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.

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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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

mophie juice pack air batter pack on top of a concrete slab

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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