2015 Summer gadget giveaway!

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2015summer-giveaway

To celebrate Summer, back to school and Thursday, we present the Gadgeteer’s 2015 Summer gadget giveaway! One lucky person will win a huge prize pack of 12 prizes. So click through to get the details on the prizes and to submit your entry for a chance to win them!

Prizes:

1 person will win a prize pack consisting of 1 of each of the products shown below:

native-union

Native Union: KEY Cable
Whether at home or out and about, KEY is a cable that goes wherever you do, giving you access to any USB power outlet wherever you are

  • Charging cable and keychain fits routinely into your life and your style
  • Never worry about remembering your phone charger again, just grab your keys and go
  • Helps you stay prepared for daily recharge emergencies
  • Made from hard wearing TPE and long lasting nylon to ensure it never lets you down
  • Small enough to fit in a pocket but long enough to still use with your phone during charging and syncing
  • MFI-certified Lightning connector for Apple; Micro USB for Android
  • Available in Coral Red, Zebra and Marine Blue

Price: $29.99
Website: www.NativeUnion.com

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808 Audio: HEX XS

Bluetooth wireless speaker that features a pocket-size cabinet with a high-end look

  • Features full stereo sound, an enhanced bass radiator, and 12 hours of rechargeable battery life
  • Precision-tuned stereo system with bass resonator delivers higher volumes and a deeper range for superior sound
  • Single button operation makes it easy to power, pair and play from smartphone or tablet
  • Lightweight, a mere six ounces, fully portable design that fits wherever you go
  • Aux input to enjoy music from wired sources
  • Available in black, blue and white/gold

Price: $59.99
Website: www.808Audio.com

trackr

TrackR: bravo
Thinnest tracking device to locate any lost or misplaced item in seconds

  • Keeps track of keys, pets, bikes, mobile devices or anything  else you value that may go missing
  • Two-way ringer means your phone can find anything connected to your TrackR bravo, and anything connected to your TrackR bravo can find your phone, even on silent
  • Uses TrackR’s Distance Indicator to find items within 100 ft. via Bluetooth or Crowd GPS to find items world-wide
  • Features beautiful anodized aluminum construction for the thinnest and most durable tracking device
  • Custom separation alert notifies you before you leave items behind
  • App integrates with home Wi-Fi and Nest network to disable alerts from sounding when wandering around the house
  • Uses a reusable battery which cuts down on lifetime costs, and keeps the crowd GPS network strong
  • Uses Bluetooth 4.0 for a 100 ft. range

Price: $29.99
Website: www.thetrackr.com

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Kinivo: K300
HDMI switch that adds three HDMI ports to your TV so you can connect more devices to your TV

  • Quick and easy way to add additional HDMI ports to your TV
  • Delivers UHD content to TVs and video projectors that are 4K UltraHD compatible
  • Perfect for those who have run out of ports on their TV
  • Connectable devices include multiple gaming consoles, cable boxes, DVD players, streaming sticks and laptops
  • Offers auto-switching to determine which HDMI device is turned on and sends that source to the TV input
  • Bullet Item

Price: $34.99
Website: www.kinivo.com

rca-antenna

RCA: “Air” Ultra-Thin Antenna

Super-thin, multi-directional amplified antenna designed to enhance reception and deliver the broadcast shows you love in HD for free

  • Double sided/layered reception element maximizes and strengthens broadcast signals
  • Features SmartBoost amplification to strengthen weak signals and deliver purer channel quality making it easier to tune in
  • Receives local HD and Digital TV broadcast in 1080 resolution (better than cable or satellite) for FREE
  • Receive local news, sports, weather and popular TV show broadcasts and break free from hefty monthly cable subscription bills
  • Provides both VHF and UHF reception to pick up the maximum number of channels possible
  • RCA is the world leader in digital antenna technology

Price: $89.99
Website:  www.rcaantennas.net

onandoff

Onanoff: SoundCover
New folio speaker amplifies your iPad’s volume by up to 400 percent and doubles as a carrier for your device when on-the-go

