Julie Strietelmeier


Everyone here at The Gadgeteer would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day with family, friends and good food. Make sure that you eat plenty of turkey so you'll have enough stamina for all of your Black Friday shopping adventures tomorrow. And if you're like me and would rather [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

When I play music on my ukulele, I'm usually doing so in front of my computer, which I use to display the sheet music. I have a large collection of songs that are in .PDF and .TXT formats. There's one problem that I have been trying to solve for a long time, how to flip [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, Reviews

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. It's traditionally the day when stores offer their best deals for people who are shopping for holiday gifts. But why wait until Friday when you can take advantage of some great deals right now from Amazon. From now until November 27, Amazon is [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I am currently obsessed with pens. But not just any old run of mill type of ballpoint pens, I'm interested in uniquely designed pens that you can't buy at your local Walmart superstore. I am looking for a combination of good looks, good feel and of course, good writing. The newest pen that I've had the [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

We review a lot of leather products on The Gadgeteer, but out of all the companies that we deal with, the leather products from Colonel Littleton are my favorite. Their leather is the softest I've ever felt and their designs and craftsmanship harken back to a time when quality really meant something. Did I really [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Paper and Pens, Reviews

We've seen iPhone cases with built-in batteries, built-in multi tools, and even an iPhone case with a built-in charger with prongs that can plug directly into a wall outlet. The TurtleCell case for the iPhone 5, 5s, and 6, is an iPhone case with built-in earbuds. The TurtleCell case features built-in retractable earbuds with an in-line [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Cases and Covers, iOS, News

By next week at this time, Black Friday will over and the rest of the holiday shopping season will be looming in front of you. Before you start stressing out, how about taking a few minutes to relax by reading some great gadget related news and reviews. It's the time of the week for catching [...]

Posted in: News

How do you get your images, videos and files onto or off of your iOS devices? Do you email them to yourself? Share them to iCloud, Google Drive, Facebook, Dropbox, etc? The iAccess from Leef is an alternative to those methods that adds a microSD slot to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. They sent [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews

Have you given much thought about split keyrings? No? Ok, me neither. But let's do that now. The split keyring has remained virtually unchanged in decades. That is until now. The HANDGREY KNOX is the keyring reinvented. HANDGREY is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and sent me one of their KNOX keyrings to [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

When you review gadgets like I do, product images are just as important as the words I write. Not to pat myself on the back too hard, but I think I do a pretty good job when in it comes to product photography. I have no illusions that I'm a professional macro photographer though, and [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Grovemade's minimalist wallet combines a modern wallet design with an anodized aluminum frame with a more traditional material like leather. This wallet designed to provide quick access to up to five credit cards. Should it earn a spot in your pocket? Let me tell you about it and you can decide. Note: Images can be [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

Kaweco might sound like a Japanese company, but it's really a German company. Kaweco has been making dip pens, fountain pens and other writing instruments since 1883. I don't really care for fountain pens, but I couldn't resist their AL Sport rollerball pen with a stonewashed finish that reminds me of an old pair of jeans. [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

Eight years ago, I posted a handful of Gadgeteer Spotlight interviews with people behind some very well-known gadget brands. I had a lot of fun with those interviews and thought it was time to bring them back. To kick off the reboot of Gadgeteer Spotlight articles, I'll be interviewing Judie Stanford of Gear Diary. Those of [...]

Posted in: Articles

The split keyring has been around for many years. If you're like me, you probably have a dozen of them around your house. Although keyrings do their intended job of keeping keys organized, using one can be frustrating. Broken fingernails and pinched finger tips are not uncommon. The Bico KeyKlipz is cross between a keyring [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

Now parents won't need eyes in the back of their heads in order to keep an eye on their kids in the back seat of the car. Garmin's new babyCam will do that for them. The babyCam an in-vehicle wireless video baby monitor that mounts easily without tools using a twist-to-clamp bracket on the front [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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IK Multimedia who are well known for their electronic gear for musicians and hobbyists just announced a first. Their new iRig Acoustic is the first mobile microphone interface designed especially for acoustic guitars. If you're an acoustic musician, you probably use a stand alone mic positioned in front of your instrument when performing or recording. [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, News

Take a break from raking leaves and making your Thanksgiving dinner plans to sit down and catch up with your favorite gadget news and review site. For your reading pleasure, I've created a list that you can quickly scan to see if you missed any of this week's posts. And even if you didn't miss [...]

Posted in: News

I thought my quest to find my all time favorite pen ended when I found Uniball Jetstream pens a few years ago. Don't get me wrong, I still like the Uniballs because I don't get too upset if someone walks off with one or I lose one. But I've recently found myself wanting something nicer. [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

Technology Will Save Us is a design-led company that makes kits to help people get more hands on with technology. Based in London, they offer DIY Gadget kits, activities and online resources that cater to anyone who wants to learn on things work. Founder and CEO Bethany Koby believes "Making things in the real world [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News

I've reviewed so many wireless IP cameras over the years that I'm rarely impressed when a new one is offered to me for review. I wasn't all that excited when Foscam offered their R2 Wireless 1080P IP Camera to me, but once I received it and set it up, it quickly became one of my [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews