Giant Gadget Grab Bag Giveaway!

Hello Gadgeteers! To show how much I appreciate all of you for visiting the site, I want to give one lucky reader a giant grab bag full of gadgets worth over $720! There’s something in the prize pack for just about everyone. There are iPhone accessories, smartphone accessories, iPad accessories, computer accessories, earbuds (2 different kind), and even some cool sunglasses that offer a heads up display for your workouts! Full prize info and how to enter after the jump. Don’t miss this one!


One of each item listed below for a total of 10 different items.

Opena: Opena iPhone 4 Case – Stylish iPhone 4 Case with a slide out bottle opener

  • Durable and Protective Polycarbonate Hard Case
  • Integrated slide out stainless steel bottle opener
  • Works with all iPhone 4 models
  • Colors include Black and White
  • Perfect companion for parties, BBQ’s and pretty much anytime you need a bottle opener
  • 1 year Warranty

Available at:
 $ 39.95

X-Doria: Widge for iPad  – A squishy iPad case that is fun for kids and protects the device from mishaps

  • Designed with children’s ergonomics in mind- fat corners are easy to grab and a carrying handle makes it easy to hold
  • Squishy and protective with two ergonomic stand angles
  • Rubberized surface allows for easy clean up from spills
  • Provides access to all ports while in case, including iPad’s rear facing camera
  • Available in Red

Available at:

USB Cell Drive: Cell Link – Portable backup battery, USB charger, micro SD card reader, and data transfer device

  • Cellink I (iPhone/Ipod devices) and Cellink U (micro USB mobile devices)
  • 600 mAh rechargeable back up battery restores and extends battery life for mobile devices
  • Provides USB charging capability for all mobile devices
  • Provides data storage using card reader, supporting general micro SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Supports data and media transfer between cell/smart phone and computer
  • Patented technology makes it the most complete mobile battery accessory available today

Available at:
 $ 54.95

iTwin – A ‘limitless’ USB device that enables users  to simply & safely access, edit & share files & media between any two computers anywhere in the world without the security and privacy risks of the cloud

  • Compatible and interchangeable with both Mac (Snow Leopard and Lion) and PC  (Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7)
  • Securely edit and share files –  the remote data can only be accessed if the you physically have the matching iTwin with you and the correct password
  • Edit remote files directly, with no additional copies created. No need to worry about version control
  • Using a disable code, if one half of the iTwin is lost or stolen it can be disabled remotely
  • New Features, fixes and enhancements are rolled out regularly and all the automatic updates are free
  • iTwin Multi functionality enables multiple users and workgroups to connect multiple iTwins to the same computer to remotely access, edit and share files without the headache associated with email, VPN or remote access software
  • Popular Science 2011 ‘Best of What’s New’, CES 2012 Design & Innovation Honoree, Red Dot 2011 Award Winner
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Available at:,, and
Price: $99

Stem Innovation: iZON Remote Room Monitor – App-controlled video camera streams audio and video to iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, anywhere in the world

  • iZON is peace of mind, connecting you to the most important people, places and things in your life
  • It will watch and listen for you, alert you via push notifications when there is motion or noise and even record to a free, private YouTube account
  • Can be placed on any horizontal surface or mounted to a ceiling. It tilts and swivels easily on its unique magnetic base
  • Sets up in less than 10 minutes and doesn’t require a computer
  • Click for Demo Video

Available at: Best Buy, Apple Stores,

V-MODA: Remix Remote – Headphones with superior audio clarity, luxurious design and supreme ergonomics for your active lifestyle

  • Features V-MASQUE high-definition drivers for audio precision and powerful bass
  • Built in three-button remote with high-fidelity microphone for taking phone calls
  • Made with premium materials, including the redesigned V-MODA BLISS (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) ear tips for comfort
  • Includes detachable sport earhooks, deluxe black carrying pouch, and four pairs of silicone ear tips in different sizes
  • Available in 4 colors: Nero, Blush, Chrome, Blush

Available at: V-Moda

Ten One Design: Fling mini – Tactile game controllers for iPhone, iPod touch and other smartphones enhances mobile gaming

  • Unique spiral design creates physical resistance to give gamers greater directional control
  • Works with any game with a directional pad, or virtual joystick, including Meteor Blitz, Super Mega Worm, Robokill and more
  • Suction cups allow simple attachment and detachment for spontaneous gaming sessions
  • Included microfiber bag is ideal for on-the-go storage and doubles as a screen cleaning cloth