  • Brings your iPad’s music, movies, conference calls and games to life with two built-in flat panel speakers
  • Allows you to wirelessly control music from a tablet up to 33 ft. away and produces a 360 degree audio field
  • One of the slimmest speakers on the market at 14 mm thin and is intended for maximum portability and travel
  • iPad clips into the SoundCover with the screen facing in to protect it from scratches during travel
  • Matte metal finish fits in with the most design-conscience homes and offices
  • Sophisticated built-in microphone makes it the ideal audio accessory for calls
  • Can be paired with any Bluetooth enabled device, fits with iPad Air and iPad Air 2
  • Available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Tactical Black

Price: $199
Website: Onanoff.com

pronto

Pronto

Ideal for the cable and satellite TV lover, Pronto turns your iPhone into a personalized universal remote control, centralizing control of all your entertainment systems

  • Allows control of all entertainment devices (TVs, set-top boxes, DVDs and Blu-ray players) from your iPhone
  • Paired with the free Peel Smart Remote app, offers customized viewing recommendations based on your interests and viewing habits
  • Includes optional IR extension cable, allowing users to store away multiple entertainment devices and still control them
  • Palm-sized and lightweight, the Pronto fits in the smallest of spaces and allows for easy mobility
  • Optimized to control more than 3,000 entertainment devices, including all major TV brands
  • Includes 4AA batteries
  • Compatible with: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and  iPod Touch

Suggested Retail Price: $49.99
Website: www.getpronto.com

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Penclic: Penclic Bluetooth Mouse (B2)

Lightweight, Bluetooth mouse functions like a pen for quick, precise movement

  • Bluetooth capability frees up coveted USB ports
  • 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; intended for right-handed users
  • Rechargeable battery lasts 2 months before additional charging is needed.
  • Wireless range up to 16 feet; compatible with Mac and PC products

Price: $89.95
Website: www.penclic.se

radioactive-watch

Toykoflash watch

Cool wrist watches for unique people. There are many colorful styles to choose from and the contest winner gets their choice of any watch from their collection. 

Price: $109 – $199
Websitewww.tokyoflash.com

lexar-prize

Lexar 64GB P20 JumpDrive USB 3.0 Flash Drive and 64GB Professional 2000x SD

High-speed flash drives that will let you quickly and easily transfer and share photos, music, videos, and files between your computers and devices.

  • High-speed performance
  • Compatible with PC and Mac® systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Price: $61.99 – $136.99
Websitewww.lexar.com

koomus

Koomus RoadPro CD

Easy to use universal smartphone mount that uses the existing CD player in your vehicle as the mount point. No suction cups or adhesive required. 

  • Innovative and easy installation on any CD slot
  • Stretchable holder can hold from 2.25 inch upto 3.4 inch wide
  • Full 360 degree rotatable, can be mounted with protective case on it
  • Can be tilted to create optimal viewing angle
  • Universal compatibility with all iPhone and Android devices

Price: $24.99
Website: www.koomus.com

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

1. Between now and 08/09/2015 11:59PM EST leave a comment on this page with your ideas of what would make The Gadgeteer better for you.

Get a 2nd bonus entry by tweeting:
Win a super summer gadget prize pack from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-LCy

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

2. At some point on 08/10/2015, 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 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 and family members 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 the contest page, contest comments and will be emailed. Check your spam folder.

5. Winner must have a US shipping address.

Update:

The winner is comment #118 from Nick Ashton. Congrats Nick and thank you to everyone who entered and the sponsors for providing the prizes.

I’ll review all the comments and consider implementing some of the ideas.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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{ 126 comments… add one }
  • Philip Elliott August 7, 2015, 8:19 pm

    I think the site’s pretty good as is. If anything, I’d prefer to see the ‘Categories’ dropdown menu rationalised so that the categories display on one screen without having to scroll down.

