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.

Peak Design launches a new Mobile mount ecosystem – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Peak Design products are well known here at the Gadgeteer. We’ve reviewed no fewer than 6 of their bags over years and have admired their style and ingenuity. Today they have launched a brand new collection of mounting gear that they call Mobile. What is it? The new Mobile ecosystem starts with …

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Vivint smarthome system, Lanmodo night vision driving camera, Simple Human trash can, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – Today we have 6 updates from reviews as far back as August 2019 and as recent as this past September 2020. We like to revisit some of our past reviews to provide ongoing details about how well the products stand up over time. You can see the list below of our recently …

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Huel adds Hot & Savory mixes to their line of meal products

NEWS – I like to eat but I’m lazy and am also focused on eating relatively healthy foods. That means that cinnamon sugar pop tarts followed by some Doritos isn’t my idea of a well-balanced lunch. Or at least it’s not anymore… it used to be years and years ago, but that’s a story for …

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This wallet has all your EDC bases covered – It even has a multi-tool

NEWS – What is your favorite type of wallet? Is it a minimalist type that just holds cards, or is it an everything but the kitchen sink kind of wallet that fulfills all of your EDC dreams? If it’s the last one, you need to check out Dango’s Pioneer Travel Wallet. It not only holds …

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Prime Day starts tomorrow. Here’s how to be ready!

NEWS – It may be later than normal this year, but 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 …

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Aura Strap review – This strap lets you know if you should be thirsty

REVIEW – Fitness nerds love to keep track of stats and data, so they should love a wearable device that measures hydration and other body composition stats right? That’s what the Aura Strap claims to provide. Let’s take a look and see if it lives up to those claims. What is it? The Aura Strap …

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The only tool missing from this Swiss Army multi-tool is a hammer

NEWS – We love our multi-tools around here and Swiss Army / Victorinox is the OG when it comes to EDC gear that puts a handy set of tools on your belt or in your pocket. The Victorinox Swiss Tool Spirit Plus Ratchet features stainless steel construction and 36 functions that include the traditional set …

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Pocket knives are great, but sometimes you need a BIT more

NEWS – Sorry (not sorry) for the title pun. The Cache River (weird name right?) from James Brand is a multi-tool that puts three bits in a pocket-friendly form factor. Made from Anodized 6061 Aluminum, the Cache River features a magnetic bit socket on one end and a hollow handle and screw-off cap that holds …

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Foldio360 Smart Dome photo studio – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Photography ranks right up there with writing about gadgets on my list of favorite activities. For me, photography and reviewing gadgets go hand in hand because reviews need to have great product images. For that reason, I’ve tried different tabletop photo studios including the Orangemonkie Foldio2 foldable photo studio that I reviewed …

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Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 Pocket Photo Printer review

REVIEW – Like many people, I take a lot of pictures with my smartphone. I enjoy my photos by adding them to my (analog) journal and to do that, I have used small photo printers that print 2 x 3 inch photo stickers. I’ve been using printers like the Polaroid Zip and the HP Sprocket …

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Galen Leather Co. zippered leather 10-slot pen case review

REVIEW – I want to see a show of hands, how many of you love leather AND pens AND notebooks? Then here is a wonderful accessory to add to your collection of stationery storage gear. It’s the zippered leather 10-slot pen case from Galen Leather Co. Let’s check it out. What is it? The zippered …

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