Julie Strietelmeier


  Inexpensive capacitive styluses get the job done, but battery powered active styluses can do a much better job of mimicking the pen on paper feel that most of us want when drawing or writing on our touchscreen devices. Lynktec is no stranger to styluses and I've reviewed several of their products (see related posts [...]

Posted in: News, Styluses

If you take more than one pill per day, whether they are vitamins or drugs for a medical condition, organizing them so you won't miss a daily dose can be a chore. We've all seen the cheap rectangular pill boxes that are separated into seven sections, one for each day of the week and have [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home and Kitchen, News

In the last couple years, I've been switching my home's standard and CFL light bulbs to LED bulbs to save energy and money. But as I've been doing that, I've seen lots of LED bulbs come on the market that can be controlled anywhere with a mobile app. I wish all my bulbs or even [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Mice with OLED displays? I must be delusional right? Wrong! The new Rival 700 wired gaming mouse from SteelSeries features a small OLED display on the side that can be customized to show game stats, CPI settings and even show custom logos and 10 frames per second animations. If you think a gaming mouse with [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News

It's time for another set of updated reviews. This time around, we're updating a selection of garden and outdoors gadgets reviews. It took me awhile to find a handful of outdoor themed reviews. That tells me we need to do more of them! Click through to see a list of the reviews that I’ve updated. [...]

Posted in: Reviews

Even though the latest MacBooks have great battery life, they aren't magical. At some point the battery will drain and you'll need to hunt for your charger and an outlet. Dead batteries tend to happen at the worst moment, but if your MacBook has a USB-C port, the Kanex GoPower with its built in 15,000mAh [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Earlier today I sifted through a big pile of emails that I received in the last week pitching new crowdfunding campaigns. I can't and don't want to talk about every new product, so I pick three that I find interesting and worthy of a pledge. Click through to see this week's notable Kickstarter projects. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/udoo/udoo-x86-the-most-powerful-maker-board-ever [...]

Posted in: News

If you've ever dreamed of turning your mobile device into a microscope (who hasn't?), then here's the add-on phone accessory that you've been wishing for. It's the Bodelin ProScope Micro Mobile. The ProScope is designed to snap into a special sleeve for the iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy S4. The Edmund pro level glass optics provide [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

Tonight (05/22/16), Mars will be the brightest that it has been in the past 10 years. The red planet will be so bright that you'll be able to see it in tonight's sky without needing a telescope. Mars now resides opposite the sun in Earth’s sky, because on this date we are passing between it [...]

Posted in: News

Cloud based cameras are a very easy way to add a level of security to your home. While they won't prevent bad things from happening, they can alert you as soon as bad things start happening so you can do something about it as quickly as possible. I've been using a mixture of various brands [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

This is your lucky day! It's Saturday, which means I have a handy dandy listing of everything we posted this past week. I've split the list into news and reviews so you can take a quick look to make sure that you didn't miss any of our great content from the past seven days. Click [...]

Posted in: News

I don't find it very difficult to shop for my dad because he likes all the same things that I like. But if you don't have that same luxury, then consider letting Amazon help you with their latest Electronics Gift Guide for Father's Day. Their guide is separated into lists for the sports fan, smart home, man cave, [...]

Posted in: News

Do you have any road trip vacations on your calendar for this summer? As gadgeteers, we all know that driving directions and destination details aren't the only things we have to consider when we're planning for driving trips. Our travel gadgets rank right up there in importance too. When you're planning a road trip, you [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News

If you're looking for a unique gift idea for someone who enjoys putting models together, these models from UGEARS look fantastic. Designed in the Ukraine, these models are made of wood and have complex mechanisms with moving parts. The best part is that you don't require batteries and you don't need glue to put them [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News

When I was a kid I loved to draw and doodle. I still have some of the superhero and monster magazines I drew back then. The picture above of the bespeckled kid reminds me of me! I would have loved to have a stuffed toy made from one of my drawings. Forty years ago that [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
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