Julie Strietelmeier

I created The Gadgeteer in 1997 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets which began when I was a little kid. Some of my other interests include ukulele, photography, productivity hacks, and minimalism. Learn more about me and my favorite gear.

Deal of the day – Save big bucks on this gaming chair from YITAHOME

DEAL NEWS – Level up your gaming setup with this deal on a YITAHOME Gaming Chair that even has a footrest that you can use when you need to relax after a brutal gaming session. The fully adjustable YITAHOME Gaming Chair also features a racing-style headrest and lumbar support for maximum comfort. The original price for …

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RapidX Prismo RGB 10W Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad review – The most colorful Qi charger in the world

REVIEW – When it comes to wireless chargers there’s really nothing very unique about them. They solve the problem of charging your phone without using a cable and without being cool. The RapidX Prismo wireless charger changes that. It charges your phone AND is also cool. Let’s take a look. What is it? The RapidX …

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Deal of the day – Verizon will give you up to $1000 for your old broken phone

DEAL NEWS – New and existing Verizon Wireless customers have through the end of this month to take advantage of a trade-in deal for 5G phones. Take your old and damaged phones to a Verizon store and they will give you up to $1000 towards a brand new 5G capable phone like the iPhone 12 …

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EDC news, camera bags, power banks, portable blenders, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – It’s time to assume your favorite weekend position. For me, it’s on the couch with my MacBook, some iced tea, and a sweet snack. While I dance the net for cool new gadgets to write about, I present to you a listing of everything that we posted in the past 7 days. Take …

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Viofo A139 dash cam, Sleepgram sheets, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – You come here to find out what we think about a product, but do you ever wonder if we continue using these products long after we’ve posted our initial reviews? The answer to that question is yes. We do. Not all products, but those that we like and found useful. That’s where …

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Steampunk makes this lighter look more awesome than it probably is

NEWS – This steampunk-themed lighter looks really cool, but the gears are more for show or fidgeting than function. It’s not even clear if the lighter part of this product even works because it’s not demoed in the video on the product page on Aliexpress. Yeah, I know… Aliexpress. But hey, I’ve ordered stuff from …

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Polar Blend portable 2-speed blender and mixer review

REVIEW – How would you like a 2-speed blender/mixer that you can use to make a protein shake or smoothie after you hit the gym, or take with you when you travel? No, I’m not talking about taking a full-sized Vitamix or Nutri Bullet. Those blenders are great, but they share one thing that keeps …

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Hang your phone or tablet from the ceiling with SkyFloat

NEWS – Forget about cluttering up your desk or counter with an iPad or iPhone stand and just hang it from the ceiling. SkyFloat lets you do it easily and you won’t even need to get out your ladder. SkyFloat is a fully adjustable device holder that is attached to a telescoping pole that has …

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Ratchet your multi-tool up a notch or two with this cool add-on

NEWS – If you have a Leatherman or any multi-tool with a built-in large-sized bit driver, then you will want to check out the Leatherman Ratchet Driver. This adapter fits into your multi-tool’s bit driver socket to turn it into a ratchet driver that lets you use extra torque to tighten and untighten screws. Its …

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Creators will love this alternative phone tripod mount

NEWS – I use my iPhone 12 Pro Max as my phone and my only camera. That’s right, I don’t use a dedicated DSLR or another camera for my product review photography and video capture. The iPhone is perfect for my workflow, except for one thing. It doesn’t have a tripod mount. I don’t know …

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This gadget keeps your goatee shaped perfectly

NEWS – Gotta goatee? Then you’ll want to check out this gadget that has been designed to help guys keep their facial hair cut with precision and without any shaving mishaps. This adjustable shaving template can be customized to fit different face sizes. It’s held in place with your teeth so you can easily shave …

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ANYCUBIC is launching a new Wash&Cure Plus post-processing machine for 3D resin printer enthusiasts

NEWS – Anycubic will launch a larger post-processing machine for 3D resin models on April 16 called the Wash&Cure Plus. This machine supports 192 x 120 x 245mm models and comes with 360°curing of the models. Wash&Cure Plus’ size is up to 290 x 270 x 490mm and it supports 192 x 120 x 245mm …

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