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.

Deal of the day – Olight special sale for their EDC fans!

DEAL NEWS – Olight is having an O-Fan sale that runs through 11:59 PM September 27th EDT. During this special sale, you can save up to 50% on some of their best EDC flashlights and gear and even receive a great freebie with your purchase! Here are some of their best deals! FLASHLIGHTS and Knives …

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Bluetti’s PV120/PV200 solar panels are available now!

SPONSORED NEWS – Heading out into the wilderness or hitting the open road helps you leave behind the daily stresses of work and life. However, when your emergency weather radio battery runs low or your phone is down to a 5% charge, it changes everything. Portable solar panels and solar generators are a great way to …

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Gaming finger sleeves solve the horror of sweaty thumb slippage

NEWS – You’re so close to completing the highest level on your favorite game when your thumb slips off the controls and you die. ARGH! There has to be a solution to this heartache, right? Yes! Razer comes to your rescue with their Gaming Finger Sleeves. These specially designed socks for your fingers are made …

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Forget the bulk, this Leatherman multi-tool keeps it basic

NEWS – A multi-tool is obviously a key component to any serious EDC aficionado’s gear collection. But what if you don’t want to channel your inner Batman by carrying a bulky plier’s style multi-tool on your belt? That’s where the Leatherman Free K2 knife multi-tool can be a worthy alternative to a traditional folding tool …

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DNA Vibe Jazz Band Vibe review – Light therapy device

REVIEW – Aches and pains, we all have them or will have them at some point in our lives. Whether these pains come as a result of epic workouts or from arthritis and other chronic medical conditions, finding a way to alleviate inflammation and pain without drugs can be a struggle. That’s where the DNA …

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Did you order an iPhone 13? If so, don’t forget a case!

NEWS – Did Apple suck you into their new device vortex last Tuesday? It’s ok, it happens to the best of us. I waffled back and forth about buying the new iPhone 13 Pro Max for a day or so but ended up ordering one because I’m the Gadgeteer. Gosh, don’t judge me! 😉 Along …

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CORE Keto bars review – low carb goodness with probiotics

REVIEW – I get excited every time I receive an email offering to send samples of a Keto food that I’ve never heard of. What can I say, I like to eat and carbs are my enemy (stupid pre-diabetes grrrrr). The latest taste test is for CORE bars from CORE Foods. Let’s check them out. …

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Create your own custom multi-tool with Keybar!

NEWS – Keybar might not be a brand that comes to mind when you think about pocket multi-tools, but let’s change that right now. Keybar has been creating aluminum, copper, brass, titanium, carbon fiber, and micarta EDC key organizers for a while now but did you know that they also offer a variety of unique …

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AutoBrush Pro review – This gadget brushes your teeth for you

REVIEW – Your oral health is extremely important. Brushing and flossing your teeth is a habit that you should do at least twice a day. But it can be a habit that is easily skipped. What if there was a gadget that could brush your teeth for you? That’s what the AutoBrush Pro claims to …

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Leatherman has something new!

NEWS – What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Leatherman? Multi-tools right? Well, this newly launched product from Leatherman isn’t quite the multi-tool that most of us imagine. The new Leatherman Raptor Response Emergency Shears are a pair of folding shears that have been designed for emergency responders. They are …

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Think Keto Protein Bars review – All the yum without the carbs

REVIEW – The latest Keto-friendly food that I’ve had the pleasure to taste test are the Keto Protein Bars from Think. They are low carb and are available in 3 flavors, let’s check them out. What is it? The Think Keto Protein Bars are snack/meal bars that provide 10g of protein with only 2-4g of …

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BLUETTI’s AC300 and B300 power stations are finally here!

SPONSORED NEWS – Approximately 2 months ago in July 2021, Bluetti – the portable solar storage pioneer, announced their release of an industry first, modular solar power station – the AC300 and its accompanying LFP battery module, the B300 (3,072Wh). Word spread fast, and before anyone knew it, the AC300 was trending throughout the United …

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Anycubic Photon Ultra launches on Kickstarter – The first affordable consumer DLP 3D printer

SPONSORED NEWS – Anycubic, a well-known 3D printer brand and a pioneer in the resin 3D printer sector, is back with a cutting-edge technology printer Anycubic Photon Ultra. Anycubic has been making excellent quality and affordable printers for years. Anycubic Photon Ultra, with no exception, will come with appealing details and an outstanding balance between …

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Nomad Goods iPhone Leather Skins and Glass Screen Protectors review

REVIEW – Do you prefer to keep your iPhone naked or in a case? For years, I was pro naked, but then I switched to an iPhone, and wow are they slippery! My iPhone 12 Pro Max is more like a warm stick of butter than a phone when it’s not in my favorite case …

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This EDC belt pouch is actually stylish! Nope, not kidding.

NEWS – The Dango CA02 Carry All Lite is a belt pouch for all your favorite EDC items. It’s made of a water-resistant DTEX material and features a long 5.5 inch pocket that is large enough to hold pens, knives, small screwdrivers, and other tools. There’s also a micro-carry pocket in the flap that can …

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