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.

MOFT Snap-on Stand and iPhone 12Wallet review

REVIEW – I’ve been a fan of the phone/wallet combination ever since the iPhone 4 and my thick, leather book-type case. Now, with MOFT’s Snap-on Wallet and the iPhone 12’s built-in magnet technology, wallet cases can now attached directly to the phone itself. What is it? The MOFT Snap-on Wallet is a thin, MagSafe-compatible card …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Jacob Haas

How It Started ARTICLE – Back in March of 2020 when Central Pennsylvania closed schools for two weeks in a “Stop the Spread” initiative, I wasn’t sure how long I’d have to work from home. I set up my own personal laptop — an aging 11” MacBook Air — and downloaded Adobe Creative Cloud and …

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Wacaco Cuppamoka Portable Pour-over Coffee Maker review

REVIEW — Pour-over coffee can consistently offer a delicious brew and bring out the best in your coffee. And thanks to Wacaco’s Cuppamoka, you can easily make yourself a single-serving at home or on the go. What is it? The Cuppamoka is a compact, travel pour-over coffee maker system that combines a double-walled stainless steel …

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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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