2015 winter gadget giveaway!

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Let’s start 2015 off with a gadget giveaway! Here’s your chance to win a bundle of seven prizes from Boxwave, InkCase, Tokyoflash, Wicked Audio, BuQu, Divoom and Scosche.  You can win this contest simply by writing a comment to this post. If you’re willing to do a little extra work, you can get two extra chances to win, for a total of three chances. We have a lot of good stuff to giveaway, so don’t waste any time, please click through to see the list of prizes and instructions on how to enter.

Prizes:

boxwave-idroid

BoxWave’s 2-in-1 Lightning and Micro USB iDroid Cable

The iDroid 2-in-1 cable is capable of charging both Apple Lightning and Micro USB compatible devices. It’s perfect for households that are divided into Apple and Android camps.

Prize value: $9.95
For more info: http://www.boxwave.com/promotions/idroid-cable-sale/

inkcase

InkCase 2nd Screen for Android Devices

Always on 360×600 eInk 3.5 inch display that uses Bluetooth to connect to your Android device to view text messages, show maps, answer calls, and much more.

Prize value: $94.88
For more info: http://www.gearbest.com/cases-covers/pp_116850.html

tf-watch

Tokyoflash watch of your choice

Put a unique time piece on your wrist with any Tokyoflash watch. They have wood and metal watches with futuristic designs that will have all your friends asking you “what time is it?” just so they can see your watch.

Prize value: $99.99 – $199.00
For more info: http://www.tokyoflash.com/

wicked-warden

Wicked Audio: Warden

A lightweight over-ear option built to protect sound, featuring a fully rubberized exterior

  • Sports a unique, rubberized frame — suited for active lifestyles
  • Contains a thick headband and cushioned padding for ultimate comfort
  • Durable build ensures protection against everyday drops
  • 4-foot cord allows for maximum flexibility when on-the-go
  • Available in Red, Blue and Black

Prize value: $20.00
For more info: http://www.wickedaudio.com

buqu

BuQu Tech: PowerArmour

Protective and lightweight battery case for iPhone 6

  • 2,500mAh battery provides 100% extra battery life
  • Thin, lightweight design adds power without unnecessary bulk
  • Protects iPhone from drops and impacts
  • Patented slide-lock connector combined with unibody design for easily installation and removal of the iPhone without scratches
  • Built-in LED fuel gauge shows available battery power at a glance
  • Power saving on/off switch ensures users never run out of juice
  • Extended-reach audio adapter cable allows for hassle-free connection to music on any headphone or speaker
  • Includes micro USB cable for fast charging of the iPhone and to easily power the case’s internal battery from any standard USB outlet

Prize value: $79.99
For more info: http://www.buqutech.com

divoom-airbeat

Divoom: Airbeat-10
Portable, multi-functional Bluetooth speaker mounts on bikes, can be placed in the shower, and doubles as a speakerphone

  • Splash-proof speaker equipped with IPX44 weather-proof rating to ensure it can withstand any liquid encounters
  • Included suction cup option allows the speaker to be placed anywhere, including the shower
  • Line-in option for added compatibility with other devices
  • Includes a custom bike mount so cyclists can take their music and phone calls on-the-go
  • Allows up to six hours of playback time off a single charge

Prize value: $29.90
For more info: http://www.divoom.com

boltbox

Scosche: boltBOX

Colorful and retractable charge & sync lightning cable

  • 3-foot retractable cable with lightning connector allows for neat and tangle-free charging & syncing
  • Available in blue, green, pink, red, black, and white to add style and personality to mobile devices
  • Cable is housed in a sleek enclosure the size of a small matchbox that fits easily into any pocket, purse, or luggage case
  • Slim Barrel Design allows boltBOX to charge any Apple device even when using a bulky protective case
  • Magnetic locking connector easily extends and retracts by pulling both ends simultaneously
  • boltBOX is made for the iPod touch (5th generation), iPod nano (7th generation), iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini

Prize value: $24.99
For more info: http://www.scosche.com

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

1. Between now and 01/24/2015 11:59PM EST leave a comment on this page telling me your favorite type of Gadgeteer post. Do you like to read news? Reviews? App reviews? Product reviews? How-to articles? Basically what do you want to see more of?

