Spread the love Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

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How do gadgeteer’s celebrate Valentine’s Day? With flowers and a box of chocolates? Heck no, we celebrate with gadgets! This year we’re spreading the love with a giveaway of prizes that is sure to please almost anyone. It’s easy to enter, so what are you waiting for?

Prizes:

1 winner will win 1 each of the following prizes – 8 prizes in total:

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CoolStream Portable Bluetooth Speaker

  • Offers more than just Bluetooth; it also features music playback from SD cards and USB flash drives.

Available at: CoolStream.com
Price:
 $49.95

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Seidio: SURFACE Reveal with Kickstand for iPhone 5/5S
Seidio’s signature SURFACE cases offer variety of protection, available with kickstands for easy multimedia viewing

  • Kickstand for easy, comfortable multimedia viewing
  • Surface case is the thinnest of the line but with high end protective qualities

Available at: SeidioOnline.com
Price:
 Surface with Kickstand $39.95

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Penclic: Penclic Mouse (R2, Wireless)

Precision-focused computer mouse acts as an extension of your body creating a healthy and natural working position

  • Penclic Mouse looks, feels and acts like a pen, placing superior navigation at your fingertips, allowing for laser-focused precision, thus leading to better results and quicker movements
  • Penclic Mouse’s  ergonomics create a relaxed working position,  enhancing user experience and allowing forearm to relax on work surface
  • Sleek, Scandinavian design counteracts static tensions in arms, shoulders and neck, reducing Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) associated with typical mouse products
  • Features 5 buttons, scroll wheel and laser sensor which operates on almost any surface without pad or tablet
  • Rechargeable battery lasts 2 months before additional charging is needed. Includes micro-USB charging cable and Nano USB receiver
  • Wireless range up to 16 feet; compatible with Mac and PC products

Available:  www.penclic.se
Price: $89.95

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Felix: MonkeyOh
A versatile dock, stand and cord wrap for your iPhone, iPod Touch and most other smartphones

  • Features a novel monkey design with “arms” that hold on tight to your smartphone, and sturdy feet with a rubber non-skid bottom to make sure your phone won’t move around when propped up on a desk or counter
  • Serves as a stand to prop the smartphone into landscape or portrait viewing angles which is ideal for watching movies, FaceTime and more
  • Plugs into nearest electrical outlet to charge your device
  • Compatible with all iPhone and iPod Touch devices as well as most other smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Available in four color combinations: red-on-black, black-on-black, white-on-white, and red-on-white

Available at: www.felixbrand.com
Price:
 $14.99

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BRAVEN: 570

Colorful line of Bluetooth speakers offer big sound in a small, stylish package with BRAVEN’s signature device charging ability

  • Aimed at the cost-conscious music lover, the 570 rocks BRAVEN’s awesome high-fidelity sound
  • With a durable, impact-resistant polymer exterior, the tiny speaker offers 10 hours of playtime and a 1200mAh power bank to charge devices
  • 2x custom HD audio drivers provide stereo audio amplified by left and right channel passive sub woofers
  • Built-in noise-cancelling mic can make and take calls
  • Available in Lunar Black, Arctic White, Fiji Green, Rio Purple, Monaco Blue, and Sahara Red

Available at: braven.com
Price:
 $119.99

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Motrr: Galileo

A revolutionary, robotic platform that allows you to rotate your iPhone/iPod 360° with seamless precision, transforming the way we communicate with each other & the world around us

  • Wide variety of uses: video calling & conferencing, baby monitoring, remote learning in classrooms, time-lapse photography, cinematography, real estate photography, social networking, etc
  • Monitor your home with 1-way video or enjoy immersive 2-way video calling
  • Continuous 360° pan and 360° tilt rotation
  • Rotation is controlled remotely by swiping finger on a second smartphone, tablet or web browser
  • Features standard 1/4” tripod mount for iPhone, doubling as a charging station
  • Rechargeable integrated lithium polymer battery
  • Download the Motrr app or visit the Apps page for a full list of apps optimized for Galileo
  • FAQ: http://motrr.com/faq