Available at:
Price: $24.95 (2-pack)

Ten One Design: Fling – Tactile game controller for iPad offers ultimate control over any game with virtual joystick

  • Unique spiral design creates physical resistance to give gamers greater directional control
  • Works with any iPad game with a directional pad, or virtual joystick
  • Transparent and flexible design provides an unrestricted view of all on-screen action
  • Suction cups allow simple on-screen attachment and detachment for spontaneous gaming sessions
  • Included microfiber bag is ideal for on-the-go storage and doubles as a screen cleaning cloth
  • Available with Ice, Ninja or Ultraviolet accents

Available at:
Price: $19.95 (1-pack) or $29.95 (2-pack)

4iiii Innovation: Sportiiiis – The world’s first heads up display and performance coach system for sports eyewear

  • Multi-colored LED boom provides instant visual feedback of critical workout and racing data including heart rate, cadence, power, speed, pace and other ANT+ compatible data
  • LEDs positioned in the athletes secondary vision guide athletes to their target zone to eliminate the need to take their eyes off the road
  • Powerful software enables the athlete to create personalized zone profiles for feedback on heart rate, speed, cadence, power and more
  • Sportiiiis allows athletes to maintain aerodynamically correct postures which can reduce their race time
  • Adjustable boom easily attaches to virtually any pair of glasses
  • TipTapTM technology provides audio feedback on critical performance zones and allows the athlete to change between display settings by simply tapping on the unit
  • Compatible with leading training software, simple to use with Mac, PC and Smartphones
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 Starting at $199

Wicked Audio: Metallics – Stylish and vibrant earbuds produce great sound at an affordable price

  • Noise isolating earbuds deliver mind blowing sound
  • Light weight form delivers the ultimate in comfort
  • Available in 4 metallically brilliant colors: Pink, Blue, White, Green and Black

Available at:

How to enter (read carefully, if you don’t follow the instructions, your entry will be disqualified):

1. Between now and Friday 05/18/2012 11:59PM EST leave a comment to this post answering this question:

What is one product or product category that you’d love to see us review?

2. At some point on 05/19/2012, 1 random winner will be chosen. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hrs to accept their prize. If I do not receive an answer within that time frame, I’ll do other drawings till the prize is claimed.


1. Only one entry per person.

2. Contest is not open to anyone affiliated with The Gadgeteer.

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

4. is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Opena, X-Doria, USB Cell Drive, iTwin, Stem Innovation, V-Moda, Ten One Design, 4iiii Innovation, Wicked Audio for the  sponsoring this contest!


The winner of this contest is #313 Jessica Bean!

Thanks again to all who entered and the sponsors who donated prizes.

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  • Joni Bender May 14, 2012, 11:03 am

    More cool garden gadgets – Please and Thank You!!

  • Andrew Baker May 14, 2012, 11:27 am

    Review gadgets that are useful in making life easier for people with various medical conditions. Cancer, Alzheimer, Lupus, etc. Things that can either aid in comfort or day to day survival.

  • Lark McCants May 14, 2012, 11:54 am

    Would like to see a review on higher end point and shoot cameras like the Canon G12/Gx. And things for kids.

  • NickP May 14, 2012, 11:57 am

    I agree, I would also like to see a review on some 3D printers.

  • jim keller May 14, 2012, 11:58 am

    I would like to see a review of the new Buffalo home networking using the router and the bridge, and where the competition is with this new technology.

  • Steve Cecil May 14, 2012, 12:20 pm

    I would love to see a review of products that cross over from just plain tech gadgets. Maybe some that are used for DIY projects around the house and how tech can help.

  • Brad May 14, 2012, 12:48 pm

    I would love to see a review of some of the latest backpacks catering to 15.6″ laptop users.

  • RK May 14, 2012, 1:00 pm

    Bluetooth stuff; kids products (i.e. parents’ stuff)

  • Marguerite Weems May 14, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Solar Powered Products for campers and hikers.

