Julie Strietelmeier

edc-020315-1

Last week I posted a gadget diary entry with a long overdue update to my EDC (every day carry) gear. That was my before post and today is my after post. I performed an audit by consolidated and simplifying the gear I actually use. Here are the results. When you carry a medium to large sized messenger bag like I [...]

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cibocal

Home cooks with hand dexterity issues can now chop vegetables with ease using the Cibocal cutting board. These 15 ½” x 11” x 1/2” cutting boards feature a special spring loaded bar that you can wedge the tip of your cook or chef's knife under to provide a pivot. Your knife then becomes a lever [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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moshi-clarus-3

When I'm considering a new pair of earphones, I usually skip the in-ear variety because they seem to always fall out of my ears and I don't like the noise isolation feature that they usually possess. When Moshi Audio approached me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing their Clarus earphones, their ear loop [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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runbell

Did you have a bell on your bicycle when you were a kid? Now runners can use a similar device to herd pedestrians out of their way. The light weight Runbell is designed to wear on your index and middle fingers and features a spring-loaded striker that activates with flick of your thumb to produce a [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
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week

We posted 8 reviews, 2 articles and 16 news posts this week. Did you get a chance to read them all? If not, click through to view the full list of this week’s gadget news and reviews. Fit Snack monthly snack box review iDroid 2-in-1 Lightning + Micro USB Cable review Innovative Care Air Professional iPad [...]

Posted in: News
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cree-2

Every few months my power company Duke Energy sends me a letter that shows how my home's energy usage compares to other houses in my area. It's like getting a report card from the electric company and let's just say that my grade point average hasn't been too good for awhile now.  So in an [...]

Posted in: Articles, Home, Kitchen
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timeswirl

Click through for this week's list of updated reviews. Each update is at the bottom of the listed review, so just click and then scroll down to find out if each product turned out to be a keeper or a clunker. Nike+ FuelBand review by Larry Geisz Michi Strengtholic 5600mAh battery charger review by Larry Geisz Cooler Master Duo [...]

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misfitflash

The affordable Misfit Flash activity tracker will soon have the ability to control your favorite apps and smart hardware by double or triple pressing its button face. Wearable controls for the Flash were demoed earlier this month at CES and will include abilities such as: Users will be able to start and stop their Spotify [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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edc-012515

I can't believe that it's been almost 2 years since I posted my EDC setup. Time sure flies when you're having fun reviewing gadgets! I recently decided that it's time to downsize the gear that I carry with me everyday because my bag has been gaining weight for awhile now and I'm starting to really notice when I [...]

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spine-5

The optical lenses in our eyeglasses have evolved over the years to include bifocals, scratch protection, progressive bifocals, automatic tinting in the sun and more. But the frames that hold these lenses have changed very little over time. Yes, the styles and designs have changed with fashion trends, but the physical design and components of the [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
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ozobot-1

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, you quickly realize your child can learn important lessons and skills through playing.  Toys don't have to look like homework to help you learn.  They can even take the shape of cute little color-reading robots, [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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dropcam-pro-1

I almost freaked out when I found an email from Dropcam in my inbox yesterday afternoon telling me that as an owner of an original Dropcam or Dropcam Echo, that my camera was no longer going to be supported and will stop working on April 15th. That was the bad news, but the good news is that Dropcam is [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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fitsnack-1

Did you make a new year's resolution to eat better and get fit? Yeah me too. So far I'm doing pretty good but there are times when I want a snack it's tough to find something healthy - especially if I'm at work. Vending machines are a no go zone for me because they are [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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news

If you don't visit us every day, you might miss something important - and we don't want that now do we? Click through to view a full list of this week’s gadget news and reviews. Montar Universal Car Mount review Phantom Glass screen protector review VidOn Box review Choetech Qi Wireless Charger (T513) review SkinnyCharge [...]

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dunu-titan1-5

For me, buying earphones is as tough as buying a new pair of sneakers. When it comes to sneakers, I'm picky about the way they look, the way they fit and how comfortable they are to wear. I'm just as picky about selecting a pair of earphones. Comfort and sound are equally important to me when it comes to choosing [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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mhd-2015

In honor of John Hancock’s birthday (January 23rd, 1737), I challenge you to put away the QWERTY keyboard and grab your favorite pen and paper because it's National #HandwritingDay. John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, the act which inspired the saying "Put your John Hancock on it" that we [...]

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timeswirl

It's Thursday, which means it is time to update some older reviews for products that we're still using or for products that worked great while we were doing the original review, but bit the dust soon after. Just scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews for the latest update. Black and Decker [...]

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choe-t513-5

I can't wait till the day when our smartphones have batteries that will last for a week or longer without needing a recharge. Hey I can dream can't I? Until that day comes (I'm not holding my breath), I will just make do with Qi wireless charging. Qi which is pronounced as chee, is a wireless [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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snowflake

Let's start 2015 off with a gadget giveaway! Here's your chance to win a bundle of seven prizes from Boxwave, InkCase, Tokyoflash, Wicked Audio, BuQu, Divoom and Scosche.  You can win this contest simply by writing a comment to this post. If you’re willing to do a little extra work, you can get two extra chances to win, [...]

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weekly-roundup

Make sure you didn't miss any of our posts this week. Click through to view a list of last week’s gadget news and reviews. Moshi SenseCover for iPhone review Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver review Audioengine B2 Premium Bluetooth speaker review WorldCard Mobile business card scanner review LG G Watch review Bellroy Elements Pocket Wallet review [...]

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