EZ Buys Direct gift certificate giveaway!


Did Santa bring you a shiny new iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, Kindle, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or other device? EZ Buys Direct wants to help you keep your new device protected from everyday wear and tear while also adding a touch of fun, style or whimsy. They are giving 5 lucky winners a $20 voucher that can be spent on a case or cases for their favorite device. Full contest details after the break.


5 winners will win the ability to pick an EZ Buys Direct case(s) of their choice worth up to $20. Shipping to US or Canada will also be covered.

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

1. Between now and 01/18/2014 11:59PM EST leave a comment with your feedback on The Gadgeteer’s new site layout.

2. At some point on 01/19/2014, I’ll pick 5 random winners using random.org. The winners will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to choose their prize(s). 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, family members and close friends may not enter this contest.

3. the-gadgeteer.com is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.

4. Winner must have a US or Canadian shipping address.


The winners are:

6 Mina Rohde
21 Lynn Lopez
3 Denise Anderson
11 heather
12 Scott Morley

Thank you to everyone who entered and to EZ Buys Direct for sponsoring the contest.

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  • Joni Bender January 16, 2014, 12:18 pm

    Still trying to get used to it – but I’m a creature of habit.

    Maybe it’ll grow on me over time.


  • Steve Cecil January 16, 2014, 12:56 pm

    I like the new look! Very clean.

  • Denise Anderson January 16, 2014, 1:03 pm

    Easier to navigate and MUCH easier on my eyes. I like it!!

  • Gareth Jones January 16, 2014, 1:04 pm

    The new website seems more ‘modern’ than the old layout. so far – I think I like it better.

  • Colton January 16, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Its cool and bright with warm colors+its easy to use, thank you.

  • Mina Rohde January 16, 2014, 2:27 pm

    I like the horizontal layout; there’s less scrolling required and I am a lazy reader! The only thing I don’t like as much is the Latest Post at the top. The latest post repeats underneath so it feels redundant. Maybe you want to reserve the top spot for a featured review of the week, or the week’s hottest topic (judged by the number of comments.)

  • John January 16, 2014, 4:23 pm

    It’s pretty nice! That black bar on the iphone is still pretty annoying though

  • alba January 16, 2014, 4:25 pm

    So far don’t care for it, version on my tablet seems harder to find data. Links under latest posts are not helpful. Unfortunately I think the change was a step backward.

  • heatwave16 January 16, 2014, 4:54 pm

    I like the new layout – not overcrowded with ads or distractions. Easy to see the latest articles. Overall, a nice clean feel.

  • mike January 16, 2014, 5:09 pm

    I like the new color scheme but, I’m not crazy about the layout.
    I still love the reviews though! 🙂

  • heather January 16, 2014, 9:18 pm

    I think the new layout is very clean and stream lined and easy on my eyes easy navigation too great job.

  • Scott Morley January 16, 2014, 9:44 pm

    Prefer the old layout

  • Bill Greene January 16, 2014, 10:45 pm

    I like it. More visually appealing.

  • Doris January 17, 2014, 12:17 am

    The reviews are always on point! And the layout is refreshing.

  • cliff Bryant January 17, 2014, 9:21 am

    I love the new Layout! It’s a lot easier to use on a phone!

  • Mark W Thomas January 17, 2014, 9:22 am

    Love the site it’s clean, neat & organized plus I love the reviews. You guys are doing a great job…keep it up!

  • howard January 17, 2014, 9:24 am

    Great Job! _EZ_ to read by computer or device in the dark or _Buy Direct_ sunlight ( <- come on I'm already promoting their site)

  • Eddie Stair January 17, 2014, 9:41 am

    Many times when a company redesigns a web site, they get worse. But you guys did a great job! Very nicely done with all we need to check everything out and especially on the mobile device end! Thank you!

  • Dawn S January 17, 2014, 10:20 am

    It looks simple and clean, easy to ready and navigate. I think you did a fantastic job.

  • poqeteer January 17, 2014, 11:30 am

    At first I liked the new layout, but at this point it still feels incomplete. I guess it is a the large white space in and around objects on the page as well as the side borders.

  • Lynn Lopez January 17, 2014, 1:47 pm

    I like the new site layout. it is very clean. The only thing I notice, and it was this way before you redesigned it, was that the site is a bit slow on its initial load.

  • Daniel Bertalotto January 17, 2014, 1:49 pm

    Much more intuitive than your last version through its organization. It’s better clarified and I like the tiling of the gadgets overall.

    The top menu and content nav could be simplify. Just combine the two tiers.

    The mobile version is still popping up on my phone, so I’d recommend turning that off since your responsive layout takes care of mobile use.

    I’d still like to see you have a more cohesive overall brand, still beginning with the logo, but I understand if you’re not wanting or willing to change it. Just brand will overall help to strategize look, feel and tone. The site still feels a bit templated and the type could be addresses to be more stylized, but I’m letting the picky designer in me speak to much.

    Long to short, big improvements!

  • aj34 January 17, 2014, 2:42 pm

    Easy to nav and search!

  • ismael January 17, 2014, 2:52 pm

    I’m going to be honest with you guys. I went on this website looking for information on the apen a5. I was very pleased with the review. I just happened to see a banner informing me if the opportunity to receive a gift certificate and thought it would be interesting. Ithink the website is very well structured and appreciate the effort that you guys have put into designing an easy website in which it’s simple to navigate. Thanks.

  • Murray Dundas January 18, 2014, 1:49 pm

    I kind of like the old site in terms of how the reviews look, but I really like the way the new site is organized and the organizational tools available. Nevertheless, the site is still fun to use and my go-to place for gadget knowledge.

  • Linda January 18, 2014, 4:05 pm

    I like the new website. The search works great now!

  • Mark Hauersperger January 18, 2014, 8:02 pm

    Love the new layout.

  • Jared Roberts January 18, 2014, 10:05 pm

    I like the layout! Easy to navigate and looks good too!

  • Fred January 19, 2014, 7:08 am

    I like the new layout but I’d like to easily spot reviews from other posts.

  • Julie Strietelmeier January 19, 2014, 12:43 pm

    The winners are:

    6 Mina Rohde
    21 Lynn Lopez
    3 Denise Anderson
    11 heather
    12 Scott Morley

    Thank you to everyone who entered and to EZ Buys Direct for sponsoring the contest.

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