2015 Fall gadget giveaway



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

1 person will win a prize pack consisting of 1 of each of the 12 products shown below:


Jabra Sport Pace Wireless Earbuds
Wireless sports earbuds with premium sound, secure fit and integrated training app to enhance any sport.

  • Perfect secure fit
  • Rain and sweat resistant
  • Premium stereo sound
  • Reflective cord makes you more visible when running at night
  • Rapid charging
  • Integrated training app
  • Available in Red, Yellow and Blue

Price: $99.99
Website: jabra.com


Booze Joulies
Booze Joulies are stainless steel shells that contain a proprietary blend of food-grade liquids that freeze below the freezing point of water, making them literally colder than ice.

  • Cools your favorite beverage without watering it down
  • Ready to use after a few hours in the freezer
  • Reusable
  • 6 joulies included in a set

Price: $24.95
Website: www.joulies.com


House of Marley: Chant Sport
House of Marley’s first eco-conscious water-resistant Bluetooth ® speaker 

  • Engineered to float, the cylindrical speaker features a 4.5 watt 360° sound chamber for big and bold sound
  • Rated IPX7 for the ultimate water protection up to 1m
  • Shaped liked a water bottle to easily fit a water bottle cage or average cup holder
  • Made of recycled blended bio-plastic, silicone and recyclable aluminum housings for the eco-conscious consumer
  • Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless playback with A2DP Mono Audio
  • Built-in microphone transforms speaker to hands-free speakerphone
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 8 hours of wireless play time
  • Includes carabineer clip for portability
  • Available in Midnight

Price: $119.99
Website: www.thehouseofmarley.com


Kinivo: URBN
Perfectly giftable Bluetooth headphones that block out the clammer of the city so you can enjoy your music in style

  • Focused on style, comfort and value
  • Affordable price and small size makes it easy to give the gift of music this holiday
  • Designed for wireless stereo listening and hands-free calls while on-the-go
  • Features Bluetooth 4.0 with NFC for easy one touch paring
  • Premium 40mm drivers deliver full range of high definition sound
  • Adjustable headband with plush protein leather ear pads for fatigue free listening
  • Designed for ultra-portability with a foldable band and carrying case
  • Playback/ hands-free calling controls and audio jack for unpowered wired use.
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life

Price: $99
Website: www.Kinivo.com


Big Idea Design: Ti Classic Pen
Solid Titanium click pen

  • The most refill friendly titanium click pen ever made
  • Made from TA2 Titanium
  • 3 Anti-slip finger grooves
  • Titanium pocket clip (keeps the pen in place & from rolling off your desk)
  • Every pen comes with a high quality felt pen sleeve

Price: $89.00
Website:  www.bigidesign.com


Blue Line Innovations: PowerCost Monitor with Wi-Fi Bridge and Sensor
Wireless, portable, real-time energy reporting device for the home and small business

  • Enables personal real time electricity data to be fed to smartphone and web applications for anytime/anywhere access
  • Learn how and where you are using electricity in the home to make informed decisions to reduce usage and cost
  • Track your current and historical electricity usage
  • PC and Mac compatible with wireless configuration
  • Advanced data analytics, appliance level energy data, energy budgets and alert engines
  • Works with popular energy-saving iPhone apps including: PlotWatt, PeoplePower, myFreeMonitor and Bidgely

Price: $179.00
Website: www.BlueLineInnovations.com


Lemur Monitors: BlueDriver
Turn your smart device into a professional-grade auto diagnostics tool

  • Allows users to wirelessly diagnose and monitor their vehicles performance
  • Read and clear diagnostic trouble codes without having to spend money at the mechanic
  • Download the free BlueDriver app and plug in the BlueDriver – it’s that easy!
  • Generate vehicle specific information such as code definition, possible causes and repair recommendations
  • Check for whether or not your vehicle is ready for local emissions test
  • BlueDriver is the first line of defense for today’s mechanic
  • Affordable diagnostic tool for that fits in your pocket
  • Works with all makes and models (sold in U.S. and Canada) that are 1996 or newer
  • Pairs via Bluetooth with Apple devices (running iOS 7.0+) and Android devices (running Android 4.0+)