2. (optional) Get a 2nd bonus entry by tweeting:

Win a seven gadget prize pack from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-IUF

Make sure you come back and leave a 2nd comment on this page with a link to your Twitter post.

3. (optional) Get a 3rd bonus entry by posting on your Facebook timeline (to the public):

Win a seven gadget prize pack from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-IUF

Make sure you come back and leave a 3rd comment on this page with a link to your Facebook post.

3. At some point on 01/26/2015, 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 email in that time period, I’ll do other random.org drawings till the prizes are claimed.

Rules:

1. Only one main 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. the-gadgeteer.com is not responsible for the winner not accepting their prize within 48hrs. The winner will be posted on this contest page, in the comments section and will be emailed. Check your spam folder.

5. Winner must have a US shipping address (sorry, this isn’t my choice…).

Update:

The winner is #166 Frank Penny. Congrats to Frank!
Thanks to everyone who entered and to the sponsors for offering the prizes.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

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  • Rust January 21, 2015, 1:57 pm
  • Earl Voss January 21, 2015, 2:18 pm

    I would LOVE to win the giveaway! Count me in!

  • Earl Voss January 21, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Addendum: My favorite aspect of The Gadgeteer are the reviews, plain and simple. The form the background for my purchases.

  • Earl Voss January 21, 2015, 2:24 pm
  • Earl Voss January 21, 2015, 2:27 pm
  • chris January 21, 2015, 3:51 pm

    I enjoy the how-to and ‘hack’ updates 🙂

  • chris January 21, 2015, 3:52 pm
  • lisa lamb January 21, 2015, 4:01 pm

    I like product reviews best

  • Peter Kohn January 21, 2015, 4:16 pm

    I thirst for the daily reviews and especially enjoy the electronics product reviews. I don’t care all that much for the multiple product reviews. In groupgs.

  • Jim Latimer January 21, 2015, 4:57 pm

    Reviews… your reviews are real world, real people reviews…

  • Alan January 21, 2015, 5:07 pm
  • Craig Huang January 21, 2015, 6:38 pm
  • anthony winner January 21, 2015, 7:21 pm

    Love that you do these contest, and please keep up the reviews, and thanks for all you do.

  • Heather C January 21, 2015, 7:25 pm
  • Heather C January 21, 2015, 7:26 pm
  • Leland January 21, 2015, 8:22 pm

    Looks like a great giveaway. Count me in. Thanks.

  • Tim January 21, 2015, 11:51 pm

    Product reviews are pretty good.

  • VJ January 22, 2015, 3:11 am

    I really like the reviews – thats why I show up here almost every day!

  • Laura Goettsch January 22, 2015, 3:38 am

    I appreciate reading your product reviews. Keep them coming!

  • Phillip Zorrilla January 22, 2015, 7:50 am

    Love these contest.

  • Stacy January 22, 2015, 8:00 am

    I enjoy reading about the EDC and wallet reviews.

  • Stacy January 22, 2015, 8:05 am
  • Le Worrell January 22, 2015, 8:52 am

    I visit your sit chiefly for the product reviews…please them coming. Please keep me in the drawing for the prize.

  • Le Worrell January 22, 2015, 8:56 am
  • Betty Widerski January 22, 2015, 9:22 am

    Hands-on reviews are my favorite, and most useful, followed closely by heads-up on new products, especially crowd-funding ones I might otherwise have missed.

  • TonyW January 22, 2015, 9:22 am

    I enjoy reading the reviews especially about bluetooth audio equipment. Keep up the good work.

  • Andrew Ferland January 22, 2015, 10:15 am

    I enjoy product reviews that include descriptions of solving vexing problems.

  • Steve H January 22, 2015, 10:30 am

    I like the product reviews. More of those, please!

