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.

Julie’s gadget diary – Update on my plan to ditch my notebooks

In my last gadget diary post from over a week ago, I announced that I was going to give up my paper notebooks in favor of a digital To-Do system to help me manage my tasks. After I published that post, quite a few of you gave me ideas for different apps to try (thanks!). …

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Essential Phone, new Waterfield wallets, Mission Workshop pants, and more – Weekly roundup

Wow, where did this week go? It’s Saturday, which means it’s time for you to take a quick look through a list of everything that we wrote about this week on The Gadgeteer. We have news, we have reviews, and we have articles about your favorite gadgets. Enjoy! News New 2018 spring colors from Topo …

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Contour Design RollerMouse Red plus ergonomic mouse review

I’ve recently been on a mission to find a new mouse to help alleviate some problems that I’ve been having with my right hand and thumb. After reviewing Contour Design’s Unimouse, they followed up with an offer to review their Rollermouse Red plus which they felt might help me more than their Unimouse. I’ve been …

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SnapPower has a new easy to install USB wall outlet cover charger

When it comes to easy installs, SnapPower is the master. Remember their GuideLights outlet cover night light that I reviewed in 2014 and their SwitchLight switch plate night light which I reviewed last summer? Well, now they are back with an updated version of their SnapPower USB charger switch plate. The USB Charger 2 has …

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This travel pillow is a folding shelf for your chin

If you travel a lot and like to get a few extra z’s of shuteye while you’re on a plane, train, or automobile, you know how awkward and uncomfortable it can be. I usually end up getting a stiff neck from trying and failing to sit straight up in my chair. The ChinzUP is a …

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Turn any power cable into a MagSafe style cable

Introduced in 2006, the MagSafe connector from Apple was a magnetic port on MacBooks that allowed the power cable to easily disconnect from the laptop in the event of someone tripping over it or accidentally tugging it, to prevent damage from pulling the laptop off a table. Apple in their infinite wisdom (or not), discontinued …

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Digital To-Do system thoughts, dash cam reviews, LED floor lamp review, and more – Weekly roundup

It’s time to relax with your computer, tablet, or phone while you browse through a list of everything that we wrote about this week on The Gadgeteer. We have news, we have reviews, and we have articles about your favorite gadgets. Enjoy! Articles Julie’s gadget diary – I’m ditching paper and going back to a …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I’m ditching paper and going back to a digital To-Do system

I have been using a very simple Bullet Journal style of task management for the last 4 years. It has worked out well for me because I can keep a notebook open next to me all day so I am able to see a daily list of what I need to do and I get …

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The ZEEQ pillow helps you get more z’s and snore less

A pillow isn’t normally considered a gadget, but the ZEEQ Smart Pillow from REM-Fit definitely fits in that product category. The ZEEQ pillow was a successfully funded Kickstarter project from two years ago and features an adjustable foam filling that hides a variety of tech features like a built-in Bluetooth speaker that you can use to …

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Mycroft Mark II open voice assistant, KlipAL universal smartphone holder, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you four currently running crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people interested in voice assistants, smartphone accessories, coffee, and more. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. Quick Pack Attachment Blurb by Andy Jacobs What is it? Quick Pack Attachment is a mount system …

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Gadgeteer team: Our mobile home screen setups

I’m a naturally curious person. Or maybe a better word is nosy. I love reading articles where people describe how they work or show the gear that they use. I also enjoy seeing how people setup their computer home screens and their phone home screens. I thought it would be fun to share the Gadgeteer …

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Help wanted – I want you to join the Gadgeteer team!

Update 02/06/18 Submissions are now closed. Would you like to become a writer on the Gadgeteer team and write about interesting gadgets and cool gear? I currently have 2-3 positions that I need to fill. These are volunteer positions, where your “pay” is the opportunity to try out the latest gizmos. Interested? Details on how …

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