Summer 2016 gadget giveaway!


To celebrate Summer, Christmas in July and Friday, we present the Gadgeteer’s 2016 Summer gadget giveaway! One lucky person will win a huge bundle of 15 prizes. Entering is as easy as answering 3 questions. So click through to read the details on the prizes and to submit your entry for a chance to win them!


1 person will win a prize pack consisting of 1 of each of the 15 products shown below:


Roku Streaming Stick

The Roku Streaming Stick is a small media streaming device that plugs into an HDMI port on a TV or AV receiver to stream media from online services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and more.

Price: $39.99

ue-roll2Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2

This is a uniquely shaped waterproof Bluetooth speaker from a premier speaker maker Ultimate Ears. It will play your favorite tunes for up to 9 hours per charge and you can dunk it in the lake, beach, pool or even your bathtub and it will keep playing tunes without any problems.

Price: $99.99


Boogie 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

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


Hercules: DJControl Glow
Affordable DJ controller with built-in lighting effects for the budding disc-jockey

  • First DJ controller with built-in lighting effects to make the deck glow bright, neon green
  • Perfect for beginners or casual DJs learning to hone their skills
  • Features two decks, central mixer, dual jog wheels, a cross-fader and two volume faders
  • Personalize your mix and store for later using the EQ buttons, adding effects, loops and saving as an audio track to share with friends
  • Weighing just over 2lbs. and measuring 7.5×10.4 inches, its portable to carry nearly anywhere
  • All you need is a PC or Mac with a USB port to connect the controller, a pair of speakers and audio files to begin mixing and scratching

Price: $79.99


Hercules: WAE Outdoor 04Plus Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Ideal Ruggedized Speaker for Extreme Sports – BMX & Skateboarding

  • Ruggedized speaker is perfect for BMX and Skateboarding Crowd that use music to pump them up
  • IP66 Certified means it is totally protected against sand, mud and even the finest dust particles as well as high-pressure water jets and snow
  • Features a rugged design, solid rubber end-pieces, protective metal grille, and reinforced access cover for its connectors to ensure excellent shock-resistance, as well as protection against extreme outdoor use conditions
  • Optional mounting hardware allows for easy mounting to the top tube of a BMX bike.
  • Features a standard-size screw thread, allowing users to attach it to the included accessories or to any other ¼” attachment device
  • Built-in battery provides 12 hours of battery life, while 0.6 lbs. weight makes it easily portable
  • Inspired by skatewear fashion, two new exclusive colors available are charcoal and light camel

Price: $69.99



Ultra-compact portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker blasts vibrant HD sound on the go

  • Pocket sized Bluetooth speaker designed for optimal portability
  • Equipped with flexible carrying loop for easy hanging or strapping on to a bike or bag
  • IPX7 waterproof rating allows for full submersion in 1 meter of water up to 30 minutes
  • Lithium-ion battery gives enough power to rock wirelessly for up to 8 hours
  • Available in seven vibrant colors, including Black, Alpine, Electric, Sunset, Raspberry, Periwinkle and Energy

Price: $59.99



Heavy-duty portable Bluetooth speaker braves any outdoor adventure with crystal clear sound

  • Ultra-rugged shockproof exterior guards against accidental drops and shields against dirt, dust and sand
  • IPX7 waterproof rating protects up to 30 minutes when fully submerged in 3 feet of water.
  • Easily secure onto any surface with built-in tie-down bars, heavy-duty strap, and GoPro® compatible mounting system
  • Built-in 2200mAh power bank keeps mobile devices charged and delivers up to 12 hours of continuous music
  • Make hands-free calls in any environment with built-in noise-cancelling microphone
  • Available in black, red, and gray color combinations.

