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.

Cuisinart bread maker, Mavin TWS earbuds, Roborock vacuum, and more – Weekly round up

NEWS – Gadgeteers, you know the drill. Get a beverage, your favorite snacks, and then assume a comfortable position in a comfy chair and browse this list of everything we posted this week. I’m sure there’s something you missed, so have at it! REVIEWS Xiaomi Roborock E20 robot vacuum cleaner review on February 16, 2019 by Julian Perry …

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Sense home energy monitor, iLive voice activated clock, and more – Review updates

REVIEW – We love testing products, but once we press the publish button on a new review, that doesn’t mean that will be the last you’ll hear about that product. Nope, we will revisit some of our reviews weeks, months, years, and even decades after we’ve posted that original review. Here’s our latest batch of …

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Pyropets are a Valentine’s Day gift for your goth sweetheart

NEWS – If your Valentine is a little more unique than the typical girl or boy next door, then here’s a Valentine’s Day gift idea that might be a hit. Pyropets are animal shaped wax candles with a hidden surprise inside. Shaped like a cat, unicorn, stag, bird, rabbit, and more, these colorful geometric candles look …

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Gadgeteer looks back at the PalmPilot, Saddleback keyboard case, Mobile Edge messenger bag, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – We were busy this week with four articles, eight reviews, and seventeen news posts. I’ll bet you haven’t read them all so browse through the complete list below just to double check. ARTICLES The most popular kinds of drones we’ll see in 2019 on February 8, 2019 by Kayla Matthews Valentine’s Day 2019 gift guide on …

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Micro Drone 4.0, Spoke pen, Paper Guardian notebook, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week I’m bringing you four Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and one campaign from Indiegogo. We have pens, drones, “notebooks”, and more. Let’s check them out. Micro Drone 4.0 What is it? The Micro Drone is a palm-sized autonomous drone that captures smooth aerial video and is priced under $200. Why do I like …

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Valentine’s Day 2019 gift guide

ARTICLE – Sound the alarms and get out your wallets because there are only seven days left until Valentine’s Day! If you haven’t already bought something for your partner in crime, significant other, sweetie, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc., here are a few gift ideas to help you out. NixPlay Seed Wave digital photo frame Nixplay makes …

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Gadgeteer time machine – Remembering the PalmPilot and its spinoffs

ARTICLE – For those of you who are new here, The Gadgeteer will be 22 years old this summer. That’s a long time to be writing about gadgets and as you can imagine, I’ve amassed quite a collection of devices over the years which I keep in a special drawer down in my Gadgeteer lair. …

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Skip the litter boxes and pooper scoopers and build your own pet

NEWS – Check out these DIY block building kits from JEKCA that feature LEGO-like bricks that lock together using a special tool to create your favorite dog or cat breed among other things. The dog and cat kits are available in different sizes and a variety of action poses for each breed. Use them as art …

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Gear pouch roundup, Bittboy Game Boy emulator, Saddleback iPad case, Klipsch speaker, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – This week we said goodbye to January which means you can stop saying happy New Year to people. Yay! This past week we also posted a lot of product reviews and tech news so go check out this full listing. Enjoy! ARTICLES 8 Gear pouches that will organize your EDC gear on January …

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UNICK Nano Pods are BT 5.0 totally wireless earbuds for less than $25

NEWS – Have you already embraced totally wireless earbuds yet, or are you still playing the 3.5mm jack or dongle game? There really aren’t many reasons why you should stick with wired earphones now that the prices for Bluetooth earbuds have gotten so affordable. If you have already been shopping around for a pair, here’s …

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Gerber’s ComplEAT is a like a spork multi-tool

NEWS – Backpackers, tailgators, preppers, and others will want to check out the ComplEAT cutlery set from Gerber which includes a spork, a deep basin spoon, spatula, and a food prep multi-tool. The multi-tool has a built-in bottle opener, veggie peeler, serrated package opener, and a can opener. But wait, there’s more! The spoon or …

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Silent Beacon is a wearable panic button

NEWS – The Silent Beacon is a wearable safety tracking button that connects to your smartphone, tablet, and another compatible Bluetooth device to reach out to designated contacts, 911, or an ambulance with your GPS location in the event of an emergency. With the press of one touch, you can send text messages, push notifications, …

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8 Gear pouches that will organize your EDC gear

VIDEO – I thought I’d try something a little different and created a video where I talk about 8 gear pouches from 5 companies that you can use to keep your EDC gear organized. Here are the pouches that are included in the video. Check out the video below and let me know if you’d …

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