Available at: motrr.com
Price:
 $149.95

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MeCam: MeCam Wearable Hands-Free Video Camera
Inconspicuous and lightweight body-worn camera lets you capture the world as you see it from your point of view

  • Camera shoots 720p HD quality video and doubles as a 5 megapixel point and shoot camera
  • Built-in LED infrared technology works in picture or video mode, for nighttime or lowlight conditions
  • Weighs less than ¼ pound. equipped with pin clip to attach to shirt or can be worn as a necklace (cord provided)
  • Removable SD card and micro-USB port lets you charge, upload, and share footage/pictures
  • Control buttons on upper-side let you power on and alternate between video and camera mode
  • 80 minutes of continuous battery life

Available at: MeCam.me
Price: $49.99 (4GB), $59.99 (8GB), $69.99 (16GB)

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Click & Grow: Smart Flower Pot
Electronic smartpot that grows herbs and flowers without watering and fertilizing – a hassle-free gardening dream come true

  • Easy-to-Use: No gardening knowledge is necessary, Click & Grow measures all the necessary parameters and doses an exact amount of water, fertilizer and air, according to the plant’s needs
  • Smart Technology: The smartpot is made of ABS plastic and includes a processor, microchip, battery vault, pump, water reservoir and sensor that specifies if plant needs water or batteries
  • Elegant Design:  Innovative, simple and modern design that looks great with any décor
  • Plant Assortment: mini tomatocockscombbasilpainted nettlechili pepperthymebusy Lizzylemon balmparsleyChina pinkgarden sagelamb’s ear and sugar leaf; Click & Grow is always testing plants to expand their selection
  • Accessories: An optional Grow Light can be purchased to help plants germinate and grow quicker, especially in winter months when there’s less natural light available

Available at: clickandgrow.com
Price: $79.99 (starter kit)

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

1. Between now and 02/08/2014 11:59PM EST leave a comment on this page listing one thing you really like about The Gadgeteer and one thing that you wish you could change about The Gadgeteer.

2. At some point on 02/09/2014, I’ll pick 1 random winner using random.org. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to claim their prizes. If I do not receive an answer to my emails in that time period, I’ll do other random.org drawings till the prizes 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. Winner must have a US shipping address.

Update:

The winner is #28: Rich
Congrats to Rich and thank you to everyone who entered and the sponsors.

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  • Betty W February 6, 2014, 10:30 pm

    I like the wide range of reviews, especially tip-offs to new Kickstarter gadgets. I’m not a fan of the new layout – I prefer linear columns.

  • william February 6, 2014, 11:04 pm

    Hi!!!!!

    I really like the new layout!!
    I don’t like the mobile view and would prefer a dedicated app.

  • Christine G February 7, 2014, 1:10 am

    Love all the reviews! It’s kinda awesome you do some of the lesser known gadgets.

    I don’t think I’d change anything. I have a wide range of interests so all seems to be well for me.

  • Fred February 7, 2014, 2:01 am

    I like the new layout but I would make separate sections for reviews and news.

  • Susan February 7, 2014, 8:25 am

    I really like all the reviews on products. I have bought many items with your recommendation. My very favorite is the DropCam PRO. I love it.

    I do not care for reviews on items like Star Wars or TV/Movie theme items even thought I am sure there are many who love it.

    Thank you for your great website and emails. I look forward to seeing what Gadgeteer Daily Digest

  • STeve February 7, 2014, 9:14 am

    Love wide variety of gadgets reviewed and links at bottom of reviews to similar items

    Don’t like having to read whole review to find out it is an item you didn’t like that much…would prefer to see a thumbs up/down/in between icon on intro page before going to review

  • Jim C. February 7, 2014, 9:18 am

    I like learning about new technology that relates to the way I work and play. I especially like new vehicles/bicycles and alternative housing (tiny or unusual houses).
    One thing I wish The Gadgeteer would change is to have less articles about Apple products and components designed for Apple products. I am not a fan of Apple (or Google for that matter) and basically skim past any reference to these products.
    Thank you however for a great showcase of new products, etc. I have learned alot since receiving The Gadgeteer Latest News, and hope that you continue bringing us facinating information and useful tidbits!