  • Richard January 22, 2015, 10:59 am

    I won a toy robot when I was 12. Nothing since then. Perhaps my luck will change now.

  • Joni January 22, 2015, 11:30 am

    The reviews are what draw me to the site.

  • Dave Land January 22, 2015, 11:44 am
  • sam January 22, 2015, 12:21 pm

    I love to read your reviews…. I always check you before buying

  • Mina January 22, 2015, 1:44 pm

    I really like the reviews. Any and all reviews, especially of the gear bag and home electronic items because I hate wasting my money buying something that looked cool but turned out it wasn’t.

  • Rajesh Krishnan January 22, 2015, 1:51 pm

    My favorite posts are on category breakers, someone trying to do something really new in any field of tech. That being said, the posts on any category after long periods of use are unique and useful. Most reviews are right out of the box.

  • howard January 22, 2015, 2:03 pm

    More Product reviews please

  • Sufyan January 22, 2015, 2:23 pm

    I like to hear about new gadget and their reviews.

  • howard January 22, 2015, 3:43 pm
  • Fred Klaus January 22, 2015, 3:47 pm

    Product reviews are the best and I always discover things that I never knew I needed.

  • howard January 22, 2015, 3:52 pm
  • Jonathan Robitaille January 22, 2015, 4:42 pm

    Thanks for your great work!

    Reviews are my favorite and I have purchased many items over the years after seeing them on your site.

    Cheers!

  • Jeff Campbell January 22, 2015, 5:21 pm

    I would love to win these prizes. these are actual stuff i can use

  • Alan January 22, 2015, 5:43 pm
  • Chris January 22, 2015, 6:14 pm

    Being a New iPhone user I like any post related to the iPhone 6.

  • San Diego January 22, 2015, 10:50 pm

    Wonderful, what a web site itt is! Thiis wweb site presents valuable information tto us, keep it up.

  • Michael W. January 22, 2015, 11:29 pm

    I like the reviews of gadgets that are not readily available yet! Like stuff you see at CES.

  • Michael W. January 22, 2015, 11:32 pm
  • Michael W. January 22, 2015, 11:37 pm
  • Sarah Salter January 23, 2015, 8:12 am

    My favorite kind of Gadgeteer post is product reviews, esp electronic gizmos and accessories that are immediately available, rather than in process or pilot stages.

  • Sarah Salter January 23, 2015, 8:28 am
  • Myron Lee January 23, 2015, 8:34 am

    Please include me in this contest?

    Would love to win any of the prizes!

  • Phimister January 23, 2015, 8:49 am

    Your product reviews are the best– of the information not only on this site, but across many. Hands-on is a bonus, especially when accompanied by illustrative pictures (this, also, you do well). I prefer “News” the least; while the idea of providing a heads up is sound, the short zero-substance blurbs read like just one more bit of advertising.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Sarah Salter January 23, 2015, 8:55 am
  • vinn January 23, 2015, 10:06 am

    i prefer the do-it-yourself articles. and the pocket gear category is good also.

    thanks.

    and here’s my twitter link: https://twitter.com/dreamanxiety/status/558641667394129920

  • Zig January 23, 2015, 10:32 am

    I enjoy the “real world” user reviews of products on this site. Also, like the variety of products covered (not exclusively tech gadgets).

  • Zig January 23, 2015, 10:39 am
  • Cameron January 23, 2015, 11:30 am
  • Cassie Kaufman January 23, 2015, 12:19 pm

    I like the in depth reviews on products.

  • Chris G. January 23, 2015, 12:42 pm

    I absolutely love reading your product reviews. When I’m in the market for a tech particular product, my first stop is The Gadgeteer. Your reviews are always unbiased and well-detailed. Kudos.

  • Chris G. January 23, 2015, 12:43 pm
  • Chris G. January 23, 2015, 12:46 pm
  • rich langer January 23, 2015, 1:32 pm

    I most enjoy reviews of products (gadgets) and I would like to win some 8)

  • Chris Deckrow January 23, 2015, 2:00 pm

    I love articles about EDC items. Reviews, News, Previews, whatever.. I have a serious amount of EDC, and I am always looking for more.

