Julie Strietelmeier


It's hard to believe that it's been 9 years since Apple first introduced the world to the iPhone. I still remember the excitement I felt that day (6/29/2007) as I waited for my chance to stand in line (a small line) to purchase one of the most hyped phones of all time. You can read [...]

Posted in: Articles, iOS
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Can you remember what it felt like to run through the yard with no shoes and socks on your feet when you were a little kid? I thought I was the fastest runner in the world when I ran barefoot. Yeah, I wasn't... But feeling the cool grass between my toes made me feel different. [...]

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Galen Leather is a company located in Istanbul Turkey (Est. 2012) that makes handcrafted leather iPad covers, laptop sleeves, wallets, bags, notebook covers and more. They sent me one of their large Moleskine notebook covers to review and it was love at first sight. Let me show you why. The Galen Leather large Moleskine notebook [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews

Today we have seven quick review updates from reviews that we posted earlier this year and one from last year. If you’ve ever wondered how well the gadgets and other products hold up after we’ve posted our reviews, these semi-regular review update posts will answer that question. We let you know how some of our [...]

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I've recently become a front pocket wallet convert. Instead of carrying a bunch of credit cards, a wad of cash, loose change, loyalty cards, receipts and other flotsam in a zippered wallet that I carry in my gear bag, I've pared down to just a few cards and a few folded dollars in a wallet [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Wallets

This week I feature three Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns that have caught my eye for being unique and worth checking out. Click through to check out my list of this week’s notable Kickstarter projects. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1629204423/nimb-a-smart-ring-that-keeps-you-safe-and-sound What is it? Nimb is a wearable personal security device with a hidden panic button that you can press to alert, [...]

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Back in the day when touchscreen devices were not finger-friendly, a stylus was a must have accessory. Today, styluses have two main uses: note taking and drawing. Like pens and pencils, styluses come in all manner of shapes and sizes, but one thing holds true with today's styluses... If you want a stylus with a [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Styluses

Are you one of the millions of people who use a wireless camera to keep an eye on your home and property when you can't physically be there? How did you decide which camera to buy when there are so many on the market to choose from? I've lost count of all the security cameras [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Saddleback Leather Company has just announced a new line of their very popular rugged premium leather bags. They are calling it the Ugly & Limited line, but I disagree with the ugly part. These bags are made with the same quality materials and craftsmanship as Saddleback's other bags, but they feature leather with cattle brands, [...]

Posted in: Bags, News

Happy weekend gadgeteers! I hope everyone had a great week. We were busy posting news and reviews on the topic you like best - gadgets! If you didn't get a chance to read everything we posted this week, now is the time to get grab a cold beverage, get comfy and click through to view [...]

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Having an easy way to mount your smartphone in your car is important if you want to use the phone for navigation or for in-car audio entertainment. There are all sorts of solutions on the market to mount phones to windshields, air vents, CD slots and more. When I'm shopping for a car mount, I [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

IK Multimedia's new iKlip A/V has been designed for people who do mobile broadcasting. It has an expandable holding bracket that can hold most smartphones with a screen size of 3.5" to 6". It also has a steady-shot hand grip so you can record wobble-free video on the go. If you'd rather use a tripod [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News

Today only (06/23/2016 12:01 AM PDT through 06/23/2016 11:59 PM PDT) you can save big on a variety of iClever charging adapters at Amazon. Today's deal is on 10 different iClever products. Some that we've reviewed here on The Gadgeteer (see related links below). iClever consistently offers good quality multi-port USB chargers that allow you [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Stringify is an IoT (Internet of Things) platform that makes your smart gadgets smarter by allowing users to create macros that they call "flows". Flows are commands that are strung together that control and react to their existing gadgets. It's like IFTTT, but more powerful and customizable because unlike IFTTT, Stringify can create multiple actions [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

If you are reading this review, that probably means you have more than one remote that you use to control your home entertainment equipment. I have four physical remotes that I use when I want to watch shows on my TV. There's the DirecTV remote, my Onkyo AV receiver remote, the Roku remote and a [...]

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