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.

This bolt-action pen has a built-in flashlight

NEWS – The OPen 2 from Olight is a ballpoint pen with an integrated LED flashlight. The barrel of this EDC pen is black with a bolt-action lever on the side that extends and retracts the pen. The LED flashlight features 4 brightness levels ranging from 5 to 120 lumens and up to 10 hours …

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OGIO and Timbuk2 Bas, Dser robot vac, workout gear, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – Today we have 8 review updates from James and Bob for a variety of products like gear bags, cooking gear, workout gear, and more. If you’re new around here, you’ll be glad to know that a lot of our reviews are not just one and done. We like to revisit our past …

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Wyze Cam Outdoor security camera review

REVIEW – I’ve been using Wyze’s incredibly inexpensive and equally incredibly popular cameras since the beginning and like so many people, I’ve been waiting for them to release a wire-free outdoor camera. Well, now it’s 3 years after they first came on the scene with their $19.99 camera and they have a new Wyze Cam …

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Deal of the day – Save 30% on Olight Seeker 2 carbon fiber flashlight

DEAL NEWS – Last week I told you about Olight’s Elite Sale that will save you up to 45% on a selection of their popular flashlights. That sale ends tonight 8/17/20) at midnight EDT, so make sure you go check it out and you should also know that they are sweetening the sale with a …

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RK Console RK2020 retro handheld gaming device review

REVIEW – I have fond memories of playing Atari 2600 games, Game Boy games, Atari Lynx, and even the original PSP gaming device. Although our smartphones have much better displays and horsepower than those gaming systems from decades ago, I still feel like those old games were a lot more fun. If you have similar …

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Onyx helps you workout without going to a gym or expensive equipment

NEWS – Have you put on some extra weight from being stuck at home for months due to COVID or do you miss working out with friends? I have an interesting iPhone app that you should check out. The iOS app (sorry, it’s not available for Android yet) is called Onyx and it uses your …

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Chop down a tree, start a fire, tell time, and more with this credit card sized multi-tool

NEWS – The Adventur 3.0 from MRF Multitools is a credit card-sized multi-tool that every EDC enthusiast should check out. It’s available in stainless steel with 3 different finish styles and also in Titanium. The Adventur 3.0 features 40+ tools if you can imagine that. Some of those tools include an axe, scraper, shovel, knife, …

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The Adonit Note-M is a stylus AND a mouse

NEWS – Adonit’s latest product is the Note-M dual function stylus. In addition to performing as an accurate stylus on your tablet or computer for drawing and note-taking tasks, the Note-M can also be used as a mouse. To use the mouse function, you just flip the stylus around and use the opposite end. If …

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Deal of the day – Save up to 45% on Olight flashlights

DEAL NEWS – It’s your lucky day if you’re in the market for a new EDC flashlight because Olight is having an elite sale until midnight EDT on 8/17. During the sale, you can save up to 45% on some of their best EDC flashlights and even get a free keychain flashlight. If Olight isn’t …

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This marker burns wood!

NEWS – I’m an avid doodler/wannabe artist/stationery addict. So I’m always surfing for cool new notebooks, pens, and markers. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Scorch Markers which let you do pyrography without a wood-burning tool. If you’re not familiar with pyrography, it’s an art method where you use an electric “pen” to burn …

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SnapPower ConnectLight review – The easiest automatic lighting you’ll ever install

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Have you ever wanted to add motion-activated lighting to your home but gave up on the idea when you realized the expense and time required to set everything up? I have something for you today that takes all the headaches out of setting up zoned lighting. It’s SnapPower’s ConnectLight and it’s awesome. …

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The Onyx Boox Poke2 Color is a long name for a new eReader with a COLOR display

NEWS – Back when I actually used a dedicated eReader and not my phone or a tablet to read ebooks, I dreamt of having an eReader with a color display. That dream is now a reality with the Onyx Boox Poke2 Color which features Kaleido display technology that has offers a 6 inch E ink …

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This electric guitar can be any color you want in minutes

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’ve ever purchased an electric guitar and then later wished you’d picked a different c0lor, you will appreciate this guitar from Bryan Guitars. It’s filled with liquid! That’s right, the guitar’s body is made of PETG and is clear and hollow so you can just dump the liquid and refill it …

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