Julie Strietelmeier


  Let's face it, the days of wired headphones are numbered. With the iPhone 7 and other phone makers following suit, most people will be switching to Bluetooth headphones and earbuds to enjoy their tunes. The Helix Cuff allows you to keep a pair of wireless headphones with you at all times by placing them [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News

TINE tags review


TINE tags (pronounced as "tiny") are peel and stick scannable smart stickers that let you add video, audio or a photo to an object. Examples of usage would be to put a sticker in a book that will play an audio file of you reading the book, or a sticker on a birthday card that [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
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The GoPower Watch from Kanex is designed especially for the Apple Watch to keep it charged when you're away from home. This portable power pack features a 4,000 mAh battery that will charge the Apple Watch up to six times before needing to be recharged. The Apple MFi Certified GoPower is the first portable battery [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Watches and Clocks

I enjoy using my Roku for watching Netflix and Amazon Prime movies and TV shows. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago if I could think of something to make the Roku better than it is, I wouldn't have been able to come up with any ideas. That's until I saw the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

Wow, now I think I've seen everything... Apparently, fingertip protectors for playing guitar, ukulele and other stringed instruments is a thing. The protectors come in a package of four and are made of food-grade silicone material that stretches to fit the size of your index through ring fingers. Each fingertip protector has an opening in [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, News

This week's notable crowdfunding campaigns include a couple cool pens, a smart lock, a wireless backup camera and a holder for your toothbrush. Click through for all the details.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357463694/bold-smart-cylinder-lock-for-your-home-security What is it? It's a smart lock that replaces your door's cylinder lock instead of the deadbolt lock like a lot of smart locks that [...]

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Now you can blend in with nature when you're out in the woods trying to capture footage of Sasquatch or rabbits. The WASPcam 9906 CAMO is an action camera with a camo patterned case. This camera has been designed to be waterproof down to 98 feet without needing a special case. The WASPcam also features [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News, Outdoor Gear

Choosing the right home security camera can be difficult when there are so many different brands and price points to choose from. The Nest Cam which was originally Dropcam before being purchased by Google / Nest is a popular brand because they have a reputation for quality hardware, features and cloud services. I reviewed each of [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Today we have another small selection of reviews that have been updated after months or years of use. These quick updates will give you an idea of how the products that we review stand the test of time. Are they winners weeks, months, years or even a decade after we review them, or do they [...]

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Are you ready to buy a VR headset but don't want to spend a lot of money just to see what all the fuss is about? The HooToo VR headset is a sub $20 headset that is comfortable, easy to use and even worked with my Nexus 6P phablet. Let's take a look. The HooToo [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews

Oops, I was so busy yesterday that I didn't get a chance to post a weekly roundup with links to all the news, reviews and articles from the past week. What was I doing that caused me to forget such an important post? I was laying on the couch watching really bad movies all evening. [...]

Posted in: News

I've talked about my love of Qi wireless charging many times over the years and I have been worried that the technology is being phased out before it ever really got started. Smartphone makers like Motorola who were among the first to add this feature to their flagship phones a few years ago are no longer [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

It's Friday and you're probably worn out from working (or playing hard) all week. Here is some quick news to help you unwind and even some deals that can save you a few bucks! Save $80 on Jaybird X2 earbuds at Best Buy - Dave Rees reviewed these sport earbuds last year and liked them [...]

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Looking for some new tactical gear for the next time evildoers have you in their clutches? First of all, you're hanging around with the wrong crowd if this happens to you a lot. But I digress. Check out these shoelaces from ITS Tactical. Who cares about shoelaces you say. You do, when they are made [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

You've been looking at buying a drone for your kids that is both fun and maybe even useful (inspecting roofs, aerial photography, etc.), but you don't want to deal with the hassle of having to register it with the FAA if it's heavier than 0.55 pounds. It's tough to find a drone that weighs less [...]

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