It’s now officially the holiday season. That means you have to get in the holiday spirit – it’s mandatory! Need some help? Ok, here’s a contest with a wide assortment of great gadgets that you can win by just writing a simple comment to this post. If you’re willing to jump through a couple of hoops, you can get 2 extra chances to win, for a total of 3 chances. We have a lot of good stuff to giveaway, so don’t waste any time, please click through to see the list of prizes and instructions on how to enter.
Audioengine B2 Bluetooth speaker
With a 24-bit DAC, extended wireless range, and a aptX Bluetooth audio decoder, this speaker combines the great sound quality into a great looking hand built wood cabinet that is available in Walnut, Black Ash or Zebrawood. Winner can choose the B2 wood type they would like.
Skylink: SkylinkNet Alarm System Kit
All-in-one, DIY kit offers homeowners a complete alarm system solution, conveniently controlled by a smartphone app
- Alarm System Kit is controlled by the Internet Hub and includes a motion sensor, keychain remote, and 2 door or window sensors
- Comes equipped with back up battery in case of power failure
- Starter kit’s Internet Hub can be easily set up through a wireless Internet router to coordinate the activities of all receivers and sensors
- Monitor and control your home alarm system with your smartphone with sensor activation
- Secure cloud server safely brokers connection with no networking knowledge required
- Works with up to 100 wireless sensors and controllers & 10 wireless cameras
- Track all recent sensor activations and know who armed and disarmed the system
- App allows up to 6 users to monitor one or various locations at the same time
- No additional monthly fees or long-term contracts
- Can be paired with cameras to monitor and control your home with the smartphone app
- Can be customized with additional home security accessories, including a water leak sensor, a garage door sensor, an outdoor solar siren, telephone dialer
- Can be customized and paired with other kits and accessories for home automation, including a telephone dialer for users to be notified during a power failure
- iOS smartphone app sends push notifications when sensors are triggered or if the alarm is armed or disarmed
Saffron: Drift Light Bulb
1 each of:
Drift Light Bulb – Eco-friendly LED smart bulb gradually drifts from light to dark to help user rest easy. Read our review.
LED Light Bulbs – Energy efficient LED bulbs that look and feel like traditional incandescent bulbs
Sense Light Bulb – Outdoor lighting system with sun-aware sensors that self-adjusts with sunrise and sunset
Cost-efficient with automatic on/off feature and 1/8 the average cost to power
Each bulb features a 30,000 hour lifespan
Recoil: Automatic Cord Winders
Retractable cord organizer designed to automatically wind & store cords, keeping them tangle free & ready for use
- Portable winders easily organize cords and cables instantly
- Spring-loaded technology offers the fastest way to manage & organize electronic cords
- Small Winder: Designed for earbuds and headphones without microphones
- Medium Winder: Designed for USB cords, headphones & lightening cables up to 4 ft. long
- Large Winder: Designed for laptops, tablets, phones, gaming & cords up to 6 ft. long
- SML Combo Pack: Features 1 small winder, 1 medium winder, 1 large winder & a Recoil Rack
- MML Combo Pack: Features 2 medium winders, 1 large winder & a Recoil Rack
- Available in 5 stylish colors, including blue, black, green, red, & white
Tego: NOVA Mini Wireless Speaker
Bluetooth wireless speaker delivers powerful sound in an ultra-portable package
- Boasts version 3.0 Bluetooth Technology for fast and easy connections with superior sound quality from up to 33 ft. away
- Ability to daisy chain allows an infinite number of NOVA’s to play at the same time for greater sound
- Expanding bass chamber delivers 360° of sound to fill a room
- For non-Bluetooth devices, a 3.5mm audio built-in input is available for maximum device compatibility
- Speaker weight is 5.5 oz., allowing for maximum portability
- Available in Onyx Black, Rubine Red and Cosmic White
- Achieve up to 5 – 7 hours of playback with rechargeable internal Lithium Ion battery
Blast Motion: Blast Athletic Performance
The world’s most accurate and consistent motion-capture technology for action sports
