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.

Sodastream Fizzi One Touch review

I used to be addicted to Diet Coke. But then I became sensitive to caffeine and had to cut out all caffeinated drinks. I took this problem and turned it into my motivation to stop drinking artificially sweetened drinks. But the problem is that I really missed fizzy drinks. For a while, I made my …

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Julie’s gadget diary – The Samsung Note9 is one step closer to my dream device

ARTICLE – Three days ago Samsung officially rolled out their newest device, the Galaxy Note9 at their Unpacked event in New York City. The Note line of devices has always been the most powerful, feature-rich smartphones of Samsung’s mobile line up and this year’s new Note does not deviate from that tradition. The Note9 boasts …

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Huawei MateBook X Pro, Fender guitar, dash cams, and more – Weekly roundup

Has your weekend been less than thrilling so far? Don’t worry, I have the solution. It’s a full listing of all our news, reviews, and articles from the past week. Yay right? You’re welcome! Articles Julie’s gadget diary – The Huawei MateBook X Pro could actually replace my MacBook 6 Smart gadgets that make moving …

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Julie’s gadget diary – The Huawei MateBook X Pro could actually replace my MacBook

ARTICLE – I have been using iMacs and MacBooks to do my Gadgeteer work for the past 13 years. I love the simplicity of macOS and although I use a Windows 10 laptop all day long at my day job, I’m always happy to go home and use my 12-inch MacBook. However, a few weeks …

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This handheld gadget will wash your dirty dishes for you

NEWS – It may look like a weapon or an alien medical probe, but the true purpose of this gadget is even more bizarre. This Japanese gizmo called a Kurara Wash (I think…) is designed to wash your dishes. That’s right, it’s a motorized handheld dishwasher that cleans food residue from your plates, bowls, and …

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IndieDoGood.com helps makers succeed and give back to society #sponsored

This is a sponsored post; while the views expressed here are mine, consideration was paid to me by IndieDoGood to write this article. The Maker Movement is a group of inventors, designers, engineers, artists, and craftsman that embrace the do-it-yourself spirit and excitement of bringing consumers one of a kind products. IndieDoGood.com was created to help …

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Save space with this table that has a built-in Bluetooth speaker

NEWS – Do you lack the space for a Bluetooth speaker? It’s no problem with the Sierra Modern Home Studio Smart Table which has a Bluetooth speaker and the controls built right into the table. But what’s great is that it’s not a regular Bluetooth speaker. It’s a 360° Bluetooth speaker that will fill a room with …

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Seabird 4K camera, Ti toothpick, Soundflux earbuds, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you info about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s campaigns are for people who are interested in photography, videography, music, and more. Pick-iTi – Reversible Fully Titanium Toothpick What is it? The Pick-iTi is an EDC toothpick that is made …

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Understands are one-of-a-kind wood stands for iMacs

NEWS – Apple’s iMacs are designed to be the pinnacle of a high tech lifestyle. But there’s something a little cold about all that brushed aluminum and angular lines. Understands desk stands bring the warmth of nature to your iMac. They are made out of urban wood which is another name to describe salvaged wood from …

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Why press buttons when Alexa will perfectly nuke your next Hot Pocket

NEWS – Here’s just one more indication that we’re getting closer to the day when we can just ask a replicator to make us a sandwich. Case in point – GE’s new smart, scan-to-cook microwave which works with your phone or your voice to heat up your food without pressing a button. You can use your …

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TicWatch Pro is a smartwatch with 30 day battery life

NEWS – Powered by Google’s Wear OS, the TicWatch smartwatch is a premium quality watch that does something that other smartwatches can’t do. It can run for up 5 to 30 days on a single charge. Five days is considerably longer than the majority of smartwatches that are currently on the market. So how are …

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Knives, wallets, toolrolls, dash cams, and more – Weekly round up

Another seven days have passed which means it’s time for the Gadgeteer’s weekly roundup. This post gives you a quick reference that lists all the reviews, news, and articles that we’ve shared with you in the past week. Enjoy! Articles Back to school supplies – dorm room gear edition Back to school supplies – dorm …

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Damascus chef knives, wireless chargers, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you info about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people who like flashlights, wireless charging, cooking, and more. BricksPower, first-ever true wireless charger on the go.  What is it? BricksPower is a portable wireless charger for Qi enabled …

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Nixplay WiFi Cloud Frame review

REVIEW – Several years digital photo frames were a popular gift idea. I reviewed at least a dozen of them until their popularity grew stale. But what’s old is new again and today digital photo frames are making a comeback. One new frame that I’m going to show you today is the Nixplay WiFi Cloud …

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