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.

The Topeak Ratchet Rocket is a multi-tool just for cyclists

NEWS – We love our multi-tools here at the Gadgeteer, so I’m always on the lookout for interesting ones to show you. The Ratchet Rocket multi-tool by Topeak is interesting because it’s a specialized multi-tool that has been designed for cyclists. It features a ratching bit driver with a #2 Phillips screwdriver bit, a 6mm, …

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Paper Guardian turns scrap paper into a cool notebook

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If the Paper Guardian looks a little familiar, that’s because we told you about it a couple of years ago in 2019 when was an unsuccessful campaign. Even though the campaign didn’t succeed, people kept asking about it so they decided to relaunch and have already met their goal this time around. …

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Save on SnapFresh power tools during Amazon’s Deal Of The Day

DEAL NEWS – SnapFresh, a popular company that manufactures power tools, has announced Black Friday deals for a wide range of their award-winning next-generation products. The SnapFresh Black Friday deals are provided in the form of Amazon’s Deals of the Day and will be valid today, November 28th only. Let’s check out the deals. One …

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Everything from Totallee is 50% off right now!

DEAL NEWS – Totallee is one of my favorite iPhone case and accessory makers and they are currently running a 50% off sitewide and Amazon sale for the holidays. This sale runs through 11/30/2021 and it includes everything sitewide, from their super-thin iPhone cases and screen protectors to accessories like wireless chargers and a UV …

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Big savings on TREBLAB speakers, headphones, and earbuds

DEAL NEWS – Black Friday may have ended yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that the deals and savings are all done. Heck no! Now through tomorrow 11/28/21, you can save on Treblab speakers, headphones, and earbuds. TREBLAB X3 Pro Wireless Earbuds is $57.55 which is a savings off their regular price of $69.97 on Amazon.  …

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The Vivint smarthome security system is designed to stop porch pirates

NEWS – Porch pirates are very active this season because many packages are left on porches without any notice, making it easy for thieves to just grab the packages and run. It’s become such an issue that out of 1000 surveyed Americans, more than 25% of them have dealt with porch pirates and up to …

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Best Black Friday label printer deals – Upgrade your business with iDPRT

SPONSORED DEAL – iDPRT, which designs and manufactures thermal label printers, has dropped their Black Friday deals. The company is offering discounts for the iDPRT SP410 Thermal Shipping Label Printer. The iDPRT SP410 provides support for high-speed printing and is compatible with UPS, USPS, FedEx, Shopify, Amazon, Etsy, and much more. The iDPRT label printer …

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Fans of Benchmade knives can now buy their EDC pen

NEWS – Benchmade makes some high-quality knives for EDC and even for your kitchen. Now they have some interesting looking pens. The Longhand and Shorthand pens feature a bolt action mechanism for the writing tip. There are two variants in color (silver and black), material (stainless steel and aluminum), and size (3.49 in and 4.62 …

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Galen Leather Hobonichi Weeks Mega covers review

REVIEW – I’m the Gadgeteer which means that I love technology – right? Right. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t also like analog gear too and my favorite category of analog gear is stationery, pens, journals, and journal covers. Today my sister Amy and I are teaming up to show you our latest obsession …

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Top 19 best Black Friday deals for 2021

DEAL NEWS – You’re in the right spot to uncover bargains that will help you save big on a range of products throughout Black Friday day/week/month! Remember to check back on this page to catch up on any newly added discounts. 1. WESN WESN, with their hassle-free, lifetime warranty products, are running some great discounts …

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The Pixy Mini powerbank is a good thing that comes in a small package

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’ve ever wanted a powerbank for those times when your phone or other gadget runs out of juice but you’re nowhere near a power outlet, then you will want to check out the Pixy Mini powerbank. What is it? The Pixy Mini is a 5000 mAh, 18W PD input powerbank that …

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Home-and-portable battery Mango Power Union launches from $2,799 featuring world’s first built-in dual PV inverter

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Mango Power Union, the most sought-after battery system of the year, will be available for purchase on November 23rd through Indiegogo. “There are three things that have made Mango Power Union the most awaited product of the year for the home energy industry: It’s a two-in-one solution. You don’t need to pay …

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Brava oven review – A smart cooking device that uses light to cook your foods to perfection

REVIEW – Cooking healthy food can be a challenge when life is busy and your cooking skill level isn’t on par with Gordon Ramsay. What if there was a smart countertop cooking device that could lead you step by step in the cooking process to cook your food to perfection? There is and it’s called the …

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