Price: $99.99


Power bank keeps you powered and connected in any conditions

  • 100% waterproof power bank is designed to provide complete protection from the earth’s elements
  • Engineered with 3200mAh built in battery to charge any USB device
  • Fully waterproof and shock resistant to survive the most adventurous days
  • Includes a Bright Cree LED Flashlight (150 Lumen) to provide plenty of light when camping, hiking or in an emergency situation

Price: $39.99


Ballistic: Urbanite Select ZEN
Limited-edition slim series offers elegant design and great user experience 

  • Inspired from fashion trends and the adult coloring book fascination that is in style today
  • Features high-end design in multiple “sketch-like” designs and black and white finish
  • Offers protection and personalization to fit unique personalities and traits
  • Crafted from premium materials, ultra slim, lightweight, pocketable designs
  • Despite the slim build, still offers over 6 ft. of drop protection

Price: $40


Elgato: Avea Flare
A portable, battery-powered, wirelessly-charged LED lamp that illuminates any environment for more than 8 hours on a single charge

  • Avea Flare automatically connects to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Android phones using Bluetooth Smart technology, without the need for a gateway or a bridge
  • A portable addition to Elgato’s Avea mood light that transforms any location with dynamic light
  • Creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic setting, relaxing after a hard day’s work, lighting up an outdoor space or even setting the scene during a party or gaming session
  • Its IP65 water resistance means you can extend your home’s lighting atmosphere outside without worrying about water damage
  • Relax and unwind in one of Elgato’s ten curated dynamic scenes: Magic Hour, Northern Glow, Cherry Blossom, Mountain Breeze, Cozy Flames, Sunny Fields, Fairy Woods, Caribbean Sea, Candy Land or Calm Provence
  • The Avea app is available as a free download from the App Store and from Google Play

Price: $99.95


Bracketron: TekGrip Power Dock

Universal, 360-degree rotating mount doubles as power dock for effortless hands-free driving

  • Universal for iOS, Android or GPS devices; easy-to-use one button push release
  • Mount holds device while charging; double socket is perfect for road trips
  • Listen to music, videos or your navigation system while being hands-free
  • Holder expands up to 4 inches wide twists 360-degrees; passengers can swivel to view
  • Collapsible and adjustable support feet help keep your phone securely mounted
  • Easily remove the mount and re-attach anywhere on your dash
  • Foam pads protect device from scratching against the mount
  • Perfect for travel and ensuring safe driving

Price: $34.99


Bracketron: SmartCord Sling Bag

Lightweight travel bag protects your earbuds and belongings from the elements

  • Colorful, soft-touch silicone pouch protects earbuds and cords when you’re on the go
  • Lined, cushioned storage compartments perfect for iPads and tablets
  • Adjustable, removable shoulder strap for ultimate flexibility
  • Five zippered pockets
  • Available with green or white silicone earbud/cord holder

Price: $24.99


808 Audio: HEX XS

Bluetooth wireless speaker that features a pocket-size cabinet with a high-end look

  • Features full stereo sound, an enhanced bass radiator, and 12 hours of rechargeable battery life
  • Precision-tuned stereo system with bass resonator delivers higher volumes and a deeper range for superior sound
  • Single button operation makes it easy to power, pair and play from smartphone or tablet
  • Lightweight, a mere six ounces, fully portable design that fits wherever you go
  • Aux input to enjoy music from wired sources
  • Available in black, blue and white/gold

Price: $59.99


808 Audio: Performer Headphones
New suspension ear cup technology designed by DJs and sound engineers for an instant, tailored fit and long listening sessions  

  • New Technology: First ever headphone with ear cup suspension technology for the best possible ergonomic fit for heads of all sizes and designed for long listening sessions and all-night spinning
  • Perfect Fit: The fit with silicone headband padding provides more bass than found with a flat curve – ideal for those DJs who want to “feel” their music; and also has a 90° vertical ear cup rotation for single ear monitoring
  • DJ Inspired: Sound engineers and influential DJs, including EDM DJ and producer Audien, hand-selected the Performer’s robust features, ensuring they are perfect for both casual listeners and professionals
  • Budget-friendly: Substantial headphone with quality materials for the casual listener or aspiring artist at an accessible price point – $79.99 with standard detachable cable and $99.99 with full wireless Bluetooth functionality with up to a 15 hour battery life

Price: $79.99 (Wired) and $99.99 (Bluetooth)


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

1. Between now and 07/13/2016 midnight EST leave a comment on this page answering these questions:

  1. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
  2. Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
  3. What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?

Get a 2nd bonus entry by tweeting:
Celebrate summer and win a giant prize pack of 15 gadgets from @thegadgeteer

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 07/14/2016, I’ll pick 1 random winner using 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 drawings till the prizes are gone.


1. Only one entry per person (warning: I check IP addresses).

2. Gadgeteer writers and their immediate family members may not enter this contest.

3. is not responsible for any lost packages due to incorrect shipping addresses.

