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.

Gadgeteer team: Our 2021 mobile home screen setups (part 2)

ARTICLE – Last week we posted part 1 of a Gadgeteer team group article where we show our phone home screens and talk about the layout we’ve chosen. Now it’s time for part 2. Enjoy! Bill Henderson I try to organize my home screen so I know where everything is. The problem arises when anything …

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Cardkits are models of paper that challenge your model making fingers and mind

NEWS – I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I was a kid, my parents didn’t have a lot of money which meant that we didn’t have a lot of toys. At least not the toys I really wanted, like LEGO. So my sister and I made our own models and miniatures …

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Perfect Keto Keto-friendly protein bars and cookies review

REVIEW – When I get interested in a topic, I go into full research mode and want to try every product in that category to find my favorite. I do that with software and apps, and lately, I’ve been doing the same thing with low carb protein bars. Why low carb? Because I’m pre-diabetic and …

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PodLatch is an add-on that keeps your AirPods from falling out of your ears

NEWS – Santa (and by Santa, I mean me) brought me a pair of Apple AirPod Pro earbuds for Christmas. They are the first AirPods I’ve tried and I’m pretty smitten with them. But there’s no way I’d wear them while running or riding a bike because the fit isn’t super secure in my weirdly …

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Keto Bars.com keto-friendly protein bars review

REVIEW – I’ve been on a health kick for the last few months after finding out that my A1C had gone up .2 from 5.7 in 2019 to 5.9 in 2020. Luckily, I’m still pre-diabetic as I’ve been for the past 16yrs and since I don’t want to become a full diabetic, I’ve been focusing …

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This mask can protect you from COVID but it won’t protect you from stares

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We should all be wearing masks to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus. But masks are so… blah. Sure, you can buy masks with logos from your favorite sports team, or you can buy masks with cute patterns. But if you really want to be noticed for your individuality, you …

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Would you pay $550 for a distraction-free dedicated writing device?

NEWS – Although I don’t consider myself to be a great one. I still consider myself to be a writer and I know that email, text messages, and social media have a tendency to distract me when I have a deadline to submit a review or news post.  But can a dedicated distraction-free device like …

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OmniCase is an EDC worthy USB-C dock with built-in cable storage

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Even though traveling isn’t something a lot of us are doing right now, I have my fingers crossed that by this fall I might get to take a vacation that isn’t a staycation. If that happens, I’ll be figuring out the best way to travel light and the OmniCase which just launched …

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Anker reveals new Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds today

NEWS – Today, Anker added a new pair of TWS (true wireless) earbuds to their popular Soundcore line-up. The new Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds are a higher-end pair of earbuds that feature active noise canceling while listening and 6 noise-canceling microphones for calls. The PureNote™ Driver Technology provides a 45% boost to bass and …

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Doorbell Boa makes installing a doorbell camera without drilling holes simple

NEWS – Doorbell cameras are fantastic gadgets that let you see who is at your door BEFORE you open the door. I love my Vivint doorbell camera because it even notifies me when there’s a package at my door. My doorbell camera is hard wired, but for those of you that have a non-wired doorbell …

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