  • Chris Deckrow January 23, 2015, 2:02 pm
  • Chris Deckrow January 23, 2015, 2:06 pm

    My Face book post:
    https://www.facebook.com/deadcrow/posts/10204966647100053

    I know, I won the last contest, but the rules don’t state I can’t try again.. So here I am

  • tivoboy January 23, 2015, 2:46 pm

    Great!… prefer the reviews of course, and well you already know I prefer the new old is the new new!) format.

  • Frank Penny January 23, 2015, 3:10 pm

    I like to read the reviews and come here to see whats new.

  • Lex January 23, 2015, 3:54 pm

    I love “NEWS FLASH” items about gadgets that represent a totally new idea — that makes me say, “Whoa! That whole concept had never even occurred to me before!”
    I also am really grateful for the REVIEW articles of a new, big, famous item — like the latest iPhone or Apple Watch etc. I almost never buy the latest/greatest thing on the first day anymore, I want to wait for the Gadgeteer Review to arrive. You all always offer a clear, functional description of what works, what might have been a good idea if it were well executed, and what is just (what shall I say?) stoopid!
    Keep it up, y’all !

  • manuel lara January 23, 2015, 4:38 pm

    I absolutely love your reviews section, because it saves me both time and money when i’m shopping for an item. Keep up the good work!!

  • Jo January 23, 2015, 4:45 pm

    Found this site looking for info:
    Shark Rocket HV300 ultra-lightweight upright vacuum.
    The review was posted February 2, 2014.
    This is what I like to see, unbiased reviews on products I am considering purchasing. This review was excellent and answered all my concerns.

  • Ruben January 23, 2015, 7:58 pm

    Great!
    I like to read the reviews and come here to see whats new.

    The pocket gear category is good also.
    Found this site looking for info:
    Shark Rocket HV300 ultra-lightweight upright vacuum.

  • Craig Huang January 23, 2015, 10:40 pm
  • pawdua January 23, 2015, 11:45 pm

    I love the product reviews. I have been reading the Gadgeteer since the PDA days (Sony NR 70) and have bought many items using it as a starting place. Plus as a bag junkie I really enjoy the bag reviews.

  • ben January 24, 2015, 12:30 am

    I’d go with a hybrid of the news (upcoming releases, etc), and follow the product(s) for a month or two post release (incorporating reviews/how-to’s) creating a sub-section based on product type/brand, etc.

  • Bas.o January 24, 2015, 7:29 am

    Do you like to read news? Reviews? App reviews? Product reviews? How-to articles? Basically what do you want to see more of?

    I like this website because of the product reviews of the various reviewers. As the website implies gadgets, I would not necessarily expect tech news on this website but a short blurb on upcoming/in the works product reviews would be nice. Keep up the good job.

  • jhon January 24, 2015, 8:54 am

    I enjoy seeing reviews on tools. Particularly easily portable tools.

  • James January 24, 2015, 12:49 pm

    I like posts about the gadgets you and the other writers use everyday and how you use them…

  • Steve January 24, 2015, 5:07 pm

    I enjoy the reviews and news. I have purchased more items that have been reviewed on this website than any other website. Your advertisers should know this.

  • Justin January 24, 2015, 10:08 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning. To this day, your product reviews are so thorough compared to everyone else.

  • paige January 24, 2015, 11:57 pm

    love the reviews most!

  • Julie Strietelmeier January 25, 2015, 9:12 am

    The winner is #166 Frank Penny. Congrats to Frank!
    Thanks to everyone who entered and to the sponsors for offering the prizes.

    THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

  • Alex August 10, 2015, 1:01 pm

    I like posts about the gadgets. I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning. To this day, your product reviews are so thorough compared to everyone else.I absolutely love your reviews section, because it saves me both time and money when i’m shopping for an item. Keep up the good work

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