4. 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 using the email provided in the comment section. Check your spam folder.

5. Winner must have a US shipping address.

Updates 07/14/16

The winner is comment #29 from TonyW. Congrats to Tony and thank you to everyone who entered and to the sponsors for contributing the prizes!

176 thoughts on “Summer 2016 gadget giveaway!”

  1. Lynda Warwick

    1. I am a new visitor to the site
    2. I am most likely to read this site on a laptop
    3. I don’t know what would make it better, but I may subscribe so I can see things more easily.

  2. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?-frequent
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?-desktop
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?-more frequent articles! you guys rock!

  3. 1.) Yes, I am a frequent READER since the Google days when gadgeteer was just a widget.
    2.) I use feedly on my phone unless you call for comments then I use chrome on phone. If it is REALLY good, I pick up on pc later or push to Evernote for later.
    3.) I wish gadgeteer knew there was more to the Internet readership than just USA.
    If I win, pass me over. While I can get a US address, I’d rather hate you like the UK gadgetshow which does some similar snobbery.
    No, I will not stop reading your articles. You snobs.

  4. 1. pretty frequent reader. I use feedly for rss aggregation and find myself frequently clicking through to read articles.
    2. probably about a 50/50 split on desktop or mobile for me.
    3. the mobile Web ui can sometimes be very hard to navigate. I find myself getting frustrated at times and abandoning an article.

  5. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    Frequent visitor
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    Desktop Computer
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    Not much…I am quite pleased with the variety…

  6. 1) Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    I think I have been here a couple of times from links on your blog.

    2) Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    I read your blog on my tablet.

    3) What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    Keep up the great reviews! I have discovered and bought several great things thanks to your blog.

  7. 1. Frequent Visitor (Go RSS Feeds)
    2. Desktop Via RSS (if on phone or tablet, full site, don’t care for mobile layout)
    3. Improved Mobile layout. Comments section just doesn’t do it for me.

  8. Jeff Friedman

    1) I am a frequent visitor to,
    2) mostly on my laptop computer, sometimes on my android tablet.
    3) I would love to see more coverage of niche areas: power packs that are NOT 5V USB limited; audio reviews that benchmark classical music (aka real music) instead of rock schlock); etc.

  9. 1. I’m a frequent Gadgeteer visitor – I read it everyday!
    2. I read Gadgeteer primarily on my desktop computer, occasionally on my iPhone.
    3. An improved commenting system would make the experience better.

  10. 1. Frequent reader of The-Gadgeteer
    2. Mainly on a PC, when I’m at work
    3. More (Android) apps review, perhaps ?

  11. Frequency – most weekdays
    Where: Desktop (at work)
    Improvement: Nothing; the reviews are friendly, personal, and appear to be fair and honest. The site isn’t overly loaded with ads and things that slow down the loading. The commenting section is clear and easy to use. The variety of products are welcome. I enjoy the occasional “guest posts” from the Gadgeteer Team’s family members.

  12. 1. Infrequent visitor is probably the closest because
    2. I typically read through an RSS reader (feedly)
    3. I enjoy what you’re doing now.

  13. 1. Frequent visitor – at least once a week, usually more.
    2. Desktop PC reader only.
    3. To make site better, maybe more follow ups. The followup articles you’ve had in past show that initial impression was not always best impression, both for good and bad purposes.

  14. 1. Frequent although I get most of my content through RSS and Feedly.
    2. Mainly desktop during the week, phone or tablet weekends.
    3. Always more reviews.

  15. Hi Julie,

    I just found your site through a Google search. I like what I see so far. I will add to favorites and see what is coming next. Thanks for the interesting site.

    1. New Visitor
    2. Viewing for the first time on Desktop Computer
    3. Cool special deals not found anywhere else.

  16. 1. I am a frequent visitor.
    2. I only read it on my desktop PC.
    3. Maybe include some more guest reviews. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

  17. 1. VERY frequent visitor – multiple times a day.
    2. Mostly desktop, occasionally iPad, rarely iPhone.
    3. Updates over the weekend.

  18. 1.Frequent Visitor
    2.Mobile (phone and tablet)
    3.Best of categories – I often sift through trying to determine what was the best of a certain gadget that was reviewed (which had the most compelling pros but the least cons). Existing categories are a great help but It’s still challenging to go through and figure out (okay so which Bluetooth headset did they finally decide on as the one to rule them all?) That would make a world of difference for me!

