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.

Parblo Pearl P-10 LCD Drawing Tablet review

If you’ve stepped foot into a large bookstore chain, craft store or one of those places that sell educational types of toys, chances are you’ve seen something similar to the Parblo Pearl. This thin device is a pressure-sensitive LCD writing tablet designed to replace standard slate chalkboards, whiteboards, memo pads… just about anything you’d jot a …

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Good “Things” come to those who wait

I’ll admit it, I’m a productivity and to-do app junkie. I’ve used nearly every major to-do and task manager available and followed them through their development and new versions. But none so closely as Culture Code’s Things. Finally, after literally years in a tight-lipped closed beta, Things 3 is now available on the iOS and Mac app stores. 

EasyAcc Quick Charge 3.0 20000mAh Power Bank review

In a world where mobile devices are proliferating, the need to keep them topped off and rapidly charged is a constant struggle. While battery life is slowly improving, so is the demand on our phone and tablet processors, making them easier to drain than ever. Fortunately, there’s also a huge market for external battery packs. …

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Treblab X11 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds review

I’m a firm believer in futurism, the coming-true of farfetched science fiction concepts. One of the seemingly impossible devices I remember reading about was featured in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. The main character’s wife would lie awake at night listening to the “beetles” in her ear — tiny radio earbuds — chittering away deep …

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BeatsX Wireless Earphones review

It feels like ages ago when the iPhone 7 was officially announced, putting to rest the rumors on whether or not it would do away with that ubiquitous feature that graces almost every mobile device… the headphone jack. In classic Apple fashion, their self-described bold move was backed by a new wireless audio technology that …

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The IconFactory Linea iPad Pro sketchbook app review

One of my favorite tech innovations of the past year is Apple’s iPad Pro paired with the Pencil. There have been many digital styli that have preceded it, but for me, nothing’s come close to touching the Pencil for note-taking and drawing. I’ve been dabbling in iPad sketching apps for almost as long as they’ve …

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Studio Neat Canopy keyboard cover and iPad stand review

When I moved to the larger screen of the 12.9″ iPad Pro several months ago, I did so with the full intention of using it as my primary computer. For me, that meant at least trying to embrace the iPad in its purest form by using its software keyboard exclusively. But as a long-time touch …

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Solar powered, anti-theft Lifepack offers plenty of juice on the go

We get it. You don’t like to be tethered to some workstation just to get through your daily workload. What if you could throw your office on your back, take your work with you and keep your mobile devices charged by harnessing the energy of that glowing ball of exploding gas in the sky? Enter …

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Your.MD symptom-checking app is a hypochondriac’s dream

When was the last time you felt a tickle in your throat and thought to yourself “I wonder if I just need some water or if I’ve contracted the Spanish Flu.” So out of curiosity, you pop online and throw a few symptoms into a search, including that mildly irregular heartbeat you just noticed, and …

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