2016 Spring gadget giveaway part 2

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2016spring-contest

Two weeks ago we had a contest to celebrate the end of winter and the start of spring. I had so many prizes to giveaway, that I decided to break it up into two contests. One very lucky person will win a giant prize pack of 12 different prizes. So click through to read the details on each of the prizes and then submit your entry for a chance to win them!

Prizes:

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

mujjo-iphone6Mujjo Leather iPhone 6/6s case
This is a signature full-grain leather case that is equipped with Moulded Edge Technology to withstand the wear and tear caused by friction against jeans pockets.

Price: €33.02
Website: https://www.mujjo.com/cases/iphone/iphone-6s/leather-case-for-iphone-6s-tan

bicoBico Australia Keyklipz
Cool titanium key holders that easily clip to your belt loop, bag, etc. The winner will be able to choose any two Keyklipz that they like. There are four designs in brushed (hand polished) or stone finish, and 4 shapes that include bottle opener, tear drop, heart or cross Keyring /Carabiner.

Price: $34.15 – $40.98
Website: www.bico.com.au

ballistic-explorerBallistic: Explorer
Rugged case caters to an active lifestyle with 8 ft. of high impact drop protection built into a pocketable form factor

  • Delivering 8 ft of drop protection, safeguards against day-to-day toughness
  • Features an integrated durable screen protector for added peace of mind
  • Crafted with active latches for easy installation and removal from the device
  • Slim design allows for easy stashing in pockets and bags

Price: $40
Website: www.GoBallisticCase.com

boogie-board-jotBoogie Board: Jot 8.5
Boogie Board’s most popular eWriter is now 50% brighter and works with the new iOS app to easily save and share, while eliminating the need for paper

  • Exceptionally bright reflective LCD is engineered to feel like writing with pen on paper
  • Sleek, ultra-thin & light product design makes it ideal for the home, office, school, or on-the-go
  • Free companion iOS app lets you view, edit or share your notes, drawings or doodles
  • Built-in kickstand and magnets on the back make it easy to leave notes, to-do’s or messages for family members or roommates
  • Battery life lasts up to 7 years without needing a new battery
  • Boogie Boards are eco-friendly, with each eWriter saving over 50,000 sheets of paper
  • Available in Blue, Pink and Gray

Price: $24.99
Website: www.myboogieboard.com

zuliZuli
Connect your lights and appliances to Zuli Smartplugs, control them from one app, and enable them to adapt to your presence in your home

  • Zuli Presence™ requires a minimum of 3 Zuli Smartplugs: When your home has Zuli Presence, any room with a Smartplug will know if you’re there or not and will adapt to your presence
  • See your energy consumption at a glance with data on your energy usage, estimated monthly cost, carbon footprint and more
  • Create schedules for your lights and appliances, and never think about them again
  • Ensure the perfect lighting every time. Adjust every light like it has a dimmer, even when it doesn’t
  • Control: Tap on, tap off. Stay comfortable while controlling lights and appliances from the Zuli app – you don’t even have to move from your spot on the couch
  • Zuli works with Nest – Add a Nest Thermostat to your Zuli app and experience a new level of integration between your devices
  • Zuli also integrates with Philips Hue lightbulbs
  • Zuli Smartplugs use Bluetooth Smart
  • Download the Zuli App for free on the App Store; Compatible with iPhone®4s or later and iOS 7.1 or later

Price: 3-Pack: $159.99
Website: https://zuli.io/

trackr-bravoTrackR: 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
  • Named #155 on Inc. 500’s list of the nation’s fastest growing companies in 2015

Price: $29.99
Website: www.thetrackr.com

raumfeld-onesRaumfeld One S
It would be difficult to find a speaker as small as the Raumfeld One S that can do more or sound better. The small enclosure is packed with sophisticated audio technology: A 2-way system uses a coax tweeter/midbass driver for clear, precise levels along with side-mounted passive bass radiators to achieve a respectable low end driven by a powerful integrated class D amplifier. Rubberized preset buttons provide instant access to favorite streams, even if your hands are damp from washing dishes.

An incredibly flexible little system, the One S can be used as a single speaker solution or configured to operate as a wireless stereo pair with separate left and right channels together with an additional One S. Part of the modular Raumfeld system, the One S works seamlessly with all other Raumfeld devices in your network.

