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.

Vaja Custom iPAQ Case Service Review

Product Requirements: Device: Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC “Build Your Own Case”… I really like the sound of those words. They mean that there is an opportunity to create something that will be exactly the way that you want it. You can pick the color you want, the style that you want, basically every detail will …

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Palm m125 Review

Product Requirements: Desktop: IBM compatible 486 PC or higher running Windows 95/98/2000/NT 4.0 or Macintosh PowerPC running OS 7.5.3 or later One available USB port** 30MB free hard disk space 16MB RAM for Windows(64MB recommended for Windows 2000) 6MB free RAM for Macintosh CD-ROM drive ** Windows 95 and NT 4.0, or serial connectivity, require …

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SCOTT eVEST Review

I’m sure everyone has heard the terms “wearable computer” and “mobile computing”. But, how about the term Personal Area Network  (PAN)? Does that ring a bell? Probably not, but it should as PANs are what real mobile wearable computing should be. Ok, I can see the gears turning in your minds. You’re all picturing little …

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Mobius 2001 Trip Report

What do you get when you gather 55 rabid tech news reporters, webmasters, geeks, reviewers and general “all around mobile technology freaks” together at one location to learn about the latest version of Pocket PC Software?  You get a PARTY! But the real name of this Microsoft hosted gathering was Möbius 2001. Some of you …

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Swiss Army Broadcast PDA/Cell Phone Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm III series (not including IIIc), Palm VII series, Palm V series What is the first image that comes to mind when I say the words: Swiss Army? For me, I think of those nifty red pocket knifes with a multitude of blades (I love the tweezers!). What about PDA cases, did …

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HATcker 101 Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm V/Vx H101HackV12E.prc – Hackmaster extension 4k H101V12E.prc – Control Panel 7k Keyboards for PDAs have become extremely popular lately. The Stowaway folding keyboard is pretty much king of the hill at this point in time, but other interesting input solutions seem to be popping up every day. I recently reviewed the …

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Itoya O\’Grip 3 Function Pen Review

Product Requirements: Device: Any touch screen device Ok folks, I’d like a show of hands…. How many of you out there are obsessed with finding the perfect writing instrument and / or stylus? Come on, don’t be shy! I know I’m not the only one. Do you ever find yourself in the writing supplies aisle …

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Card Access Thinmodem Plus Review

Product Requirements: Device: Handspring Visor PDAs Some people are really lucky, they live in areas where there is wireless modem coverage.  They can check their email and browse websites on their PDAs whenever and where ever they please. Those of us that aren’t so lucky <pout> are destined to remain wired and as such, must …

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Rhinoskin Compaq iPAQ Leather Flip-Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC My favorite style PDA case has always been the play-through. Why? Basically because once you’ve inserted your device, you don’t need to remove it every time you want to use it. Typically, the slipper style case has been the most popular of this genre.  Rhinoskin, the company that …

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Vaja 755 Sync-able for the Palm m500 series PDAs Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm m500 series You know how you get used to things being a certain way and settle into a comfortable pattern? That’s the way I was with Vaja’s PDA cases. The first case I reviewed from them was a Palm V case in April of 2000. That’s when they were new on …

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iHolster and iGuard Review

Product Requirements: Device: Compaq iPAQ 3100, 3600, 3700, 3800 with any standard expansion sleeve Some people are PDA case maniacs and I’ll admit that I’m one of these people. I’m constantly looking for the perfect case for my iPAQ. Some that I have tried have been too big. Others have been too small. But I …

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Extreme Limits Body-Suit for the iPAQ Review

Product Requirements: Device: iPAQ with CF, PC Card, Basic sleeve or without a sleeve. Extreme Limit is known for their Body-Suit cases for notebook computers as well as PDAs. Their cases aren’t the typical soft slipper style that are available from other popular case makers. Instead I like to call them hard shell leather cases. They …

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