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.

These shoes will take you to adventures on other worlds

NEWS – If you enjoy playing Windows 10 VR games, then you need a new pair of shoes to level up your game. Cybershoes let you really walk in virtual reality games without having to deal with motion sickness. And a bonus is that you burn calories! Cybershoes feature a one size fits all design, …

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Benchmade Bugout knife, wireless chargers, metal detectors, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Wow, this week flew by in a quickness. At least we have something to show for it. Actually a lot of somethings… and you can take a look yourself. Here’s a list of all our reviews and news from the past 7 days. Enjoy! REVIEWS MooSoo U1400 upright vacuum cleaner review IOGEAR UpStream …

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CHOETECH 2-in-1 MagSafe fast wireless charger review

REVIEW – I have to be honest with you, I haven’t used any MagSafe accessories with my iPhone 12 Pro Max until now. Yeah, yeah, yeah, what the heck kind of Gadgeteer am I, you ask. I guess I’m one that hasn’t used the MagSafe feature on my phone 😉 Seriously though, the whole magnetic …

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Get ready to save 50% off a Hohem iSteady X portable gimbal

SPONSORED DEAL NEWS – On April 1, 2021 TikTech will be holding a special 3-hour flash sale for the Hohem iSteady X portable gimbal with an incredible discount of 50% OFF! This will bring the price down to their best price ever at $34.50. This deal requires that you visit the the Tiktech site for …

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Bolstr EDC bag, MagHolder, Hidn belt with a secret compartment, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Hey Gadgeteers! It’s time for another batch of crowdfunding campaigns that I think are worth a look and potentially some of your hard-earned cash. This week, I have 1 Indiegogo campaign (no complaints about the platform please – this one is from a reputable company) and 5 Kickstarter campaigns. All but one …

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Sandmarc iPhone case and anamorphic lens review

REVIEW – The iPhone is known for having a great camera, but there’s always room for improvement and that’s where Sandmarc comes in with their specially designed smartphone lenses. Sandmarc sent me their anamorphic lens and specially designed iPhone 12 Pro Max cases. Let’s take a closer look. What is it? Sandmarc’s anamorphic lens can …

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PopSockets and SOG team up to put a multitool on the back of your phone

NEWS – PopGrips from PopSockets improve your grip on your phone to help prevent accidental drops and just make it easier to hold your phone with one hand. The PopGrip SOG takes the usefulness of the PopSockets PopGrip one step further by adding a multi-tool into the mix. The PopGrip SOG works just like regular …

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SwisslinQ makes your Swiss Army knife easier to carry and use

NEWS – If you have a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife as part of your EDC and you also prefer to keep it on your keychain, you probably know that using a Swiss Army knife while it’s attached to your keyring is a little awkward when the keys get in your way. SwissLinQ was designed to …

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Aircut DIY haircuts, Nitecore T4K flashlight, BLUETTI power stations, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Hello Gadgeteers! It’s that time again when I tell you to assume the weekend position (in a comfortable chair with your favorite beverage and your laptop, tablet, or smartphone). Are you all situated? Great! Now check out the following listing that includes everything we posted this week. Enjoy! REVIEWS TEC Accessories Ti-Tape Titanium …

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DIYers will love this compact screwdriver set

NEWS – The tiny screws in your glasses and electronics deserve a tiny screwdriver set and this one looks pretty sweet. It’s the Nanch Small Precision Screwdriver Set that features a built-in swivel handle and 22 high-strength alloy S2 bits. Included with the Nanch set are Flat, Phillips, Torx, Pentalobe, Tri-wing, Triangle, SP2.0, and Hex …

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