2014 back to school giveaway!

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Going back to school after enjoying a nice long summer vacation can be a real drag. The best remedy for the summer’s over blues is a box of gadgets! Gadgets can make everything better including going back to school. The generous folks from Bracketron, Satechi, Rapoo, X-Doria and Urbanears have created a prize pack of 7 gadgets that will help make your back to school transition a smooth one. So click through to submit your entry for a chance to win this great prize pack!


1 winner will win a prize pack  of 7 prices consisting of 1 of each of the products below:

Bracketron: Xolar3000


Solar-powered USB charging device allows golfers to stay connected on the course

  • Lightweight, portable battery charges USB devices on the go so you stay connected with your favorite golf apps on the course
  • Xolar3000 can be charged via solar power, computer USB port or wall outlet
  • Solar power option offers dual benefit of charging the Xolar3000 and mobile device battery simultaneously
  • Charge level indicator shows battery’s status

Website: Bracketron.com
Price: $49.95

Satechi: Spectrum Mouse


Compact, plug and play mouse features translucent electroplate housing to show off 7 soft LED backlight colors

  • Shiny, chrome exterior and ergonomic design allow for comfortable navigating experience
  • Users can choose to rotate colors, lock in one backlight color or turn the color off
  • High resolution 1000 dpi sensitivity for quick and accurate control of the mouse pointer
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Backlit colors include green, blue, lime, purple, turquoise, white and red

Website: Satechi.net
Price: $24.99

Rapoo: E9080 & E9180P Wireless Touchpad Keyboards


Ultra-slim keyboards combine two peripherals in one simple solution

  • Offers precise and easy navigation with configurable gesture functions for maximum control and comfortable typing experience
  • Features scissor key structure, integrated touchpad and multimedia keys for shortcut operations
  • E9080 version integrates a touchpad and number pad for added functionality
  • Fn multimedia keys allow users to control shortcut operations for audio playback, audio adjustment, browsing the internet and more, saving users valuable time
  • Boasts sleek aluminum exterior to match any home or office aesthetic
  • Small and unobtrusive plug-and-forget nano receiver
  • Winner can choose keyboard model

Website: www.rapoo.com
Price: $59.99 MSRP

Urbanears: Bagis


Colorful earphones snap together for easy storage

  • Earplug construction allows for direct sound and efficient noise reduction
  • Features rubber housing along with a fabric and TPE cord to eliminate distortions caused by friction
  • Snap earpieces together to carry them around your neck when not in use
  • Available in over 10 different color options including teal, tomato, pistachio, smoke and lavender

Website: Urbanears.com
Price: $35

Satechi: 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub


Compact hub for Mac or PC connects multiple USB-based devices in one versatile, clutter-free solution

  • Compatible with a wide array of devices including digital cameras, printers, external hard drives, keyboards, flash drives, smartphones and tablets
  • Sleek piano black, linear design allows for easy cable management and takes up little desk space for a clutter-free home or office environment
  • Features 9 USB 3.0 ports and one 2.1A charging port on the side of the hub powerful enough to charge both Android and iOS tablets
  • USB ports are divided in sets of 3, each with an on/off switch and blue status indicator lights to maximize efficiency
  • 2.1A charging port has on/off switch to distribute additional power to other ports when not in use
  • Equipped with its own power supply to guarantee electric current stability and effective operation of all connected devices

Website: Satechi.net
Price: $49.99

X-Doria: SmartStyle for iPad Mini and iPad Air


Stylish case for iPad Mini and iPad Air provides layers of protection and functionality

  • Designed with unique 3D pattern wraps from front to back
  • Cover includes built-in magnets that automatically wake your iPad when opened and sleep when closed
  • Flexible cover folds to provide multiple angles for iPad in landscape mode
  • Provides access to all ports while in case, including the rear facing camera
  • Available Colors include Herringbone (iPad Mini only), Bloom(iPad Mini only), Navy Dots, Tribal Red, Stripes, Birds Grey Modern Plaid (iPad Air only) and Blue Arrow Check
  • Winner can choose case and color

Website: shop.x-doria.com
Price: $39.99 (iPad Air) $34.99 (iPad Mini)

Rapoo: A3060 Bluetooth Mini Speaker


Cylindrical, portable speaker delivers big sound while on the go

  • Fits easily into any purse, backpack, carry-on or pocket to play favorite tunes anytime, anywhere
  • Features Bluetooth 4.0 for easy streaming from any smartphone or tablet
  • Intelligent Voice Prompt provides audio status updates including when speaker is pairing to device, battery life and volume changes
  • Integrated controls on the top allow users to control volume, pause/play music and go to next/previous track
  • Built-in microphone allows for hands-free calling
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Available in six metallic shades – silver, green, orange, yellow, blue and black
  • Winner can choose color

Website: Rapoo
Price: $49.99 MSRP

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

1. Between now and 08/08/2014 11:59PM EST leave a comment on this page telling us where you’re going to school or where you went to school.

Get a 2nd bonus entry by tweeting:
Win a back to school gadget prize pack from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-GsU

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

2. At some point on 08/09/2014, 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, 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. the-gadgeteer.com is not responsible for the winner not accepting their prize within 48hrs. The winner will be posted on the contest page, contest comments and will be emailed. Check your spam folder.

5. Winner must have a US shipping address.


The winner is #80 Petar Marinov. Congrats to Petar and thank you to everyone who entered and to the sponsors.


119 thoughts on “2014 back to school giveaway!”

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  2. Currently a student at University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, formerly a student at Eastern Mennonite University.

  3. Undergraduate from Maryville College in St. Louis, MO (now Maryville University)
    Graduate from University of Missouri – Columbia

  4. Undergrad: RIce University
    Medical School: University of Texas Galveston
    Residency: Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University
    Fellowship: Eastern Virginia Medical School


    I went to school blessed sacrament high school in new Rochelle ny
    Now I’m in school to further my career as a Cat Scan tech

  6. I don’t want to remember school, Please don’t force me to remember, don’t do it.

    *Rolls into fetal position. WHY WHY JULIE! WHY?

  7. I graduated with two degrees from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Hoping to head back soon for an upgrade. 😉

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