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.

Holy Stone HS220 quadcopter drone review

REVIEW – What’s more fun than a remote-controlled quadcopter? A quadcopter that you can control with your phone or a dedicated controller that also has a built-in camera all packaged in a 2-in-1 folding format. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Holy Stone HS220 is a quadcopter drone that can be controlled with a …

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Deals: Save big $’s on JLab headphones, microSD cards, gaming gear, and more

NEWS – Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are behind us, but that doesn’t mean there are no more deals. There are lots more to come including the 12 days of deals from Amazon. Today is day 2 of their 12 days of deals and the theme is gaming. So check below for some money …

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LG V40 ThinQ, Colonel Littleton bag, Focal Elegia headphones, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Yay, we survived Black Friday last week and Cyber Monday this week, so the rest of the days until the end of the year should be smooth sailing. If you’re still stressed out by the holidays, I have the perfect stress relief for you. Reading about gadgets! Take a look at the list …

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Jacques 777 custom leather backpack, Somiflash smart 1TB flash drive, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about three different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that will be of interest to bag freaks, and more. Jacques 777 – Handcrafted Leather Backpack Designed by YOU! Blurb by Bob Patterson What is it? It’s a handmade leather backpack that is …

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It’s a Christmas miracle, soon you’ll be able to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo

NEWS – Well, this is an interesting bit of news. Apparently the long-standing riff, feud, or whatever you want to call it between the two largest tech industry power players Amazon and Apple may be softening. The news is that starting next month (December 17th, 2018), you’ll be able to play Apple Music on Amazon …

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The Instant Pot is one of my fave products of 2018 and it’s on sale now!

NEWS – I reviewed the Instant Pot back in January and continue to use it regularly because I love how easy it is to use and how it makes my favorite foods taste so much better. The one that I reviewed was the Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt but the one that is currently on …

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LG V40 ThinQ smartphone review

REVIEW – It’s been a while since I reviewed an LG smartphone and the new LG V40 ThinQ is a good one to break that dry streak. This phone features 5 built-in cameras if you can believe that! If you’re asking yourself why anyone needs a phone with 5 cameras, you would be asking yourself the …

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Glowstone flashlight, Braza knife, KEYTO ketosis checker, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about five different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that will be of interest to EDC and Keto diet fans. Glowstone Flashlight: The only flashlight you’ll ever need What is it? The Glowstone is a rectangular pocket-sized LED flashlight. Why is it …

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Cyber Monday Deals – Aukey chargers, powerbanks, and keyboards

NEWS – Aukey is running some special pricing this week on a variety of chargers and keyboards. If you’ve been looking to buy a charger, powerbank, or keyboard, Aukey makes quality products and these prices make them a good deal. AUKEY 10000mAh 18W USB-C Power Bank with Power Delivery & Quick Charge 3.0 – $24.89 with code CM1AUKEY(This …

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Gift guides, deal posts, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – If you’re reading this then you survived Thanksgiving without spontaneously combusting from all the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin munchage chaos. I have one important question for all of you – Whip cream topping on your pumpkin pie or plain? I’m firmly in the whip cream camp, but I prefer Redi-whip to Cool Whip. Ok, …

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ClipDifferent Pro automatic fingernail clipper review

REVIEW – When was the last time you thought about nail clippers and their worthiness as a gadget? Never, right? I’m going to change that with this review of the ClipDifferent Pro automatic nail clipper. Let’s check it out. What is it? The ClipDifferent Pro is an electric powered fingernail clipper. What’s in the box? ClipDifferent …

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2018 Gift Guide – Tech gift ideas

ARTICLE – Call them geeks, call them techies, or call them nerds, but people who like gadgets, gear, and gizmos are sometimes the hardest people to buy for because there are so many products that fit in that niche that it’s hard to know what to pick. If you have techies on your holiday list …

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