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.

The Volt is the vampire of charging cables

NEWS – The Volt is a short cable that you can use to charge one device from another device. That’s right, this cable siphons juice from one battery and effectively turns that device into a portable battery that you can use to charge a second device. The Volt Battery Share Cable will not work with …

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SureFire 2211 WristLight is a wearable flashlight watch

NEWS – They say that the best camera is the one that you have with you, so that has to be the same advice for flashlights as well, right? Most of us reading this post probably have a smartphone that we can use as a flashlight in a pinch, but check out this always at …

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BenQ projector, Bond gear pouches, SonarPen, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – It’s been a tradition that every Saturday afternoon/evening that I post a listing that includes links to every article, news post, and review that was published on The Gadgeteer in the past seven days. I don’t like to mess with tradition, so here we go again, enjoy! REVIEWS Shure RMCE-BT2 High-Resolution Bluetooth 5 …

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Now you can have a conversation with your trash can because why not?

NEWS – Because it’s high time that trash receptacles should not only hold our garbage but should also open the lid when we ask, I give you the Sensor Can by Simplehuman. The Sensor Can is a 15.3 gallon (58L) trashcan that has two different ways that it can be opened without having to touch the …

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SCOUT versatile portable charger and the Archon invisible wireless charger – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about two different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that will be of interest to anyone with gadgets that need to be charged. SCOUT: World’s Most Versatile Charger What is it? SCOUT is a portable 10000mAh backup battery that has built-in cables …

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Ember mug, Ticpods Free wireless earbuds, X47 notebook, and more – Review updates

REVIEW – I have a few quick review updates for you today, including an update to my Julie’s favorite gear list. We like to post updates to our reviews on a regular basis so you can get an idea of how products stand the test of time – or don’t! Click through to see the …

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Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves (2018) review

REVIEW – Let me just say that I do NOT like winter weather. If the temperature outside is less than 50 degrees, I’m not a happy camper. This year it felt like we went from the dog days of summer directly into bone-chilling winter. Here in southern Indiana, we’ve already been “enjoying” temps in the …

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The Zanco S Pen can replace your phone, your camera, and your stylus

NEWS – Do you remember the Gi Joe sized Zanco Tiny T1 phone that I reviewed a couple months ago? Well, I’m excited to let you know that Zanco is back with a Kickstarter project that launched today for something even more awesome than that tiny phone. It’s the S Pen (I wonder how long …

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Yohann MacBook wood stand review

REVIEW – It should go without saying that I love tech products. But it might surprise some of you to know that I love products made of natural materials like wood and leather as much and sometimes more than products made of synthetic materials. That’s why I like to use handmade accessories with my gadgets. …

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Neato Botvac D7 software update adds zone cleaning feature

NEWS – I am a huge fan of Neato’s Botvac robot vacuums. I have two of them in my home. One for the main floor and one for the basement. They are both scheduled to automatically run 3 times a week, but now that we’re replacing the carpet on our main floor with luxury vinyl …

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Holy Stone HS220 quadcopter drone review

REVIEW – What’s more fun than a remote-controlled quadcopter? A quadcopter that you can control with your phone or a dedicated controller that also has a built-in camera all packaged in a 2-in-1 folding format. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Holy Stone HS220 is a quadcopter drone that can be controlled with a …

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Deals: Save big $’s on JLab headphones, microSD cards, gaming gear, and more

NEWS – Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are behind us, but that doesn’t mean there are no more deals. There are lots more to come including the 12 days of deals from Amazon. Today is day 2 of their 12 days of deals and the theme is gaming. So check below for some money …

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