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.

HiiDii glasses, Shine automated toilet cleaner, Ezl smartphone stand, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week I’m bringing you two Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and two campaigns from Indiegogo. et’s check them out. HiiDii Glasses: Wearable Hands-Free Control for Your Devices What is it? HiiDii Glasses are a wearable controller for computers, tablets, and smartphones. Why do I like it? I like the HiiDii Glasses because it’s …

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Routers, robot vacuums, pillows, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Here we are again. You know the drill. Assume the mandatory weekend position (on the couch with your laptop or tablet and your favorite beverage) and browse this handy listing of all the news and reviews that we posted this week on The Gadgeteer. Ready. Set. Enjoy! REVIEWS Gl-inet GL-B1300 – Convexa-B dual-band …

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Tidashi is a wearable Titanium utility knife

NEWS – EDC fans will no doubt be interested in the Tidashi knife from SplinterSeed. This mini lightweight utility knife is made of solid Grade 5 titanium and is available with a brushed or polished finish in a variety of anodized colors. The wearable knife features a silicone cap that has two functions. It protects …

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Make the SwagBag an awesome part of your child’s Halloween costume this year

NEWS – You can tell your kids to leave the plastic pumpkin or Walmart sack at home this Halloween when they go out on their trick-or-treating adventures. They can replace those boring candy carriers with this cool customizable SwagBag backpack that can become part of their costume. The backpack has an LED panel on the …

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2 Kickstarter projects that will turn your iPad Pro into a laptop

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Have you made the leap from using a laptop or desktop computer to just using a tablet like the iPad Pro? I think about making this leap quite often, but the keyboard cases for the iPad Pro have one feature that’s been missing until now – a trackpad. Yes, I know that …

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Ditch the keyboard but let your fingers keep typing with the new Tap Strap 2 wearable keyboard

NEWS – About a year ago, I reviewed the Tap wearable keyboard and mouse. As far as alternative keyboards are concerned, it was one of the more unusual ones that I’ve tested. Well, now Tap is back with an updated model with their new Tap Strap 2 wearable keyboard which introduces their new AirMouse feature. …

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Viotek LinQ Touch (P16CT) 16-inch portable touchscreen monitor review

REVIEW – Did you know that you can add a touchscreen monitor to your laptop or turn your Samsung Galaxy or Huawei phones into a desktop computer? Yes, it’s possible and easy with the Viotek LinQ touchscreen monitor. Let’s take a closer look. What is it? The Viotek LinQ is a portable touchscreen monitor that …

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You won’t be a loser with the new Orbitkey x Chipolo tracker

NEWS – Are you loser? You know the type, who always misplaces their keys? Orbitkey and Chipolo are going to help you put an end to that problem with the new Orbitkey x Chipolo Tracker. What is it? The Orbitkey x Chipolo Tracker is a small USB flash drive looking device that has been designed …

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Pink noise, Aeropress coffee maker, Hiboost signal booster, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Congratulations, you survived another Monday thru Friday slog and most of Saturday. To celebrate, I have just the perfect activity for you. Sit down, relax, and catch up on all the news and reviews we posted this week. Ready, set, enjoy! ARTICLES Try pink noise for better sleep and memory September 30, 2019 …

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These famous guitars won’t take up much space or empty your wallet

NEWS – If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a rock god wielding a guitar from one of your musical heroes, you can realize that dream for less cash than you’d ever imagine. Really! Ok, not really. But almost! Axe Heaven sells authentic replicas of famous musician’s guitars but in miniature form. Acoustics, electrics, dual necked …

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Chubby Buttons makes fumbling for your earbud controls a thing of the past

NEWS – Check out this wearable controller for your iOS or Android smartphone that puts media control buttons right on your wrist. Chubby Buttons is a Bluetooth controller that you can wear or stick to any surface to provide you with large easy to press buttons that adjust volume and media playback. Wear the water-resistant …

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If you think fidget toys are old news, you are wrong

NEWS – Fans of unusual fidget toy will surely be intrigued with the Mechforce gyroscope. Made of polished stainless steel with 5 bearings, it not only looks awesome, but it will keep your mind and hands occupied for improving focus or just for fun. The 2-inch gyroscope is a 3D top that folds flat when …

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This little lantern goes where you go and can shine in 4 colors

NEWS – The Radiant Micro Lantern from Niteize is the perfect lighting companion to add to your EDC. It can clip to your bag, the top of your tent, etc and has a 360º swiveling disc-shaped LED light that can shine in white, red, green, or blue. It features a water-resistant casing and a rechargeable …

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