Cost: $249.99
Website: Amazon

qardioQardio: QardioArm
Portable, wireless and stylish Smart Blood Pressure Monitor that fits into your daily life

  • Clinically validated to accurately measure systolic, diastolic blood pressure as well as heart rate, and includes irregular heart beat detection
  • Easily measure, record and share data with your family or doctor using the Qardio App which automatically stores your data in Qardio’s secure cloud
  • Track your measurements over time with smart charts, trends and stats
  • PLACES allows you to monitor your blood pressure across multiple locations to help you understand how your lifestyle impacts your health
  • Compatible with iOS (7.0 or later) and Android devices (4.4 or later)
  • Works with Apple Health and integrated with Apple HealthKit
  • Available in a variety of colors to match your personal taste and style

Price: $99.00
Website: www.getqardio.com

bracketron-xventureBracketron: Xventure TwistX 360
Mounts work with any camera and rotate to capture all angles of adventure

  • Developed with outdoor enthusiasts in mind, perfect for any sport or weather
  • Universal, compatible with any action camera and includes ¼” comb adapter
  • 360-degree rotation for unique shooting angles with adjustable lock feature for added control
  • Lightweight and comfortable for active wear and lifestyle
  • Clip Mount: Durable clip attaches to any backpack or strap

Price: $9.99 – $49.99
Website: www.bracketron.com

turcom-acoustoshockTurcom: AcoustoShock Wireless, Shock-Resistant Speaker
Durable, water-resistant speaker packs powerful sound in a compact, portable design

  • Tough Casing Design: Durable rubberized casing makes it resistant to drops and harsh environments
  • Powerful Audio: Two drivers produce a total of 30 Watts, producing loud yet clear audio. Dual speakers produce 2.2 channel stereo sound. Two rectangular, passive sub-woofers and the casing design produce deep bass.
  • Extended Battery: 8,000 mAh battery capacity powers the 30 Watt dual speakers and ensures 7 hours of playtime
  • IPX5 Water & Shock Resistant: Durable build allows it to withstand exposure to water, sand and dust.
  • Portable: Despite its power and large battery capacity, the speaker weighs 1.4 lbs. A built-in retractable handle makes it easy to carry.
  • Device Charging: The battery included in this speaker can also charge other devices through its USB outlet.
  • Hands-Free Calls: Integrated digital microphone allows you to convert the speaker to speaker-phone mode.

Price: $89.99
Website: www.turcomusa.com

turcom-miniTurcom: AcoustoShock Mini
Compact, wireless Bluetooth speaker designed to effortlessly mount on any bicycle’s handlebars

  • Weighing in at a mere 9.5 ounces, this portable speaker can be carried along for any outdoor adventure
  • Handheld design also boasts a carefully crafted IPX 6 Marine-Grade Resistance Rating and rugged exterior to survive rugged elements and active lifestyles
  • Built with a 3-watt speaker to produce powerful and high-quality sound
  • Features silicone finishing to enclose ports and speaker drivers to prevent dust and sand entering the speaker itself
  • https://www.facebook.com/TurcomUSA

Price: $37.99
Website: www.turcomusa.com

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

1. Between now and 03/29/2016 midnight EST leave a comment on this page answering these questions:

  1. Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently?
  2. Do you like video reviews more than written reviews?
  3. Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?

Get a 2nd bonus entry by tweeting:
Celebrate spring and win a giant prize pack of 12 gadgets from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-OYM

Get a 3rd bonus entry by linking to The Gadgeteer home page on Facebook.

Make sure you come back to this page and leave a separate 2nd and 3rd comment with a link to your tweet and / or Facebook post. To get the links for Twitter and Facebook, just click the time stamp of your post and it will give you the page with that post so you can grab the link.

At some point on 03/30/2016, 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 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 03/30/16:

The winner is #31 Mark Ryan. Congrats to Mark and thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this a successful contest!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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  • Lynn Lopez March 24, 2016, 2:13 pm

    1. I prefer the more detailed reviews. It means more to me if someone has actually spent some time with the object being reviewed and gives a more in depth perception of it.
    2. I prefer written reviews. I often read this site at work and watching a video is not something I like doing at work. It would be nice to have a video add on to a written review if trying to demonstrate how a device works.
    3. I like the team reviews. It often shows different perspectives which can be beneficial.

  • Mike March 24, 2016, 2:14 pm

    I prefer shorter new and reviews more frequently, I enjoy the more detailed news and review articles. However with the revisits on some new and reviews it does fill the need when wanting more detail.

