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.

Logitech’s new Harmony Express Ultimate remote trades everything for voice control

It’s been over 6 years since we reviewed a Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote. I remember always wanting one of their remotes because they just looked cool with their big display, eleventy billion buttons, and all the features. But when I reviewed one, I found it to be a little complicated to set up and I …

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Huawei P30 Pro, Hairmax Laserband, Saddleback backpack, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – If your brain is still a little foggy after last night’s adventures, I have just the cure. Grab a cup of tea (coffee is gross), find a comfortable spot, and check out this full listing of everything we posted last week on one of the few 21+ year old gadget news and review …

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Win a Fluance RT80 Turntable for Record Store Day!

NEWS – Tomorrow April 13th is Record Store Day and to celebrate, the fine folks at Fluance are giving one lucky Gadgeteer winner one of their RT80 Turntables. If you have vinyl, you’ll want this prize and if you don’t have vinyl, this prize will make you want to buy some now! Just answer one …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I ordered the Huawei P30 Pro

ARTICLE – As Britney Spears would say, “oops, I did it again…” I ordered another phone. This time it’s the Huawei P30 Pro. I know that my score sheet for buying new phones and actually keeping them has been pretty embarrassing for the last year and a half. The last phone that I bought and …

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BuWizz gives your LEGO creations bionic powers

NEWS – LEGO builders will want to take note of the impressive features of the BuWizz. BuWizz is a deceivingly small remote control and battery for LEGO built into one brick. Believe it or not, this little addon for your LEGO Technic creations has enough power to pull a 7-ton (15,000 lbs) train carriage from …

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Motiv smart ring, Pluto pillow, and more – Review updates

REVIEW – Today we have three quick review updates for products that were reviewed in the last year. These quick updates are an easy way to see how some of the products that we review hold up over time. Updates give you some insight into the types of products that the Gadgeteer team likes to …

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Water bottles with tons of features, carbon fiber ukuleles, backpacks, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week I’m bringing you two Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and two campaigns from Indiegogo. We have instruments, EDC items, and more. Let’s check them out. MOVEO: The world’s first all-in-one water bottle What is it? MOVEO is a 750ml (25oz) water bottle that includes every feature but the kitchen sink – which …

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Cool keyboards, sharp knives, notebooks made of stone, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Get ready to read some interesting news and reviews. It’s time to see if you missed one of our posts from last week. Here’s a list. Enjoy! REVIEWS Logitech Z606 5.1 Surround Speaker System Review April 6, 2019 Udoq Docking System review April 6, 2019 Fused Goods kangaroo leather wallets review April 5, 2019 Xcentz xDynamo …

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