What is it? The Victrola Revolution GO is a portable, rechargeable battery powered record player, capable of playing all manner of …

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WeGym Smart Resistance Band System review

REVIEW – The WeGym Smart Resistance Band System claims to be a portable full-body workout in a tiny bag. I had the opportunity to take these bands for a month-long spin — or stretch, rather — and here are my thoughts. What is it? The WeGym System is a highly-portable set of resistance bands that …

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