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.

Monday is National Dog Day so take your dog for a walk and count your steps with a free Huawei Band 3e fitness tracker!

CONTEST NEWS – Next Monday (August 26th) is National Dog Day, which is a day to honor every breed of dog and to be aware of how many dogs need to be rescued. To celebrate this day, Huawei encourages dog owners to get active and take their four-legged friends on a walk and while you’re …

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toddlermonitor lets you know when your child opens their bedroom door

NEWS – I’m not a parent and don’t claim to know anything about raising children, but if I was a parent, I’d probably have every baby and kid gadget known to man for both safety and entertainment purposes. The toddlermonitor fits in the first category – safety. It’s a cute motion detector that hangs on …

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Gridopolis 3D game system, Carro smart fan, and Sens minimalist pen – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Here are three crowdfunding campaigns that caught our eye this week. Let me know if these products interest you too or if we missed a campaign that we should be letting everyone know about. Gridopolis – a 3D Strategy Game and System What is it? Gridopolis is a 3D game system that …

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Airthings Wave Mini smart indoor air quality monitor review

REVIEW – Last year I reviewed the Airthings Wave smart radon detector and it revealed a significant radon gas problem in my home which prompted me to have a radon mediation system installed. Then earlier this year, I reviewed their new Airthings Wave Plus unit which adds an air quality feature to the radon detector. …

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How to use your Amazon Echo Dot as a Bluetooth Speaker

ARTICLE – A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about How to listen to audiobooks and read eBooks for FREE. Since then, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying using the Libby app to listen to free audiobooks by checking them out (virtually) from my local library. I listen to the audiobooks through my phone (Huawei …

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Deal of the day – Save $70 off a Roborock S6 vacuum

DEAL NEWS – It’s time to put your fears of robot overlords away and embrace the convenience of having one do the chores you don’t want to do, like vacuuming the floors in your home. To help you get over these fears, Roborock is offering a $70 off coupon on Amazon for their S6 vacuum …

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7 products that will make going back to school a little bit easier

ARTICLE – Whether you’re going back to high school or going off to college, the best part of this time of year for me was always shopping for new school gear! If you feel the same, here are 7 products that will make going back to school a lot easier. Disclaimer: These products will NOT …

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Messenger bag fans, it’s time to grab your wallet

NEWS – My favorite style of EDC bag is a messenger style bag. Although I’ve never given a backpack a real try (should I?), I have been carrying a messenger bag with me to work for as long as I can remember (decades even). One of my favorite bag designers is WaterField Designs in San …

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How to listen to audiobooks for free, garden weeding robots, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – It’s Saturday afternoon, so it’s time to take a break from your weekend activities and read some gadget related articles, reviews, and news. You’ll be glad that you did! Enjoy! ARTICLES So KontrolFreek sent me a Mystery Box… July 30, 2019 How to listen to audiobooks and read eBooks for FREE July 29, 2019 REVIEWS …

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Nanoleaf makes smart home control as easy as touching a button

NEWS – Nanoleaf is all about smart home lighting that is both beautiful and functional and now their customizable eco-friendly Nanoleaf Canvas light panel system goes one step further by adding new Touch Actions capability that turns their smart light panels into smart buttons. Integrating with all Apple HomeKit devices, the new FREE upgrade for …

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How to listen to audiobooks and read eBooks for FREE

ARTICLE – Last year we remodeled our main bathroom and I ordered a white Amazon Echo Dot and a special outlet wall mount holder so the install would be neat and the Echo wouldn’t need any counter space. Every morning before I hop in the shower, I’ll say “Alexa, play some music” and she’ll start …

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