    I like like them both however throughout a business day it is a lot easier to read a review when I have a moment than watch a video review which I either get distracted from or miss bits due to be courteous with volume. Video reviews are great for out of the office though.

    I think I enjoy the individual reviews and articles the best feels more first hand and cohesive.

  • Mike March 24, 2016, 2:20 pm
  • Seth March 24, 2016, 2:25 pm

    1. Shorter news more frequently
    2. Written reviews > video reviews (I don’t like to watch videos at work)
    3. Individual reviews > group reviews

  • Donald Schoengold March 24, 2016, 2:26 pm

    1. Longer
    2. Written
    3. Team

  • Seth March 24, 2016, 2:26 pm
  • Mike Thompson March 24, 2016, 2:33 pm

    1. Longer and detailed reviews
    2. Written reviews
    3. Individual reviews and articles

  • Jae March 24, 2016, 2:46 pm

    1) Longer and more detailed reviews, and comparisons. Not just single product.
    2) Written review
    3) Individual review and articles. Team review of a single product would be good as well.

  • Jae March 24, 2016, 2:47 pm
  • James March 24, 2016, 2:47 pm

    1.) Long detailed reviews.
    2.) Written reviews.
    3.) Individually written.

    Could you consider using typeform.com next time? The Android app currently in beta would take no time at all and give you all results as they happen.

  • Jae March 24, 2016, 2:54 pm
  • Daniel March 24, 2016, 2:57 pm

    1. Reviews should be detailed, even if that means less frequent. As a consumer, if I’m interested in buying a product, I will be willing to read a long review, because logically I want to get the most out of my money. Longer reviews, as long as they are still filled with quality, would also show the site in a better light, as it shows care and effort in each review, which is always beneficial.
    HOWEVER, news should be shorter and more frequent. I am only willing to read so much about a single story, about a company I usually barely know. News should also be a constant stream in the best possible scenario.

    2. Yes! Video reviews can seen with little effort on the part of the viewer compared to written reviews. If your chances are good and your videos are well-produced, reviews may also provide more exposure on sites like YouTube, should you decide to post all of them there.

    3. Individual reviews should be good if the reviewer has a personality. Individual reviews provide the benefit of feeling more personal and allow the reviewer’s personality to shine through; if review is simply an objective overview, the team review is definitely preferred.

    Hey, great job on putting this together! This is definitely a great way to put your site in the spotlight!

  • Steve Cecil March 24, 2016, 3:26 pm

    1.Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently? I would much rather prefer shorter news and more reviews. If there is something special, then go deeper on it.
    2.Do you like video reviews more than written reviews? I like the old fashioned written reviews with good high quality pictures.
    3.Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles? I like individual reviews. The team reviews tend to have conflicting points and I wind up more confused than when I started.

  • Steve Cecil March 24, 2016, 3:26 pm
  • Peter Schott March 24, 2016, 3:51 pm

    Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently?
    * Toss-up on this one depending on the product. For some, I appreciate the short news/review, but those of interest I’m willing to wait for a longer review. I guess on the whole, I’d prefer shorter and more frequent.

    Do you like video reviews more than written reviews?
    * Heck no. Written reviews all the way. While I understand video may be somewhat quicker to produce, I’m less likely to actually view them because it takes longer to get the same information and requires attention to not miss some detail. With a written review, I can get the information I want quickly and can easily backtrack to catch something I missed or want to re-read. Written reviews also come through in RSS readers, which means I can easily catch them on the go.

    Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?
    * No huge preference here. I like the team reviews for the different perspectives, but can appreciate individual reviews as that gets an article out more quickly.

  • Robert Williams March 24, 2016, 4:01 pm

    1.I like both types of reviews. Some items you want more detail info. I like the frequency now. Even more, I might miss something!
    2.I can’t say I’ve seen too many video reviews, so I prefer written.
    3.I like the individual reviews/articles.

  • Robert Williams March 24, 2016, 4:04 pm
  • Jackie Cheng March 24, 2016, 4:12 pm

    1. Longer more detailed reviews (with lots of photos) would be the best. Also, real world usage reviews to see how the product holds up over time.
    2. Written reviews are preferred over video reviews. Only do video reviews if the product is “action activity” related. Example, GoPro cameras, drop tests, robotics, etc.
    3. Individual reviews are still the best.

