Julie Strietelmeier

truly-ergonomic-1

When you sit behind a computer all day long and then go home and do the same thing, you want keyboard that is as comfortable as possible to use. And when you touch type like I do, you want to make sure that keyboard doesn't end up causing carpal tunnel problems with your wrists. When [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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star-wars-steins

Fans will love these officially licensed beverage steins in the shape of their favorite intergalactic Star Wars characters. Each 22-ounce stein stands 9 inches tall and is made of high-quality ceramic with a wide base and a hinged head that has a pewter thumb lift. Choose from Boba Fett, R2D2, Chewbacca or Darth Vadar and [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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dynasteam

If you have a yard, then you also have weeds in that yard. I think my yard has more weeds than grass. I live in the woods, so it's inevitable because I don't want to treat my lawn with weed killing chemicals because I have an indoor/outdoor cat and I feel like the less toxic [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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venstar-colortouch-01

I have been using a Venstar ColorTouch thermostat since reviewing one almost 6 years ago. I still like using it, but when it comes to features, it has lagged behind the big guys in the thermostat market like Nest. I'm happy to announce that Venstar has added new capability to their line of ColorTouch programmable [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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tado

If you own an in-window, wall hanging or portable air conditioning unit, it is probably controlled with a handheld remote. Handy, yes. But Gadgeteer worthy, no. You can change that with the tado° Smart AC Control which gives your semi-dumb AC unit IoT (Internet of Things) super powers that are IFTTT and Amazon Echo compatible. [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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cassia-hub

  Do you use Bluetooth speakers, light bulbs, smart plugs and more? Bluetooth devices are easy to setup and don't clog up your WiFi network, but the most annoying thing about Bluetooth is the short range connection and one-to-one pairing limitations. The Cassia Hub has been designed to fix these problems. It is a router [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News
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ibrush365

I must have missed the memo that we are only supposed to brush our teeth in a downward motion from the gum to the tooth and not constantly brush up and down, left to right. Brushing the way that I've been doing can contribute to receding gums and inefficient cleaning of plaque and other gunk... [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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egloo

I know it's summer right now and some locations here in the US are over 100°F in the shade, but it will be winter before we can turn around. Winter brings colder temps and high fuel bills. Instead of using a space heater to combat the chill, you might want to consider an Egloo. Although [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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ring-doorbell-3

The home appliances that we use every day continue to evolve as technology is improved. We have washers and dryers that can automatically contact the vendor when there is a hardware issue, refrigerators that are connected to the internet and thermostats that we can program with our phones. But the doorbell hasn't evolved with the rest [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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amazon-underground

Amazon's second annual Prime Day event is July 12th starting midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST). Prime Day is offered exclusively for Prime members and will feature more than 100,000 deals, making it the biggest Amazon event ever held. Existing and new Prime members will be able to find money saving deals in almost all shopping [...]

Posted in: News
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crowdfund

This week I feature five crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and Indiegogo that have caught my eye for being unique and worth checking out. Click through to check out my list of this week’s notable Kickstarter projects. https://youtu.be/yJ0RQv8yh3E What is it? The Trayvax Contour is a US made metal and leather wallet that is part steampunk [...]

Posted in: News
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groove-ring

Who wants a platinum, gold, silver or titanium wedding band when you can have a silicone wedding band instead? That's right, silicone. The same type of material that is used to make the wrist bands that declare your support for various charities and causes is being used to make rings. Why would you want a [...]

Posted in: News
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2016-fireworks

Tomorrow we celebrate our country's 240th birthday. With the 4th of July comes cookouts and fireworks displays. I can't help you grill the perfect hamburger or steak, but I've got 5 quick tips that will help you capture memorable fireworks pictures with your smartphone.  You will definitely need a way to keep your phone steady. [...]

Posted in: Articles, Camera Gear
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timemachine

We're revisiting 5 past reviews today with updates to our thoughts after continued use of the products past the day we originally posted the review. It's one thing to tell you how well a product or device performs after only a few days or week of testing, but it's even better to let you know [...]

Posted in: Reviews
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weeklyupdate

The Gadgeteer team was busy this week with a batch of review updates and 11 brand new reviews. We also posted a bunch of news about new products and notable crowdfunding campaigns. Now is a good time to make sure you didn't miss any of our stories, so  click through to see a full list [...]

Posted in: News
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