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.

Ninety7 frees the Google Home Mini with their JOT battery base

NEWS – Don’t imprison your Google Home Mini smart assistant on a shelf in a corner of a room when you can cut the cord and set it free with the JOT battery base from Ninety7. The JOT battery base is available in black or silver and features a 5000mAh battery lithium-ion battery that will …

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Bags, backpacks, EDC, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that will be of interest to EDC fans, and more. The UltraLink – Elementally Elementary  What is it? The UltraLink is a quick release EDC key and gear retention system made from …

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Team EDC updates, Zanco Tiny T1 phone, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – It’s time to take a break from your weekend activities and check in with The Gadgeteer. Here’s a list of the articles, reviews, and news from the past week. I’m sure there’s something that you missed, so take a look and enjoy! Articles Gadgeteer Team EDC 2018 updates – Andy Jacobs by Andy Jacobs …

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Otterbox turns your Google Home Mini into Mickey Mouse

NEWS – Have you ever wished that your Google Home Mini voice assistant looked less like a speaker and more like everyone’s favorite cartoon mouse, Otterbox has just what you need with their new Den Series. I don’t quite understand the naming concept, but who cares about that when you can turn the charcoal colored …

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ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard iPhone Xs Max screen protector review

REVIEW – The new iPhone Xs Max costs a trillion dollars so you better protect it, especially the display. One solution is a ZAGG InvisibleShield glass screen protector, but the one I’m going to tell you about isn’t just any ordinary screen protector. This one also blocks blue light. Let’s check it out. What is …

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KIZIK handsfree shoes, Doorbird doorbell, Denon Heos speaker, and lots more – Review updates

REVIEW – You’re going to be here a while because we have 20 review updates for you today of reviews from as far back as 2014 and as recent as just this past summer. Check out the list of updated reviews below and you can find the actual updates at the bottom of each review. …

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Kano Computer Kit Touch review

REVIEW – Have you ever wanted to learn to program/code? Or maybe you have a young child who wants to write their own programs. The Computer Touch Kit from Kano will not only help you learn the fundamentals of programming, but it will let you do that learning on a touchscreen computer that you build yourself. …

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Get noticed this Halloween with a sound-reactive LED mask

NEWS – Make sure your costume stands out this Halloween by wearing a cool LED mask that turns music or rhythms into amazing electro-luminescent animations. The masks feature a layer of phosphorescent ink and a state-of-the-art rechargeable sound-responsive lithium modulator that converts sound waves into pulsing patterns of pure organic light on your face. This …

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More team EDC updates, Gerber Dime multitool, NYC Comic-Con, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – We were busy this week with a dozen reviews, four articles, and fourteen news posts. I’ll bet you haven’t read them all so I challenge you to browse through the complete list below just to double check. ARTICLES Gadgeteer Team EDC 2018 updates – Michael Strange Gadgeteer Team EDC 2018 updates – Elizabeth …

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Orbit is an iPhone cord organizer with a surprise

NEWS – Are you one of those mobile warriors that shove your cables and adapters into your gear bag with willy nilly abandon only to cuss later on when you find the cables tangled or can’t find the AC adapter that you need to charge your iPhone? The folks at the Hip Product Factory have …

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SpyFinder Pro hidden camera finder, Urbanoider EDC knife, Ekster 3.0 wallet, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about five different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter that will be of interest to security conscience people, EDC fans, and more. SpyFinder® Pro Hidden Camera Detector What is it? The SpyFinder® Pro is a small handheld hidden camera lens detector that can find …

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