  • joe May 14, 2012, 1:16 pm

    Osprey Warp Vertical Shoulder Bag
    I love this bag. I have always had a bad habit of taking too much stuff, because there was space…then the bag was too heavy. This bag is large enough to carry my netbook, a rain jacket, my coffee mug and all the daily junk that usually resides in my pockets. It carries extremely well, whether I am on foot or on bike. The described pocket on the strap is a perfect fit for my sunglasses, while there is a zipper pocket just below the strap that holds my phone and/or mp3 player. I’m also really partial to the hooks along the strap that hold the headphone cable in place, keeping it from flopping around and getting tangled in everything else. I find that I’m using this bag for everyday use, simply because it will carry what is needed in one place, without letting me overload myself with things I don’t actually need. I considered for several weeks whether or not I actually wanted the bag, and in the end, I have been more than pleased with the purchase.

  • Willis Breen May 14, 2012, 1:35 pm

    I love reviews on all Apple products.

  • Bruce Morton May 14, 2012, 2:12 pm

    Products to use for sales presentation where you can save images of your products and overlay them on live or saved images.

  • peg wagner May 14, 2012, 2:13 pm

    I would like to see small – super small computer boards reviewed. The new Raspberry Pi is what I have in mind. It’s a $35 full computer board the size of a credit card. It has wireless, HD video, sound, etc. all on this incredibly small board. It boots from an sd card that you create. So many possibilities! There must be other units like this “out there”.

  • David P. May 14, 2012, 2:15 pm

    I’d love to see more reviews (and products) for augmented reality and heads-up displays. Google, if you’re reading this, please send Julie a set of Google Glasses to review! : )

    When phone screens are too small and tablets are too large to carry – that’s a niche that these products can fill. They might be gimmicky right now, but many things begin that way.

  • River May 14, 2012, 2:23 pm

    I would like to see the Parrot AR.Drone Quadcopter reviewed.

  • Mark May 14, 2012, 2:31 pm

    I would like for you to review Android tablets. I have a couple of Viewsonic g-Tablets and after doing a rom upgrade they work great.

  • dchapin May 14, 2012, 2:31 pm

    I’d like to see a review of laptop cooling pads. My current favorite is the Logitech N315 with its pullout mouse pad, but it lacks fans to cool my tablet

  • John Kes May 14, 2012, 2:32 pm

    It would be nice if you could review solar powered chargers. I think some have very slow charging rates if using their built-in solar cells. They are thus giving a false impression that solar charging feature would be useful. You might have to wait a whole day for it to charge. By that time, your phone would be dead.

  • David Stein May 14, 2012, 2:58 pm

    Review the 4/3 cameras

  • Connie May 14, 2012, 3:08 pm

    Compare ipad docks.

  • Shawn McPheron May 14, 2012, 3:31 pm

    I would like to see some graphics tablets reviews. And maybe some cool fountain pens.

  • Gary May 14, 2012, 3:33 pm

    I would like to see reviews on fitness products,such as cycle computers and heart rate monitors,etc that deliver data to your smartphone or tablet .

  • rob May 14, 2012, 4:26 pm

    I would like to see some reviews on Blackberry products ie blackberry playbook…

  • LKS May 14, 2012, 4:42 pm

    I’d like to see more on automotive topics, including in-car technology, auto accessories, GPS, chargers, in-car entertainment (portable DVD players).

  • Griffin May 14, 2012, 4:53 pm

    Furniture would be a cool new category to review!

  • Swisspotluck May 14, 2012, 4:58 pm

    I would love to see some reviews of high GB stand alone MP3 players (over 32 GB) if they even make them anymore.

  • Krycek May 14, 2012, 5:15 pm

    Hi ! I would like to see more reviews on alternate energy products (solar, wind)

  • Jonathan Klein May 14, 2012, 5:51 pm

    I would like to see a preview/eventual review of any 3rd party bluetooth 4.0 active pressure sensitive stylus’s that come out for Ipad. As a digital artist, I’m really looking forward to something like this, but Apple is too stubborn with their “no stylus” policy and I don’t like Samsung’s “s-pen” offerings just yet.

  • Vic May 14, 2012, 6:37 pm

    I agree with LKS. I’d like to see more automobile innovative technology reviews.

  • Jo May 14, 2012, 7:54 pm

    Reading pillows – to hold e book readers or your iPad…. Thanks!

  • Ron May 14, 2012, 8:29 pm

    I’d like to see a review of top Android tablets. I’d like to see some comparison results instead of just single product.

