Julie Strietelmeier


It's the last weekend before the holiday craziness level gets turned up to 11. Do yourself a favor and enjoy a little "you time" while you still can. I have just the thing to help you relax. Click through and browse a list of all our gadget news and review posts from the past week. [...]

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The Evo Motion sensor from Elgato is a wireless motion sensor with HomeKit technology for Apple devices. This sensor can detect a user’s presence or absence in a room to enable or disable power outlets, heating and air conditioning systems, lights and more without needing to open an app or voice commands with Siri or [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

If you've been following my recent gadget diary posts, you will know that I've been trying to decide what my next travel computer will be. I'm set on it being very light weight (including the charging adapter) but still capable enough to handle the desktop browser version of Gmail, and Photoshop photo editing software in case [...]

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There are gadgets that you use every day and there are gadgets that you only need to use once in awhile. Unless you're a painter or a designer, the Color Muse color matching scanner probably fits in the "only need once in awhile" category of gadgets. That said, it's fun and easy to use. Let's [...]

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I'm on a quest to find a great sounding comfortable pair of truly wireless earbuds that I can wear for more than a few minutes without discomfort and the Syllable D900 Mini wireless earbuds that I'm currently testing show real promise for earning a spot on my favorite gear list. Syllable D900 Mini wireless earbuds are [...]

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It's too bad that we have to wait until next year for these cool Stranger Things vinyl POP! figurines from Funko! If you don't know what Stranger Things is, get your self over to Netflix right now and binge watch this very fun short series. It has all the best compontents of a great sci-fi [...]

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It's time for another batch of review updates. This time I've updated five of my reviews from the past few months, so nothing too old this time, but they are all products that I use on a daily basis. Click through to see the list of updated reviews and then scroll to the end of [...]

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Start your day off on the right foot with a pair of Star Wars socks from Stance. Available by the pair, 3 pair sets and in box sets with 13 pairs, these socks feature all your favorite characters from the Star Wars series. Featuring terry loop construction in the forefoot, heel, and toe for cushioning, [...]

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I hope everyone had a great week and are enjoying the weekend. If you have a few minutes, be sure and check out a list of everything that we've posted this week to make sure you didn't miss any of our gadget news and reviews. Creative Aurvana ANC active noise cancelling headphones review SpyGearGadgets 1080P [...]

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I've been dealing with tennis elbow for months now. The funny thing is that I don't play tennis. I've tried not doing any type of arm exercises during my workouts and that has helped, but when I was asked if I would like to review the U-GYM Pro TENS device, I thought I'd give it [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews

The Jet Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sold out very quickly when Apple announced the new iPhones a couple months ago, but it didn't take long for sad news to start swirling about how easy it is to scratch that gorgeous finish. If you are a lucky Jet Black iPhone 7 owner and want [...]

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The Sugr Cube is a 4 inch portable speaker with Spotify Connect, AirPlay and Amazon's Alexa services built into an attractive WiFi wood speaker that can play music for up to 24 hours with its built-in 6000 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery. The Sugr Cube has 4GB of storage for hundreds of songs and has been [...]

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This just in from Verizon: As part of their collaboration with the highly anticipated film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Verizon invites consumers to view Rogue One™: Recon – A Star Wars™ 360 created by Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB. The in-store content is a short, immersive 360 experience available exclusively at 1,400 Verizon stores across the [...]

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There seems to be a disturbance in the Force because I haven't been able to bond with any new gadgets that I've tried in the last couple of months. First, it was the iPhone 7, which I tried for a few weeks and ultimately returned to Verizon. Next up was the Google Pixel XL which I [...]

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Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Then the battery powered Bluetooth LED glasses from Chemion will definitely do that for you. Let's take a look. Chemion LED glasses are Bluetooth enabled battery powered reflective LED glasses that are designed to display messages and animations. Chemion LED glasses 2 AAA batteries Drawstring carrying pouch Leash [...]

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