Julie Strietelmeier

bomber-keychain

Last October Andy Jacobs told us about Bomber & Company's Bomber Barrel duffel bag which is still Kickstarter's most successful campaign for a bag. The backers of this campaign kept asking for a keychain to go with the duffel bag and Bomber & Company have answered that request. Their latest crowdfunding campaign is for Bomber [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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timeswirl

Oops, somehow Saturday got past me before I had a chance to post my regular weekly roundup list. If last week flew by too quick for you too, then I bet you missed some of our news, reviews and articles from the past seven days. No worries though because here is a complete list for [...]

Posted in: News
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jorno-5

My all time favorite keyboard for a PDA (remember those?) was the original Stowaway Keyboard from Think Outside. They later came out with a Bluetooth model, but it was smaller and didn't match the cool factor of the first one. It's been 15 years since I reviewed the Stowaway and I've been hoping someone would [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News
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decadent-minimalist-wallet-6

The trend for minimalist wallets continues with no end in sight. All you have to do is search Kickstarter for the keyword "wallet" and you'll see what I mean. Speaking of Kickstarter and minimalist wallets, I have a new one to show you today. It's the Decadent Minimalist DM1 wallet. If that name sounds familiar to [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Wallets
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eureka-brushroll-clean-7

Buying a vacuum can be a lot like buying a new car. Like cars, vacuums are expensive, come in sub-compact, compact, mid-sized and full-sized models with all sorts of options that you may or may not need. I've reviewed quite a few vacuums in the past few years, but keep looking for my holy grail of [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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ezilstein

Holding a tablet for an extended period of time can fatigue your hands and negatively affect your posture. The EzilStein (pronounced “easel + stein”) is a uniquely designed minimalist universal tablet stand that you wear for hands-free tablet viewing. The stand is made in the USA of lightweight anodized aluminum and wood that easily folds [...]

Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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sata-usbc

Are you the owner of a shiny new 2015 Apple MacBook with the USB Type-C port? As you're building up your collection of USB Type-C accessories, the USB 3.1 Type-C to SATA Combo Adapter from Brando is a handy device that you might want to consider adding to your gadget toolbox. Although flash storage is [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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peakdesign-messenger

Messenger bags are my favorite style of bags because they are casual, don't fall over when you set them on a flat surface and can hold all my gear with room to spare. Thousands of other people must also like messenger bags because Peak Design's Everyday Messenger Bag Kickstarter campaign has already raised over $1M [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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frixtion-stamps

Remember the Pilot FriXion pens with their erasable ink? Now Pilot is offering FriXion stamps that can be used to decorate your journal, paper calendar, etc. Just like the FriXion pens, these stamps use the same type of thermo-sensitive ink that will disappear with friction. The Pilot FriXion stamps are available in several ink colors [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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tv-mirror

Minimalists will love this product because it's a mirror that conceals a big screen TV. Use it as a mirror by day and at night it becomes a TV. The TV Mirror mounts over your existing TV and uses beamsplitter TV mirror technology to turn the black screen of your powered off TV into a [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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waterfield-vitesse

Messenger bags are my favorite style of everyday bag because they can pretty much hold everything but the kitchen sink you need them to. If you're as much of a fan of WaterField bags as I am, you'll be interested to know that WaterField has recently introduced their new Vitesse messenger bag. The bag is [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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evenflo-carseat

Walmart and Evenflo have teamed up to announce a new baby car seat that has built-in technology to alert the driver when the child's harness clip becomes unbuckled and when the child is still in the seat after arriving at their destination. Last summer it seemed like each week that passed we were hearing about [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
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week-news

Time flies when you're having fun or at work all week not having any fun at all. Yay for the weekends when you hopefully have time to get caught up on all the news and reviews that we posted here on The Gadgeteer. Grab yourself a nice cold drink, get comfy in your stretchy pants [...]

Posted in: News
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soi-baglight

The German designed SOI bag light is a great idea for people who carry large gear bags, backpacks or tote bags. It's a 3 x 1 inch disc shaped LED flashlight that you keep in your bag. When you stick your hand in the bag to retrieve an item, special proximity sensors can tell when [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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batman-mirror

If you're a fan of the Dark Knight, this Batman logo shaped mirror should be perfect for you. At least until your wife makes you take it down ;) The Batman mirror is based on the circa 2003 logo - if you keep up with things like that. It's made out of acrylic so it [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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handwrytten-1

I don't think anyone would argue that receiving a traditional greeting cards on your birthday or other occasion feels more personal than receiving an e-greeting card,  quick email or a text message. But let's face it, going to the store, picking out a card, addressing the envelope, finding a stamp and then mailing that card [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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podium-style-stand

We review a lot of backup batteries, but this might be the first one I've seen that has a built-in adjustable device holder. The Podium Style Stand features a 10,500 mAh backup battery with two USB ports so that it can recharge two devices at once. The backup battery has enough capacity to supply 200% [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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lightup1

It takes almost no effort to get kids interested in technology because they are naturally drawn to gadgets and gizmos like smartphones and iPads. While playing games on these devices is a lot of fun for children, they don't learn much from the time spent gaming. What if kids could play and learn important skills [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
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tuck-device-rack

If you're reading this post, you probably share a common problem that all gadget packrats share. We have lots of devices but no good way to store them while they are not being used. I keep my older MacBook Air on the end table next to my side of our double Lazy Boy couch, Jeanne [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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sipsnap

Whether you have small children, dexterity problems or you just like to be prepared for potential liquid spillage accidents, SipSnap lids have you covered (see what I did there?). SipSnaps are colorful lids made of high-quality, food-grade silicone that is BPA and phthalate-free. The one size fits all lids can stretch to fit almost any [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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