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 STKR FLEXIT Pocket Light does things your flashlight can only dream about

NEWS – A flashlight is an important component of everyone’s EDC and the FLEXIT Pocket Light from STKR is a flashlight that will blow your mind. This little light might be small, but it packs in a LOT of features. First of all, it has a flexible head that can bend 180 degrees so you …

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Gerber’s Remix knife is a fidget spinner that can cut off your fingers

NEWS – I kinda have a thing for pocket knives right now and the Gerber Remix knives caught my attention for a couple of reasons. Obviously, they look unusual and by that, I mean cool. Available in 3 models, these knives feature a huge open ring in the handle for your index finger that provides …

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Reddick’s Voyager guitar lets you swap out components like LEGO bricks!

NEWS – At one point in time, I owned 6 or 7 ukuleles because I kept wanting to try different sizes and different woods to test different tones. I think electric guitar players will flip over Reddick’s Voyager Modular Guitar which has interchangeable pickups and interchangeable pickup controls for easy customization. Want your guitar to …

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Hook your kids on arcade games with the Arcade1Up Jr.

NEWS – I remember feeding quarters into arcade games like Centipede, Gauntlet, and Astroids. Those were fun times! There aren’t many arcades around these days and that’s just sad. Make things happy for your kids with Tastemaker’s Arcade1Up Jr. line of 36-inch tall arcade game consoles designed especially for kids ages 4-8 years old. There’s …

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Concerned for the safety of your AirPods? Then check out these cases

NEWS – Even though the current iteration of Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds aren’t the most comfortable in my alien ears, I still love them and the little charging case. I tend to use my Apple AirPods Pro case as a fidget toy, flipping the cover open and closed just to feel that satisfying flip and …

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Casio DW291H, FineVU dashcam, Mohu Arc Pro antenna, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – Today we have 4 review updates all from products that Lex Strickland has reviewed since joining The Gadgeteer team this year. In fact, his first review update is for the very first review that he submitted which was his audition submission. If you’re a regular there, you know that we post updates …

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Regular Zip Ties are great but these Zip Ties are on steroids!

NEWS – The next time your nylon Zip Ties don’t seem to be quite up for the task, consider these stainless steel Zip Ties from Keadic. They are available in different lengths from 4 inches up to 14 inches and come in packs of 30 ties starting at $7.99 for the 4-inch version and $10.99 …

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Anycubic’s new Photon Ultra DLP 3D printer launching soon on Kickstarter

SPONSORED CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Anycubic, the established 3D printer brand known for its high-quality and affordable printers (like the Vyper Auto-Leveling 3D Printer that we recently reviewed), is coming to Kickstarter with a world premiere: the world’s first affordable, high-precision DLP 3D printer for consumers. The Anycubic Photon Ultra features an exclusive debut of Texas …

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Tegic Steelix Pro multi-function USB cable review – One cable with USB-C, USB-A, and Lightning

REVIEW – Would you rather have four separate USB cables or just one that can perform four different functions? If you answered one, then meet the Tegic Steelix Pro one-for-all cable that’s designed to be used with your USB-C and Lightning gadgets. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Tegic Steelix Pro USB cable …

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The Slice box cutter slices boxes open, but not your fingers

NEWS – The Slice is a small box cutter that features a ceramic blade that easily slices through packing tape, but won’t do the same to your fingers like a traditional box cutter knife. The replaceable Slice safety blades are designed to last 11X longer than the regular metal blades that you find in other …

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Here’s a tiny ratchet set that’s perfect for your EDC

NEWS – When it comes to tricking out their EDC, most people include a knife, a flashlight, and a multi-tool. But what about a ratchet set? I know what you’re thinking, why would anyone want to carry a collection of heavy sockets and a ratchet with them? That’s where the Klein Tools 65200 ratchet set …

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Bluetti’s new AC200 MAX power station and B230 battery module are now available to order!

SPONSORED NEWS – On June 23rd, Bluetti updated and upgraded their product line, adding 4 new power horses to their fleet. This took the form of the all new AC200 MAX, the one-of-a-kind AC300 and the industry-first battery modules: The 2048Wh B230 and the 3072Wh B300. It is with great pleasure to announce, that the …

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Here is the folding lantern that you’ll want for your next camping adventure

NEWS – The Helix Backcountry lanterns from Princeton Tec have a unique design that allows them to fold down to a much smaller size when they are not in use. There are 4 different models of the Helix lanterns available including one that is USB rechargeable and can be controlled via Bluetooth. The lanterns have …

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Since when is a headphone holder awesome? Since now!

NEWS – The AmbiColoredLight Spotlight headphone stand looks so cool that it makes me want to actually start using headphones now instead of my Apple AirPods Pro earbuds! Seriously though, this wooden stand has been designed to keep your headphones right where you can find them, but it does that task in the most Gadgeteer-worthy …

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PNY DUO LINK 4 review – USB 3.0 OTG flash drive for the iPhone

REVIEW – Is your iPhone or iPad running out of storage space or do you want an easy way to transfer files and back and forth from your iPhone/iPad to your laptop? The PNY DUO LINK is a flash drive with a built-in lightning connector and a USB-A connector so that it can plug into …

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