Julie Strietelmeier


Most smartwatches look like smartwatches. But the SKAGEN Hagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch looks more like a classic analog watch and as far as I'm concerned, that's not a bad thing. SKAGEN's watches are available with four traditional analog style watch faces, 20mm wristband styles, and have digital features that include: Automatic date and time adjustment [...]

Posted in: News, Watches and Clocks

As details about Google's new Pixel flagship phones trickled out over the past few days and weeks, I've been consistently saying to friends that I would not (probably) be buying one. I'd already gone through the whole spontaneous purchase experience with the iPhone 7 only to return it a week later due to not loving [...]

Posted in: Android, Articles

If you're a pocket notebook fan who likes to use Field Notes notebooks, Word notebooks or some other brand, you should take a look at the Pocket Journal Sleeve from Rickshaw Bagworks. This sleeve has been designed to hold a standard 3.5 x 5 inch pocket notebook along with your favorite writing instrument. Rickshaw makes [...]

Posted in: News, Paper and Pens

Several weeks ago I posted a review of the AcuRite smartHUB Weather Environment System which I'm still using. There were a few comments on the review asking about a wind speed sensor. AcuRite saw those comments and sent me the PRO+ 5-in-1 Weather Sensor which also works with the smartHUB. Let's take it for a spin. [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

There are so many crowdfunding campaigns these days that it's easy to miss the good ones before they end and you miss out on buying something at a discounted price. That's why I like to post these weekly roundup posts. All week I sift through campaign pitches that are sent to me and my own [...]

Posted in: News

Back in the day if you wanted to share one keyboard and one mouse between two computers, you had to use a clunky switch box that was connected to both devices. Today Bluetooth makes wires and stand alone switch boxes obsolete. But until recently, we've not seen many keyboards that will allow connectivity between computers [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Every so often you might find yourself in a situation where you want to take a panorama shot or video with your smartphone. The built-in camera software on most iOS and Android devices help you take these shots but they often don't turn out as expected due to shaky hands. A possible solution is the [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News

We've all seen LED bulbs that can be controlled with a mobile app. But LuDela is the first mobile phone controlled wireless smart candle. Yes, it's a real candle with a real flame and not a LED that just looks like a flame. And yes, you can really control it with a smartphone. LuDela consists [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Home and Kitchen, News

It's been hard for me to find a pair of earbuds, earphones or headphones that are comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. They either fall out of my ears or make my ears hurt shortly after inserting them. These headphones from AcousticSheep caught my eye because although they work and sound like [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Health, Fitness, Sports, News

Other World Computing has added a new version of their Drive Dock to their product line. The new Drive Dock is Mac and PC compatible and features a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, two drive bays that can accept both 2.5" and 3.5" bare SATA drives up to 10TB and greater with high-performance read speeds [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Happy October 1st Gadgeteers! Guess what? There are only 84 days till Christmas. If that's something you don't want to think about right now, I have you covered. Click through to see a complete list of everything that we posted here on The Gadgeteer in the past seven days. You're sure to have missed something, [...]

Posted in: News

New from No Starch Press: The LEGO Animation Book A guide to making LEGO movies by David Pagano and David Pickett. This book will turn you into a stop-motion animation movie master. This 216-page book full-color hardback book is a comprehensive guide that will show you the ropes for filming your own animated LEGO movies. [...]

Posted in: News

Although I ultimately decided that I would not pursue using an iPhone 7 as my daily driver smartphone, I'm still a little bummed about one thing... All the really nice cases that are always available for iPhones. iPhones definitely get more love from case makers than Android phones which isn't really surprising given that there [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, News

Wireless earbuds are great because they are... well... wireless! But one negative thing about them is that they require charging. That means that the minute you want to listen to something, they probably need to be recharged. Of course, you can just recharge them often, but it's sometimes tough to remember do that. A solution [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

Amazon has announced the next generation of their popular Fire TV Stick. This new version is up to 30 percent faster than their original streaming device, has an updated Quad-core processor, faster WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and now comes with a remote that can use Alexa to search for your favorite movies and TV episodes with [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News