  • john February 7, 2014, 9:32 am

    luv the cutting edge tech!would like 2 c more hi end speakers!

  • John Casey February 7, 2014, 9:37 am

    I enjoy reading your reviews of things I may not see anywhere else. The only thing I might change is that because I am cheap (not poor) I would appreciate more < $50 gadgettes.

  • Bob February 7, 2014, 9:47 am

    I love the evenhandedness of the reviews — and I’m thinking especially of the stylus reviews when I say this.

    I don’t like…I have no significant complaints, really, but in order to fulfill the entry requirement I’ll say that I don’t like how occasionally I’ll see a repeated item. Like I’ll see a review on a Sunday and it’ll also show up in Monday’s edition.

  • Dawn S. February 7, 2014, 10:12 am

    I love the out of the ordinary reviews. For instance the vacuum cleaner was a surprise.

    I wish I could change the reviews on apple products, and that includes their chargers, speakers all of what goes with them. I see too many apple products at one time. Just make less of them in each news article is all.

  • James E Choat February 7, 2014, 10:24 am

    Love the detail in the reviews, bought many “toys” based on the detail.

    Would love a gadgeteer app for iPhone/iPad

  • Tat February 7, 2014, 10:27 am

    Love the content and great quality of writing. Want each review to be preceded by a quick one sentence takeaway and rating!

  • Mike February 7, 2014, 11:02 am

    i like everything about “the gadgeteer” and have purchased several items based on your reviews…

    …and I would also like to see a mobile app

  • Feister Meister February 7, 2014, 12:52 pm

    I especially look forward to the daily Gadgeteer reviews, particularly so because they are so wide ranging yet practical for me in most instances. I don’t like the help listings since I have tried multiple times to access these and have never been able to and just get frustrated with trying.

  • Tim Harbst February 7, 2014, 1:44 pm

    I enjoy the down to earth review- Real people using/reviewing real items. I have purchased several items based on the reviews. I have not found the “deal of the day” useful as I often miss the deal period of time – but that is my fault.

  • Norman Fong February 7, 2014, 4:37 pm

    What I really love about Gadgeteer is that unlike many other websites on the Internet, it reviews a unique set of gadgets, not just phones, tablets, or notebooks. This is an amazing blog reviewing things that matter to me in a down to earth way. I have Gadgeteer on my RSS feed and everytime I see a review of something unique, It is always from this website. Kudos for bringing out my inner child. I love what you guys do.

    Can you guys do more video reviews? I find myself watching more and more youtube videos everyday. I guess that is one thing I would change about the website.

  • Jim Dyson February 7, 2014, 8:32 pm

    I like learning about all of the new gadgets in one place.

  • Steve February 7, 2014, 9:21 pm

    I like that The Gadgeteer gives me previews/prices of some products I did know about! I don’t like about The Gadgeteer that it sometimes does not provide enough different views of the products, like a video review would provide.

  • Al N February 7, 2014, 9:31 pm

    I like the coverage, especially that the content is in time with the mindset of the gadget-obsessed.

    I would change some of the mobile navigation elements. Important links should exist in multiple locations.

  • Kevin K. February 7, 2014, 9:45 pm

    The answer know most would say that they like about the Gadgeteer are the articles, but I especially like the articles on Do-it-Yourself, How to. I have a mind that it constant wanting to make make shift gadgets and they fact that I have access to that on your website makes me happy. Not to mention an article in that category on how to fix i phone/android chargers has stopped me from continuing to buy a new charger every 3 months but saved me a pretty penny. I think the website as a whole is a pretty good read. One thing I would say that I do not like about the Gadgeteer, not the site in general but the webpage in general is that sometimes it is not as user friendly and could use a little reorganization so that users can navigate the site better.

