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.

Prime Day Deals – Optoma, Roborock, Jabra, Brydge, and more

DEAL NEWS – It’s Prime Day which means that it’s time for big savings on a variety of gear! You only have 48 hours to take advantage of all of these epic deals, so make sure you’re a Prime member by following the simple instructions here. Now for some awesome deals! Optoma CinemaX P2 Ultra …

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Prime Day starts at midnight PT tonight! Here’s how to be ready!

NEWS – One of the biggest shopping days of the year is Amazon Prime Day and it starts tomorrow so you better be ready. Prime Day is when Amazon heavily discounts products exclusively for Amazon Prime members. This year, Amazon is giving Prime members 2 days of crazy deals and the event starts at midnight …

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This Zippo turns your campfire up to a 11

NEWS – Today is the first day of summer which means camping and cookout adventures are in full swing. But there’s nothing worse than waiting for a campfire to get going strong enough to roast your weenies or marshmallows. Am I right? That’s where the Zippo Firefast Bellows comes in. This battery-powered blower will feed …

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Deal of the day – Make your muscles happy and save 54%

DEAL NEWS – Today’s deal is from the health and beauty category and is a gift idea for Father’s day, or yourself! You can save 54% on a G Geneinno 1.6 lb Waterproof Muscle Massage Gun that features: IP68 waterproof massage gun: the first waterproof massage gun on the market Powerful but quiet brushless motor: …

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Olight Warrior Mini 2 flashlight review

REVIEW – A reliable flashlight is an important part of everyone’s EDC. But the downside of most flashlights is that their batteries always seem to be dead just when you need to use one. The Olight Warrior Mini 2 flashlight solve this problem because you can recharge the battery while it’s still inside the flashlight. …

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Deal of the day – Save BIG on Olight EDC flashlights right now!

DEAL NEWS – Father’s day is coming up, so it’s the perfect time to buy your dad or yourself a shiny new EDC flashlight. I’m going to help you save you some money because Olight is having a one-day flash sale that starts right now and runs through midnight EDT tomorrow (6/18/21). During this special …

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The overhead projector is back, only much smaller!

NEWS – I’m a child of the 70’s back when classrooms had chalkboards instead of whiteboards and teachers used overhead projectors. The MirrorMeThis is a new take on that classic tool, but this time it’s an adapter that is so small that it can fit in your pocket. It’s made of plastic with a mirror …

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Feel Flux – a fidget toy that uses frickin magnets!

NEWS – Fidget toy enthusiasts will want to check out the Feel Flux. This is like no other fidget toy that you have seen. It is made from a leather wrapped solid copper or aluminum CNC’d tube. When you drop the included neodymium magnet ball into the tube, magnetic fields create an awesome anti-gravity effect …

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Honeydew Sleep Scrumptious Side Sleeper Pillow review – A pillow that’s infused with copper!

REVIEW – Most of us spend 7 or more hours a night sleeping so it’s obvious that a pillow is an important “tool” that can positively or negatively affect our sleep. When it comes to pillows, I’m incredibly picky. I’ve reviewed quite a few pillows over the years only to stow them in the closet …

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Be prepared with this EDC-sized compact survival kit

NEWS – I don’t leave the house that often these days but I regularly think that I should create a survival kit for my EDC because you never know when you might need emergency gear. The S.O.L. Origin Waterproof Survival Tool Kit packs a selection of tools into a small case that can easily fit …

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Deal of the day – Save 50% on clean air and a DIY haircut

DEAL NEWS – We have two deals today in the health and beauty category. You can save 50% on a Bulex air purifier and 50% off a hair trimmer kit. Product URL: BULEX HEPA Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter Product Price Before Discount: $129.99 Final Price After Coupon: $64.79 Discount: 50% Deal Expires: Unlimited …

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Deal of the day – Keep your muscles feeling fab with these massagers

DEAL NEWS – If you’ve been thinking about checking out a massager but have been waiting for the right deal, today is your lucky day because I have not one, but two deals that will save you money while keeping the aches and pains away. Product URL: G Geneinno 1.6 lb Waterproof Muscle Massage Gun …

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Bolstr Small Carry 3.0 and Aux Pocket gear bags review – EDC bags for minimalists

REVIEW – I just returned from my first “away” vacation since May 2019! To say that it was a long time coming is an understatement. Before we left, I had to deal with the age-old question – which bag do I take on the trip? As luck would have it, I had an easy answer …

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