Julie Strietelmeier


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznRcpGe53E The Mogees sensor will turn a table into a drumkit, a skateboard into a harp, a shovel into a guitar, etc. The sensor is a contact microphone that connects to an iPad or iPhone and creates music from the vibrations within a variety of materials such as woods, metals, plastics, and glass. But it [...]

Posted in: iOS, Music Gear, News

Book lovers will enjoy these fun bookends and shelves from Animi Causa. The Runaway bookend gives an optical illusion of books that are about to fall on a running couple and the Levitation book stacker provides the illusion of a yogi magically levitating your favorite book stack. These bookends are a little pricey at $25.99 [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

The Logi Circle is a home security camera that I reviewed late last year. I liked how easy it was to use, the time lapse view of detected events that make up a day and the fact that you weren't required to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee to use it. Although you still [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Video cameras sure have evolved since the first VHS camcorder that I bought 16 years ago. That thing was HUGE and crazy expensive. If I remember correctly, we bought it on payments and it took about a year to pay it off. Today I have a video camera that captures much better video than the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Camera Gear, Reviews

Garmin's been on fire the last few months with several new product announcements. In May they announced the Vívomove fitness tracking watch, then a few weeks ago it was the fēnix Chronos watches, and just a couple days ago it was the VIRB Ultra 30 action cam. If you thought they were done, you'd be [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks

Canon's newest pro quality DSLR will be available through Amazon starting next Thursday 9/8/2016. If you've been thinking about buying one, you should consider doing so through Amazon. Why? Because customers who pre-order the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera body, the camera with 24-70mm lens, or the camera with 24-105mm lens will receive $200 [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News

We've had a busy week here at the Gadgeteer. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, lots of reviews, an opinion piece about phone upgrades from Smythe and other news, it would have been easy to miss something if you didn't visit the site several times a day. No worries though because I have you [...]

Posted in: News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSKMvnmyoMY If you have a smartphone, then you also have a smartphone that has fingerprints and smudges on the screen. It's unavoidable when the screen is made of glass and are fingers are dirty and greasy from all manner of reasons. Yuck. If you're like me, you probably turn the phone over and rub the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, News

I hope everyone has had a great week this week. As we head into the Labor Day holiday weekend (if you're reading this in the US), it's time to stop thinking about work and start thinking about relaxing. I have just the thing to help. Here are a few interesting links to share that I've [...]

Posted in: Articles

This morning I received info from my Verizon rep after asking if I needed to return the review unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that I've been testing for the last week: This morning, Samsung announced a voluntary recall of the Galaxy Note7 in response to an issue with the device’s battery. Because customer [...]

Posted in: Android, News
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Like it or not, the days of wired earphones, headphones and earbuds are numbered. Why? Because, iPhone 7. Next week Apple is going to officially announce the iPhone 7 and it will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Motorola Moto Z beat them to the punch on being the first smartphone without a headphone [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News

Withings, my favorite health gadget company, has just added two new activity tracking watches to their existing line of wearable fitness trackers. The new Steel HR watches will be available in a 36mm and 40mm case version and will have all the features we've come to expect from Withings activity trackers including automatic step, run, [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks

It might seem strange, but I don't have an action cam. There have been many times where I have needed one, but for some reason, I haven't bought one. That might change after reading about the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. This action has all the regular features that you want in a great action camera, [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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Picture this scenario... You're all cozy on the couch or your La-Z-Boy recliner reading an eBook or surfing on your tablet when you get the dreaded low battery warning. At this point, you can get up and go find a USB charger or backup battery, or you can just plug it into your lamp and [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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If you're reading this, there's a very good chance that you're doing so through a WiFi connection to a router. A router is a box with an antenna (or antennas) that connects to  broadband. Most people hide their router under a desk or in a closet because they aren't exactly the type of device that [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews