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 – 5 lessons I learned from my last vacation

  I recently returned from an epic vacation to California where Jeanne and I explored 3 different locations over the course of 7 days.  As with most trips, I always struggle with the gear that I want to take with me. I am a minimalist at heart, so I like to pack the least amount …

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This power cord uses witchcraft to light up when it gets near an outlet

I’ve been reviewing and writing about gadgets for almost 21 years now, so it’s rare to come across a product that I haven’t seen before. That’s why my hat is off to Ten One Design today because their new Stella power cords have the unique ability to light up when the plug gets within a …

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Camera gear, wireless doorbells, retro keyboards, GoCube, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you seven crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s campaigns are for people who like camera and video gear, EDC tools, puzzles, and more. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. MUWI: The Ultra Compact Dolly for Smartphones & Cameras What is …

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HUAWEI P20 smartphone, keyboards, bags, and more – Weekly roundup

Where did this past week go? If it was as hectic for me as it was for you, you probably didn’t get a chance to read everything that we posted this week. Never fear my Gadgeteer friends, I have a handy list of all the news, articles, and reviews from the past seven days organized …

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myCharge celebrates Pride Month with a Limited-Edition Pride power bank

June is Pride Month, which commemorates the Stonewall Riots and the impact that LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer) people have had and are currently having on history. The folks at myCharge want to be part of Pride celebrations by offering a Limited-Edition Pride power bank that reflects the spirit of Pride Month by …

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HUAWEI news: MediaPad M5 tablets are available now, Mate 10 Pro price cuts, and photo contest

It’s been a busy news day for HUAWEI! Just when it seems like Android tablets are a rarity these days, HUAWEI announced that their MediaPad M5 tablets are currently available at Amazon and NewEgg here in the US. Available in 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch versions in Space Gray and a 10.8-inch Pro version in Champagne Gold, the …

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Jarvis Farley will give you inspiration to turn your home into a smart one

What is Jarvis Farley you ask? It’s the home automation digital assistant that Matt Farley created that controls almost every aspect of his home from security cameras, to TVs, music, thermostats, etc. This system even gives his kids credits when they do their chores that they can then redeem for time allowances for watching TV …

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Throw some shade on your iPhone with the myFlipShade

It’s summer. You want to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine, but if you want to look something up on your phone, send a text, or read a book, it’s pretty difficult to see the display when the sun is shining. Even with the phone’s display setting at the max brightness level, the …

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Scribit art robot, Atom mini 4G smartphone, ProPoint tiny mouse, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you fix crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s campaigns are for people who like art, music, building things, tiny gadgets and more. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. Scribit – Turn your wall into an interactive canvas What is it? …

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This handheld self-defense device is like having your dad protect you

The D.A.D. 2 from TigerLight is a wearable defense alert system that you wear over your hand, so it’s ready for action if someone tries to attack you. It features a military-grade pepper spray and built-in emergency alert that sends a message using your phone to all of your emergency contacts when you activate the …

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iMovR standing desk, Molekule air purifier, WORX trimmer, Bedgear pillow, and more – Weekly roundup

You know the drill friends, it’s Saturday, so that means it’s time to do a quick check to make sure that you didn’t miss any of our gadget related news and reviews that we posted for you in the last seven days. I’ve even made a handy dandy list for you so enjoy! Reviews Roli …

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Look up in the air, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the Heroshelf!

Here’s another gift idea for your dad or anyone else who might appreciate a super shelf for all their favorite EDC gear. It’s the Heroshelf from Animi Causa and it looks pretty fly (sorry, I couldn’t help myself…). The Heroshelf is made of metal and features an iconic silhouette of a Superman-style superhero in midflight. …

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