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.

SUNS shoes magically turn colors when you go outside in the sun

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a sneakerhead, here’s a pair of shoes that are a unique addition to any shoe collection and they give back to the environment too. SUNS shoes are classically styled canvas sneakers for kids and women that turn colors when exposed to sunlight. Indoors these shoes just look like ordinary white …

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This whimsical lamp is touch controlled and charges wirelessly

NEWS – Check out the Dragonfly Lamp from EP Design Lab. It’s a self-balancing LED lamp that is made from bamboo and features touch controls and charges wirelessly on its specially designed branch stand. The Dragonfly will balance on almost anything from your finger to the edge of your laptop. With 2 brightness levels, it …

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Terraplanter, Botanium Vega planter, Roadie 3 tuner, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Today we have gadgets that will let you grow plants, play stringed instruments in tune, and more. terraplanter – visibly follow the journey from seed to plant What is it? The terraplanter is a specially designed planter that you can use to grow plants without worrying about under and overwatering. Why do …

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Propel Star Wars drone, Bastion Braza Bro knife, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – We have 10 more review updates to share today from Andy Jacobs. These are all reviews that he wrote 2 – 3 years ago. These updates will give you an idea of how the products that we review stand up over time. Take a look at the list below and then you …

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The Geekey multi-tool key has one feature that will blow you away

NEWS – Are you tired of being weighed down by a full-sized multi-tool in your pocket or belt? For those days when traveling light is a must, the Geekey is a versatile multi-tool that will clip to your keychain. This key-sized tool has everything you need including one feature that will really surprise you. Here’s …

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Keep your AirPods ready to rock with this charging dock from Satechi

NEWS – Check out this cute little wireless charging dock for your Apple AirPods from Satechi. It features a USB-C connector so that you can plug it into your MacBook, or even your iPad Pro to keep your earbuds ready for use. This charger has been designed for Apple AirPods Pro, Gen 1, and Gen …

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Put this survival multi-tool to work on your next camping trip

NEWS – The Nomad is a hand-assembled multi-tool with bright orange accents has a unique style that catches your eye, but it packs in quite a few tools that you can use for survival and outdoor adventures. The tools include a firestarter, scraper, flashlight, compass, bottle opener, cutting blade, carabiner, split ring to hang things, …

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Leatherman gives their popular Free multi-tool range a splash of color

NEWS – Last spring, Leatherman introduced the world to their Free range of multi-tools. They quickly became popular due to the design which uses magnets (heck yeah!) to make it easier to deploy the tools/blades. We reviewed a couple of the Leatherman Free tools, and they all had one thing in common, they were all …

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This basketball is from another galaxy

NEWS – This basketball from HoloGear will definitely turn heads on the court with its awesome blend of composite hygroscopic leather which makes an otherworldly glow when captured on camera with a flash. It’s not just a pretty ball though, it bounces like a normal basketball. Want one? Head over to hologearco.com for all the …

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These Gerber utility knives double as basic multi-tools

NEWS – It shouldn’t be a surprise with all the boxes that I receive in the mail that my utility knife is my most used tool. That’s why the Prybrid utility knives from Gerber caught my eye. Available in two sizes, the Prybrids are part utility knife, part pry tool – hence the name Prybrid. …

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PowerVision PowerEgg X drone review – This drone does it all

REVIEW – When you think of drone brands, the one that probably comes to mind first is DJI. But are there other brands worth checking out that have more features at a similar or lower price point? You bet, and today I’m going to show you the PowerVision PowerEgg X Autonomous Personal AI-Camera Drone. Let’s …

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This watch knows when someone is closer than 6ft

NEWS – It seems like forever ago that the term “personal space” meant not getting within inches of someone, but now our personal safety bubble has grown to 6ft in our attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19. It feels weird how we’re avoiding getting close to our friends and relatives, but how do we …

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Take control of your photo and video editing with TourBox

NEWS – Creators of photo art, and video can use the TourBox controller to streamline their workflows. This Windows and Mac compatible wired controller puts a variety of physical buttons, switches and knobs at your fingertips to allow fine adjustments inside software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, and more. It’s like a multi-tool for …

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