Price: $99.95
Website: www.lemurmonitors.com


Audiofly: AF33
Award-winning earphone captures the detail in music and performs flawlessly

  • Custom voiced 9mm dynamic driver delivers detailed sound reproduction across the entire sonic spectrum. Available in Piano Black, Snare White, Kingswood Blue or Coral color options
  • Clear-Talk Microphone located on the cable allows users to answer phone calls and change or pause songs
  • Conveniently packaged with three sets of noise isolating silicon ear tips and stylish storage cases. AF56 & 78 come with additional foam ear tips
  • AF45, 56 and 78 designed with proprietary Audioflex braided cable made with a CORDURA fabric outer sheath for outstanding durability

Price: $22
Website: www.audiofly.com


Compact, water resistant Bluetooth speaker blasts your jams with backup battery bank for your phone

  • BRAVEN gives outdoor enthusiasts 12 hours of music for any outdoor adventure, no matter how wet and wild
  • IPX7 Water-resistant ratedspeaker is also shock absorbent, ultra-lightweight and compact
  • Palm-sized speaker delivers high fidelity sound with 6w of power and speakerphone function for hands-free calls
  • Battery power bank (1400mAh) means you can charge your phone from anywhere

Price: $99.99
Website: www.braven.com


Boogie Board Jot 4.5
Ultra-portable eWriter is the perfect assistant for the on-the-go mom weighing less than 2 ounces

  • Easily jot down notes, like messages for the family, a shopping list for the store or the to-do list for the day ahead
  • 4.4 inch scratch-resistant plastic LCD screen provides a natural and authentic writing surface that replicates the experience of writing on paper
  • Small form factor fits easily inside your car, pocket, purse or bag
  • Doubles as an activity for your kids when you aren’t using it so they can draw or play a game like tic-tac-toe with a friend
  • One-press erase button conveniently clears the screen
  • Available in Red, Pink, Blue and Gray

Price: $14.99
Website: http://www.myboogieboard.com/na/products/boogie-board-jot-4.html


Small device turns any car into a smart car with apps for safety, entertainment, engine diagnostics and more

  • Easy installation: Insert into the car’s data port and Vinli will activate in seconds
  • Services: From routine maintenance notifications to roadside assistance, Vinli Services include:
    eCall: Send automatic text or voice notifications when involved in a collision
    My Service Shop: Keeps track of maintenance milestones so you don’t miss your next check up
    Roadside Assistance: From flat tires to directions when you’re lost Vinli ensures you get help quickly
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi: Backed by T-Mobile, stream movies for the kids or turn any seat into a mobile office with average speeds of 30 MB up/down
  • Apps: Vinli’s open-sourced platform allows developers to create new apps that improve the driving experience. Apps include:
    Dash: Tracks driving to provide personalized analytics for safety, savings, and social integration
    Beagle: Monitor whether your teen is speeding and create custom location zone alerts
    Lock and Key: Know where your car is in real-time. With the press of a button notify authorities if your car has been stolen
  • Accessibility: Works on any car model manufactured after 1996 or diesel cars with an accessible OBD II port.

Price: $149.99
Website: http://www.vin.li/


eyeSight Technologies: singlecue
singlecue connects and controls entertainment media and smart home devices using simple touch-free gestures

  • Eliminating the need for multiple remotes, apps and wires, singlecue consolidates the control of home devices into a single, easy-to-use interface
  • Using hand tracking and gesture recognition technology, singlecue translates motions into wireless commands that control TVs, cable boxes, smart home thermostats and more
  • Select items with the flick of a finger, turn on the device by closing and opening the palm, and mute the system by placing a finger to the lips, in a “shush” motion
  • When paired with the singlecue repeater, singlecue can control devices inside cabinets or in adjacent rooms
  • Through the singlecue iOS and Android app, device setup is quick and easy while still allowing for a high level of customization, including turning on the television, cable box and stereo simultaneously
  • Supported devices include: TV, cable box, DVD player, Apple TV, Nest thermostat and more

Price Range: $199
Website: http://www.singlecue.com/

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

1. Between now and 10/21/2015 midnight EST leave a comment on this page telling me what type of reviews you love to read and what types of reviews you hate to read. For example:
“I love journal and notebook reviews, but I hate iPhone case reviews”  Feel free to be as detailed as you like. I will use this info to help make the site better for everyone.

