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.

Discommon Goods Thermoformed Leather Card Wallet review

The Card Wallet from Discommon Goods is about as minimal as you can get while still being able to call it a wallet, and personally, I love that about it. I have a deep appreciation for clean aesthetics and simplicity, and this feels like the distillation of what one would need from a wallet — …

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Keeping my balance in check with Dollarbird

I’ve been using a checkbook application on mobile devices ever since my first Palm Pilot. It was a simple application, probably cost me a dollar to download and didn’t come with many bells and whistles (and God forbid your battery died before syncing your Palm) but not having to bother with a handwritten checkbook register …

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JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker review

It’s summertime again, and that means pool parties, camping, canoe trips, picnics, and barbecues. But what’s a great summer get-together without a killer soundtrack? There’s just one problem… how are you going to get everyone to actually hear that bangin’ playlist you spent all day making? Ditch the awkward phone-in-a-cup sound hack and stop worrying …

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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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