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.

Viperade keeps all of your EDC gear easily accessible

NEWS – Do you stuff all of your EDC gear into your pockets? When that collection includes a flashlight, a pen, a wallet, a multi-tool, a knife, and your keys, cramming all of those items into your pockets will not only make you feel pretty lumpy, but it’s just not convenient. A better idea is …

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Roborock H7 stick vac, Roborock S7 robot vac, Julie’s fav gear, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – Today’s updates might look skimpy but they aren’t. Especially the Roborock S7 robot vac review which has a BIG update concerning Roborock’s new Auto-Empty Dock. Check out these reviews and my favorite gear page updates. Enjoy! Julie’s favorite gear Julie’s favorite gear Roborock H7 cordless vacuum review By Brooke Hall Roborock H7 …

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i-Sens KetoSens blood ketone monitoring system review

REVIEW – I’m a fan of the keto diet as it pertains to helping me keep my blood glucose levels in the non-diabetic range. I’m pre-diabetic continue to explore low carb meal replacement foods, blood glucose monitoring systems, and now blood ketone meters like the i-Sens KetoSens blood ketone monitoring system. Let’s take a closer …

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Olight Open Pro EDC penlight review – Is it 3-in-1 EDC perfection?

REVIEW – Olight is well known for its quality EDC flashlights and now they have something new. It’s the Olight Open Pro EDC penlight. It’s a pen, it’s a flashlight, and it’s even a laser pointer. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Olight Open Pro EDC penlight is a ballpoint pen with a …

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Deal of the day – Olight has a new flashlight pen that you will want

  DEAL NEWS – Our friends at Olight are back with another flash sale. This time they are introducing their first-ever flashlight pen, the Open Pro. This Summer Flash Sale starts tonight at 8:00 PM 7/26/21 and runs to 11:59 PM Friday 7/30/21 EDT. During this sale,  a free X9R Cell keychain flashlight (value $15.95) …

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Improve your Swiss Army Knife with a pocket clip

NEWS – The StatGear SwissQlip makes the most recognizable EDC multi-tool even more useful by adding a pocket clip. Available in black or chrome, the SwissQlip is compatible with a variety of 91mm Victorinox knives (check StatGear’s site – link below for the full list. Adding this clip to your knife is simple because it …

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xREEL is a small rodless fishing reel that’s perfect for your EDC

NEWS – If you’re a regular here (and if not, you should be!), you’ll remember that I showed you a rodless fishing reel a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was cool because it was super compact and a great little addition to a bugout bag or EDC. But today, I have one that …

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Blake’s Seed-Based rice crispy treats review – Treats for people with allergies

REVIEW – I enjoy cookies, cakes, pies, basically anything with sugar in it! I also love love love rice crispy treats. So when I was offered a chance to try some special allergy-friendly gluten-free rice crispy treats from Blake’s Seed-Based, I didn’t have to think very long before I said heck yeah! Let’s see if …

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Deal of the day – Big savings on FlexiSpot ergonomic furniture!

DEAL NEWS – Today I have some exciting deals on 3 ergonomic products from FlexiSpot. The first deal is for a unique chair for your office. It’s the Sit2Go Fitness Chair which features a comfortable padded seat that is attached to an exercise bike. That’s right, you can sit AND get fit at the same …

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This EDC flashlight can start a fire and hold your meds

NEWS – I love products that have multiple uses/functions. The MecArmy X7S flashlight is the multi-tool of EDC flashlights. It’s a USB rechargeable flashlight with max lumens of 130 and a modular design that allows you to add storage capsules and/or a lighter module. There are 2 sizes of storage capsules that are designed to …

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Somnox is a robot that helps insomniacs fall asleep

NEWS – Can’t fall asleep? Well forget about counting sheep, that’s so last century. Today we have the Somnox Sleep Robot that can help you get some shut-eye. This weird soft bean-shaped robot is designed to help you relax and slow down your mind so that you can quickly drift off to sleepy land without …

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oriGrid for the iPad lets you ditch your backpack

NEWS – If you have an iPad Pro and the Apple Magic Keyboard, then you need to take a look at the oriGrid from tinyRigs. This amazing looking gear pouch/organizer slides over the back of the Apple Magic Keyboard and provides storage for all your important on-the-go gear. The oriGrid is available for the iPad …

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