  • Jackie Cheng March 24, 2016, 4:13 pm
  • Jackie Cheng March 24, 2016, 4:14 pm
  • Betty Widerski March 24, 2016, 4:29 pm

    1. Longer more detailed reviews – especially for some new gadget you actually test that doesn’t have an Amazon review history
    2. I dislike video reviews. I am rarely reading in a place where I can watch/listen to video.
    3. I like both, with probably a bit of preference to individual ones by people whose prior reviews have shown me they are reliable reviewers.

  • Betty Widerski March 24, 2016, 4:30 pm
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  • John Kes March 24, 2016, 5:05 pm

    1) I like the longer reviews because you can put in more details, esp. if there is some quirk to the gadget that shows up after more testing.
    2) I like the written reviews, so I can skim through to the parts that are interesting to me.
    3) The team reviews are fun, esp. to see the debates between different opinions. Seems like they would take longer to write, though.

  • Dario March 24, 2016, 5:39 pm

    I like the shorter reviews of more things. It’s better for smaller objects rather than serious tech objects like phones.
    I like the written reviews of smaller objects, but video reviews of the serious tech objects.
    Once again, individual reviews for smaller objects, and team reviews for more serious tech objects.

  • Dario March 24, 2016, 5:41 pm
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  • Kelly D March 24, 2016, 5:59 pm

    I would like-

    – shorter news and reviews more frequently
    – I prefer written reviews
    – individual reviews/articles

  • Ray Raddatz March 24, 2016, 7:19 pm

    I like longer, detailed reviews. There are tons of sites out there that post quick news snippets; I prefer first-hand, detailed reviews.

    I prefer written reviews. I visit from work quite a bit and making time to watch a video is usually out of the question.

    I like the team reviews because they’re so unique to this site. It’s one of the reasons I’ve been a Gadgeteer reader for so long.

  • Mark Ryan March 24, 2016, 8:10 pm

    I like both news and reviews but would prefer they were more clearly identified. This may mean a site format change which I would not wish on anyone but reading news thinking it will be a review is annoying. Perhaps different color headers for types of content?

    Written is my preference. If I want video, I would suspect I can go to the Mfg web site and see such a thing.

    Individual reviews are my preference. I like bag dumps, desk descriptions and phone app favorites which can be seen as a group effort but are individual efforts in serial fashion.

    I just like Gadgeteer.

  • Rainer Mueller March 24, 2016, 10:14 pm

    1. longer news/reviews
    2. written reviews
    3. individual reviews/articles

  • Ryan Russell March 24, 2016, 11:31 pm

    1. Longer and detailed reviews
    2. Written reviews
    3. Individual reviews & articles

  • Brian March 25, 2016, 1:06 am

    I like the longer and more detailed reviews. If it is a product I may want to buy, I want to know all the little details. News information I like kept shorter. Something I can see at a glance. I like written reviews rather than videos. I can quickly browse and get to any specific info I want rather than going thru a video. Individual articles are nice. Each of you have a personality and it shows in the articles.

  • John Bagnoli March 25, 2016, 8:18 am

    1.longer
    2.written
    3.individual

  • Joanne Higgins March 25, 2016, 8:26 am

    I prefer shorter, more frequent reviews with a link for more detailed info if I’m interested. My preference for reviews would be written vs. video, for times when viewing from my phone or tablet. I enjoy both team and individual reviews, helps to draw my own conclusions.
    Love Gadgeteer Daily Digest!

  • Bob Kolin March 25, 2016, 8:30 am

    1. I prefer the in-depth reviews, particularly for new products.
    2. Definitely like your video reviews more than the written ones.
    3. Team reviews are great for new and popular products, but I don’t think they are necessary for every item. An individual review works great and allows one to do further research for something that peaks their interest.

  • Bruce Davis March 25, 2016, 8:33 am

    1. I would prefer more frequent detailed news and reviews.
    2. I prefer written reviews with good photography.
    3. I enjoy the individually written reviews.

  • Luis Velez March 25, 2016, 9:01 am

    Longer , written, individual
    @lsaovz

  • Uli Lachmuth March 25, 2016, 9:09 am

    1) Not every product warrants a lengthy review, so the mix does it: news, short and frequent to keep all the gadgeteer addicts informed, long reviews whenver there is a gadget, an app or whatever that needs in-depth exlaining – if only to convey personal opinions, examples of everyday usability etc.

