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.

FlexTILT gives your tripod more flexibility

NEWS – If a tripod is a photographer’s friend, then the FlexTILT Head 2 from Edelkrone will become their BFF. The FlexTILT is a CNC machined aluminum adapter that fits between your camera and the head of the tripod to provide more functionality. Where a tripod typically only goes up and down, the FlexTILT will …

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ITALIA fountain pens, Zero Breeze battery powered AC, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Here is a quick selection of 4 crowdfunding campaigns that we thought you’d be interested in because they interested us! ITALIA Fountain Pen blurb by Dave Rees What is it? The ITALIA is a fountain pen that combines modern materials and engineering with classic Italian design. The ITALIA fountain pen has an …

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Tom Bihn backpacks, Reolink Argus security cameras, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Here’s a little something to take your mind off the fact that it’s Sunday and there are only a few more hours until it’s time to face another work week. You’re welcome. REVIEWS SOLIUM G1 360 degree dual dashcam review July 27, 2019 Waterfield Designs Micro Wallet review July 27, 2019 Kensington Thunderbolt 3 Nano …

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iOttie Easy One Touch Connect car mount with Alexa review

REVIEW – Andy reviewed the iOttie Easy One Touch Connect car mount almost 2 yrs ago and now iOttie has updated the Easy One Touch with Alexa. Let’s take a look. What is it? The iOttie Easy One Touch Connect is a car mount for your mobile phone that can be attached to your windshield …

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Wyze cams, Julie’s favorite gear list, Huel meal replacement shakes, and more – Review updates

REVIEW – In an effort to let our readers know how well products stand the test of wear and time, we like to post semi-regular updates to some of our favorite product reviews. Check out the latest updates to some of my past reviews by clicking each review title below and then scroll to the …

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PalmPact puts a makeup kit on the back of your phone because why not?

NEWS – You’ve seen phones cases with built-in wallets, but the PalmPact is a wallet that you can stick to the back of your phone or existing phone case that also has a built-in makeup kit for the ladies or clowns. This small clamshell case includes space for your ID, credit cards, and money and …

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Ambronite meal replacement shakes review

REVIEW – I’m still on my quest to try a variety of meal replacement shakes and bars in an effort to curb my bad habit of eating unhealthy options for breakfast and lunch during the workweek. The latest meal shakes that I’ve been sampling are from Ambronite. Let’s take a closer look. What is it? …

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Kano lets kids build their own Windows 10 laptop

NEWS – The new Kano PC isn’t just a kid-friendly laptop with a colorful orange keyboard. It’s a laptop that kids can build themselves with easy to assemble modules and cables that require no previous knowledge of electronics or soldering. Kano is the same company who makes the Computer Kit Touch tablet that I reviewed …

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Polar’s new Ignite fitness watch puts a fitness coach right on your wrist

NEWS – Polar recently announced their newest fitness watch, the Polar Ignite. The Ignite is a GPS fitness watch that tracks your walks, runs, bike rides, heart rate, and offers advanced metrics, training recommendations right from your wrist, and five days of battery life. Other new features include: Sleep Plus provides insight into the amount …

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Logitech Harmony Express remote, Nitecore EDC knife, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Don’t let the weekend go by without checking out this full listing of all the articles, news, and reviews that we posted here on the Gadgeteer in the last 7 days. Enjoy! ARTICLES 6 Gadgets that will take your workspace into the future July 17, 2019 6 gadgets that make traveling more secure July 14, …

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Nitecore NTK05 titanium keychain knife review

REVIEW – If you’ve been looking for a tiny, incredibly sharp and usable blade to add to your EDC, you have to check out the Nitecore NTK05. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Nitecore NTK05 is a key sized titanium folding knife with a replaceable scalpel blade. What’s in the package? Nitecore NTK05 …

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Stick NozNoz in your nose to lose weight or perform a self-lobotomy

NEWS – I think the guy in the image above shoved the NozNoz a little too far up his schnoz and did some major brainial damage. He just looks way too happy to be pushing a small piece of plastic in his nose in order to lose a few pounds. Are you thinking that this …

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Withings launches new BPM Core and BPM Connect

NEWS – Withings has been one of my favorite brands when it comes to fitness and health gadgets and now they’ve added 2 new BPMs (blood pressure monitors) to their line up of fitness watches and other health devices. The BPM Connect is an easy to use smart BPM, while the BPM Core is simple …

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