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.

Extreme Limit Sony CLIE TH55 Body-Suit Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sony CLIE TH-55 Following closely on the heals of the Metal & Leather Suit from Extreme Limit of Japan, comes their Body-Suit case. Available in finely grained quality black Italian leather with matching black stitching, this book style case has plenty of storage and play-through access. Like most cases that are currently …

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Vaja #SO81 Sony CLIE TH-55 Custom Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sony CLIE TH-55 Even though Sony is bowing out of the PDA arena, that doesn’t mean accessory manufactures have to follow suit and abandon the CLIE line of PDAs. In fact, my favorite PDA case manufacturer Vaja has just released a new leather case for the newest and unfortunately last CLIE model: …

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LapLogic LapPads Review Updated

Product Requirements: Device: Any brand of Laptop computer 6/15/04 See updates in red below I am head over heels in love with my 15 inch PowerBook G4. I decided to make the switch not quite 2 months ago, and haven’t looked back yet. Having used a desktop PC as my primary computer for eons, converting …

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Griffin Technology iTalk iPod Voice Recorder Review

Product Requirements: Device: 3rd Generation iPod with Dock connector Apple’s super popular iPod is the only digital music player on the market that I know of, that has spawned not only a huge fan base, but also a profusion of accessories. As a person that has owned a 3rd generation 30gb unit for over a …

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M Catch 1000 6 in 1 AV Device Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows PC running 98SE, 2000 or XP. Digital cameras are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days. From the typical run of the mill point and shoot variety that we’re all familiar with, to something a little more exotic like the James Bond Stealth cam that we reviewed here …

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Brando Retractable iPod SyncCharger Cable Review

Product Requirements: Device: iPod / iPod Mini with dock connector You’ve seen these retractable sync cables for various PDAs, but now they are available for one of my favorite gadgets of all times – the iPod. Brando’s Workshop is now carrying their own branded cables which are available in both USB and FireWire versions. Weighing …

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Julie’s Gear Diary – 2004-05-14

With regards to our gear diaries, things sure have been quiet around here lately. I just noticed that I haven’t posted anything new in 11 days! I’ve been busy doing the remodeling thang… Painting bedrooms, carpeting, adding a roof over my front porch, painting the exterior of the house, new gutters, and getting ready to …

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Brando USB 2.0 to IDE Cable Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 98SE or higher Mac OS 8.6 or higher When I found a USB 2.0 to IDE cable in a package of other review items that I had received from Brando’s Workshop, I had to wonder when and if I’d ever be able to actually review it. According to the packaging, this …

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Surplus PDA Sony CLIE TH55 Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sony CLIE TH55 Fans of book style cases will be happy to learn that there is a new Sony CLIE TH55 offering on the market from Surplus PDA. Available in smooth grained black leather with contrasting white stitching, this is good case for men, women, corporate or casual. The case is well …

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Extreme Limit Sony CLIE TH55 Metal & Leather Suit Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sony CLIE TH55 If you are not the type of person who is content enough to purchase just a leather case or just a metal case for your Sony CLIE TH55, then you might want to check out the Metal & Leather Suit from Extreme Limit of Japan. Well known for their …

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