Get a 2nd bonus entry by tweeting:
Win a giant prize pack of 12 gadgets from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-MIh

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

2. At some point on 10/22/2015, 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.


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 offer within 48hrs. The winner will be posted on this contest page, in the contest page  comment section and will be emailed. Check your spam folder.

5. Winner must have a US shipping address.

Update 10/22/15:

The winner of this contest is comment #20 from Michael M. Congrats to Michael and thank you to everyone who entered and especially the sponsors who provided the prizes.


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{ 248 comments… add one }
  • Chris G. October 20, 2015, 1:57 pm
  • Ravi Ramachandran October 20, 2015, 2:22 pm

    The reviews of phones and accessories are always interesting. Nowadays I am always looking for the “one” audiophile bluetooth speaker and the search is ongoing. Been reading the reviews for the last 5 years or so ( I think)! Keep up the good work!

  • Joe Barry October 20, 2015, 3:03 pm

    “Overall Value” rating?

    For instance if there’s something you like, would use and would also purchase, does the overall usage of the item justify the cost. Like the Apple Watch seems like a cool gadget to have, but after dropping $600 on it, does the use/practicality justify dropping that much on it or it just a cool and fun factor.

  • Andrew October 20, 2015, 3:06 pm

    I like reading the phone and portable speaker reviews, and I hate the IOS reviews (because I have an Android!) 🙂

  • Brian Shorey October 20, 2015, 3:15 pm

    i’m a big fan of the site. particularly i like the reviews of tech products i don’t know about. i have bought several devices after reading about them here. not a big fan of phone accessory reviews; i’m not a big phone accessorizer.

  • Rez October 20, 2015, 3:24 pm

    Hi, I’d like to read more reviews and posts about eBook readers and eBooks in general… you know… reviews that are more personal, not just always geeky technical stuff. I don’t like reviews about iPhone/cases/covers?

  • Rez October 20, 2015, 3:26 pm

    Yaaay! Here’s my tweet. I hope I win 🙂

  • Marty Robertson October 20, 2015, 3:34 pm

    I love gadget reviews about iphone add-ons like bluetooth earbuds, speakers, and other wireless connectivity devices. Not really into reviews about things like Ti pens (what’s up wit that?). Thanks for the great write ups (even the ones about pens…)!

  • meredith October 20, 2015, 8:31 pm

    Im a fan of new product reviews – especially stuff I want to try. I hate reviews about stuff I already have

  • meredith October 20, 2015, 8:32 pm
  • Craig Huang October 20, 2015, 9:38 pm

    I like reviews on tech EDC items. I dislike (like less) reviews on wireless/Qi chargers.

  • Alan October 20, 2015, 10:01 pm

    Just love the variety of reviews, except they are a little bit iOS centric sometimes. Reviewing more non electronic gadgets and gadget storage options would be great.

  • Alan October 20, 2015, 10:16 pm
  • Radicus October 20, 2015, 10:45 pm

    Great Site! OK, I don’t care for apple product reviews but I understand that they are money market leaders. I do like EDC most but I read nearly everything.

  • Chris Martinez October 20, 2015, 10:52 pm

    I love reviews on bigger gadgets (laptops, etc).

  • GaryD October 21, 2015, 6:36 am

    I’d love to see more gadgets (not so much phones), bags/cases and outdoor gear.

  • Keith G. October 21, 2015, 9:49 am

    I hate any Apple-related reviews. I don’t use any Apple gear, and don’t plan to.

    I love the reviews of gear not usually covered elsewhere, such as the stick-on grips you reviewed recently, or the various tablet stands you’ve reviewed. These are useful items not often seen discussed anywhere else.

  • martin October 21, 2015, 10:18 am

    Sure I would like to win. I love reading about new personal tech, gadgets and such. Likely I won’t be chosen as usual and I won’t try again. HEY YOU…what does it take? marty, just a little un-mcfly

  • Greg October 21, 2015, 10:21 am

    I love smartwatch reviews but hate case reviews 🙂

  • paul October 21, 2015, 10:29 am

    more in depth smartphone reviews. also, home networking and modern audio video

  • Ed Mulholland October 21, 2015, 11:13 am

    Love reading fitness tracker reviews and headphone reviews…not so big on the Android based reviews…I’m all iOS here…

  • Craig Huang October 21, 2015, 11:36 am
  • Ryan H October 21, 2015, 11:49 am

    I love tech gadget reviews. I don’t come here for non actual tech reviews.

