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.

Hang or clip this Titanium carabiner. It’s completely up to you.

NEWS – The Blank Forces HyperLink is an EDC Carabiner that has been 3D machined from premium Grade 5 Titanium and features an integrated clip so that you have multiple ways to carry it. Get them while you folks. Blank Forces is currently accepting pre-orders for the HyperLink until midnight August 9, 2020 PST. After …

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Moshi Lounge Q wireless charger review – The best wireless charger I’ve found so far

REVIEW – If you’re a fan of wireless charging like I am, you quickly find that some wireless chargers can be frustrating to use. Have you ever put your phone on a charger expecting it to … well… charge and it doesn’t because you don’t have the placement right? So then you scoot the phone …

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Vivint SmartHome security system review

REVIEW – I’ve enjoyed testing and writing about many smart home gadgets, home automation devices, security systems, and dozens of security cameras, over the years. One thing that I’ve always found to be a problem is that each device I’ve continued to use has required its own separate app which means you have to search …

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Carpio is an ergonomic skateboard for your wrist

NEWS – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is no joke. It’s a debilitating condition that makes using a mouse and keyboard very painful. One way to prevent RSI (repetitive stress injuries) is to make sure you are serious about ergonomics. Carpio from Deltahub is an interesting ergonomic wrist rest that has been designed to transfer pressure on …

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Score a Totallee case for your phone (even a leather one) and only pay shipping

DEAL NEWS – Ok folks, I have 2 special codes from Totallee for you today. One of them you need to jump on ASAP because it ends at tonight. Here are the details from Totallee: With the iPhone 12 right around the corner, we’re doing something BIG to clear out some old inventory. For a …

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The Bivy Stick turns your phone into a 2-way global satellite communicator

NEWS – When you are hiking, camping, or exploring in areas without cellular phone coverage can be a concern in the event of an emergency situation. Traditional satellite phones are expensive pieces of equipment with equally expensive usage charges. Is there a more economical alternative? That’s where the Bivy Stick comes in. This small device …

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This EDC notebook is the size of a credit card and fits in your wallet

NEWS – Most of us have a smartphone in our pockets that can be used to take notes while we’re on the go, but there’s something to be said for the simplicity of regular paper. That’s why I think I’d like the Pokka MicroNotes notebooks as an addition to my EDC. If the Pokka brand …

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WeatherFlow Tempest home weather system review

REVIEW – How hot is it outside? What’s the humidity right now? How fast is the wind blowing? How much did it rain last night? These are all questions we’ve probably asked at one time or another and we can find generalized answers by launching our favorite weather apps. But those apps don’t provide accurate …

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Huel bars, Shotbox, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – The reviews from this week are all from me and are from products that I use every day or at least weekly. Just to remind you if you’re new here, we like to revisit reviews from the past weeks, months, years, and even decades after we originally posted them to update our …

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Save 50% off Keyport EDC gear for the next 48hrs!

DEAL NEWS – Today (and tomorrow) are your lucky days because you can save 50% off a Keyport Pivot key organizer with a special discount code just for Gadgeteer readers. This is the best discount that they’ve ever had for the Pivot. If you’re not familiar the Keyport Pivot, take a quick look at my …

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Think resistance bands are simple? Hyfit Gear 1 will change your mind

NEWS – Last fall when we had to move out of our house for a remodel, I wasn’t able to take my Total Gym with me for my daily workouts. Instead, I took a set of resistance bands and still use them from time to time in my workout sessions when I need to change …

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Relax on the beach without worrying that your umbrella will fly away and stab someone

NEWS – One of my favorite places in the world is Sanibel Island Florida. We usually go there once a year (not this year though <sniff>) and our favorite activity is sitting on the beach relaxing under the shade of an umbrella. But each year we deal with the problem of getting our umbrella planted …

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