    2) There’s tons of video reviews on the net without any informational value whatsoever. More, not everyone who can click a “record” button is able to actially DO a video review … it’s not the picture alone (field of vision, focus) but the sound … uh’s and ah’s and em’s dont enhance understandability.
    So, no, videos where necessary and done in a way highlighting issues that cannot be easily put into words, rather written reviews that allow the reader to reread points of interest, skim the entire review quickly and easily jump to paragraphs that catch the attention.

    3) Team reviews are OK but most leave the reader confused when, in order to broaden the scope of info, opposing views are presented but not argued.

  • Steve March 25, 2016, 9:15 am

    1) shorter news and reviews more frequently
    2) written reviews
    3) Depends on the gadget you are reviewing. Smaller stuff, one person. More significant stuff, team review.

  • Philip B March 25, 2016, 9:17 am

    I like short reviews and news, with links to the more” in depth” versions.
    It’s easier for me to read reviews and articles than watch videos.
    I really like the individual reviews, ones where someone has actually spent some time using the product.

  • Larry March 25, 2016, 9:32 am

    1. I like the more detailed reviews.
    2. I like written reviews.
    3. I like the team reviews.

  • Tony March 25, 2016, 9:48 am

    I think the reviews are just the right length
    Written reviews – no videos
    Team reviews – love different opinions

  • Ken K March 25, 2016, 10:02 am

    1.Short review with link to the detailed
    2. Written
    3. Individual with reviews by the person with the greatest technical knowledge of that items (where applicable)

  • Keith W March 25, 2016, 10:32 am

    I prefer shorter reviews and more of them.
    Much prefer written to video.
    Individual over team.

  • Aaron March 25, 2016, 11:30 am

    1. I think your current mix of longer reviews and shorter news items is perfect. Especially because the news you cover is unique stories that all the big tech blogs don’t post.
    2. I enjoy when video accompanies a written review. It’s helpful for demonstrating certain features or product quirks!
    3. I don’t often see team reviews but really like hearing multiple writers’ perspectives on an item. It helps paint a more complete picture of the product, especially pros and cons.

  • Andrew C March 25, 2016, 12:13 pm

    1. I prefer shorter news and reviews more frequently.

    2. No, I dislike video reviews and rarely view them. I come to this site specifically for the written reviews.

    3. Either way, I enjoy the mix of team vs. individual content.

  • SM Samuelson March 25, 2016, 12:46 pm

    Most of all, keep up the great work!

    But, since you asked:

    1) Longer, more detailed reviews.

    2) Written reviews, all the way.

    3) Individual reviews as the default, with Team reviews every now and then for variety– ideally response-driven (ie, a product that more than one person has a clear response to, yea and/or nay, instead of “Time for A Team Review, let’s do this”).

    Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  • Kathie B. March 25, 2016, 1:05 pm

    I like longer, detailed reviews. I learn more that way and don’t have to bounce around the internet looking for more info.
    I also prefer the written reviews instead of the video reviews.
    I prefer individual reviews instead of team reviews.
    Thank you.

  • Lee March 25, 2016, 1:48 pm

    1. Honestly, that depends on the device. Some products do not need lenghtly reviews, while others do. The more detail the better though, so I’d lean towards longer, less frequent.
    2. Unless there is something that needs video to show it’s functionality properly, I prefer written reviews.
    3. I prefer individual reviews to team reviews.

  • Chris March 25, 2016, 2:10 pm

    I think the mix or short posts and longer reviews is just about right.
    I have no interest in video reviews, and I will not take the time to watch them.
    I like the individual reviews for the most part. The team reviews can be a nice break, though.

  • Mike March 25, 2016, 3:21 pm

    1. I prefer longer reviews less often. More useful information is better than lots of silly noise.
    2. I look at the site from work, so would not watch video reviews very often. I prefer written reviews.
    3. Individual reviews tend to have better flow in my opinion. I prefer them vs a team review.

  • Everett Harper March 25, 2016, 3:30 pm

    1. I prefer more in-depth reviews. I’m reading to help form an opinion
    2. I very much prefer written to video. Video is quite disruptive to everyone in the room and there if often someone to bother.
    3. Generally individual is better. It allows me to, over time, learn the reviewer’s knowledge and biases compared to my own.

