Bob Patterson

I'm a digital marketer and an illustrator with a passion for user experience. I constantly dabble in gadgets and technology, with a particular interest in bags & EDC products, cooking, and creative tools. I'm also an old school punk rock guy and a rabid fan of sci-fi and fantasy genres... I have the Yoda tattoo to prove it.

SUNMYTH exercise bike review

REVIEW – Home exercise bikes are still a hot item in fitness these days, with hundreds (thousands?) of models and price points to choose from. The SUNMYTH Exercise Bike promises an improved experience over your bargain exercise bikes with a heavy-duty design, but it’s not as expensive as those $2000+ models. How do it do …

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UGREEN 100W USB C Wall Charger review – is it really the one charger to rule (or replace) them all?

REVIEW – The UGREEN 100W USB C Wall Charger is designed to simplify your life by ditching all those extra chargers you need to haul around for your electronics. It’s got all the right stuff: portable, 100 W power output, and four ports to plug in all the things. Does it do the job? Is …

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The Trakke Wester Roll-Top backpack is a thing of beauty, built for a lifetime of misadventures!

NEWS – Here’s treat coming at you from across the pond! Trakke is a Scotland-based shop that makes hand crafted bags from British-sourced materials. Waterproof waxed canvas is their weapon of choice for backpacks, messengers and accessories. Their latest design is called the Wester, and it’s a rolltop-style pack designed to keep your gear dry …

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Treat your feet to some fresh leather slippers from WP Standard!

NEWS – WP Standard does lovely things with leather including bags, wallets, belts, and all sorts of accessories. Now they have something to keep your feet happy with the new Mr. Grumpy leather slippers. They just look comfy, don’t they? These slippers are made from full-grain leather with a padded heel, and have a leather …

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New bags from Tom Bihn! The new Paramour backpack, the return of the Smart Alec, and more!

NEWS – If you’re hunting for a new backpack, we’ve got some new drops coming from Tom Bihn in April! First up is the Paramour, which is a fusion of the recently released Paragon and Paradigm backpack designs.The main compartment includes an integrated padded laptop sleeve for bigger devices (up to 17″), and a “3D …

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mbarc 7-Day pill organizer review – It levels up your travel game, but is it worth it?

REVIEW – Yeah, yeah… I know what you’re going to say. “Bob, why do you need a fancy pill organizer when you get a cheap one at the dollar store?” That’s fair. But the mbarc 7-Day Pill Organizer promises an elevated experience in several useful and functional ways. I have thoughts. To the review! What …

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Flybird Adjustable Weight Bench review – Get pumped!

REVIEW – If you’re tired of that creaky old budget weight bench but don’t want (or need) a big rig for your workouts the Flybird Adjustable Weight Bench may be your jam. Don’t let the compact size fool you; it’s a tough and flexible little beastie that you can fold & stash away when you …

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The new Woodward Briefcase from WP Standard is an understated beauty!

NEWS – There’s nothing better than a good leather bag, right? WP Standard has a history of making great leather bags, and the new Woodward Briefcase marks the return of a business-ready brief to its product lineup. The Woodward Briefcase shows off all the things we love about WP Standard designs. The aesthetic is uncomplicated …

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The new Grandfather Backpack Case from Saddleback Leather is something I’ve never seen before…

NEWS – Saddleback Leather is always doing interesting things with new leather designs including takes on classic leather forms like Gladstone-style bags. Their recent releases have played with variations on hard-sided cases… which brings us to the brand new Grandfather Backpack Case released this week. The Grandfather Backpack Case is a hard-sided briefcase — box …

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Trifo Lucy AI Robot Vacuum review – Should I be concerned that it watches me while it works?

REVIEW – Meet the do-it-all robot vac! The Trifo Lucy AI Robot Vacuum not only professes an advanced AI for optimized cleaning, but it does much more. It’s got an integrated camera with two-way audio. It’s got motion sensing security technology. And you can manage it all remotely from your app. How does all of …

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Okaysou Dance 430 4 Quart Air Fryer review

REVIEW – Y’all know I love to cook, but I’ve never owned an air fryer. Weird, right? Over the past month, I’ve been putting the Okaysou Dance 430 4 Quart Air Fryer through its paces to see what I’ve been missing. Let’s cook some stuff. To the review! What is it? The Okaysou Dance 430 …

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Shokz OpenRun Pro sports headphones review – Time to get moving!

REVIEW – What is this sorcery?!? I’m testing the Shokz OpenRun Pro sports headphones, which feature bone-conducting technology for those with active lifestyles. These are a game changer for me. Let’s find out more. To the review!! What is it? Shokz OpenRun Pro sports headphones are bone conduction open ear headphones. What’s in the box? You’ll …

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Rolling Square Edge Kit review – attach your phone to your laptop

REVIEW – I am always fumbling for my phone while I am working. It’s awkward. But look at me now! My laptop and my phone are living in perfect harmony thanks to the Rolling Square Edge Kit. This kit not only mounts my phone next to my moneymaker, but it adds some extra features as …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Bob Patterson)

ARTICLE – My work situation was 100% remote for the longest time, but now we’re going to the office a couple of days a week. It’s been two years, people. I need to find my work clothes, shoes, and the keys to my car. The good news is that, while the re-adjustment is weird, I …

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Soul Nation S-Storm Max speaker review – it brings big sound and a funky light show!

REVIEW – Gaze upon the pretty lights! The Soul Nation S-Storm Max is a portable Bluetooth speaker that promises big sound, resistance to the elements, and a variety of light displays to spice up your party. Let’s fire up the party and see how it does. To the review! What is it? The Soul Nation …

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