  • Judy Keenan May 14, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Solar back-up power for phones and tablets

  • Gordon Finnecy May 14, 2012, 10:27 pm

    I’m inteersted in soundbar reviews

  • Steven Shatkin May 14, 2012, 10:44 pm

    something that compares waterproof digital cameras

  • kim J May 15, 2012, 12:43 am

    fitness tracking apps and hardware (like fitbits and motoactv)

  • Mike Duffy May 15, 2012, 12:48 am

    portable affordable mini projectors

  • Brock May 15, 2012, 2:21 am

    I would like to see you guys review some wireless HDMI kits to let me know your thoughts on which was the best one on the market. Cheers!

  • ryan May 15, 2012, 3:21 am

    it would be nice to see comparison-type reviews of different items. for example, a roundup of the various screen/back protectors for the iPhone/iPods/iPads, or maybe car chargers for iDevices, or even cases for iDevices. this is just the tip of the iceberg, but having these kinds of reviews would give us more options/choices when trying to satisfy our cravings for new “accessories”.

  • Christina May 15, 2012, 8:08 am

    I’d like to see a comparison or ratings for Iphone protective cases. Some are so bulky and don’t allow you to plug them into accessories without removing them from the cases. I wish there were options that protected the phone when a teen is using it without them having to remove the case each time they want to plug it into accessories.

  • Michael Althauser May 15, 2012, 8:31 am

    I’d love to see reviews of laptop/iPad friendly messenger bags – Moop, Timbuk2, etc.

  • Elmer mendez May 15, 2012, 8:39 am

    Review apps for iPhone

  • babu May 15, 2012, 8:56 am

    I like to see more reviews on home theater “sound bars”…

  • keith May 15, 2012, 9:48 am

    I would like to see more reviews on Wireless Headphones.

  • Linda May 15, 2012, 9:54 am

    I would like to see a review of the Garmin Forerunner 405. tx

  • Cliff May 15, 2012, 9:59 am

    I would like for you guys to do a cost comparison between, comparatively equivalent, Windows and Mac laptops. Are the Mac’s really worth the price?

  • jhon May 15, 2012, 10:55 am

    Camping gadgets. Camp coffee maker, camp stove, camp power options (power equipped tents, portable power, etc) to keep our OTHER gadgets working while in the field are some good examples.

  • Anthony May 15, 2012, 11:54 am

    I wouldn’t mind seeing more Bluetooth speaker options!

  • CarlG May 15, 2012, 12:06 pm

    more messenger bags – still trying to find a good replacement for my courierware large deluxe bag ( I need a pocket on the outside (or close enough for it to stick out the side) to hold my umbrella.

  • Barb K May 15, 2012, 2:43 pm

    I would like to see more reviews of SLR Cameras. Good blog site.

  • Tony C May 15, 2012, 4:48 pm

    Solid State Drives

  • Rainer Mueller May 15, 2012, 6:39 pm

    Virgin Mobile $35 a month unlimited data, text, and 300 minutes of talk deal.

  • SSWilson May 15, 2012, 8:15 pm

    More uke reviews — oops! Start reviewing cars & trucks.

  • tech May 15, 2012, 8:37 pm

    EDC gear….knives, flashlights, gadgets.

  • Josh J May 15, 2012, 8:47 pm

    I would love to see more on laptop cases/bags.

  • Amber May 15, 2012, 10:23 pm

    Would love to see camera bag reviews! Especially bags for females 🙂 Thanks!

  • Chris May 15, 2012, 11:38 pm

    I would love to see some reviews for photography and camera equipment. Just got a Canon Rebel T2i and I’d love to keep up with what I can get for the best pictures!

  • Sean S May 16, 2012, 12:13 am

    tablets and accessories for tablets

  • Nancy Stanley May 16, 2012, 9:13 am

    More EDC bag reviews please 🙂

  • B Young May 16, 2012, 12:17 pm

    I would really love to see more side by side comparisons, there are really a lot of great tech articles out there but very few offer side by side comparisons of (camera shots for example from the latests phones, or real world performance of thunderbolt devices with transfer times in seconds etc.) That would be great. Thanks!

  • Jack May 16, 2012, 6:34 pm

    I just read your review on the Droid Razr Maxx, very good review and I just ordered one! Thanks for making my decision easier. I would like to see the review of the web top, i know its not a real “answer” but I really want to see what your thoughts on the addition once ICS comes out. I of course hope I win the contest, but even if I don’t you ave earned a new reader!

  • kramer May 16, 2012, 8:55 pm

    Reviews of any stand-up desks that are widely available

  • jeff May 17, 2012, 12:10 am

    i would like you all to review the Razr MAXX smartphone and compare it to the IPhone. Thank you! You all are great!