  • James W. Smith March 25, 2016, 4:09 pm

    1. Um. I’m thinking that I’d like something akin to the setup the New Yorker follows. Each week brings one really long, in depth article, a fistful of medium articles, and an astounding amount of snippets. So, in one cycle, a bunch of one page snippets, a few six or seven page versions of your normative reviews, and one twenty page in depth really . . .crucial fanboy review. I’d think that reader input and your personal preference would determine which articles would be covered in a longer review, and certainly would appreciate an opportunity to have a considered opinion.

    2) I suspect that I might watch a video review that was either on some high end widget I was weighing purchasing, or something truly remarkable that would revolutionize modern life. Otherwise I can extract the same information in a tenth of the time via print.

    3) I can’t summon up a directive level interest in whether I’m reading team articles or individual submissions.

    4) sorta. Twitter is the fourth horse of the impending apocalypse. Not gonna play. I was blackmailed into a Facebook account, and will link forthwith.

    Thank you for asking.

  • James W. Smith March 25, 2016, 4:19 pm
  • Michael W. March 25, 2016, 8:44 pm

    I prefer shorter more frequent reviews.
    I prefer written to video reviews.
    And, individual over team reviews.

  • Michael W. March 25, 2016, 8:46 pm
  • Matt March 26, 2016, 12:28 am

    Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently? I enjoy the longer, more details reviews.

    Do you like video reviews more than written reviews? The medium isn’t what I care about, the information or quality of presentation is. Videos are great, but aren’t easy to look great. Words are less exciting, but easier to fill with content. Maybe a happy medium in between?
    Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles? I’ve enjoyed your team reviews of phones before, get a few different stances on a product

  • Chris Monyak March 26, 2016, 2:50 am

    I would rather have the detailed reviews even if they come less frequently. Having more information helps me make a better buying decision.

    I would prefer a written review or a combination of the two when you just have to see it to believe it.

    I have enjoyed the team reviews because it give you 2 perspectives of the same product. What’s good to me may not be so good for you.

  • Chris Monyak March 26, 2016, 2:55 am
  • Ronnie H March 26, 2016, 9:04 am

    With news and announcements being different than a product review this info can be smaller more frequent with possible follow ups, with reviews as you put it longer more detailed and very through is my preference.

    I’ve gone to Youtube many times to see how a product is hook-up, programed, solving some problems etc. so a video in a written review can be beneficial.

    If I’m undecided about buying something I would think a team review would help me better but I can’t remember the last time that happened so an individual review/articles is OK by me.

  • Nick Ashton March 26, 2016, 9:07 am

    Q1. Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently?

    A. The in-depth shows you really have reviewed, tried and tested and that I like!

    Q2. Do you like video reviews more than written reviews?

    A. I like both as when time is short, I can decide which to watch or read.

    Q3. Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?

    A. All are acceptable, team reviews do give different perspective though.

  • Ryan Guven March 26, 2016, 9:42 am

    Longer reviews lesa often. Written over video. Team over individual.

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  • Craig Huang March 26, 2016, 11:00 am

    1. I like a little of both – some things are quite complicated and require a more in depth review, others are fairly simple and don’t require you to embellish much

    2. Video reviews are helpful when pictures and written reviews can’t adequately describe the item – eg. items you wear: back packs/shoulder bags, or when trying to demonstrate a unique moving feature

    3. Individual

  • Abel F March 26, 2016, 1:38 pm

    1.- Shorter reviews more frequently because i read your page every day and if you post longer i will visit the page one time per week at least.

    2.- I like written reviews, more items and gadgets

    3.- Individual reviews can apply best, this reviews have more focus on the items.

  • Abel F March 26, 2016, 1:41 pm
  • Chris Loehr March 26, 2016, 2:58 pm

    I enjoy the mix of brief news and long reviews. I don’t think going strictly one way or another is a good idea.
    I prefer written reviews.
    i like a mix of in ideal and team, but if you held a gun to my head, I would choose individual reviews/articles.

  • rajee pandi March 26, 2016, 4:29 pm

    I prefer shorter reviews that I can read quickly
    Yes I prefer video reviews
    I love Individual reviews

    https://twitter.com/momsfocus/status/713824887270350848

  • vinh March 26, 2016, 5:41 pm

    I prefer short new and detail with 3-6 month update on that product
    I like video ( see how it work) and written (detail info that i might miss during video or some place i cant watch). That mean i like both
    I love mix of group and individual.

  • John March 26, 2016, 8:25 pm

    Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently? I like the short and to the point reviews best, although there are times the in-depth report is just essential.

