Julie Strietelmeier

I’ve been obsessed with gadgets, gizmos since I was a little kid. Other interests include ukuleles, photography, and minimalism.

Flexispot all in one Deskcise Pro desk bike review

Did you succumb to the recent trend and buy a standing desk or are you still slouching in a chair behind your computer all day? I had a standing desk for a short time but just couldn’t learn to love it, so I gave it away and went back to slouching behind my computer all …

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Blackboard is the newest Boogie Board LCP digital writing tablet

Fans of the original Boogie Board ewriter tablets will be excited to learn about the new Blackboard LCP (Liquid Crystal Paper) tablet from Boogie Board that gives pen on paper feel without pen or ink. The Blackboard ewriter is larger previous Boogie Boards and features a semi-transparent writing surface that allows you to use templates with grids …

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Jelly smartphone, ZTE Axon M smartphone, Cat S41 smartphone, and more – Weekly roundup

We posted reviews of three different Android smartphones this week, from the tiny Jelly Pro to the double screened Axon M, and the ruggedized Cat S41. I don’t think we’ve ever posted that many phone reviews in one week. I also changed site themes this week and am still working out a few kinks so let …

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This tiny USB Type-C to HDMI adapter is perfect for travel

I have a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter that I use to connect my 12-inch MacBook to an LG 29″ monitor on my desk. The size of that adapter doesn’t matter to me because it never leaves the desk. But if I carried a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter with me in my gear bag …

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Peak Design’s Everyday Sling 5L bag makes downsizing fun

At least I hope the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L will make downsizing fun because they sent me one to try and I’m going to put it to the test next week by leaving my full-sized Timbuk2 messenger at home while I use the 5L in its place. This is PD’s smallest bag which has been …

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Ditch plastic wrap and use this glass spatter guard in your microwave

If you’re anything like me, your microwave is used daily to reheat leftovers. And the interior of your microwave might look like you nuked a small animal if you don’t regularly cover your plates while you’re reheating your food. Or maybe your microwave is clean, but you use plastic storage containers with plastic lids when you …

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Jelly Pro super mini 4G smartphone review

While most new smartphones make it a point to feature larger displays with each new generation of phone, the designers at Unihertz decided to go the opposite direction when they created the Jelly Pro smartphone. This doll-sized Android smartphone might fool you into thinking that it’s a toy. Let me tell you, it’s not. Grab your …

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Oura announces a new sleeker fitness ring and I want one!

Several months ago I had the opportunity to test and review a very slick fitness tracking device that had the form factor of a ring that you wear on your finger like an ordinary piece of jewelry. That was the original Oura ring and I really enjoyed using it but ended up shelving it due …

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Surfboard for standing desks, gift guides, Aerix drone review and more – Weekly roundup

Are you starting to panic now that we’ve hit December and there are only 22 days until Christmas? Don’t worry, we are trying to help you out by posting a variety of gift guides. But in between your sessions of binge shopping, be sure to catch up with all the news and reviews we posted …

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