Julie Strietelmeier


It seems like every day we are hearing about more cases of the Zika virus here in the US. Zika is spread by mosquitos. And while all mosquito bites are annoying and give me the heebie jeebies, contracting the Zika virus is much scarier. It's true that it usually only causes mild flu like symptoms [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear

The Elli Rolling Coins Bank is a cute way for kids (and adults) to save their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. This bank is shaped like a pachyderm. That's an elephant for those of you who are not up on the 19th-century taxonomic order of mammals (yes, I got that from Wikipedia. Don't judge me). [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Since switching to the Nexus 6P last fall, I've gone from charging with the included Type-C cable, to charging wirelessly using a Qi wireless patch from Astore. The wireless patch worked fine and allowed me to use my existing Qi chargers, but left the Type-C port on the phone unusable and a little plastic bump [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

If you have a family of Gadgeteers, you most likely have a variety of USB cables and charging docks positioned all over your house. The Jabees Q7 6 Port Desktop USB Charging Station will help you clean up that mess and get organized. It features an intelligent USB charger with auto-detect technology that adjusts the [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

You're driving along minding your own business only to look up and see flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Then you look down at your speedometer and cringe. When you drive a smooth, quiet car, it's very easy to speed without realizing it until it's too late. Radar detectors are one way to help prevent [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News

Do you keep your smartphone in your pocket or bag while you're driving, or is it front an center on your dash? There are as many ways to mount a device in your vehicle as there are devices and vehicles. Today we're going to check out a selection of car mounts from GekoGrip. GekoGrip car [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

Even though I have my mobile number added to the Do Not Call list, I get a dozen spam calls to my phone every week. They are almost always a pre-recorded message from someone named Sally or Sarah telling me that... well, I don't know what they want to tell me because I always hang [...]

Posted in: Android, News

Meet Joan, she's your digital room assistant. The Joan Meeting Room Assistant is actually a digital door label that uses e-paper (like the Amazon Kindle ereader) to post room reservation info outside an office meeting room. Joan links with your calendar so you when you schedule a meeting in a certain room Joan will display [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Here is this week’s list of 5 crowdfunding campaigns that have caught my eye in the last week for being unique, and worth checking out. Click through to see this week’s notable crowdfunding projects. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/334949086/leaf-for-life-revolutionary-shade-and-nomad-energy What is it? It's collapsible umbrella for the beach that comes with a movable 16W high efficiency solar panel. Why [...]

Posted in: News

Mistbox review


It's July in southern Indiana which means it's hot and humid outside. But this year it's worse because there's a heat dome over us and while both we and the corn in the fields are sweating, air conditioning units are working overtime to keep our homes cool and comfortable. AC units use a lot of [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Today we have six quick review updates for products that were reviewed from 2012 to as recent as last May 2015. These quick updates are a quick way to see how some of the products that we review hold up over time. It gives our readers some insight on the types of products that the [...]

Posted in: Reviews

Dash cams are becoming more popular every day and when a product becomes popular, you start seeing a lot of brands from the very inexpensive (some would say cheap) to very expensive (some would say spendy). Today I am taking a look at the Thinkware F750 dash cam which lands in the expensive category with an [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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Fans of Apple's rose gold MacBook, iPhone and Apple Watch can now choose from Satechi's growing line of matching accessories. Satechi's Metallic Series has been expanded to include rose gold versions of their wireless headphones, headphone stand, charging stations, Type-C Hub and new Type-C Micro/SD Card Reader. Additional Rose Gold items will be added to [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

I don't know where you are right now, but here in Indiana, it's hot. Not just hot, but humid AND hot. Ugh... When it's like this outside, the best place to be is inside with your favorite cool website,  which I hope is The Gadgeteer! To stay cool (intellectually), I've created a quick list for [...]

Posted in: News

The Avegant Glyph is a portable and lightweight theater that can go with you on all of your adventures. You might look like Geordi La Forge while you're wearing the Glyph, but you won't care because you'll feel like you're watching a 60-inch TV and will be enjoying hi-definition digital audio. It connects to your [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News