Julie Strietelmeier


I've always liked to draw and doodle, but when I was a kid, I did it all the time. I used to trace comic book characters to help me figure out how to draw them on my own. I would have loved a Boogie Board Play n' Trace back eWriter back then. You may already be [...]

Posted in: iOS, Kid Gadgets, Reviews

Just in case you've been too busy visit us every day this week, here's a list of all the news, reviews and articles that we've posted in the last seven days. The reviews covered quite a few topics from luggage, to headphones and other audio related gadgets, to a wearable heart rate monitor and more. [...]

Posted in: News

When it comes to journaling, I prefer using paper and a pen. Writing and drawing with pen on paper has always been more enjoyable for me than using my smartphone or computer. In the past, I have had a bad habit of starting to journal only to give up after a few days or weeks. [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

The competition for cloud-based WiFi home security cameras has really heated up in the past year or so. Finding a camera that has all the features you want for a low price can be tough to find. This is especially true when you factor in the price for accessing video through the cloud. The latest [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Mighty Marquees are small affordable backlit displays that you can customize with different graphics or your own artwork. They feature a 9x3x2 inch light box that is powered by USB. Either plug in to a USB AC adapter or use with a USB backup battery for maximum portability. Inside the box are 15 super-bright LED [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you've ever wanted to learn to play guitar or even if you already know how to play, the Zivix jamstik+ is 6-string MIDI guitar controller that connects via Bluetooth to your iOS device or Mac. It's an ultra portable instrument that doesn't require nearly as much storage space as a traditionally sized guitar and since it's [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, Reviews

Today Misfit is introducing the Shine 2, an update to their award-winning Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. The Shine 2 has been redesigned to track activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and a newly added 3-axis magnetometer. The iconic ring of status LEDs has also been updated from all white LEDs, to [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

Last week Jeanne and I vacationed in the Panama City Beach, Florida area on Seagrove Beach, Florida. I highly recommend it as vacation destination because the beach was the nicest one I'd ever visited and the sand felt as fine as flour. As with most trips, I always struggle to decide which tech devices to [...]

Posted in: Articles, Travel Gear

The best part of traveling is seeing new places, meeting new people and eating new foods. The worst part about traveling is packing. Especially unpacking. In the past, it's been a big hassle to our old luggage because it was like a set of Russian nested dolls, where the largest suitcase held the next largest suitcase, [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
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To celebrate Fall, we present the Gadgeteer's 2015 Fall gadget giveaway! One lucky person will win a huge prize pack of 12 prizes. So click through to read the details on the prizes and to submit your entry for a chance to win them! Prizes: 1 person will win a prize pack consisting of 1 of [...]

Posted in: News

I've been wearing glasses since I was in third grade. The only thing that I don't like about my glasses is that they slide down my nose. I have no idea how many times a day I push them back up, but I'm sure it's a lot, especially when I'm outside in hot weather or [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

This week I was enjoying a vacation on Seagrove Beach, Florida, which means we posted more reviews than news because I decided NOT to work this time while I was supposed to be relaxing. That's a first for me, which means there were more great hands-on reviews for you to read since I posted two [...]

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Each day I receive at least 100 emails pitching me ideas for products to write about on The Gadgeteer. I delete most of those emails seconds after opening them because there is nothing interesting about another iPhone bumper case, screen protector or a Kickstarter campaign for a selfie stick that includes a bottle opener. But [...]

Posted in: Bags, News

WiFi home security cameras are one of latest gadgets to explode in popularity in the last year or two. It seemed like this category really took off after Dropcam came on the scene. Before Dropcams and other cameras like them, home security cameras were not plug and play. Far from it. They required hard wiring [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Weighing in at less than 4 ounces, at 3.5”, for under $70, EZVIZ Mini is the affordable way to keep an eye on your home, kids, pets and property. At a third of the cost of competitive products, the EZVIZ Mini Indoor Wi-Fi camera delivers 720P image quality at 15fps in a simple and easy [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, News

Are you curious about how well some products stand the test of time after we post our initial review? What happens days, weeks, months or years after that post? Do we keep using the products only to have them fail soon after? That's what these review updates posts are for. From time to time we'll [...]

Posted in: Reviews

Tonight starts a new season of one of my favorite shows, The Walking Dead. In celebration of this momentous occasion, I bring you the Walking Dead vinyl dolls from ThinkGeek. There's Daryl, the bad boy with a soft heart and a sharp crossbow. Rick, in full sheriff garb and crazy gleam in his eye, and [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News

Wow, where did the last seven days go? Another week, another batch of juicy gadget related news and reviews. If you don't visit regularly, I have the perfect way for you to catch up. Just click through and you'll be presented with a lovely list of every thing we've posted this week. Yes, you're welcome. [...]

Posted in: News

StikBot review


StikBot is the world’s first social media sharing toy. What exactly does that mean? StikBots are posable figures that kids and adults can use to create stop motion videos that are then shared to sites like YouTube and Instagram. It's a fun idea to get kids interested in film making, but are StikBots the way to [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews

In another move to become the ultimate one-stop shop and storefront for everyone, Amazon has introduced a new Handmade shop for artisans and unique product shoppers. Makers can now apply to offer their handmade jewelry and home products to Amazon. Navigating through Handmade offers the same experience that you're used to with Amazon. You can [...]

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