Andy Jacobs

Catholic, husband, father, engineer. Purdue Boilermaker. Dad of pugs. Collector of Star Wars. Practicioner of fitness. Drinker of beers.

AeroPress Stainless Steel Reusable Coffee Filter review – Simple, reusable, and durable

REVIEW – When I reviewed the AeroPress and AeroPress Go coffee makers back in 2019, I was impressed with both products.  But in the back of my mind, there was one feature that I thought would have made both products just a bit better: a reusable filter.  AeroPress must have finally read my mind, because …

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EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Closed Acoustic Wireless Earbuds with Dongle review

REVIEW – In May 2021 I reviewed the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless Earbuds, and overall, I was quite impressed.  However, I thought they lacked two critical features.  EPOS recently updated these earbuds, but did they add the critical features I thought were missing?  Read on to find out! What is it? The EPOS GTW …

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EVERGOODS CAS2 is a slim sling bag with lots of organization for your EDC gear

NEWS – Sling bags are in.  Check out the CIVIC Access Sling 2L or CAS2, the latest sling bag from EVERGOODS, makers of crossover backpacks and accessories.  While the CAS2 bears a resemblance to its larger sibling, the Mountain Hip Pack 3.5L, the CAS2 is a slimmer, more low profile sling for your small EDC …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Andy Jacobs)

ARTICLE – While I’ve been mostly working from home for nearly the past two years, there are still a handful of EDC items I try to keep nearby and on my person when venturing out into the wide world.  As a biomedical engineer and office dweller, my EDC kit needs are generally light and minimalist, …

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Black Shark Lucifer T2 Wireless Earbuds review

REVIEW – The wireless earbuds market may be one of the most crowded of any consumer electronic product category, with new ones being released every day.  One of the newest is the Black Shark T2 Luficer wireless earbuds.  Let’s check them out. What is it? The Black Shark T2 Luficer wireless earbuds are a Bluetooth …

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EVERGOODS CAP1L is a sleek, slim, EDC gear organizer

NEWS – EDC gear organizers items are super handy. They keep our small items from flying around in our EDC bags and help us find them quickly.  Sometimes you want an EDC gear organizer that is sleek, slim, and fit just about anywhere, like the new EVERGOODS CAP1L. LIke the CAP2L, The Civic Access Pouch …

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Neabot NoMo Q11 Self Emptying Robot Vacuum and Mop review

REVIEW – A new generation of robot vacuum products with added features is being released to the market, and we’ve had the opportunity to review a few of them here at The Gadgeteer.  The latest one we’ve evaluated is the Neabot NoMo Q11 Robot Vacuum, a sleek robot vacuum with its own self-emptying dustbin.  Let’s …

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Waterfield Designs Cycling iPhone Wallet and Jersey Pocket Tool Case fit your phone and more

NEWS – I’m a big fan of protecting my smartphone, which is an expensive and fairly delicate investment for the millions of us who carry one every day.  Check out Waterfield Designs Cycling iPhone Wallet and Jersey Pocket Tool Case, which are intended to not only protect your smartphone and cycling tools, but also help …

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Greenworks GRV-1010 Robotic Vacuum review

REVIEW – Home automation is a fast-growing industry and robotic vacuum systems are a significant portion of it.  In fact, we’ve reviewed several “robo-vacs” here at The Gadgeteer in the past few years.  The latest one we’ve evaluated is the Greenworks GRV-1010 Robotic Vacuum.  Let’s see how it did.  Gadget on! What is it? The …

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Lander Traveler 35L Backpack review – Perfect for one bag travel adventures

REVIEW – I’ll be honest up front here.  I’d been eyeing Lander’s packs since I missed being a backer on their successfully funded Kickstarter campaign back in 2018.  Their packs just had a great look and appeared to be loaded with solid functionality.  I couldn’t accept Julie’s offer to review a Lander pack fast enough.  …

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