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.

Uvnia kills germs on your toothbrush at home or while traveling

NEWS – Everyone is scared of germs right now, and with good reason. Covid-19, I’m looking at you! One thing in your home that could benefit from germ annihilation is your toothbrush. I’ve seen large sanitizers, but did a double-take when I saw the tiny UVNIA which uses UV-C light to disinfect and destroy 99.9% …

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If you click on this you’ll have serious phone envy

NEWS – These phones from the Russian brand Caviar will tick all of the your must have phone feature boxes if those boxes include insanely drool-worthy designs and ridiculously expensive prices. What are they? First of all, your first impriession might be that these are iPhone cases, but they aren’t. They are actual limited edition …

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Keep your multi-tools and other EDC items organized with this awesome valet case

NEWS – If you’re like most of the people reading this site, you have a large collection of multi-tools,  knives, watches, pens, and other EDC items that are scattered around your house in various drawers, bags, etc. Get organized with the Drop Cache Display Valet Case and your favorite EDC gear will have a secure …

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This multi-tool is a whole toolbox worth of gear that you can carry in your pocket

NEWS – Always be prepared is the motto of the Boy Scouts, but you can borrow it for yourself by adding the Topeak ALiEN II to your EDC. This 2-piece 31 tool multi-tool has almost all your DIY bases covered with a knife/saw, Allen wrenches, box wrenches, screwdrivers, and more. The ALiEN II is designed …

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5 products that will make working from home more comfortable

ARTICLE – To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many companies are asking their employees to leave the office and work from home. This might sound great in theory, because who wouldn’t want to work 8 hours a day in their pajamas while eating Cheerios? But in reality, not everyone’s home or apartment is …

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You are Batman if you have this grappling hook multi-tool

NEWS – Every superhero doesn’t have any real superpowers, needs a grappling hook and here’s yours. It’s the Stainless Steel Survival Folding Gravity Hook multi-tool. The Gravity Hook, features jaws that automatically open and close when it touches down on something, and the removable Bat Gear Tie can be used to connect and hang small …

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Multi-tool or pocket knife? Yes, please

NEWS – If you’ve never been a fan of the folding Leatherman style multi-tools and prefer a pocket knife, then you should take a look at the Maserin Citizen Multi Tools Knife that puts a multi-tool in a pocket knife form factor. Available in black, orange and blue, this multi-tool features a 2.5 inch liner …

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The Zendure SuperHub is everything you need for compact power and connectivity

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Zendure who we’ve featured in the past (check out our Zendure SuperTank review) has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the SuperHub. What is it? The SuperHub is a 4-port power adapter for your laptop that does a whole lot more than just keep your laptop charged. 48W GaN charger with 30W …

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The Gerber Armbar looks like an upgraded Swiss Army knife

NEWS – As a kid, I always thought that Swiss Army knives were the coolest multi-tools. I guess I liked the bright red plastic. But once I grew up and actually got one of my own, I wasn’t super impressed and moved on to Leatherman tools and other EDC pocket tools. The newest multi-tool to …

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SwellPro Spry+ 4K drone review – it can land and take off from water!

REVIEW – It’s winter here in Indiana, but that’s not going to stop me from testing out a drone that can land and take off from what? Wait, what?! It’s time to check out the SwellPro Spry+ 4K drone. What is it? The SwellPro Spry+ is a bright orange waterproof drone that can record in …

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MOTILE 14 laptop, Godbolé wallets, Electrolux ProSwivel Vacuum, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – It’s time for some updates to our past reviews. This time, we have 8 updates for reviews that were posted as long ago as 2017 and as recent as this past January. Why do we update our reviews? Because it lets you know how these products stand the test of time and …

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