Julie Strietelmeier

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We spend a lot more time in our basement than we do the main floor of the house, so it's often difficult to know when someone comes to the front door if we can't hear them knocking. Sometimes they don't even knock because they press the doorbell which has had a dead battery for over [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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aspire-4

Innovation in eyewear isn't really a topic that those of us in the tech and gadget field keep track of. Other than changes in frame styles and lens quality, eyeglasses look and perform the same way they have for decades. At least that's what I thought until I was contacted about Aspire Eyewear, a new [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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week

What are you doing right now? I'll be really disappointed if it's not reading the latest news, reviews and articles from the Gadgeteer. Here's a list of everything we posted the past week, enjoy! Amazon Echo review RAVPower 15W Foldable Solar Charger review weBoost Sleek 4G cellular signal booster review ZAGG Pocket Bluetooth keyboard review [...]

Posted in: News
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caseco-core360

The Caseco Core 360° is a car mount that will put your smartphone right where you need it without a lot of unsightly plastic holders, Velcro or unreliable suction cups. The mount is made of an anodized aluminum alloy and features a neodymium magnet that keeps a secure hold on your device. The mounting part [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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livingpillow

You've no doubt heard the term "I slept like a rock" haven't you? Well the Living Stone Pillows bring that saying to life. They are a collection of pillows that have fabric that has been printed to make them look just like pebbles, stones and rocks from nature. The zippered pillow covers are made of [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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The onscreen keyboards on our mobile devices work great, but for those of us who are touch typists or those who prefer the feel of physical keys when they need to do a lot of writing, a Bluetooth keyboard is obviously the way to go. The latest keyboard that I’ve had the opportunity to test [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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botvac-d85

I've been a huge fan of Neato's Botvacs after reviewing their Neato Botvac 80 robot vacuum earlier this year. I continue to use it several times a week to keep my floors clean and love that it does the work while I can do other things. Neato has just announced a new D series with models [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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With summer just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start planning your family road trips and vacations. This week's reviews of the Genius carry-on pack, ECBC Hercules laptop backpack and Miggo AGUA camera case will inspire you to get out there and see the world. And if a vacation isn't in the cards [...]

Posted in: News
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bellabeat-leaf

There are so many activity trackers on the market that it can be very difficult to choose one. Most trackers we see are black plastic bands that have been designed to be worn on the wrist and are not exactly what would be considered fashionable. We've seen trendier trackers like the Misfit Shine that can [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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nova-flash

Janet and I have both reported on the Nova Bluetooth LED flash for iPhone and iOS devices (see related links list below). Now version 1.2 of the app that controls the Nova flash has the capability to allow one iPhone to control up to ten Nova flash units. We wanted to put iPhone owners in the [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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scosche-flatout

I don't know about you, but I like to have a status LED on my gadgets that lets me know when they are fully charged so I don't have to manually turn them on to check the battery level. Most of the Android smartphones that I've owned have this feature, but Apple's iPhones and iPads [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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couchlet

How many times have you been relaxing on the couch or in bed when your smartphone or tablet runs out of juice? If you're lazy like I am, you probably don't want to get up and plug in your device to charge it because let's face it, getting up is too much like work! Couchlet [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home, Kitchen, News
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traxedo

Tracksuits have never been considered dinner party appropriate garb until now. Traxedos are tracksuits that, you guessed it, look like a tuxedo. Silly? Yes. Only worn by dorks and tools? Most likely. But hey, don't let that stop you. You'll definitely turn heads when people see you in one of these suits. The Traxedo comes [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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week

Don't let the weekend go by without making sure that you didn't miss any of this week's content. Click through to see the full list of the gadget related news, reviews and articles that were posted on The Gadgeteer this past week. Sphero 2.0 robot ball review Axel Soundscape headphone review ThermaCELL heated insoles review GOcase [...]

Posted in: News
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Grilled cheese sandwiches and buttered toast are two of my favorites. But buttering the bread when the butter has been taken straight from the refrigerator can be challenging because cold butter doesn't spread very easily. Taking the butter out ahead of time to soften is the easiest way to solve the problem, but for those times when you don't [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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A few weeks ago I told you about the availability of a dedicated Android app for The Gadgeteer. At that time the iOS version of the app wasn't available because it had not yet been approved by Apple. I'm happy to announce that the The Gadgeteer iOS app is now available on iTunes! Just like [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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timeswirl

Have you ever wondered what we end up doing with the devices and products that we review? Do we continue to use them long after the review has been posted? Do we shove them in a drawer to collect dust? Do the products malfunction or break a week after we posted a glowing review? These reoccurring [...]

Posted in: Reviews
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misfit-exo

Misfit has just announced the EKOCYCLE Field Band, the result of a partnership with the Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am, for a new accessory for their popular Misfit Shine activity tracker. These wrist straps are made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles and features a snap in mount for the Misfit tracker and an adjustable strap. The EKOCYCLE Field [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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pipeworks

Multi-port USB chargers come in an almost unlimited variety of styles and colors, but this is the first time I've seen chargers made from actual pipe fittings. Pipe Works offers a unique collection of USB chargers, lamps and furniture that have been built using casted pipe fittings. These chargers have a cool industrial vibe and [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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tinpan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnpsXvSKlCY If you've always wanted to play an instrument but don't have the money to buy a piano, guitar or other instrument or don't have any spare time to invest in learning the ins and outs of playing it, Tin Pan Rhythm is a new iOS app that makes playing music fun and easy. If you're like me, [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Music Gear, News
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