Julie Strietelmeier

Amazon has started offering qualified customers the option to pay for select cell phones using monthly payments. They will charge you the first payment when the device ships and the remaining balance will then be split into equal monthly payments. Amazon does not add any finance charges, interest, or hidden fees and there is no… Read More

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As I get older, I find that I often look over my glasses instead of through them because I'm at that glorious age when it's tough to see small things like text on my phone without taking off my glasses first. Even though I wear bifocals, it's sometimes really tough to see tiny things close… Read More

Posted in: iOS, News
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I've got six quick updates for you today for products that I have been using on an everyday basis past the date that I reviewed them. These updates provide a long-term view of how a product stands the test of time. Julie's Favorite Gear page Astore Qi Type-C Nexus 6P wireless charger sticker receiver review… Read More

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Back in my day, we didn't have fancy schmancy handheld gaming devices like the Nintendo Switch. We had 1000 pound machines that we had to feed quarters and stand up to play. And we liked it! If you've ever wanted to relive the golden age of video games, the dreamGEAR Retro Arcade Machine X has… Read More

Posted in: Gaming Gear, Reviews
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Did you buy the new Nintendo Switch gaming console? I know that their product launch didn't quite go as smoothly as they had hoped, but if you have one, it's time to protect it and WaterField Designs has that covered with two new cases: The Nintendo Switch City Slicker Case and the Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Pro… Read More

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Gaming Gear, News
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It doesn't seem that long ago when I had a 4-foot long power strip that I used to charge various gadgets and gizmos. The power strip was that long because I needed that a lot of outlets and I needed them to be far enough apart so that AC adapters could be inserted without touching… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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I'm an EDC fanatic and am always on the lookout for cool but useful gear that I can carry with me on a daily basis. But I don't like just any gear. My favorite EDC products have to be small but awesome. The Folding Coin Knife from BucknBear ticks both of those boxes. This coin-sized… Read More

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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I don't think I have any vinyl records in my home anymore, but if I did, I'd want Pyle USA’s newest Bluetooth Vertical Turntable. It has a vintage style that has been paired with modern tech features like Bluetooth for wireless streaming and a cool vertical stand.   This belt driven turntable has a ceramic… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News
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Growing your own food is awesome because you know where it came from and how it was grown (with or without pesticides). But gardening itself takes some effort if you want the plants to actually live long enough to produce fruits and vegetables. The folks at Click & Grow are no strangers to making gardening… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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The Jabees Q9 LED desk lamp is a multi-tasker that no only lights up your desk, but it can also charge your Qi-enabled device through it's built in charging surface or USB port. Consolidate your lamp and your charging dock or cables with one device from Jabees. The Q9 LED desk lamp features folding design… Read More

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A lot of people who enjoy playing guitar for fun and profit don't just own one instrument. They are always seeking something new, better and different. The problem is that owning multiple guitars takes a lot of money to buy them and a lot of space to store them. Somnium guitars look like they could… Read More

Posted in: Music Gear, News
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I love butter and I love bread, but I don't love it when the butter is cold and I can't spread it without tearing the bread or toast. First world problem? You betcha! But is there a solution? Of course, there is... The Butter Knife from Butter & Honey. I've reviewed a couple other cold… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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This week I feature two Kickstarter and two Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns that I think are interesting or downright weird. Click through to see this week's collection of notable crowdfunding campaigns. What is it? The Beoncam is a wearable 5MP camera that can take 360-degree images and video from your wrist. Why do I like it… Read More

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What do all QWERTY keyboards have in common from the large clickity clackity USB keyboards to the smaller wireless keyboards? They all have dozens of keys. But less is more right? If that's your motto then I don't think you'll ever look at another traditional keyboard again once you see the DecaTxt one-handed Bluetooth keyboard. The DecaTxt… Read More

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews
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Amazon Home Services offer customers in select locations over a thousand different services from quality, hand-picked professionals and is backed by the Amazon Happiness Guarantee. Need your house spruced up for a family event and don't have the time or don't want to do it yourself? No problem, just book a 3-hour cleaning session on… Read More

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