Julie Strietelmeier

crowdfund

This week's notable crowdfunding campaigns include a couple cool pens, a smart lock, a wireless backup camera and a holder for your toothbrush. Click through for all the details.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357463694/bold-smart-cylinder-lock-for-your-home-security What is it? It's a smart lock that replaces your door's cylinder lock instead of the deadbolt lock like a lot of smart locks that [...]

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wasp-camo

Now you can blend in with nature when you're out in the woods trying to capture footage of Sasquatch or rabbits. The WASPcam 9906 CAMO is an action camera with a camo patterned case. This camera has been designed to be waterproof down to 98 feet without needing a special case. The WASPcam also features [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News, Outdoor Gear
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nest-cam-2

Choosing the right home security camera can be difficult when there are so many different brands and price points to choose from. The Nest Cam which was originally Dropcam before being purchased by Google / Nest is a popular brand because they have a reputation for quality hardware, features and cloud services. I reviewed each of [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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timemachine

Today we have another small selection of reviews that have been updated after months or years of use. These quick updates will give you an idea of how the products that we review stand the test of time. Are they winners weeks, months, years or even a decade after we review them, or do they [...]

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hootoo-vr-5

Are you ready to buy a VR headset but don't want to spend a lot of money just to see what all the fuss is about? The HooToo VR headset is a sub $20 headset that is comfortable, easy to use and even worked with my Nexus 6P phablet. Let's take a look. The HooToo [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews
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weeklyupdate

Oops, I was so busy yesterday that I didn't get a chance to post a weekly roundup with links to all the news, reviews and articles from the past week. What was I doing that caused me to forget such an important post? I was laying on the couch watching really bad movies all evening. [...]

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satechi-qi

I've talked about my love of Qi wireless charging many times over the years and I have been worried that the technology is being phased out before it ever really got started. Smartphone makers like Motorola who were among the first to add this feature to their flagship phones a few years ago are no longer [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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chain-links

It's Friday and you're probably worn out from working (or playing hard) all week. Here is some quick news to help you unwind and even some deals that can save you a few bucks! Save $80 on Jaybird X2 earbuds at Best Buy - Dave Rees reviewed these sport earbuds last year and liked them [...]

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its-kevlar

Looking for some new tactical gear for the next time evildoers have you in their clutches? First of all, you're hanging around with the wrong crowd if this happens to you a lot. But I digress. Check out these shoelaces from ITS Tactical. Who cares about shoelaces you say. You do, when they are made [...]

Posted in: Gear, News
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raptor_eyes_angle

You've been looking at buying a drone for your kids that is both fun and maybe even useful (inspecting roofs, aerial photography, etc.), but you don't want to deal with the hassle of having to register it with the FAA if it's heavier than 0.55 pounds. It's tough to find a drone that weighs less [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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sprint-deal

Not to be outdone by T-Mobile new One plan which was also announced today, Sprint has unveiled a new plan too. Starting tomorrow (Friday, August 19th, 2016), Sprint will be offering two new plans that they are calling the Unlimited Freedom plan and the Unlimited Unhook’d plan. Click through for the details and a nice hearty [...]

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holey-spadle

A couple of weeks I told you about the Spadle ladle. Well, the folks at Dreamfarm have been busy since then because now there's a new version of the Spadle. It's the Holey Spadle. It has the same features as the original Spadle, which includes the ability to transform from spoon to ladle with a [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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spairtray

Frequent flyers who prefer the window seat will want to read more about the spAIRtray. This product not only has a genius product name, but it's also a genius design for a product that gives the passenger a 13 x 5 inch shelf. We all know how cramped for space airline seats can be. If [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear
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crowdfund

This week I have news about four Kickstarter campaigns. Three of these products are things that I'd actually like to have and use. One of the products is kinda weird and I probably wouldn't use because I may be part vampire... Huh? You'll just have to click through to understand what I'm talking about. What [...]

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newlight-photo

Most of the artwork that I hang on my walls are photos that I've taken, had printed on a canvas and then framed. I think my artwork looks great, but these photos from NewLight are something brand new. NewLight uses patented cutting edge LED technology that lights photographs from within. The photos are only 5/16 [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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