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.

Julie’s Gear Diary – 2002-05-31

Has anyone out there tried to make their own PVR (Personal Video Recorder) like the ReplayTV or TIVO? I have a ReplayTV, but could actually use a 2nd one. I’m toying with the idea of building a PC driven unit. But it has to be super super quiet and small… Any Thoughts? Advice?

Innopocket Metal Deluxe Sony CLIÉ T Series Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sony CLIÉ T Series PDAs Metal cases have long been coveted by PDA owners that happen to work in harsh environments or are afraid that their ‘brain’ might be banged around or crushed. Innopocket.com’s Metal Deluxe case line has been available for the Palm m500 and m100 series for some time now. …

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Palm m500 Series Hard Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm m500, 505, 515 The Palm Hard Case is a Palm branded case for the m500 series PDAs. This is a sleek molded case that looks quite classy for both casual and business settings. Upon first seeing this case, I muttered an “oh” and an “ah” under my breath as it is …

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Extreme Limit Toshiba e570 Body-Suit Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Toshiba e570 Pocket PC Extreme Limit has sent me yet another case to review. This time it is a Body-Suit for the Toshiba e570 Pocket PC. This was a welcome review as I’ve not found many cases at all that are made specifically for this PDA. Created in play-through slipper style, this …

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Extreme Limit HP 560 Series Body-Suit Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: HP 560 series Pocket PCs Extreme Limit is a Japanese company that has been creating leather PDA cases for several years now. The latest case that have they sent me to review is the Body-Suit for Jornada 565/568 Pocket PC. Like their other leather cases, this one isn’t a Vaja rip off. …

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Extreme Limit Zaurus Body-Suit Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Zaurus SL5500 The Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA has caught the attention of popular case maker Extreme Limit. They are one of the first companies to have created a case made specifically for this new PDA. In the tradition and style of their other offerings, this case is made entirely of leather and …

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Case Techworks PDA Cases Review

Palm m500/m505/m515 Elite Case w/ Belt Clip Product Requirements: Device: Palm m500, m505, m515 The Case Techworks Palm Elite case is almost an exact replica of Vaja’s #745 case. Same leather colors, same slipper design, and available with or without a belt clip. With a quick glance, you might easily mistake this less expensive case …

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Rhinoskin iPAQ Aluminum Hardcase Review

Product Requirements: Device: Compaq iPAQ 3600, 3700, 3800 So, you want an iPAQ PDA case that offers more protection than most… You want something that you can stick in your gear bag or back pocket (you’re going to need big back pockets though for this case) and sit on it without fear of crushing… You …

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