Julie Strietelmeier

The ShowOff Super Mount is an easy to use magnetic mounting system that has been designed to work with your smartphone. It comes with a magnet pack with rare earth magnets, four sticky metal mounting pads and a Bluetooth remote that you can use as a hands-free shutter button to snap pictures or capture video. Stick… Read More

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This week I found four interesting crowdfunding campaigns from Indiegogo and Kickstarter that I thought you might enjoy reading about. Click through to read this week's list. What is it? The VAVA Dash Cam is a dash cam with all the normal dash cam features that we've come to expect and extra features that make… Read More

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Blink continues to add more products and features to their line of home security cameras and products. Earlier this week they announced that their wire-free security cameras will have IFTTT integration (for US users only). If you're not familiar with IFTTT, it stands for If This Then That. It's a programmable cloud-based trigger system that… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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I am very picky about my EDC. I want quality items that are simple to use and are as minimal as possible when it comes to how much space they take up. About a year ago I realized that I almost never use cash anymore. When I buy something it's easier to swipe a credit… Read More

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Fender, the iconic guitar manufacturer, has released an Android version of their Fender Tune guitar and bass tuner application. Larry talked about the iOS version of this app last summer, and now it's available for free for Android devices. The app uses the mobile device's microphone to listen to a plucked string's pitch and then… Read More

Posted in: Android, Music Gear, News
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Is it time to update or consolidate your EDC? The Pocket Knife CRONO tool from Swiss Advance might be a consideration. It's a light weight flat multi-function tool made of stainless Chromium steel and blade steel. It features four blades and functions that include a bottle opener, fish scaler, wire stripper, cm-scale, hex wrenches, cheese… Read More

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Are you a fan of HBO's Westworld? I was able to watch part of the first season during a free HBO weekend on DirecTV and thought it was a fun sci-fi series. I love the old west meets futuristic high-tech theme and the new Maverick leather messenger bag from Waterfield looks like it could fit… Read More

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I'm all about minimalism these days. Why carry two things when you can condense down to one. One example of this is an iPhone 7 and a wallet. You can ditch the wallet if you buy an iPhone 7 case that doubles as a wallet, like the new X-Doria Stash iPhone 7 case. Available in… Read More

Posted in: iOS, News, Wallets
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In 2004 I was diagnosed with diabetes. Yay me! I immediately cut out as much sugar as possible from my diet and have been lucky enough not to have to go on insulin or other medications to manage the condition. Just using diet and exercise doesn't mean I ignore the fact that I'm a diabetic though… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) just released their course catalog that is unlike any college catalog that I've ever seen. The SCAD catalog has over 380 pages that come to life with AR (augmented reality) through 1,000 videos, graphics, and animations. Install the free iOS or Android SCAD app and then click… Read More

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Hello to our loyal Gadgeteers! Another week has come and gone so you all know what that means! Weekly roundup time. Click through to see a listing of everything we posted this week from news to reviews. LIFX Color 1000 A19 WiFi LED smart bulb review Audioengine HD3 wireless speakers review Eltima Uplet Instagram photo… Read More

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The Streamlight KeyMate USB is an IPX4 water-resistant flashlight for your keychain. It has a spring loaded clip so it hangs on your keychain just like a traditional key, but the blade of the KeyMate is the flashlight. It has a multi-function push button switch which shows the charge status of the 110mAh lithium polymer… Read More

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Earlier this week, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools unveiled their new set of Baton tools. The Baton Q1 is a tactical pressurized ball point pen that hides a variety of other tools inside. When you fold the Baton Q1 in half, it converts into a pair of spring-assisted travel-friendly scissors. The Q4 also has a… Read More

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Choosing a wearable fitness tracker isn't an easy task when there are so many different devices on the market to pick from. You can go with one of the popular trackers from brands like Fitbit, Withings or Misfit if you're ok with spending more than $60 for their lowest end device. Or you can check out… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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Ever since I reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0 over 3 years ago, I've been looking forward to the Slide 3.0.  Keyport's products are like smartphones. They get sleeker and have more functionality with each version. I'm happy to report that the Keyport Slide 3.0 is here along with the new Pivot key organizer and I… Read More

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
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