- Removable motion sensor analyzes and records motion metrics for 8 hours, allowing users to quantify progress and share highlights via social networks
- Paired iOS app performs Smart Video Capture automatically detecting, capturing and personalizing your video highlights with overlaid metrics, creating ready-made sharable videos
- Intelligently detects metrics like height, rotation, speed and direction and it helps athletes identify trends through stats and graphs
- Sensor has ability to store data when it is out of range from the app
- Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour
- Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth® low energy technology) connects the sensor mounted on the waist clip attachment to your iOS device
- Blast Athletic Performance app is designed for iPhone 5, iPad 3 / iPad Mini 2 and iPod Touch 5th generation or new
- Charges in 1.5 hours with included wireless charging base
Catalyst: Waterproof Sleeves
Stylish and versatile (3 bags in one) waterproof sleeves that carry and protect your electronic devices
- Features EVA foam lining to keep electronics protected from drops
- Seams and zippers heat welded with double lock construction for waterproof protection
- IP66 water tight closures ensure contents stay dry and dust free
- Durable waterproof exterior made from Ripstop Nylon
- Multiple products in one – Sleeves can be used inside a bag as protective covers or quickly transform into a backpack, briefcase or tote by adding removable straps
- Available in small, medium and large sizes to fit the most popular electronics including: MacBook, iPad, Galaxy Note 8, Microsoft Surface and Kindle Fire, among others
Wireless link connects MIDI compatible musical instruments with iOS devices via Wi-Fi, providing seamless music creation
- MIDI interface directly connects instruments to the iOS device wirelessly without a host Wi-Fi network to create music
- Integrates with MIDI-enabled keyboards, DJ controllers, drum pads, floor pedal controllers and more for ultimate portability and to minimize cable clutter
- Leverage your existing iOS apps to create music and experiment with MIDI devices
- Proprietary MIDI interface is designed specifically for iOS devices
- For use in both studio or live applications to wirelessly connect to Logic, ProTools, Live, Cubase, Sonar, Reaper and Garageband
- Can be switched to function as MIDI input or output
- Features MicroUSB port for charging, or two AA batteries for up to 15 hours of continuous use
Glider Gloves Touchscreen Gloves
These special gloves will keep your hands warm but you’ll still be able to interact with your phone. Winner can choose the color.
Quiver A5 double pen holder for large Moleskine notebooks or the iPad mini
Keep your two favorite writing instruments right where you need them, attached to your notebook. The Quiver A5 double pen holder is made of leather and slides over the hard cover of notebooks 8″ – 9.25″ tall. It also works great with an iPad mini in a flip cover case. Check out our Quiver review for more info.
Prize value: $26.95
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quiver-Pen-Holders/144458462260661 ; www.quiverglobal.com
How to enter (please read carefully – any missed steps and your entry will be disqualified):
1. Between now and 12/04/2014 11:59PM EST leave a comment on this page telling me the one thing you’d change about The Gadgeteer if it was up to you. Feel free to elaborate or provide even more input. I always love reading your ideas and criticisms.
2. (optional) Get a 2nd bonus entry by tweeting:
Win a huge gadget prize pack from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-IhR
3. (optional) Get a 3rd bonus entry by posting on your Facebook timeline (to the public):
Win a huge gadget prize pack from @thegadgeteer http://wp.me/p3LRkH-IhR
Make sure you come back and leave a 3rd comment on this page with a link to your Facebook post.
3. At some point on 12/05/2014, 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 email 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, in the comments section and will be emailed. Check your spam folder.
5. Winner must have a US shipping address (sorry, this isn’t my choice…).
The winner is #48 Azat Salikhov. Congrats to Azat! Thanks to everyone who entered and our sponsors.
No response from first winner so I drew another winner: #160 Chris Deckrow. Congrats to Chris.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED