Julie Strietelmeier

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I can't believe that it's been almost 2 years since I posted my EDC setup. Time sure flies when you're having fun reviewing gadgets! I recently decided that it's time to downsize the gear that I carry with me everyday because my bag has been gaining weight for awhile now and I'm starting to really notice when I [...]

Posted in: Articles, Gear
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spine-5

The optical lenses in our eyeglasses have evolved over the years to include bifocals, scratch protection, progressive bifocals, automatic tinting in the sun and more. But the frames that hold these lenses have changed very little over time. Yes, the styles and designs have changed with fashion trends, but the physical design and components of the [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
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ozobot-1

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, you quickly realize your child can learn important lessons and skills through playing.  Toys don't have to look like homework to help you learn.  They can even take the shape of cute little color-reading robots, [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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I almost freaked out when I found an email from Dropcam in my inbox yesterday afternoon telling me that as an owner of an original Dropcam or Dropcam Echo, that my camera was no longer going to be supported and will stop working on April 15th. That was the bad news, but the good news is that Dropcam is [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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fitsnack-1

Did you make a new year's resolution to eat better and get fit? Yeah me too. So far I'm doing pretty good but there are times when I want a snack it's tough to find something healthy - especially if I'm at work. Vending machines are a no go zone for me because they are [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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news

If you don't visit us every day, you might miss something important - and we don't want that now do we? Click through to view a full list of this week’s gadget news and reviews. Montar Universal Car Mount review Phantom Glass screen protector review VidOn Box review Choetech Qi Wireless Charger (T513) review SkinnyCharge [...]

Posted in: News
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dunu-titan1-5

For me, buying earphones is as tough as buying a new pair of sneakers. When it comes to sneakers, I'm picky about the way they look, the way they fit and how comfortable they are to wear. I'm just as picky about selecting a pair of earphones. Comfort and sound are equally important to me when it comes to choosing [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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mhd-2015

In honor of John Hancock’s birthday (January 23rd, 1737), I challenge you to put away the QWERTY keyboard and grab your favorite pen and paper because it's National #HandwritingDay. John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, the act which inspired the saying "Put your John Hancock on it" that we [...]

Posted in: News
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timeswirl

It's Thursday, which means it is time to update some older reviews for products that we're still using or for products that worked great while we were doing the original review, but bit the dust soon after. Just scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews for the latest update. Black and Decker [...]

Posted in: Reviews
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choe-t513-5

I can't wait till the day when our smartphones have batteries that will last for a week or longer without needing a recharge. Hey I can dream can't I? Until that day comes (I'm not holding my breath), I will just make do with Qi wireless charging. Qi which is pronounced as chee, is a wireless [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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snowflake

Let's start 2015 off with a gadget giveaway! Here's your chance to win a bundle of seven prizes from Boxwave, InkCase, Tokyoflash, Wicked Audio, BuQu, Divoom and Scosche.  You can win this contest simply by writing a comment to this post. If you’re willing to do a little extra work, you can get two extra chances to win, [...]

Posted in: News
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weekly-roundup

Make sure you didn't miss any of our posts this week. Click through to view a list of last week’s gadget news and reviews. Moshi SenseCover for iPhone review Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver review Audioengine B2 Premium Bluetooth speaker review WorldCard Mobile business card scanner review LG G Watch review Bellroy Elements Pocket Wallet review [...]

Posted in: News
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waytools-textblade

The onscreen keyboards we use on our smartphones and tablets work just fine most of the time, but when you need to enter a lot of text, they become more annoying than useful. To remedy that situation, most people opt for a cover that has a built in keyboard. That works ok, but drastically increases the bulk and [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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timeswirl

Do you ever wonder what we do with the products we review after we're done writing about them? Do we continue to use them? Do they stop working soon after we post our review or do they keep working for months and years? We'll let you know every Thursday with a gadget review update post like [...]

Posted in: Reviews
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innerage1

For a lot of people, a new year means resolutions to start getting healthier. To do that you just need to eat better and be more active right? Of course doing those two things are very important, but what about potential issues going on inside your body that you don't know about which could be effecting your health? [...]

Posted in: Articles, Health, Fitness, Sports
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LG G Watch review

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Before the holidays Verizon was nice enough to send me the LG G Android Wear-based watch to test drive. It seems like I'm always excited about wrist worn gadgets until I actually strap them to my wrist. Once I do, I quickly tire of them. I was hoping the LG G Watch would buck that trend. [...]

Posted in: Android related, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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dyson-cinetic

When I reviewed the Dyson Animal vacuum a year ago, I was impressed by its suction and overall cleaning ability. Dyson is well known for their convenient bagless design, but now they've improved things even more by ditching the filter. In other sweepers filters can clog if not cleaned regularly, which causes a loss of [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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audioengine-b2-6

Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They make them small enough to carry in your pocket or on your keychain and design them to snap on your bicycle handle bars or fit in your car's cup holder. They even make Bluetooth speakers that can float in your swimming pool. All of these novelty [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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griffin-fitbit

If the wrist strap and belt clip that comes with the Fitbit Flex or Fitbit One activity trackers are a little too dull for your liking, consider these three new wearable accessories from Griffin. Designed specifically for the Fitbit Flex or Fitbit One, there's the Courier Clip for Fitbit ($19.99), KaZoo Clip for Fitbit ($14.99), and the Tracker Clip ($14.99). [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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gamevice

Last week at CES in Las Vegas, Wikipad took the wraps off of their Gamevice gaming controller for iPad. The Gamevice is a classic console style controller that supports the iPad Air and iPad Mini 1, 2, & 3. Compatible with 100s of iOS games including popular titles like Bioshock, Borderlands, Call of Duty, GTA and others, [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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