    Do you like video reviews more than written reviews? I prefer the written reviews. I can scan to a point of interest without the need to invest in the whole thing if time is an issue.

    Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles? I’m not opposed to either.

  • Craig Huang March 26, 2016, 11:10 pm
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  • Larry Hilkene March 27, 2016, 11:39 am

    Shorter news and more frequently. Be picky about when to write longer and more in-depth. Let the length of the review be part of the review itself.
    Much greater preference for written reviews. Makes them more consumable in more places and times – I can’t always break out earphones for an A/V review.
    Individual reviews are somewhat preferable; the team reviews also have their place.

  • Larry Hilkene March 27, 2016, 11:43 am
  • Larry Hilkene March 27, 2016, 11:45 am

    Also posted on my FB page

  • Fred March 27, 2016, 1:24 pm

    1. Shorter and more frequent reviews
    2. Written reviews
    3. Team reviews

  • Ron Baldwin March 27, 2016, 4:56 pm

    Julie…. Good questions. Let’s take them from e top..

    1) Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently?
    Ans.. I prefer more detailed news and deeper reviews. IF the reviews have to be less frequent, so be it, but the info coming from more in-depth analysis is priceless.

    2 ) Do you like video reviews more than written reviews?

    Video vs. Writtenn…

    3) Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?

    Team. Every individuals single view is biased just like everyone elses but put them together, the outcome is far better…

  • James March 27, 2016, 7:27 pm

    Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently? Shorter news and more frequently.

    Do you like video reviews more than written reviews? Written reviews.

    Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?Individual reviews/articles.

  • Marko Koskenoja March 28, 2016, 8:53 am

    I would prefer the Gadgeteer post shorter news and reviews more frequently.
    I greatly prefer written reviews.
    I prefer individual reviews and articles.

    https://twitter.com/mkoskenoja/status/714434041353646080

  • Marko Koskenoja March 28, 2016, 8:57 am
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  • Joni March 28, 2016, 9:53 am

    I like the more detailed reviews.
    I’m old school – I like to read my reviews.
    This one is a toss up – sometimes different views helps.

  • Anthony N March 28, 2016, 12:04 pm

    1. Longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently — I prefer articles that are more indepth and thorough!
    2. I think both serve useful functions so there’s value in both. I would say a slight edge to written, but videos are easy to digest when doing something else or traveling, while written are easier to skim if time is at a premium.
    3. I am indifferent here, but team articles offer additional perspective.

  • Adam March 28, 2016, 12:14 pm

    1) I like the longer reviews because you can put in more details, esp. if there is some quirk to the gadget that shows up after more testing.
    2) I like the written reviews, so I can skim through to the parts that are interesting to me.
    3) The team reviews are fun, esp. to see the debates between different opinions. Seems like they would take longer to write, though.

  • doseas March 28, 2016, 1:57 pm

    1. shorter, more frequent
    2. written better
    3. individual

  • Jim Dyson March 28, 2016, 2:42 pm

    1. I prefer shorter news and reviews more frequently.
    2. I prefer written reviews.
    3. I prefer team reviews for more opinions.

  • Fred March 28, 2016, 2:55 pm

    Twitted @fredenka

  • Don Galleto March 28, 2016, 5:13 pm

    1. I prefer longer, more detailed news and reviews.
    2. I prefer written reviews.
    3. No preference on this one.

  • Donna Windisch March 28, 2016, 6:21 pm

    The reviews are great as they are now could be shorter possibly smaller pics.
    Definitely prefer written, videos are great for detailed reviews
    Team reviews can offer more as each has a input

  • Bandog Betty March 28, 2016, 6:56 pm

    1. I like the reviews. Pictures are a weee BIG.
    2. I enjoy video, written supplements.
    3. Team reviews, broader spectrum.

  • Melody Urso March 28, 2016, 6:57 pm

    1. I like the reviews as they are now. Length not too extensive but might like to use smaller pictures.
    2. I prefer written as it is easier to re-review.
    3. Individual reviews.

  • Tom Park March 28, 2016, 7:35 pm

    My thoughts, as follows:
    1. Condensed news with succinct and to the point(s) reviews more frequently for me, please. If my interest is piqued, I will do a deeper dive.
    2. Written, as the primary with a video attached for understanding inherent details better, if editors deem it necessary.
    3. While I understand and appreciate the value of collaborative output, I prefer individual reviews/ articles. The notion that more people help to filter doesn’t stick with me.