  • Ryan H October 21, 2015, 11:50 am
  • Nick A October 21, 2015, 12:10 pm

    The most honest winning site regarding all products. Do not stop!

  • Ray Tanaka October 21, 2015, 12:16 pm

    I’m a big fan of the site. I really like all of the reviews, but sometimes skip over the Bluetooth speaker reviews. I’d appreciate a note at the top of iphone or android specific reviews so I can choose to read or not to read. It’s disappointing to get excited about a new product only to read at the bottom of the article that it’s only for the platform that I don’t use.

    Kudos to the reviewers. They’re doing a great job and writing good reviews.

  • Rob Henneman October 21, 2015, 12:44 pm

    I like the geek toys and other quirky things reviews but could do without EDC bags/purse reviews. I do appreciate that there isn’t any breathless brand worship going on though.

  • Ranae Reinhart October 21, 2015, 2:41 pm

    I like tech reviews about new tech products that make life and organization easier and more enjoyable and actually work, so I don’t have to spend more time trying to get it to work right than its saving me

  • Edward Jackson October 21, 2015, 2:44 pm

    I like Teck Gadgets, Home Security, Appliances, Entertainment and Outdoor Gear. I don`t care for Book Contest or Beauty giveaways.

  • anson October 21, 2015, 3:14 pm

    I will read almost any gadget review… however the ones about appliances / bug-zappers are more of a chore 😉

  • Tab October 21, 2015, 3:18 pm

    I like the reviews of gadgets, especially those that are less common and I’m unlikely to come across on my own.

  • anson October 21, 2015, 3:19 pm
  • Adam October 21, 2015, 4:03 pm

    I love the different wallet reviews. I hate the product introductions without a review attached.

  • Ken October 21, 2015, 4:24 pm

    I like the site and reviews. My favorites are the tech gear and and sections which contain various useful items. For example the cases and covers is really a category covering a single use. How many cases and covers do you really need?

  • Rexa October 21, 2015, 9:03 pm

    Julie, I like your blog and reviews already. I’d like to read what you have to say about new gadgets coming in China and India, lesser known ones maybe too? I can’t think of what I don’t really like but I have less interest in stuff like covers and stylus… Thanks.

  • Rexa October 21, 2015, 9:08 pm

    My tweet: https://twitter.com/molassOS/status/657000100623835136

    Can’t wait to see results tomorrow. Hope I win. 🙂 Thanks.

  • Etta October 21, 2015, 10:38 pm

    I like to read your conflicted decisions with what to take with you on vacation only to realize what won’t work.

    Makes things easier for me.


  • Crystal S October 21, 2015, 11:27 pm

    I love to read cooking/recipe blogs and tech reviews, but I don’t like reading reviews without pictures.

  • Eduardo Ramos October 21, 2015, 11:37 pm

    I really like the reviews about new technology but lately I seen a lot reviews of accessories only, also it would be nice if you can review an App(apple and android) weekly.

  • Connie Diepstraten October 21, 2015, 11:39 pm

    I love reviews of portable electronic gadgets, and hate/don’t read reviews of any product that had to do with Apple!!

  • Walt October 21, 2015, 11:42 pm

    I like the reviews about gadgets. I dislike the reviews of knick-knacks.

  • Walt October 21, 2015, 11:44 pm
  • Denny October 21, 2015, 11:50 pm

    I enjoy your reviews, particularly smartwatches and audio accessories. Keep up the great writing!

  • Martha October 21, 2015, 11:53 pm

    Julie, my favorite reviews are of kitchen tools and such. My least favorite type of reviews are for car gadgets.

  • Cooper October 21, 2015, 11:58 pm

    Best are the iOS and Apple stuff, but do not care about Android anything.

  • Julie Strietelmeier October 22, 2015, 8:48 am

    Update 10/22/15:

    The winner of this contest is comment #20 from Michael M. Congrats to Michael and thank you to everyone who entered and especially the sponsors who provided the prizes.


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