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.

Hushme is the most ridiculous Bluetooth headset I’ve ever seen!

NEWS – Straight from the Gadgeteer wacky files comes Hushme. No, it’s not a muzzle for a cannibal. It’s a Bluetooth headset that allows you to receive calls and talk to people without those around you being able to hear what you say. Why do I think the Hushme is wacky? Let me count the …

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Smooth out the rough edges on your 3D prints with this tool

NEWS – I recently reviewed the sub $100 Easythreed K7 mini 3D printer and I have to say that the 3D printing bug has bitten me. As I wait for another (better) 3D printer to come along that I can review or buy, I’ve been watching lots of YouTube videos and dancing the web for …

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2 weeks from now, we’ll get all the Pixel 6 details!

NEWS – In 2 weeks we’ll learn everything there is to know about the Pixel 6 – not that there’s much left to learn that we don’t already know at this point as Google hasn’t kept many secrets. I haven’t used a Pixel as my daily driver since the Pixel 2 XL three years ago …

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Apple has a Steve Jobs video tribute to mark 10yrs since he passed

NEWS – Has it really been 10 years since Steve Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer? I didn’t know it either until I was visiting Apple.com this morning (10/5/21) and saw Apple’s Celebrating Steve video tribute to Steve and the awesome products that he brought to geeks around the world. Be sure and go to …

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Instead of a can of whoop-ass, how about a can of rope?

NEWS – Rapid Rope lets you carry 120 feet of rope in your backpack without all the bulk that can weigh you down. This Coke can-sized canister holds 120 feet of 1100 lb test cord. Use it around the house, use it while camping, put it in your car for emergencies. The use case ideas …

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This credit card sized multi-tool system has 80+ functions!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – You know we love our multi-tools around here and we especially like unique and unusual multi-tools. I think the Universal 4.0 Credit Card Multitool Knife & 80+Tool from MRF fits both of those criteria. This EDC tool card is available in stainless steel, Titanium, and even one with a Cerakote ceramic coating. …

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Mechanical keyboard geeks will drool over these stainless steel keycaps!

NEWS – Who knew that the clickity clacky goodness of mechanical keyboards turn keyboard customization into a popular hobby with geeks like us and we have quite a few mechanical keyboard reviews here on The Gadgeteer to prove it. But today I have something a little different for you. It’s not news about a new …

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Zumy portable video light review – Clip-on light for brighter Zoom mtgs

REVIEW – What is the single most important thing that you need when it comes to video capture, streaming video, and Zoom meetings? Ok, other than a solid connection to the internet, you need light and lots of it. We all have set in on meetings or watched videos that look like they were captured/streamed …

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Holystone’s latest HS710 4K drone won’t break your wallet

NEWS – The HS710 Ultralight 4K GPS Drone is Holystone’s latest drone for people who can’t afford DJI prices but still want a folding drone with 4K video capture, long battery life, and a nice selection of useful flight modes. This is a GPS drone for adults and features a 120°wide angle lens and remote-controlled …

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Here’s an iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max case that has a special cutout for a MagSafe charger

NEWS – Fans of wood, leather, and iPhones are no doubt familiar with Pad&Quill, the makers of handmade book-style leather covers for folks who like old-world craftsmanship with modern features. That’s exactly with the new P&Q LeatherSafe cases are. They are cases that will remind you of an antique leatherbound book or journal. They feature …

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myFirst Insta Wi is a camera for your kids that has a built in thermal printer

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Kids love cameras so why not give them an outlet for their creativity with a camera like the myFirst Insta Wi. Yes, it has a strange name, but the product itself has an interesting feature set. What is it? The myFirst Insta Wi is a digital camera that has been designed for …

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Timex and James Brand team up for your next favorite EDC watch

NEWS – If you’re into EDC Gear then you are also familiar with James Brand products. They make some awesome knives and pens (check out our James Brand reviews). Now they’ve branched out into watches and their first one is a collaboration with Timex. This new watch is based on the Timex Expedition North collection …

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The Ring Always Home Cam is a security drone for inside your home!

NEWS – Drones are fun to fly – outside. But the new Ring Always Home Cam is a drone that is designed to be flown INSIDE your home and one that you can control when you’re not even there. The main purpose of most drones is for flying outdoors and capturing video. The Ring Always …

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British M Kombucha Shampoo review – Give your hair a teatox

REVIEW – My hair has always been fine, but ever since my adventure with cancer 10 years ago, it’s been also been thin and it sheds a lot. This is most likely the lasting side effects of chemo and the fact that I was thrown into instant menopause with my first treatment. I’ve tried different …

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CZUR Lens Pro portable document scanner review – OCR, video capture, and more

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I remember having a flatbed scanner back in the day. It was always a pain to scan a large document because it had to be done one page at a time and if the pages were printed on both sides… well, ugh. These days, if I need to scan a document, I’ll …

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