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.

You can build these ultra cool metal plane models without glue or solder

NEWS – We’ve talked about Metal Earth models in the past, but I haven’t visited their site in a very long time until yesterday. In the past, their no glue, no solder steel models were all plain silver. Now they are offering a variety of new models in color and they look really awesome. In …

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Combar is an multi-tool axe for your outdoor adventures

NEWS – When most people think of multi-tools, they think of pocket-sized Leatherman multi-tools that unfold into a pair of pliers with fold-out blades, files, etc in their handles. Those tools are great for small jobs, but when you’re outdoors camping or working, you might want a heavy duty multi-tool like the Combar axe multi-tool …

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This multi-tool will help you rob banks (not really, but it sounds good)

NEWS – The Get-A-Way Driver from CRKT (aka Columbia River Knife and Tool) might not keep the cops off your tail after you’ve robbed a bank, but it can help keep your screws from being too loose – the ones in objects, not your head. This keychain-carry multi-tool has been designed for dozens of everyday …

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Axxis hand axe multi-tool, ZIRUX GaN charger hub, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week we are bringing you info about three different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for survival gear, an accessory for mobile warriors, and more. AXXIS HAND AXE: Survival Knife & EDC Camp Axe In Your Pocket What is it? Axxis is a uniquely designed …

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You’ll always be able to take charge with this USB-C bracelet

NEWS – You’ll never have to dig around in your gear bag for a USB cable to charge your phone because you’ll have one on your wrist with the wearable Auzev USB-C bracelet. The unisex design means that anyone will be comfortable wearing this cable, I mean bracelet. It features a genuine woven black leather …

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These folding titanium utensils will make your spork wielding friends jealous

NEWS – Carrying a spork in your EDC means you’ll always be able to grab a quick meal without relying on one-use plastic cutlery. But is there a better alternative to a spork? Check out these unique folding eating utensils from Esbit. They are made of titanium, so they are lightweight and they will never …

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Orbit is Rocketbook’s new legal sized smart reusable note pad

NEWS – We’ve reviewed the Rocketbook Everlast Mini and Rocketbook Beacons and now Rocketbook has added another size reusable notebook to their line up with the new Orbit legal-sized note pads. Orbit is designed for medical, legal, and other professionals that prefer a larger classic-sized legal pad to write their notes. But Rocketbooks aren’t paper …

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NexDock 2 review – Turn your smartphone into your laptop

REVIEW – Even as far back as the original PalmPilot, I’ve had a dream of owning one mobile device that would function as my phone, my game console, music player, eBook reader, main camera, and main computer. As each year has passed, that dream comes closer to coming true. In fact, the only function left …

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CrazyCap is a water purifier cap for your water bottle

NEWS – Do you ever wonder if there are bacteria lurking in your water bottle? The CrazyCap has been designed to zap those fears and 99.9999% of viruses and bacteria with a simple touch of a button. This special cap uses deep UV-C LED light-ray technology to make your regular bottle of tap water safer …

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Always losing your pen? You won’t with the Inkbiner

NEWS – Screwpop’s Inkbiner is a solution for people who lose their pens too easily. The metal Inkbiner has a built-in carabiner clip so that you can clip it to your belt loop or to your gear bag. Problem solved! The small pen unscrews from the carabiner and features a standard D sized refill that …

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