Julie Strietelmeier


IK Multimedia who are well known for their electronic gear for musicians and hobbyists just announced a first. Their new iRig Acoustic is the first mobile microphone interface designed especially for acoustic guitars. If you're an acoustic musician, you probably use a stand alone mic positioned in front of your instrument when performing or recording. [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, News

Take a break from raking leaves and making your Thanksgiving dinner plans to sit down and catch up with your favorite gadget news and review site. For your reading pleasure, I've created a list that you can quickly scan to see if you missed any of this week's posts. And even if you didn't miss [...]

Posted in: News

I thought my quest to find my all time favorite pen ended when I found Uniball Jetstream pens a few years ago. Don't get me wrong, I still like the Uniballs because I don't get too upset if someone walks off with one or I lose one. But I've recently found myself wanting something nicer. [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

Technology Will Save Us is a design-led company that makes kits to help people get more hands on with technology. Based in London, they offer DIY Gadget kits, activities and online resources that cater to anyone who wants to learn on things work. Founder and CEO Bethany Koby believes "Making things in the real world [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News

I've reviewed so many wireless IP cameras over the years that I'm rarely impressed when a new one is offered to me for review. I wasn't all that excited when Foscam offered their R2 Wireless 1080P IP Camera to me, but once I received it and set it up, it quickly became one of my [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Your heart rate, blood oxygen and blood flow levels are important indicators of your overall heart health. MOCAheart is a standalone handheld tester that can be used with your smartphone to quickly and accurately record these measurements in less than 30 seconds. But is it worth paying $149 for it? Let's check it out. Note: [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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Two weeks ago everyone (including myself) was freaking out about the Nexus 6P bend video that was posted on BGR.com. Last year people were going nuts about the iPhone 6 bending problem. Have you ever wondered where the bend test idea originated from in the first place? Who was the first person to test for [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you've been thinking about buying a Kindle eBook reader for yourself or as a gift for your favorite eBook reading fan, Amazon is offering a discount on certain Kindles for the next three days. From today 11/09/2015 through 11/11/2015 12pm EST, you can save $20 each on a Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle WiFi and a [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Whenever I proclaim my love for wireless charging, there are people who make fun of me asking if I am too weak or lazy to plug in a USB cable like the rest of the world. I know that using a cable isn't difficult or a huge hardship, but once you start using wireless chargers [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

We're already one week into November with only 54 days left in 2015. Crazy right? If the fact that this year is almost over is freaking you out as much as it is me, I have a nice stress reducer for you. It's a list of all the reviews, news and articles that we posted [...]

Posted in: News

I was starting to get the feeling that Google hated me. Why? Because I ordered a 64GB Nexus 6P in Frost white on the first day it was available for pre-order and I still haven't received it while other people who ordered days and weeks later than I did, already have had their phone for days [...]

Posted in: Articles

I have fond memories of opening a new box of Crayola Crayons on Christmas morning. Do you remember the smell and the feeling of seeing a box of pristine unbroken sharp tipped crayons with their perfect untorn labels? I enjoyed coloring images in coloring books because I was good at it. I was able to [...]

Posted in: News, Paper and Pens

This is a fun alternative to candles when you want romantic mood lighting without the fear of fire indoors or the flame blowing out from breezes outdoors. The USB Rechargeable Bottle Light from Suck UK shaped like a cork with a super bright LED that recharges via USB. One hour of charging will provide a [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Last week I posted a review of the Karas Kustoms RETRAKT pen. I really liked the pen but wished it had a better clicky mechanism. The RETRAKT isn't the only pen made by Karas Kustoms though. They were kind enough to send me the Bolt pen to try. Is this one clicky enough for me? [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

I'm back with five more reviews that I've updated with new info. One review is a printer that I reviewed back in 2009 and have been using all this time - at least for a little while longer. I also have an update for my 2008 review of the LED Lenser P7 LED flashlight. Click [...]

Posted in: Reviews

ResMed S+ review


Quite a few fitness trackers have built in sleep tracking. The idea is that people want to know how well they are sleeping each night. I know that I bought into that thinking myself and have reviewed several sleep tracking gadgets over the years. But do these gadgets really help you improve your sleep? I [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews

Pocket notebook fans should already be familiar with Word Notebooks, which are the same size as Field Notes notebooks, but offer a bullet system for better organization of tasks. Word Notebooks and Bradley Mountain have teamed up to offer a new notebook in the Word Notebook line. It's the Adventure Log, and it's designed for [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

Here's a great idea that is green and offers unique customization options. It's the Paper Saver notebook. Actually it's a notebook cover made of faux leather in three colors. It doesn't come with any pages of its own though. What you do is take a stack of 40 - 50 pages of A4 sized printer [...]

Posted in: News, Paper and Pens

Getting out of bed in the morning isn't easy for most people, especially if it's a work day. Finding the right tools to help you wake up can mean the difference between a good morning and a grumpy one. The Retro Alarm Clock Radio from Electrohome is a small alarm clock that combines a cute [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Watches and Clocks

Dash cams are one of those gadgets that you setup and forget about until something happens that makes you glad that you have one.  Why would you be glad to have a dash cam? They can be useful for insurance purposes if you have an accident. They might capture something that you would ordinarily never [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews