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.

Kami security system, Airdog air purifier, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – This week is almost over, so let’s look back at everything we posted this week from articles, reviews, and news. ARTICLES Father’s Day gift guide (2019)June 1, 2019 How to automatically delete Google’s Web & App Activity data May 31, 2019 I love using Google Maps AR! May 29, 2019 REVIEWS Speck Presidio Pro …

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PBL by EVOTech Labs is a wireless charger and wireless backup battery

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Now that I’ve switched from the Pixel 2 XL to the Huawei P30 Pro, I’m able to enjoy wireless charging again. Yay me! I’ve been trying several different Qi chargers and recently was introduced to the EVOTech Labs PBL which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. What is it? The EVOTech Labs …

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This little clip knows when you’ve taken a pill and when you haven’t

NEWS – The Popit Sense is a small plastic clip with built-in sensors that clips to a blister package of medication to remind you when to take your meds. It not only knows when you’ve missed taking a pill, but it knows how many you’ve taken and logs the info into the companion smartphone app. …

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DBUS2 drone, Leatherman Free P2, OwlScout dash cam, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – If you’re fortunate enough to be enjoying a 3 day weekend, I have something that will keep that enjoyment level going strong. It’s a complete list of everything we posted this week on The Gadgeteer. So find a comfy chair and settle in for some gadget news and reviews. REVIEWS Ultimate Ears MegaBlast …

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The Piper Command Center is a gaming controller your child can build and program

NEWS – Earlier this week, Piper launched a new DIY game controller kit called the Piper Command Center. The Piper Command Center is a build-it-yourself video game controller kit for kids ages 13 and up that teaches them how to build their own game controller. The kit comes with everything you need for assembly and …

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Julie’s favorite gear, SnapRays Guidelight, Hairmax LaserBand, and more – Review updates

REVIEW – You have probably wondered what happens to the products after we review them. Do they break shortly after the review is posted or do we continue to use them for years and even decades later? To answer these questions, we regularly add quick updates to our reviews so you can read our comment …

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Playdate is a game system with a b&w screen and a crank. Shut up and take my money!

NEWS – Do I consider myself a gamer? Heck no! The most exciting gaming that I’ve done lately has been a rousing game of Words With Friends on my phone. #Sad. That doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate when something new and interesting comes along and the Playdate certainly looks interesting. Playdate is a handheld …

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