Julie Strietelmeier

Are you a fan of Apple's AirPods Bluetooth earbuds but wish their Stormtrooper white charging case was a little less meh? You can bust out some colored Sharpie permanent markers and get your doodle on (yeah, don't do that...), or you can check out these decal sets from Air Vinyl Design. Air Vinyl Design is… Read More

Posted in: Cases and Covers, News
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Keeping up with your favorite TV series can get expensive when you are tied to providers like cable and satellite companies. The only option in my area is DirecTV or Dish. I've been with DirecTV for over 20 years and am happy with their service and content, but not the monthly bill. Ouch! A few… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News
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Swedish company Urbanears, who are known for their colorful headphones and earphones, have just launched a new line of equally colorful Connected Speakers. The speakers are available in six colors and two sizes that have been named Baggen and Stammen. Baggen is the larger speaker and Stammen is the smaller one. Both models feature multiple… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News
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I have to wait till 5/9 before I can pre-order the unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. But if you have already pre-ordered one of Samsung's newest flagship phones from your favorite wireless carrier, you might want to consider also ordering a case for it. When I checked out these new phones… Read More

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Remember fanny packs (Sorry Aussie visitors)? I had one... I think it's still up in the closet that houses my gear bag collection. Fanny packs were very convenient because they let you carry your everyday essentials without burdening your hands, pockets or shoulders with bag straps. Sadly, they went out of style about the same… Read More

Posted in: Bags, News
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Every Friday Jeanne goes to the Kroger grocery store after work to grab the items that I don't buy from Walmart when I get the bulk of the groceries. And every night I hear a thump thump thump on the front door signaling that she's home and doesn't have the ability to open the front… Read More

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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Today I have a selection of Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects for you to read about. Click through to see my list of this week's notable crowdfunding campaigns. What is it? Roadie 2 is a motorized guitar (and other stringed instruments like banjos, mandolins and ukuleles) tuner. Why do I like it? I like the Roadie 2… Read More

Posted in: News
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It's Saturday evening, and you know what that means... The week is over in just a few short hours. To make sure that you don't miss one of our reviews, articles or riveting news posts, I've made a list of everything we post this week. Click through and enjoy all the listy goodness. FlexiSpot M4B… Read More

Posted in: News
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Two days ago after Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, I wrote that I'd be staying up and pre-ordering one at the crack of dawn the next day. As it turned out, I didn't pre-order one because I found out that I would not be able to order an unlocked phone until… Read More

Posted in: Articles
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It's about time that we start seeing pants with a dedicated pocket for your smartphone. Japanese brand Muji is now offering a new line of 100% cotton denim slim jeans for men that have a pocket on the back right hip. The location of this 6th pocket helps prevent the wearer from inadvertently sitting on… Read More

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Home automation, security, and remote monitoring are all hot topics right now. The ability to know that everything at your property is fine when we're not physically there is a priceless gift for chronic worriers and people who like to feel in control. There are many systems on the market that will let you install… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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I have been using a Nexus 6P as my main phone since the fall of 2015. It's been a really nice device, but it's time that I hand it down to Jeanne so she can ditch her older than dirt Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I can move to something new like the Samsung Galaxy S8!  I… Read More

Posted in: Articles
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If you're an athlete or you work out on a regular basis, you know what it's like to have sore muscles. Even I get achy muscles with my lame attempts to keep in shape. Finding a way to soothe your aches and pains is important if you want to be ready to tackle the next… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Every evening between 6 pm to 9 pm and later on the weekends, I turn from a mild-mannered Gadgeteer into a couch potato. If Jeanne and I are not watching our favorite TV shows and movies, we're surfing on our MacBook Pros. Jeanne uses a larger version of the Lapinator laptop desk that I reviewed… Read More

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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Portable backup batteries are handy to have when you're away from an electrical outlet and need to charge your devices. But they are only good for a limited number of charges before they need to be recharged themselves. Solar chargers are another backup power solution that works great as long as you're in an area… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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