Gadget reviews and news by Julie Strietelmeier and friends since 1997
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Do you know the origin of Leatherman multi-tools? You will now.

NEWS – We’ve been reviewing Leatherman multi-tools for years, but I never knew the story behind the brand until this morning when I happened upon a CBS Sunday Morning video. I always learn cool stuff from those bite-sized clips and today wasn’t any different. But this time, it just happened to be on a topic […]

Tue May 21, 2024 20:49
My new favorite gadget is my Synology Surveillance Station – it’s not only useful, but entertaining!

ARTICLE – I’ve had multiple security cameras on my property for years. I started out with Wyze cameras and replaced them with the Vivint smart home security system back in 2020. I still use the Vivint system, but sometimes its notifications aren’t immediate, and I wanted a setup that would allow me to watch what’s […]

Tue May 21, 2024 19:50
GEEKOM XT12 Pro mini PC review – a new model series with some familiar features

REVIEW – Mini PCs offer a cost effective, versatile and minimalist end point computing experience, and their popularity continues to grow as more workloads become distributed.  GEEKOM is building on their mini PC lineup with the XT12 Pro, the inaugural offering of the new XT series.  We’re putting it through its paces and cracking open […]

Tue May 21, 2024 17:49
Ollny ST38 Outdoor String Lights review

REVIEW – It’s officially Springtime!  This means for us, spending much more time outside and entertaining guests.  We are a popular destination since we are the house with the pool.  Although based on the above photo, no one is getting in those murky waters just yet.  Having a pool, we always talked about putting lights […]

Tue May 21, 2024 16:50
Ultimea Nova S80 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Soundbar review – Big sound at a reasonable price

REVIEW – I have been searching for a new soundbar with Dolby Atmos for my bedroom/man cave. I already have one in my living room that I love, but it was pretty expensive. I’m looking for a more budget-friendly option. Luckily, I was offered to review the Ultimea 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar, which costs less […]

Tue May 21, 2024 15:50
Upgrade your setup: GEEKOM Mini IT13 i9-13900H now $150 cheaper – Act fast!

DEAL NEWS – For those seeking desktop-crushing performance in a radically compact form factor, the GEEKOM Mini IT13 is an absolute must-buy – especially with its current $150 discount off the regular price! The latest 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900H processor is at its core, a 14-core, 20-thread beast rocking up to 5.40 GHz max […]

Mon May 20, 2024 23:02

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