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.

Here’s a tiny Bluetooth speaker that you can wear

Sometimes you want to enjoy your music while you’re on the go without uncomfortable earbuds crammed in your ears. You can lug a bulky Bluetooth speaker with you, but that’s not the most convenient solution. Another option is the Boom Bit Bluetooth speaker from Polk Audio. Polk Audio has been around for decades, so they …

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This helmet protects your melon and is easy to carry when you’re not wearing it

I was reading an article this week about head injuries. It mentioned that even one minor head injury can lead to a greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. That’s why you should always wear a helmet when you ride your bike. Helmets aren’t sexy and they bulky to carry when you’re not wearing them, which …

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NFC rings, kneeling desks, a metronome on your wrist, and more – Weekly roundup

It’s time to relax with your computer, tablet, or phone while you browse through a list of everything that we wrote about this week on The Gadgeteer. We have news, we have reviews, and we have articles about your favorite gadgets. Enjoy! News FLEXiT is a magnetic bendable LED flashlight that shines light where you …

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FLEXiT is a magnetic bendable LED flashlight that shines light where you need it

The best thing about LED flashlights is that they provide light when you need them, but one of the worst things about most LED flashlights is that you need a hand to hold them. The FLEXiT Flashlight from Striker Concepts is an LED flashlight that you can stick it to a steel surface and you …

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EverCam wireless security camera with 1yr battery life, Astro folding ukulele, TicPods touch control earbuds, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you six crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s campaigns are for people who like to play ukulele, fidget, listen to music, keep an eye on their home, and more. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. Eufy EverCam: The Wirefree Security …

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The Piorama A10 is a bag that can transform from a small sling bag into a giant 62L duffel

The Adjustable Bag from Piorama will replace all of your sling bags, backpacks, and duffel bags because it can expand and contract from a small 31L day bag all the way up to a huge 62L travel sized duffel bag. It also converts from a backpack to a shoulder bag so you can carry it …

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EDC goes modular with Keyport Anywhere Tools

Keyport is one of my favorite companies because they think out of the box when it comes to gear. They started out with the popular Keyport Slide and Pivot key organizers and have now launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their new Anywhere Tools. What is it? Keyport Anywhere Tools take the modular approach that …

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This adapter performs CPR on your router if it becomes unresponsive

Do you have security cameras or other automation devices in your home? All of these IoT gadgets are great until your home network goes belly up for one reason or another. In the past, I’ve had issues with my wireless router locking up after a power flicker. It’s not only annoying but frustrating when I’d …

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Gmail is getting a makeover, minimalist wallets, gaming keyboards, and more – Weekly roundup

Hello to all my favorite Gadgeteer readers! I hope everyone had a great week and is enjoying their weekend. It’s time to take a few minutes to slow down and catch up with some interesting gadget related news and reviews. Here’s a list of everything we posted this week for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Articles …

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Case-Mate’s Power Pad wireless charger doesn’t care about your phone’s orientation

If you have a newer iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S9, or another phone that supports Qi wireless charging and you haven’t bought yourself a wireless charger, what are you waiting for? Wireless chargers are so easy to use because you don’t have to plug in a cable. Just set the phone on the charger and you’re …

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Grab a Fender ukulele and make the world a happier place

The world seems pretty screwed up right now and you can’t help but get a little depressed when you are reading your news feeds, social media, watching TV news, etc. One remedy is to put down your phone, laptop, and TV, and pick up a ukulele. It’s tough to be sad when you’re strumming one …

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Julie’s favorite gear, Cuchina Safe dish, Finn wallets, and more – Review updates

We have a few quick review updates for you today, including an update to my Julie’s favorite gear list. We like to regularly update our reviews days, weeks, months, and even decades later to let you know how a product stands up long after the initial review was posted. You’ll find the updates at the …

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