  • Mike Walker August 7, 2015, 9:26 pm

    I can’t think of anything I’d change. I enjoy your posts as they are. 🙂

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  • Ryan Given August 7, 2015, 9:31 pm

    I would like to see more side to side comparisons.

  • Tetsubo August 8, 2015, 7:36 am

    I have to agree with another poster, more head-to-head comparisons.

  • T.S. August 8, 2015, 8:14 am

    I think it would be cool to have a weekly or monthly feature of “Gadgets Under $40,” and a place on your site where someone could easily click to see all past and present entries of that feature in one place. Maybe each submission of that feature could, ahem, feature, say, five or six little items at a time. Perhaps you could do these in video format. In any case, the vids or articles wouldn’t have to be long. Just very brief, simple, and fun!

  • Jennifer Lumm August 8, 2015, 11:14 am

    I’m a special needs teacher and I would love to see educational gadgets added. I know there’s a kid’s category but often I have to search for things that are appropriate for classroom use via other categories.

  • Katrina B August 8, 2015, 12:19 pm

    It would be easier for me if the site was more mobile-friendly! I mainly use my phone to look things up and I’m constantly losing the page I was on.
    mrsbrockavich48 (at

  • Katrina B August 8, 2015, 12:37 pm

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/KatBrockavich/status/630054562989252608

    mrsbrockavich48 (at)gmail (dot) com

  • Mike Earley August 8, 2015, 2:37 pm

    The comments section was hard to find, maybe put a link to it at the top of the article?

  • Mike Earley August 8, 2015, 2:37 pm
  • Judy Morris August 8, 2015, 3:23 pm

    Enjoy reading about all the latest in gadgets, even when they might not be something I would use. Some great gift ideas and just plain gadget fun!!

    Thanks Julie!!

  • VJ August 8, 2015, 10:52 pm

    Someone else also wrote on here – I would like to see more comparisons side by side with other products. It would probably double your workload, but could be fun too!

  • vinh August 9, 2015, 1:24 am

    I wish that some of wallet post have detail picture of inside more

  • adriana August 9, 2015, 4:48 am

    more reviews would be great.

  • Arthur McTaggart August 9, 2015, 8:44 am

    I’ve followed The Gadgeteer for many many years, through many changes. I would like to see some more reviews of backpacks.

  • Arthur McTaggart August 9, 2015, 8:46 am
  • Gary Bryan August 9, 2015, 2:37 pm

    I think it’s great the way it is.

  • Nick Ashton August 9, 2015, 4:30 pm

    You have wonderful site and extremely informative. Improvement might be a notification system on focused categories. Then gain, when scanning through you never know what you might hit or miss.

  • Luis Velez August 9, 2015, 5:12 pm

    Postings about sport innovation

  • Carol Bridges August 9, 2015, 6:26 pm

    Love this site. Great info and details. I would love more more more.

  • Mark Ryan August 9, 2015, 9:42 pm

    I would like to know whzt apps everyone uses in addition to a briefcase dump.

  • Gee Bee August 9, 2015, 10:04 pm

    This site is great already. Sorry, but I can’t think of anything in particular that I’d want to see get changed.

  • Jim Latimer August 9, 2015, 11:01 pm

    A category drop down list/menu to help search reviews would be awesome

  • Mina Rohde August 9, 2015, 11:19 pm

    I’d love a Gadgeteer app that would give me notices when new content is up and also give me random articles, or maybe even “time machine” articles from the same day but past years.

  • Ricardo August 9, 2015, 11:26 pm

    Long time fan, first time poster. Julie & team, I greatly enjoy your reviews.
    Thank you!

  • Julie Strietelmeier August 10, 2015, 5:57 pm

    Update: The winner is comment #118 from Nick Ashton. Congrats Nick and thank you to everyone who entered and the sponsors for providing the prizes.

    I’ll review all the comments and consider implementing some of the ideas.

    THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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