Julie Strietelmeier


Fans of Apple's rose gold MacBook, iPhone and Apple Watch can now choose from Satechi's growing line of matching accessories. Satechi's Metallic Series has been expanded to include rose gold versions of their wireless headphones, headphone stand, charging stations, Type-C Hub and new Type-C Micro/SD Card Reader. Additional Rose Gold items will be added to [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

I don't know where you are right now, but here in Indiana, it's hot. Not just hot, but humid AND hot. Ugh... When it's like this outside, the best place to be is inside with your favorite cool website,  which I hope is The Gadgeteer! To stay cool (intellectually), I've created a quick list for [...]

Posted in: News

The Avegant Glyph is a portable and lightweight theater that can go with you on all of your adventures. You might look like Geordi La Forge while you're wearing the Glyph, but you won't care because you'll feel like you're watching a 60-inch TV and will be enjoying hi-definition digital audio. It connects to your [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News

This is Max. He's a stray cat that we've had for about 12 years or so. We think he's part Maine Coon because he's so large and has some of the characteristics of that breed. He acts more like a dog than a cat and likes to follow us around indoors and out. Max is diabetic [...]

Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

It's been 10 years since we had a dog, but when we did, we just let her outside to do her business and then complained when we'd accidentally step in her business while walking around our yard. That's what happens when you live in a rural area like I do, but for city-dwelling dog owners, [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

We've reviewed a LOT of dash cams over the years, but I think this new dash cam from Pyle is the first one I'd seen that has two cameras. The Pyle Dual Camera & Monitor DVR System fits over your vehicle's existing rearview mirror and has a camera to point out the windshield and one [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News

If you've day dreamed about adding smartwatch features to your favorite non-smart watch, the CT Band from French startup Rifft, may make your dreams to become a reality. The CT Band is a replacement watchband for most watches that is made of leather or silicone and comes in a variety of different colors. The band [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News, Watches and Clocks

Taking a temperature is something we do when we or our kids are sick. There are old fashioned glass thermometers, more modern digital thermometers, higher tech thermometers that plug into your smartphone and then there's the Withings Thermo. Withings, the well-known and well-respected health products brand has added the battery powered Thermo thermometer to their [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

The GEKO Smart Whistle is a personal safety device that will send your pre-defined contact list an SMS message, email or phone call with your location when you press the button or blow into it for more than two seconds. You can also send them an audio recording if you're unable to speak. After deactivating [...]

Posted in: Gear, News
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If you’ve ever wondered how some of the products that we review stand up over time, this post is for you. This week Kathleen Chapman and I have updated some of our past reviews with new info on how well the product is still working - or not. Click through to see a list of [...]

Posted in: Reviews

  If capturing virtual creatures around your town with the Pokémon Go app isn't your idea of a fun time, consider geocaching which is another outdoor hunting game. To play you'll need to use your smartphone or a GPS unit like the Magellan eXplorist GC which I'm going to tell you about today. The Magellan eXplorist GC is [...]

Posted in: GPS, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

This week I'm featuring four crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter that have caught my eye for being unique and worth checking out. Click through to check out this week’s list of notable Kickstarter projects. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2072772343/pen-uno-pencil-uno-the-most-minimal-writing-instru What is it? The Pen Uno is a minimalist aluminum pen that uses the Hi-Tec C Coleto ink cartridge and can turn [...]

Posted in: News
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Wait, don't laugh and don't hit the back button on your browser. I know the image of a whiteboard mounted in the shower looks goofy, but stop and think about the times that you've had a great idea while showering, only to forget the thought as soon as you finished washing your ears. Ideas can [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Do you check out The Gadgeteer Monday through Friday? If you answered no to that question, that will make me really sad. Ok, I know you’re busy and might not have time to visit the site each day. That’s why I post these weekly roundup lists every Saturday. They have links to all of the [...]

Posted in: News

Dedicated point and shoot cameras (and maybe even DSLR cameras) aren't nearly as popular as they were before smartphones came on the scene. Now we mainly use our phones to take pictures because they are always with us and are smaller and lighter. But with smartphone cameras come some drawbacks like the lack of a [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews