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.

Julie’s WFH setup, uni USB-C hub, Biolite Firepit+, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Were you too busy to visit The Gadgeteer every day this week? That makes me sad, but it happens right? So, I’m here for you with a comprehensive list of all of our articles, reviews, and news from the past 7 days. Scan, it click on links, read, and enjoy! You’re welcome! ARTICLES …

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Kellogg’s Special K Keto-Friendly Snack Bars review

REVIEW – I’ve been enjoying my quest for great-tasting, healthier alternatives to the sugar and carb ladened foods I used to eat. As a pre-diabetic, I’ve long known that carbs and sugar aren’t my friends, but working from home due to COVID enabled me to take my eating habits in a bad direction ultimately causing …

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Fidget spinners + mechanical keyboard keycaps = geeky fun

NEWS – Contrary to what you might have thought, the fidget spinner craze is not over! Now you can add a fidget spinner to your favorite mechanical keyboard. That’s right, Hammer Fidget Spinner Keycaps are the perfect swap for Cherry MX switches and their clones. Available in a variety of color combos, the Hammer Fidget …

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Julie Strietelmeier

ARTICLE – Like so many others, COVID has changed our daily routines in a big way. For me, I’ve been working from home since the middle of March 2020. Before then, I rarely worked from home during the 33 years that I’ve worked for Cummins Inc. After a few months it started to feel like …

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ProLab Mouse review – A multi-function Bluetooth controller the size of a quarter

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Have you ever wanted a Bluetooth mouse small enough that it can fit into the coin pocket in your jeans? The ProLab Mouse which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter is definitely tiny… but it’s more than just a tiny wireless mouse. It’s also a controller for your phone, iPad, and laptop. …

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Dexcom G6 CGM system review – Continuous glucose monitor without finger sticks for diabetics

REVIEW – A few months ago, I asked to have an A1C test to check the status of my diabetes. I was diagnosed back in 2004 with diabetes and an A1C of 6.7 (full-blown diabetes is anything greater than 6.5). I have been fortunate enough to control my diabetes with diet and exercise and have …

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Dango’s Adapt series of wallets feature a rugged modular design

NEWS – When it comes to wallets, Dango is one company that is always pushing the envelope of what a wallet is and what it can do. Their newest Adapt series of wallets feature an all-aluminum construction available in several colors and a rail system that allows quick tool-less conversion from one type of wallet …

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TaoTronics (TT-DL095) LED Floor Lamp review

REVIEW – When we remodeled our kitchen, one of the main things we told our contractor was that we wanted a LOT of light. In fact, with each room that we’ve remodeled, we always put light fixtures with high lumen output. Why? Because light makes almost everything easier. Food prep, cleaning, reading, etc. Long story …

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If you still love the Game Boy, this box will let you play GB games on your big screen TV!

NEWS – The Game Boy handheld game machine is one of my all-time favorites. I spent way too much time playing Prince of Persia and Castlevania on the original and Game Boy Advance machines. I still have a few GB  cartridges hiding in a drawer somewhere in my office. Imagining playing those classic games on …

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iStorage diskAshur M2 1TB SSD hardware encrypted portable drive review

REVIEW – Keeping your flash drive data secure sounds simple right? But there’s a lot more to making sure someone can’t see or steal information that you put on a portable drive than just putting the drive in your pocket or your bag and hoping for the best. If you’re serious about data security, one …

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When you own a BLUETTI EP500 power station, you won’t care if the power goes out

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – When someone says “cut the cord”, it probably makes you think about ditching your cable or satellite entertainment provider. When BLUETTI says “cut the cord”, they are talking about electricity and the grid. When their soon to be released Bluetti EP500 and EP500 Pro power stations, you’ll have the power (see what …

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This multi-tool has been designed for your next outdoor adventure

NEWS – Do you remember the Tactica M100? Now they are back with a new multi-tool that has features that campers and outdoor adventurers will appreciate. Made of stainless steel with PVD coating, the M.020 features 13 tools that will help you pitch a tent, get a fire going with the built-in Ferro rod, and …

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Julie’s favorite gear, Polygon Light Tiles, T-Mobile Home Internet, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – This week we have 4 review updates from James Garriss, and myself along with an update to my favorite gear page. You can find each update by clicking on each review link in the list below and then scroll to the bottom of the page to read the dated updates. Julie’s favorite …

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