Julie Strietelmeier

Have you ever left the house and forgotten to turn a burner off on your stove? That's not a trivial problem as every year many house fires originate with the stove. Wallflower is a smart device that will send an alert to your phone and will sound an audible alert when you've left the stove… Read More

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The GoPlay Sidekick from Kanex enhances your iOS game playing experience by giving you a real controller that you can hold in your hands instead of a virtual controller on your iPhone or iPad's screen. The GoPlay Sidekick is small enough to put in your pocket and features a device stand that's built into the… Read More

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The imaginative people at Animi Causa are at it again. This time with this ultra cute book marker. The Nessie Tale Bookmark is a plastic book marker that fits between the pages of your book to mark your spot in a way that no ordinary book mark can do. Animi Causa must have a thing… Read More

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See my iPhone on the wall above my monitor in the image above? Is it stuck there with magnets? Nope. Velcro? Nope. Tape? Nope. Magic? Kinda. It's the GOATcase Anti-Gravity iPhone 7 Plus case. Let's find out more. GOATcase is a weird name for an iPhone case. It actually stands for Greatest Of All Time… Read More

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Put down your phone or gaming controller and spend some of your free time building something cool like this Peterbilt 389 Metal model from Amusien. I know what you are probably thinking. Building a metal model sounds difficult. But it's not. You don't need to weld or glue the pieces together. You don't even need… Read More

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This week we bring you five Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns for a variety of products. Click through to see this week's notable crowdfunding campaigns. blurb by Andy Jacobs What is it? A premium quality, durable, & versatile toiletry bag that lets you organize & pack your toiletries. It's sleek, sturdy, and adaptable. Why do I like… Read More

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One of my favorite vacation activities is reading a good book at the beach. Our usual destination is Sanibel Island, Florida at Ocean's Reach condos where we usually carry chairs and an umbrella down to the beach so we can relax in the shade which is important if your method of reading is an iPad… Read More

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Is it your understanding that dogs can't see color like humans? I thought so too. But then I learned that dogs can actually see yellow and blue colors when I read about the CleverPet Hub which is a "gaming console" designed especially for dogs that uses color. This device has a treat dispenser that opens… Read More

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Do you consider yourself an iPhoneographer? You're not alone if you do. By itself, the iPhone 7 Plus has a great camera, but is there a way to make it and your photos even better? The people behind the successful Kickstarter campaign for the ShiftCam Camera Lens Case think so. What is a ShiftCam? It's… Read More

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FuelBox looks like a good device charging solution that can be used at home as well as when you're mobile. It plugs into an existing wall outlet but still allows the use of two 3-prong AC power sockets on the front of the FuelBox charger.  The surge protected power station has two modules. There's the… Read More

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ThinkGeek is where Gadgeteers, nerds, and geeks go shopping and right now is the best time to visit their site because they are having a huge summer clearance sale. You can save up to 80% off on apparel like the Star Trek hoodies shown above which are on sale right now for only $19.99. Not… Read More

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Earlier today, WaterField Designs of San Francisco announced their newest bag. It's a new version of their TSA-friendly Zip Laptop Brief. The Zip Brief is a bag for travelers who don't need to carry everything, but just the essentials. This bag has been designed to unzip around three sides so it can lay flat for… Read More

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Back in the 70's when I was a young Gadgeteer in training, I remember seeing ads for Sea-Monkeys in the back of comic books that I used to read. I was fascinated by the pictures which showed them as a human-like underwater family that would live and play in a fishbowl. I saved my allowance… Read More

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If you hoped that the selfie stick fad was over, I'm sorry to break the news to you that it's not. Selfie sticks are here to stay and now you don't have to carry one in your pocket or gear bag to be one of the "cool" kids. Ditch the stand alone sticks because the… Read More

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I love watching movies at home, but I recently switched internet providers and as a result, I have to be careful how much data I use. That means that I can't binge stream movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon anymore. Yes, it's sad by true... So it looks like I'll be dusting off my DVD… Read More

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