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.

UNICK Nano Pods are BT 5.0 totally wireless earbuds for less than $25

NEWS – Have you already embraced totally wireless earbuds yet, or are you still playing the 3.5mm jack or dongle game? There really aren’t many reasons why you should stick with wired earphones now that the prices for Bluetooth earbuds have gotten so affordable. If you have already been shopping around for a pair, here’s …

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Gerber’s ComplEAT is a like a spork multi-tool

NEWS – Backpackers, tailgators, preppers, and others will want to check out the ComplEAT cutlery set from Gerber which includes a spork, a deep basin spoon, spatula, and a food prep multi-tool. The multi-tool has a built-in bottle opener, veggie peeler, serrated package opener, and a can opener. But wait, there’s more! The spoon or …

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Silent Beacon is a wearable panic button

NEWS – The Silent Beacon is a wearable safety tracking button that connects to your smartphone, tablet, and another compatible Bluetooth device to reach out to designated contacts, 911, or an ambulance with your GPS location in the event of an emergency. With the press of one touch, you can send text messages, push notifications, …

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8 Gear pouches that will organize your EDC gear

VIDEO – I thought I’d try something a little different and created a video where I talk about 8 gear pouches from 5 companies that you can use to keep your EDC gear organized. Here are the pouches that are included in the video. Check out the video below and let me know if you’d …

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Julie’s favorite gear, Airthings Wave radon detector, Neo smartpen M1, and more – Review updates

REVIEW – I like to think that our reviews are evergreen. By that, I mean that they aren’t forgotten once we post them. We can go back weeks, months, and years later to add updates so that you will know how a product stands up over time. Today we have a new batch of review …

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Waterfield Sutter Tech Sling, P&Q iPad Pro case, FiiO M7, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Did you read all of our news and reviews that we posted in the last week? Are you sure? Just in case, take a look at this handy list! REVIEWS Minger Govee Wireless Thermo-Hygrometer with WiFi Gateway Review on January 26, 2019 by Lynn Lopez Mophie Powerstation with Lightning connector review on January 25, 2019 …

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IMStick smartphone mounts, Gemini portable 4K monitors, Stackrack fitness equipment, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week I’m bringing you four Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and one from Indiegogo. Four of the products are EDC items and one is a fitness product. Let’s check them out. IMStick – your phone’s best friend accessory! What is it? IMStick is a magnetic mounting device for your smartphone. Why do I like …

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Use the iKlip 3 to mount your tablet on a mic stand or tripod

NEWS – Musicians, photographers, and other content creators will be happy to learn that they can now mount their 7 – 12.9″ tablets to a mic stand, tripod, or a boom arm using the new IK Multimedia iKlip 3 series of mounts. Available in 3 different styles depending on where you want to mount your …

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It’s a nickel, it’s a knife, it’s a covert nickel knife

NEWS – How many times have you daydreamed about a knife hidden inside a nickel? Never? Me neither. But for those of you out there that have this dream, this post is for you. You can now own your very own nickel knife. It looks like a nickel and will probably spend like a nickel …

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Wave to the Airthings Wave Mini to check the air quality in the room

NEWS – I’ve become a fan of Airthings products after reviewing their Wave radon detector last spring. That detector may have saved my life. More on that story in an update to my review coming soon, but the news for right now is that Airthings has added a new product to their line up called …

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Makers will love the one button to rule them all

NEWS – Makers, home automation hobbyists, or anyone who loves a good DIY challenge should take a look at the Touch Encoder by Grayhill, who recently celebrated 75 years of innovation. Grayhill products can be found in everything from custom projects to switches running through any modern jet cockpit and this new easy to program …

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Motiv Smart Ring, Yubikey security key, Roland R7 recorder, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – The week is almost over and that means it’s the perfect time to sit down and browse through a list of everything that we posted on The Gadgeteer this week. Enjoy! REVIEWS OGIO ALPHA+ 525 Convoy Backpack review on January 19, 2019 by Dave Moore Roland R-07 High Resolution Audio Recorder review on January 19, 2019 by …

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