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.

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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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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Apple Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro: First impressions

ARTICLE – Nearly as soon as it was announced, I ordered one of Apple’s Magic Keyboards for my recently-acquired 11” iPad Pro (first generation). And when it arrived today, I eagerly got it set up and started typing out my first impressions. Previously, I had been using a spare Mac Magic Keyboard and a Twelve-South …

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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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