Julie Strietelmeier


Hearing impaired Gadgeteers now have an alternative to switching out tiny batteries for their hearing aids. The MDHearingAid VOLT hearing aids have built in lithium-ion batteries run for 18-22 hours on a single charge and can be recharged using a simple micro USB cable. The VOLT hearing aids also feature dual microphones and a one-size-fits-most [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

Early last year we told you about Astropad, the software that turns your iPad into a drawing tablet for your Mac and Adobe Photoshop. Now they have released Astropad 2.0 that supports the iPad Pro and Pencil. Astropad 2.0 offers improved performance and features that elevate the drawing experience to the level that some artists [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Can you believe that it's August already? Where is the year going? For that matter, where did this week go? If you've been in a whirlwind like I've been and haven't had time to visit every day this past week, then click through for a quick list of all our news, reviews and articles that [...]

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If you live in a tiny house, embrace minimalism, appreciate tools with more than one purpose or just like kitchen gadgets, then you'll want to check out the Spadle. What is it? It's a long handled dishwasher safe nylon spoon that easily converts into a ladle with a simple twist of the handle. The Spadle [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Samsung officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Tuesday 8/2/16 and although you can't walk into a store and buy Samsungs flagship smartphone just yet, you can buy a case to protect it. I'd not heard of VRS Design until they contacted me to ask if I wanted to review their Samsung Galaxy Note [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, News
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There is a lot of prep involved when students are gearing up to head back to school. If it's grade school and high school, they need all sorts of supplies like notebooks, pens, etc. College students need those items too, but they might need furnishings for their dorm room or apartment. All of these things [...]

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There are lots of reasons to take your temperature. Maybe you're feeling ill and want to see if you have a fever. Or maybe you're trying to get pregnant and are tracking your temps to see when the best time to ... well, you know. No matter why you may need to check your temperature, [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews

Love em or hate em, Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns are one of the ways new and existing companies choose to launch new products. Every day I receive numerous requests to talk about new campaigns, so I've decided to group the news all together into one weekly post. This week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns includes both interesting [...]

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Choosing the right printer usually comes down to the price of the printer and the price you'll need to pay to replace ink or toner cartridges after the low capacity cartridges that come with the printer go empty. I don't know about you but it always seems like I don't need to use my printer [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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It's time for another batch of updated reviews. This week we have six quick updates to reviews that were posted last year and earlier this year. Why do we do these quick updates? Because it's a great way to see how well (or not) that a product stands up over time. Don't you often wonder [...]

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In the beginning, there were speakers. Then came headphones with wires, then smaller earphones with wires. Next came wireless earphones that didn't require a wired connection to the music device, but required a wire between each earphone. Now we have Motorola's VerveOnes+ wireless earbuds which are truly wireless. I've been excited to try this style of wireless [...]

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

If you’ve visited the Gadgeteer every day this week, you’ve read a lot of excellent gadget related reviews and news. But if you’ve not been visiting regularly, you have been missing out. Don’t worry though, I’ve got you covered with a list of everything we posted this week. Click through to see the full list. [...]

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Stationery nerds and people who need to draw precise lines will love the Incra RULE12 ruler. This 12-inch stainless steel ruler features marking holes and slots at every 1/16", 1/32" and 1/64" inch so you can easily scribe a line exactly where you want it without guessing or squinting. The ruler's holes and slots are [...]

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At least once or twice a year the battery on Jeanne's Kia or the battery on our lawn tractor dies. Using jumper cables with another vehicle like my MINI Cooper to jump start the dead battery always makes me nervous. First I have to Google the cable connection sequence and then actually do it. The [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News

It seems like every day we are hearing about more cases of the Zika virus here in the US. Zika is spread by mosquitos. And while all mosquito bites are annoying and give me the heebie jeebies, contracting the Zika virus is much scarier. It's true that it usually only causes mild flu like symptoms [...]

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