  • Christina February 7, 2014, 10:49 pm

    I really enjoy reading your reviews. Very honest opinions, and a lot of information.

    I can’t really find anything that I dislike about your site. It’s well organized, but it does seem to take a little longer to load for me than other sites. It could be my computer though.

  • Kelly February 7, 2014, 11:07 pm

    I appreciate the variety of gadgets/items reviewed on this site.

    Sometimes I find it difficult to find previous reviews I know I seen.

  • Rivke Fu February 8, 2014, 3:49 am

    I like the reviews about new gadgets. I do not like when the post are about commercials for specific companies. Thank you for having a wonderful site!

  • Rocco February 8, 2014, 5:52 am

    I love the reviews, especially of kickstarter projects, but am not the biggest fan of the new layout.

  • Pang T February 8, 2014, 7:30 am

    Love The Gadgeteer, been reading it everyday for years. There really isn’t a thing that I don’t like.

  • Mauro Ganzon February 8, 2014, 8:18 am

    I love howthis site has so many “hard to find” but sought after items on one site. I just wish that the items were subdivided in the site to aid in “shopping”.

  • Ryan Womack February 8, 2014, 11:11 am

    Like: I LOVE the watch reviews! I started coming to the website due to your reviews of Suunto watches of more than the CORE line (which is kind of sketch in quality).

    Diss: I would preference full sentences and not bullet-points on this page. In addition, the front page layout is a bit confusing with regards to the “standard” blog entry flow.

  • taek1doc February 8, 2014, 11:22 am

    I love your reviews. You seem to pick the types of gadgets that I seem to use as well. Keep up the good work :)

  • Crystal Rose February 8, 2014, 12:02 pm

    Recently discovered the site but love it already! Really like that you link previously posted articles within new ones that are actually relevant! Would love to see more survivalist type pists, like the THIK handcuff key and the ring with the key/saw/shiv inside!
    Keep up the great job!

  • Pat Vivanco February 8, 2014, 12:04 pm

    I love the out of the ordinary gadgets and reviews.

    I would like a mobile app.

  • Ron February 8, 2014, 12:11 pm

    I like the amount of reviews done. I would like to see video usage once we click more details. Seeing it in action. Overall great work.

  • Miguel February 8, 2014, 1:14 pm

    I really like the DIY articles, and the reviews are very good.
    The home is a bit confusing and looks like a lot of blank unused space

  • Walt February 8, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Good that the main image of each item is nice and large.
    I would filter out products that really are not that cool or innovative.

  • Carl February 8, 2014, 4:45 pm

    I like that you do get to read a summary – without having to click.
    I dislike articles on hand bags, backpacks, laptop carrying cases,…

  • Gusto February 8, 2014, 6:56 pm

    I like the variety of items you review and bring to my attention. I dislike that it took me a long time to realize a website like this existed and how helpful it could be.

  • 1000 Acres February 8, 2014, 8:57 pm

    I depend on you for my gadget addiction. If you think an item is good, it always is. Keep up the great work. I don’t like the pop-up ads while reading on my HTC Butterfly. However, I understand the necessity.

  • MC February 8, 2014, 10:52 pm

    I love the details in the review. I would like it if you could add more photos of everyday usage.

  • Randy February 8, 2014, 11:49 pm

    I love the reviews. I keep coming back to read them as they’re posted.
    Would like to see a picture of the device or product written about on the front page of the mobile site.

  • Fran Thibadeau February 9, 2014, 2:24 am

    I NEED to win something on Valentine’s Day.. You see, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on this day in 2006 and Valentine’s Day has never been a happy day for me since ..

    .Please enter me to win SOMETHING REALLY NICE, I need a boost in my morale this year.

    Thanks,

    .Fran Thibadeau

  • Julie Strietelmeier February 9, 2014, 10:19 am

    The winner is #28: Rich
    Congrats to Rich and thank you to everyone who entered and the sponsors.