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.

Palm Tungsten|T3 Review

Product Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Mac 9.1 or higher/Mac OS X , version 10.1.2 to 10.2.6 Close to one year ago, Palm introduced us to the Tungsten|T, their first hi-resolution (320 x 320 pixel) PDA. Both Judie and myself were impressed enough to make this squatty Hobbit of a device, our ‘daily driver’. That was 11 …

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USB to IrDA Mini Adapter Review

Product Requirements: Device: Pocket PCs, Palm PDAs, etc. When you are a gadget maven like myself, you tend to have a rats nest of cables all over your desk. A cradle for PDA #1 and #2, sync cables for PDA #3 and #4, etc. etc.. While I know that most of you only have 1 …

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E&B Company Futura Tungsten|T Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm Tungsten|T E&B Company has been manufacturing PDA cases since 1991 and are the originator of the slipper case design. When they approached me to see if I might be interested in reviewing their Tungsten | T zippered case, I welcomed the opportunity. Designed in understated corporate black, the Futura case is …

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iSport iPod Waist Pack Review

Product Requirements: Device: All iPod models If you are an iPod owner that also happens to enjoy working out, biking, walking, or running, then you’re going to want to take a closer look at the product I’m about to review. The iSport iPod Pack from SpeckProducts is an update on an old favorite: the waist …

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TECHXNY / PC Expo with the Gadgeteers – Wednesday & Thursday

Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Wednesday Blue skies, bright sun and mild temperatures greeted us as we began a full day of New York city sight seeing. We started out among throngs of people, walking along Times Square. As a person from a small town (Population 35,000-ish), the …

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Julie’s Gear Diary – 2003-09-19

It’s 9am, the time my flight was supposed to depart from La Guardia airport. Unfortunately, it was canceled due to hurricane Isabel. Judie took off to JFK at about 5:30am this morning. I have a new flight at 3pm this afternoon. So, I’m going to wander around Times Square a little this morning and then …

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TECHXNY / PC Expo with the Gadgeteers – Tuesday

Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Tuesday Since the TECHXNY exhibits weren’t going to open till 10am, we weren’t going to break our necks getting up at an insane hour on our 2nd day in New York (not to mention the fact that we were up past 2am the …

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TECHXNY / PC Expo with the Gadgeteers – Monday

Julie’s comments are in BLACK and Judie’s are in BLUE and italicized Last year, Julie and I thought about going to TECHXNY / PC Expo, but we waited until the last minute then said, “Nah.”. While the week long convention was happening and for some time after it was over, Julie and I were moaning …

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SideWinder Emergency Cell Phone Charger Review

Product Requirements: Device: Various mobile phones (see site for list) Here at the Gadgeteer, we’re always on the lookout for something ‘different’ to review. So, when the folks at SideWinder contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing a manual powered cell phone charger, I said sure! Just the idea of cranking for …

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