  • Gary May 17, 2012, 1:10 am

    I would like to see more reviews on bags!

  • Miguel May 17, 2012, 2:14 am

    I’d really enjoy seeing more about 3D printers and digital SLRs. Specifically, say, the Canon 60Da.

  • Devansh May 17, 2012, 8:33 am

    Laptop cooling devices. Fans/Pads/Lap Desk combos. And maybe a couple unique zingers here and there.

  • David May 17, 2012, 10:26 am

    Hi Gadgeteer! I’d love to see a review of the MaKey MaKey Invention Kit. Awesome stuff, put through it’s paces by an awesome gadget reviewer. It’d be… well, awesome!

  • Margaret Webb May 17, 2012, 11:15 am


    Id like to see a review of the Datajack Mifi 2200 Mobile Hotspot. You mentioned it last month, and I really like the idea of varying wifi access rather than a set contract, but I’m hesitant to buy without a solid independent review….
    Thank you !

    – Margaret

  • Madison McPheeters May 17, 2012, 1:42 pm

    I would like to see more tablet reviews.

  • Will May 17, 2012, 3:10 pm

    A review of the Nike Fuelband would be great. Enjoyed the fitbit review, it was helpful. Still deciding between these 2 products…

  • positron May 17, 2012, 5:45 pm

    I like to see reviews of the 3D TV and their performance. Also I want to see a review of different home projectors and different features.

  • Conan May 17, 2012, 10:17 pm

    I’d like to see more reviews of Android tablets (e.g. Acer Iconia Tab A510), especially since The Gadgeteer has gone on something of a stylus review spree. 🙂

  • 1000Acres May 17, 2012, 11:27 pm

    I trust the Gadgeteer more than any other review website. I’m still waiting for the perfect iPad case with keyboard, iPad stylus, comfortable earphones, maybe some camping/hiking tools like Survival Straps, Nike Fuelband (I bought the Fitbit after your review, and promptly laundered it… now its dead). Frankly, you are the gadget pros. Anything you review, I probably need 😉

  • Jessica Bean May 18, 2012, 6:14 am

    I would love to see more DSLR camera reviews!

  • Matthew Smith May 18, 2012, 9:40 am

    I’d love to see more reviews of laptop backpacks. Great site already though!

  • Denise M May 18, 2012, 12:02 pm

    Digital SLR’s especially the differences between Canon and Nikon

  • Renee Roberts May 18, 2012, 12:06 pm

    I’d love to see more docking solutions for Android devices. Clocks, radios, etc. 🙂

  • Jane P. May 18, 2012, 12:08 pm

    I would like to see a review of: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

  • Christine Rankin May 18, 2012, 12:14 pm

    Do a head to head comparison of all the pandigital products all the different products are so similar like the novel and the supernova! Thanks would love to win!!

  • Lisa s May 18, 2012, 12:34 pm

    Laptop comparisons AMD vs intel

  • Ron L. May 18, 2012, 12:34 pm

    I’d like to see a reviews of pocket-gps-enabled cameras

  • RichardB May 18, 2012, 12:47 pm

    iPad keyboards and keyboard cases.

  • Ian Vissers May 18, 2012, 1:33 pm

    I would love to see reviews of Garmin Forerunner series of watches. Thanks.

  • Greg May 18, 2012, 1:42 pm

    More iPad cases! 😀

  • Mitchell Lenneville May 18, 2012, 2:33 pm

    Treaddesk! xD

  • Lis Trueblood May 18, 2012, 3:46 pm

    I personally would like to see either gaming mice or gaming controllers.

  • craig ssalvador May 18, 2012, 3:50 pm

    I would like at least one review on electronic corgi accessories.

  • Stacy Barrett May 18, 2012, 5:13 pm

    Asus Infinity tablets

  • Terry May 18, 2012, 7:46 pm

    I’d like to see more reviews on printers.

  • Jamie P May 19, 2012, 1:27 am

    Would love to see more reviews on pocket/keychain gadgets!

  • Addison Overfelt May 19, 2012, 1:36 am

    Please review and explain what the “skylander” add on is for video game systems. Also the playstation 3D monitor.

  • Julie May 19, 2012, 9:15 am

    The winner of this contest is #313 Jessica Bean!

    Thank you to everyone that entered and shared their ideas for reviews/articles they might like to see here in the future.

    And a HUGE thank you to all the sponsors for this contest!