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The Gadgeteer’s 15th Birthday Giveaway

on August 29, 2012 2:04 pm

You know the old saying “time flies when you’re having fun”? It is so true. I can’t believe that I’ve been doing The Gadgeteer for 15 years. I started this site back in 1997, which seems like the stone age as far as gadgets are concerned. Back in those days, cutting edge meant a Palm Pilot and a 28.8kbps modem. Now we carry smartphones that are a 100 times more powerful than those original PDAs and more than 200 times faster than our old dial up modems. Besides gadgets, The Gadgeteer has seen other changes over the years, from the way the site looks, to the great team of writers and all of you who visit every day. Let’s celebrate with some presents! Full contest details after the jump.

Prize Pack 1


WaterField Designs Outback Muzetto gear bag (your size and color choice) – Review of 10″ Version
TokyoFlash Watch of your choice
Saddleback Leather small Moleskine cover – Review
Exotac FreeKey System – Review
Exotac Black nanoSTRIKER XL  – Review
Scosche switchBACK Surge g4 iPhone case / battery
Urbanears Bagis earphones
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel

Prize Pack 2

Tom Bihn Ego gear bag – Review
TokyoFlash Watch of your choice
Saddleback Leather small Moleskine cover – Review
Exotac FreeKey System – Review
Exotac Black nanoSTRIKER XL – Review
Ego Hybrid Series USB iPhone case – Review

Prize Pack 3

Saddleback Leather small Moleskine cover – Review
Exotac FreeKey System – Review
Satechi 12-Port USB Hub
Desk Pets Carbot

How to enter (please read carefully – any missed steps and your entry will be disqualified):

1. Between now and 09/05/2012 11:59PM EST leave a comment telling us what your favorite gadget has been from the past 15 years.

2. At some point on 09/06/2012, I’ll pick 3 random winners using random.org. The winners will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to choose their prize pack. Winner #1 gets first choice, winner #2, gets their choice of remaining prize packs and winner #3 will get the last remaining prize pack. If I do not receive an answers to my emails, I’ll do other random.org drawings till the prize are gone.

Rules:

1. Only one entry per person (warning: I check IP addresses).

2. Gadgeteer writers, family members and close friends may not enter this contest.

3. the-gadgeteer.com is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

4. Failure to follow instructions will result in the entry being disqualified.

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Desk Pets, EgoExotacGoal Zero, Saddleback Leather, Satechi, ScoscheTom BihnTokyoFlash, Urbanears and Waterfield Designs for sponsoring this contest!

Update: The Winners are:

#75 Evan Jones
#44 June Reich
#10 Chris Miller