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 amazing multi-tool is for a special group of people!

NEWS – When many of us think about multi-tools, we think about EDC gear brands like Leatherman and Gerber. But the ViVi multi-tool is a different type of multi-tool. It’s a tool for people who have dexterity challenges. Imagine having severe arthritis, issues after a stroke, missing fingers, or other physical reasons why it’s hard …

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This on-demand water dispenser pulls water out of the air for “free”!

NEWS – The Nu Water 30 atmospheric water generator is an interesting appliance that generates up to 8 gallons of water per day out of thin air! You don’t even need to call a plumber to install it, just plug it in and you can enjoy on-demand “free” clean drinking water. You’re probably saying… “Julie, …

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Olight turns 15yrs old and celebrates with a huge EDC gear sale!

DEAL NEWS – We’re big fans of Olight EDC gear here on The Gadgeteer. In fact, we just posted a review of the Olight Ratel Blue Folding Knife yesterday. If you’ve been wanting to add an Olight flashlight, knife, or other EDC tool to your collection, now is the time to do it because between …

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Add photos, video, voice, and GPS tracking to anything with BitRip digital tape

NEWS – Check out this roll of scannable tape from BitRip. Available in a variety of colors and with UV or polypropylene coating, this sticky tape comes in lengths with 50, 300, or 600 scannable labels per roll. Rip a piece, attach it to a tool, or another item that you want to track, and …

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This multi-tool keeps your keys organized and your hair tidy!

NEWS – The KEYTEC looks similar to a KeySmart Key Pro key organizer, but in addition to holding up to 16 keys (who the heck still uses THAT many keys?) it’s also a multi-tool. Included with the KEYTEC is a multi-function tool that has a 3 slot wrench and a bottle opener. I know that’s …

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Deal of the day – Save almost $400 off a Mobi Fitness bike!

DEAL NEWS – Today we have an awesome deal for the MOBI FITNESS Turbo Bike. This stationary fitness bike can be used with or without your phone or tablet and the free app provides a wide variety of coach-led exercise routines that take you step-by-step towards your goals. The MOBI FITNESS Turbo Bike features a …

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The Creality Ender-3 S1 Pro handles multiple filaments under 572°F / 300℃

SPONSORED NEWS – The Creality Ender-3 S1 3D printer earned unanimous approval and favorable comments from domestic and international users when it made a stir in the 3D printing world after it launched. The new Ender-3 S1 Pro is an upgrade to the Ender-3 S1 and has been designed to be an excellent printer under …

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MagPac modular EDC pouches, Scutz magnets, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week I’m bringing you information about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns have a magnetic theme. They are for people who like weirdly shaped magnets, modular EDC gear, and more. Check them out! MagPac  What is it? MagPac is a collection of interchangeable …

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The Creality CR-10 Smart Pro 3D printer can set your creativity free

SPONSORED NEWS – 3D printers have the ability to change our lives for the better. As a 3D printer innovator, Creality has dedicated itself to research and continued breakthroughs. Creality’s CR-10 Smart Pro 3D printer is more intelligent than other models and can fundamentally improve the printing experience for makers by sparking their creativity. Intelligence …

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Here’s a great EDC tech gadget for your favorite geek!

NEWS – EDC gear related news and reviews are extremely popular on this site. But EDC isn’t just for outdoor enthusiasts and preppers. Every Day Carry products are for everyone. Even tech geeks like a lot of you (and me). Budi is a 9-in-1 computer multi-tool. It features storage for 6 microSD cards and 2 …

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Julie’s favorite gear, Markforged Mark Two 3D printer, Invoxia GPS tracker, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATE – It’s time for another batch of review updates. This time I have an update to my favorite gear page and updates to a review from 2018. To read the updates, click on the review preview boxes below and then scroll down the page where you’ll find each dated update. Julie’s favorite gear …

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Improve your guitar playing skills without even making a sound

NEWS – Fretting notes and chords on the fingerboard is the most important skill when it comes to playing the guitar. Without that skill, you won’t be able to play your favorite songs. Practicing with an actual guitar is obviously the best way to improve your playing but for those times when it’s not convenient …

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This 1000 lumen EDC flashlight has an interesting design

NEWS – Most of the flashlights that we review here on The Gadgeteer have the same basic cylinder form factor with a push-button power switch. The Streamlight 88810 Wedge bucks that trend to offer a slim EDC flashlight that has a rectangular shape. That means that it won’t roll away right from you when you’re …

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Here’s a multi-tool for avocados! Wait, what?

NEWS – Just when you thought you understood the world of multi-tools, you find out that you have a lot more to learn. Multi-tools aren’t just for opening boxes and tightening loose screws. There are multi-tools that can help you make your next batch of guacamole too! The Chef’n Avoquado 4-In-1 Tool is designed to …

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