  • Charles Barnard March 28, 2016, 7:53 pm

    Longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently.

    Do you like video reviews more than written reviews?
    I prefer to have both! I read far faster than I can watch, but video often shows things better about the actual in use gadget. Forced choice: Written. With still photos.

    Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?
    I have no real preference.

  • Cathy S March 28, 2016, 8:43 pm

    1. I like the shorter ones and see more
    2. Written, but if it was complex and you need to see it working ie robotic than video
    3. Individuals with reviewers strong area and team on one that needs to go thru the paces on something with alot of bells and whistles

  • Liana marr March 28, 2016, 9:26 pm

    1. Longer reviews with more follow-ups and pictures.
    2.I much prefer written to video. You can more detail. And there’s Issue with video’s at the workplace.
    3.mostly Individual with Team reviews for items that need to have more extensive coverage

  • Devon Liles March 28, 2016, 9:52 pm

    1. Longer more detailed news.
    2. Video in abridged version but the written reviews should out number the video two or three to one.
    3. Individual.

  • Paul Chung March 28, 2016, 10:22 pm

    1. I prefer longer, more detailed articles less frequently.
    2. I like both video

  • Paul Chung March 28, 2016, 10:25 pm
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  • Su March 28, 2016, 10:38 pm

    1. Shorter reviews/more often.
    2. Written mode is preferred.
    3. Individual reports for me are better.

    Keep up the fab work 🙂

  • Cassie March 28, 2016, 11:42 pm

    1. I really like the longer more detailed reviews.
    2. Written
    3. Individual reviews/articles

  • J Darras Dubich March 29, 2016, 6:01 am

    1. more detail
    2. written.
    3. team reviews

  • Jim W. March 29, 2016, 7:47 am

    1. I like the reviews as they are now… like the length and pictures

    2. Written is better, unless it is a complex tech item and the visual can show more exact functionality.

    3. Individual reviews are better.

  • Kevin Blay March 29, 2016, 8:53 am

    1. I like the reviews as they are now.
    2. Written mode is preferred.
    3. Individual reviews are better.

  • dbng March 29, 2016, 10:06 am

    1. More detailed news and reviews
    2. Generally prefer written but some items need video to do them justice
    3. Prefer team reviews

  • VJ March 29, 2016, 11:02 am

    1. Review length is just the right length now.
    2. I do not light video reviews more than written reviews. Although, if you were to try and do a couple of them I might consider changing my mind depending on how they turn out.
    3. I like Individual reviews/articles best.

  • Arthur Padilla March 29, 2016, 1:14 pm

    Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently?

    I would like more content, but long reviews provide essential info that gives us a better understanding of the products.

    Do you like video reviews more than written reviews?

    Written reviews are better as I can read on my phone in public.

    Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?

    Individual reviews are best.

  • Zeke March 29, 2016, 2:01 pm

    1. Review length about right as is.
    2. Generally prefer written reviews, ocasionally video works best.
    3.Individual reviews are usually best, sometimes group reviews are more helpful.

  • Monika March 29, 2016, 9:53 pm

    1. Shorter more frequent
    2 written
    3. mostly individual, unless its more technical

  • Kevin W March 30, 2016, 12:00 am

    1. Sometimes it depends on what I’m after, but if I am looking for specifics and details I generally prefer the longer reviews.

    2. I generally prefer written reviews as I can find what I’m looking for a lot faster.

    3. Individual reviews typically get to the point much faster so I generally prefer them.

    Of course, all three of these questions have an “it depends” attribute to them. 🙂

  • Rust March 30, 2016, 11:59 am

    Would you rather we posted shorter news and reviews more frequently, or longer more detailed news and reviews less frequently?

    I like the longer more detailed reviews, especially on products I’m researching when considering a purchase, OR when I read a good review about a product I hadn’t considered but am convinced to take a look at.

    Do you like video reviews more than written reviews?

    I love video reviews! It’s the closest thing to hands-on and much better than just reading about a product.

    Which do you like best, team reviews/articles or individual reviews/articles?

    I like them both but a team review brings in more perspective which can be more informative.

  • Rust March 30, 2016, 12:02 pm
  • Rust March 30, 2016, 12:04 pm
  • Julie Strietelmeier March 30, 2016, 1:57 pm

    Update 03/30/16:

    The winner is #31 Mark Ryan. Congrats to Mark and thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this a successful contest!

    THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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