Julie Strietelmeier

plusus-lifelink-3

Minimalists should appreciate the thought that went into designing the LifeLink USB charge cable from Australian based PlusUs. This USB charging cable is thin and compact for easy integration into your EDC. But is this cable worth the hefty price tag? I'm skeptical, but let me show you more about it and then let you decide. [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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bokahblocks

When I was a little kid, we didn't have money for LEGO building toys, so we had Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys which were both made of wood. Although I would have loved to have bucket of LEGO bricks back then, I enjoyed the toys I did have. Wooden building toys may seem too old [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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digitalsundial

The words digital and sundial don't usually go together, but a French maker has changed that with a cool 3D printed sundial that "displays" the time like a digital watch. The way sundials traditionally work is that they cast a shadow from the sun across a dial with numbers. You have to read the number [...]

Posted in: News, Watches and Clocks
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google-secuirty

To increase awareness for Safer Internet Day 2016, Google is giving users 2GBs of free Google Drive storage space when they take a quick online security checkup today. Don't groan, the checkup is actually quick, painless and really useful. You'll see what devices and services are using your google account and will have the ability [...]

Posted in: News
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logitech-g810

Most of us think of a computer keyboard as a tool for inputting letters and numbers, but for gamers, a good keyboard can be the difference between their character living or dying. Am I being overly dramatic? You betcha. I can't help it because the new Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (wow [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, News
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pantelligent

Cooking is fun if you know what you're doing. But if you are a cooking novice, it can be an anxiety and smoke filled nightmare. Can a special frying pan help you learn to cook? Only if it comes with Gordon Ramsay attached to it you might think. The Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan doesn't come [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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satechi-monitorstand

All parts of my home may not be organized and clutter free, but I try to keep my Gadgeteer HQ workspace as neat and tidy as possible. It's tough for me to feel inspired to write when my desk is a mess, so I'm always looking for ways to keep things organized in my small [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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samsung-smartcam-4

Samsung isn't a name that normally comes to my mind when I think about security cameras brands, so I was surprised when I was offered the chance to review their SmartCam HD Plus. Since this camera is made by Samsung, it has to be good right? Let's find out if Samsung is the next big thing in wireless security cameras. [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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weeklyupdate

Hello Gadgeteers! I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far. My internet connection which has been down for the past 6 days here at home (Gadgeteer HQ), was finally fixed this afternoon, so I've been catching up on some surfing, emails, and other net related fun. How about you? If you haven't had [...]

Posted in: News
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crockmark

I can't seem to recall the last time I read an actual physical book. You know the kind I'm talking about, the ones made of paper with pages that you turn with your hands instead of with a swipe of a finger. I still love real books, but carrying around my latest tome is easier [...]

Posted in: News
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foldio360

If you're an eBay or Etsy seller of small items, a product reviewer like me or someone who just likes to goof around with photography gadgets, you will want to check out the Foldio360 turntable project on Kickstarter. Made by the same guys that brought use the Foldio portable photography studio, which earned a spot [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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hacktoolbox2

Do you have a useful tip, trick, life hack or cool DIY project that you think other Gadgeteer readers can use to make their life easier or would find interesting? So many people have great ideas and they never share them. To help change that, I'll be posting regular articles sharing some of the best [...]

Posted in: Articles, Do-It-Yourself, How-To
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nessie

These ladles appear to be named after the Loch Ness Monster of the Scottish Highlands, but they remind me more of Dino the dinosaur from the Flintstones cartoons. Either way, they are cute as heck and will bring a smile to the face of anyone who uses one. Available through the Animi Causa Boutique, these [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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helpwanted

Would you like to become part of Gadgeteer team? Due to a few people leaving in the past year, I currently have 3-5 positions open. Keep reading to see if you have what it takes to join my crazy group of gadget nerds. This is a strictly a non-paying position. Your pay will only be [...]

Posted in: News
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week2

It's the last week of January and we had quite a few reviews and news posts that you definitely don't want to miss. To make sure you read everything, click through to see the full list of all our posts from last week. RBH EP-3 Sound Isolation Earphones review Bellroy Micro Sleeve wallet review Dog [...]

Posted in: News
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moleskine-pencil

When it comes to journaling, I still prefer using a real paper notebook with a pen. But if digital journaling is your favorite method and you also own an iPad, you should know that Moleskine's Journal app for iOS can now work with the Pencil from FiftyThree. The Pencil is a Bluetooth stylus that has a [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Styluses
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bloxels

It's no big mystery why kids (and adults) enjoy playing video games. Duh, it's because they are fun! What if kids (and adults) could easily create their own games and learn something in the process? Bloxels can make that happen. Bloxels is a kid-friendly video game creation platform where kids (and even adults) use a [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, Kid Gadgets
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coil-hack-25

Do you have a useful tip, trick or hack that you think other Gadgeteer readers can use to make their life easier? Then I need you to contribute them to a new series that I'm starting today. So many people have great ideas and they never share them. Let's change that. The tips, tricks, hacks [...]

Posted in: Articles, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Do-It-Yourself, How-To
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wipebook-4

Refillable notebooks have been around for decades, but reusable notebooks are completely new. Imagine buying one notebook that you can use over and over again. Let me introduce you to the Wipebook. It's like having a book made of whiteboard pages. A notebook like this obviously isn't something you would want to use for a [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews
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ezviz-minicube

Recently at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, EZVIZ the company who makes the Ezviz 720p Indoor Mini Wi-Fi Camera that I reviewed a few months ago, launched several more home WiFi security cameras to add to their product line up. The new EZVIZ Mini+ features 1080p HD resolution and 2-way audio which the Mini didn't [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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taylorsens

There appears to be no end in sight for the IoT (Internet of Things). First we had activity trackers for humans, cars, our homes, and our pets. You might think the trend would end there right? Of course not, don't be crazy! I present to you, the TaylorSense guitar health monitor from Taylor Guitars. TaylorSense [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, News
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usb-memory-direct-2

If you have ever attended a trade show, you have probably picked up more than a few freebie USB flash drives with various company's logos emblazoned on them. If you have your own company, club, event or group and have thought about buying a bulk order of flash drives with your own logo to use [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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wormy

I haven't been fishing in decades, but the Wor.my compact fishing pole has me wishing it was summertime and I was standing on a dock soaking up the sun and catching Bluegills! This compact fishing pole system was designed in Hungry, and was a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that raised over €16,186. Now it's being [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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bellroy-microsleeve-4

Wallets, like gear bags, are an every day necessity. But they can easily become stuffed with items that you don't really need or use, becoming more of a burden to carry than a useful accessory. I think that's why we're seeing so many minimalist wallets on the market right now. People are tired of clutter and bulky [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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week

Hello loyal Gadgeteer readers. It's Saturday evening, so you know what that means... t's time to catch up on any articles from the past week that you might have missed. We had a little of everything this week, from my EDC update and T-Mobile coverage articles, to a headphones, earphones, and dash cam reviews. Click [...]

Posted in: News
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