Julie Strietelmeier

I’ve never been camping, but when I daydream about being more outdoorsy, I can picture myself with all sorts of gear for both utility and protection. The problem is that too much gear weighs you down. Conrad Sayer of Australia has designed a modular 5-in-1 multi-tool that eases the burden of carrying too much gear… Read More

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You’ve no doubt been hearing about the total solar eclipse for many weeks now. It’s a big deal because it’s the first solar eclipse to cross the entire continental United States in 99 years. All this time, you have probably been telling yourself to read up on the subject and order some special solar eclipse glasses so you… Read More

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We’re in the middle of remodeling the exterior of our house. It had wood painted wood siding and it’s currently (I can hear the contractors hammering right now…) getting vinyl siding. As luck would have it, a few weeks ago SANSI contacting me to ask if I might like to review their 30W LED Security Motion… Read More

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After four months taking ideas from their fans and frequent flier customers, WaterField Designs has unveiled their new Air Porter carry-on bag. The Air Porter has been designed to slide and stand up under the airline seat in front of you. It has two compartments that offer ample storage for all your important gear and… Read More

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When I think high-end luxury leather phone cases, a couple brands come to mind like Vaja and Orbino. So how is that I’ve never heard of or seen the leather cases from Alto? If you’ve never seen them either, let me introduce you to what might be your next favorite iPhone 7 Plus case. What is… Read More

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Do you march to the beat of your own drum, not satisfied to blend in with the rest of the world around you? Then you are going to love these unique backpacks from MadPax. These bags are not your average run of the mill boring black Walmart special backpacks that all your friends are carrying… Read More

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When I was a kid, I would intentionally break old style glass thermometers just so I could play with the mercury inside them. I had no idea back then that mercury was toxic. I just loved watching the liquid metal separate into balls and then forms back into one blob when the individual pieces touched. With… Read More

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When drones first started becoming popular, they were big bulky quad copters with large GoPro sized cameras and people mostly used them for cool landscape videos. People still use drones to shoot landscape shots, but a newer category of drones has been designed for taking a more personal type of photography – the selfie. Now… Read More

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Instead of watching current events videos that are depressing and anxiety inducing, I’m going to start sharing videos with you that you can watch without stressing out. Don’t worry, they will always have some tech element to them, so I’m not going to share cat videos unless the cats have laser beams for eyes and… Read More

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How often have you tried to spread butter on toast, a baked potato, bread, etc, only to find out that it’s just too cold and hard to spread? Yeah, I know, first world problems. But it is a real problem that could use a solution. One company invented the biēm butter sprayer to solve this issue. Let’s… Read More

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Do you have some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket? Then consider funding one of this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. Click through to see this week’s list of projects. The Paq Carry On Travel Bag What is it? The Paq Carry On Travel Bag is a bag that can be worn like a… Read More

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I’m lucky that I no longer have to take prescription medications, but for those of you that do, check out this water bottle that has a built in pill holder. The 20-ounce food grade polycarbonate bottle holds water or other beverages, but it also holds your daily meds in its built-in 7 slot pill box… Read More

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It’s time to check in with The Gadgeteer to make sure you didn’t miss one of our hands-on reviews or informative news posts from the past 7 days. Click through to browse the complete list of postings. Reviews Nucleus Wi-Fi intercom with Amazon Alexa review EasyAcc MegaCharge Doubin 16750mAh USB-C Power Bank review Archeer A110… Read More

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ŌURA Ring review

The majority of fitness trackers on the market have been designed to be worn on the wrist like a watch or worn at the waist clipped to a belt. But today, I am going to show you the ŌURA fitness tracker that is worn on your finger like a ring.  What is it? ŌURA is… Read More

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For some unknown reason, newer MacBook and MacBook Pro chargers no longer have two fold out wings to wind excess cable around. What’s up with that Apple? Instead of mumbling under your breath every time you need to carry your MacBook and charger with you when you travel, consider PowerPlay. PowerPlay adds cord organization capability to… Read More

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