Julie Strietelmeier

So many people seem to be sporting fitness trackers on their wrists from popular makers like Misfit and Fitbit. These trackers help you keep track of your daily activity (steps, running, calorie burn, etc)  and some even track your heart rate. The LifeTrak Zoom HRV goes even further by tracking your HRV which stands for [...]

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It's time to revisit six of my past reviews to see how well the products are continuing to work for me (or not). Click through to see a list of my updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each review to read the dated updates. DYLN Living Water Bottle review by Julie Strietelmeier [...]

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When you ask Alexa to read you the news, she'll provide a flash briefing which is a selection of short sound bites from the top news headlines that she will read along with your local weather. What if you want to hear news about a specific topic? You can't say "Alexa, read me news about [...]

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This week we have five Kickstarter campaigns that include two travel products, two home products, and an accessory for your phone. Click through to read this week’s list of crowdfunding projects that have caught my eye. What is it? Turn Touch is a programmable four button remote control made of Mahogany and Maple, Padauk and [...]

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Ever since I reviewed the Logitech K780 multi-device keyboard back in October of last year, I've been looking for a mouse with the same connectivity features. The K780 keyboard has allowed me to use a full-sized keyboard to answer text messages on my Nexus 6P Android smartphone which is great because I can touch type on [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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Walter Wallet review

The best feature of minimalist wallets is that they are ultra slim and take up minimal space in your bag or pocket. The problem is that this best feature can also impact how you remove cards from the wallet. A wallet that is ultra compact isn't useful if you have to use pliers to remove [...]

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Hi Gadgeteers! It's time to make sure that you haven't missed any of the news or reviews that we posted this week. It was a busy one. We had reviews of healthy gadgets like the Flosstime automated floss dispenser and DYLN water bottle, and news about interesting Super Bowl decorations and a new social media [...]

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Here's something I've not seen before. It's one USB cable that works with iOS devices that have a Lightning connector and devices that have a micro USB connector. It's the Gadjet Magic Data Cable. But is it really all that magical? Let's find out. The Gadjet Magic Data Cable is a USB cable that can be used [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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Counting your steps and even your heart rate are features that are available in several of the most popular fitness trackers that are currently on the market. But does tracking your daily steps and heart rate really give you an accurate picture of how healthy you are? They obviously provide important data, but the Zoom [...]

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Water drinkers have many choices of shape, size, and materials when it comes to water bottles.  There are plastic bottles, glass bottles, and metal bottles. Today I'm going to tell you about the DYLN Living Water Bottle which is made of stainless steel and has a feature that the majority of other water bottles do not [...]

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Here's something cool that I haven't seen before... digital decorations. AtmosFX sells DVDs and downloads for holidays and special events like this Sunday's Super Bowl. DVDs with holiday animations that you can display on your TV or monitor aren't exactly new, but when you pair AtmosFX's digital decorations with a projector, some translucent fabric, and [...]

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Some newer laptops like Apple's latest MacBook Pro use a USB-C port for both charging and connecting to accessories. But without USB TYPE-A connectors (which I guess is what we're supposed to call the "old" style USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectors), how do you charge your iPhone, Nexus 6P or other USB-A devices? SCOSCHE comes [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, News
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At the end of December, I reviewed the Olight S2R Baton flashlight. I really like this flashlight because it has an easy to press button on the grip instead of the tail cap, and it uses a special rechargeable battery that charges through a magnetic USB cable. It's quickly become my favorite flashlight, but now [...]

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The next time you want to give someone a gift, make them work for it by putting the cash or gift card inside a Puzzle Pod Junior gift card holder. The plastic holder uses three dials with letters from A to Z that you can customize to create a combination lock. Then create some clues [...]

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The Talelight digital bumper sticker is a unique way to let other drivers know what you're thinking without actually sticking an adhesive image to your car. The Talelight has an 1280 x 320 pixel low power 2 x 8 inch LCD display that has been designed for outdoor use. You can purchase already designed "stickers" [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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