Julie Strietelmeier


Multiple device pairing seems to be a trending feature being added to the latest Bluetooth keyboards and the latest from Logitech is no exception. Logitech's K480 Bluetooth keyboard allows for three devices to be paired with easy switching between them. Is this a useful feature and should this keyboard earn a spot on your desk [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews

We're teaming up with Verizon Wireless to give away a brand new HTC 10 Android smartphone! This is HTC's latest flagship smartphone and it's a nice one - I know because I've been working on a review of this phone and plan to post it soon. It has a premium look and feel with some [...]

Posted in: News

Most WiFi routers are flat boxes with flashing lights that you setup, stash under your desk and mostly forget about except for grumbling about dead spots when you're trying to surf from your back porch or your attic gadget cave. AmpliFi from Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. is a 802.11AC plug-and-play, multi-radio plug and play system that [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News

The Invoxia Triby is a connected speaker for the kitchen that can respond to voice commands like Amazon Echo devices by using Amazon's Alexa voice service. It's the first non-Amazon device that has this capability. On paper, Triby looks like a portable version of the Amazon Echo Dot but with more features. But how well [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

I have been using a LandingZone dock with my Macbook Pro and 29" LG monitor for the past two years. I haven't had any real complaints about the LandingZone until I saw the new Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station and started thinking that maybe there is a better way to organize my connections. The Satechi docking [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Mujjo's Carry-On Folio Sleeve for the 12 inch Macbook combines full grain vegetable tanned leather, felted wool and gun-metal hardware to create a stylish case that looks great while protecting your laptop and other daily essentials. This is a compact case that has been designed with portability in mind and features a unique handle that [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, News

Saturday nights are always a little bittersweet for me. Bitter because half of the weekend is already over and sweet because half of it is still ahead. In an effort to make your weekend more sweet than bitter, here's a list of everything we've posted on The Gadgeteer this week, just in case you missed something. [...]

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I'm not sure about where you live, but here in Southern Indiana, it's that time of year when gnats, flies and mosquitoes start making a nuisance of their pesky selves. If you're not a fan of bug spray and fly strips, the ZappLight might be an alternative worth checking out. It's a 9W 920 lumen bulb that [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Logitech has unveiled the Logi ZeroTouch, a mount for cars that holds your phone and allows for gesture and voice commands. The ZeroTouch is an air vent or dashboard mounted magnetic holder for Android phones (sorry iPhone!) that works with a command app to provide hands-free control of your phone. Hands-free in that you don't [...]

Posted in: Android, Car Gear, News

I'm happy with Android and haven't used an iPhone as my main phone for years. But dang it if these new leather and wood iPhone cases from tmbr. don't make me seriously think about switching back. These cases combine two of my favorite natural materials: wood and leather. They are available for the iPhone 6 [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, News

The Nonda ZUS Smart Car Finder & USB Car Charger is a German designed all in one charger and car location device that has been built to meet US Military MIL-STD-810G high-temperature standards. It has two USB ports that can charge two devices at once 2x faster than normal car chargers can do (max 4.8A [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear

I have been a fan of Withings fitness products for a very long time and have been using their Wifi Body Scale every day for the past six years. Their Activité activity-tracking wrist watches are some of the nicest looking fitness trackers on the market right now. But for those of us who are a [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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When the Amazon Echo was released last year, I was mildly interested but not enough to actually order one.  Then when it seemed like everyone was singing the Echo's praises, I became even more interested. But still not enough to buy one. Now it's a year later and Amazon has introduced the Echo Dot, a [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

Each week I take a quick look at several crowdfunding campaigns that I think look interesting. The projects that caught my eye this week include a minimalist desk that can be used sitting or standing, a "speaker" for your smartphone that doesn't use cables or batteries, and a wearable device holder that lets you go [...]

Posted in: News

How many remotes do you use for your TV and other home theater devices? I am currently using three. I have a remote for my DirecTV, one for my A/V receiver and one for my Roku. In the early days of PDAs and smartphones, most devices included a built-in IR transmitter so the device could [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News