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.

smartmi 2S Standing Oscillating Pedestal Fan review

REVIEW – Winter will be here soon enough, but right now we’re still having days in the high 80s F here and other areas of the country are over 120 degrees F. Brutal! I would seriously melt if we didn’t have central air in my home. But even though we do, the upstairs bonus room …

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This carabiner is a multi-tool that clips and cuts

NEWS – If you’re like me and have a thing for carabiners, you need to check out the U4 from RovyVon. It’s made from lightweight but strong Titanium, so it has that going for it, but it also features a built-in folding knife that uses readily available replaceable scalpel#11 blades. Use it to open packages, …

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Wellue O2Ring Oxygen Monitor review

REVIEW – Have you ever wanted to check your blood oxygen saturation levels (Sp02) because you have or think you might have sleep apnea or some other health issue. The Wellue O2Ring lets you do that quickly and will let you track oxygen levels and your heart rate while you sleep. Let’s take a deep …

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Galen Leather Walden Woodworkers Washi Tape Dispenser review

REVIEW – Here’s something you might not know about me. I’m a stationery nerd. I love journals, pens, and washi tape. If you don’t know what washi tape is, they are small rolls of decorative tapes that come in different widths and designs. You can use these tapes to decorate your journal pages. I love …

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Here’s another color eReader that is available NOW

NEWS – A few weeks ago I told you about the Onyx Boox Poke2 Color, an ereader device with a color display. I think that it’s a cool looking device, but it has a $300 price tag and it’s currently sold out. No worries though because now there’s another new color ereader on the market. …

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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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