  19. 1. I visit each day
    2. from my desktop
    3. wishing that entries that merely notify of a new product without a hands-on review were on a separate page to the hands-on reviews.

  20. 1. Daily visitor
    2. desktop Mac (close #2 is iPad)
    3. Hands on reviews separate from news items for clarity/ease of access.

  21. Robert Esguerra

    1. Frequent visitor
    2. Desktop computer
    3. Nothing. The reviews are comprehensive and easy-to-read.

  22. Q:Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    A:Frequent visitor
    Q: Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    A: Desktop Computer
    Q:What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    A youtube channel maybe?

  23. 1. frequent visitor for the articles
    2. I have an RSS feed from The Gadgeteer on my PC & come to the website via the PC to read articles in depth
    3. Winning a prize 🙂

  24. 1. I am a frequent visitor to The Gadgeteer site and subscribe via RSS.
    2. I visit the site on my MacBook Air.
    3. I can’t think of how the site could be better because I enjoy learning about any new gadgets.

  25. Great giveaways!

    1. I am a frequent visitor and review this site daily.
    2. I view this site mostly on my desktop computer.
    3. This site keeps improving – and most, if not all, of my past suggestions have been satisfied. The only thing I would appreciate is for product announcements to be clearly differentiated from product reviews. That would save me reading time.

    I want to add how much I appreciate the gadgeteer reviewers revisiting previously reviewed products so that readers can see how these gadgets have held up over time. Thank You!

  26. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site? Daily via RSS
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer? Desktop / tablet
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you? More complete text of the article on the RSS feed

  27. 1. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site.
    2. I mainly read the site on my desktop computer.
    3. Category reviews that are frequently updated and revisited would make The Gadgeteer better for me.

  28. I am a daily visitor to this site. I read it on my desktop computer or through my Feedly App on my phone. I don’t know what could be done to make it a better site. It’s perfect for me.

    Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?

  29. I am a daily visitor

    I read it on my laptop

    Winning a prize would not suck. Other than that, I think the site is pretty good and a good reference for purchases.

  30. 1. I frequent the Gadgeteer, you guys are in my Feedly…
    2. Usually desktop, but I have used my phone and tablet as well.
    3. What would make the Gadgeteer better? Picking me as the winner!

  31. 1. New, (found it researching wi-fi radio)
    2. Chromebook
    3. Glossary of tech terms, for non-tech savvy people like me.

  32. 1. I am a frequent visitor. Estimated frequency is once per week.
    2. I read the site on a desktop computer.
    3. I would personally enjoy more reviews for outdoor gadgets (e.g. camping, backpacking, etc.) and tools (e.g. woodworking).

  33. 1. Frequent Visitor (every week day).
    2. Desktop computer, usually via G+, but I have a direct link as well.
    3. No Changes necessary, ever since you eased up on the apple products, I have been happy.

  34. 1. Frequent visitor
    2. Desktop or iPhone through Feedly RSS reader
    3. The tablet interface is very annoying. I hate the horizontal scrolling and it makes it impossible to leave comments.

  35. cheryl larimer

    I am a new visitor – I think I might have been here a couple times previously.
    I read this site on my laptop.
    I like to read about new home technology and product comparisons.

  36. 1. Visit randomly. When I see a post that interests me, I log on to the website and read about all the items I haven’t read before, perhaps a week or 2’s worth.
    2. Read on my iMac.
    3. Audio and video posts occasionally and perhaps interviews with experts in certain fields such as product design, finding the best deal, home theater set-up. See something on sale for a short time, send out a blast letting us know, instead of a full fledged review.

  37. I visit Gadgeteer site every day, it’s just part of my daily routine to see what’s new in the world of gadgets. I normally use the site on my desktop because that’s where I spend most of my morning, I also subscribe you daily email so I know what to look for when at the site.
    I think the sites great like it is I’m not sure you can make it any better.

  38. I am a new visitor. I use my laptop to visit your site. I like your favorite gear section. I don’t have any ideas for improvement yet.

  39. Christopher McInnis

    Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    Daily visitor

    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?

    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    I really enjoy the mix of gadgets you do now – it’s a nice variety without focusing too much one any one thing. Keep up the good work!

  40. I visit the site daily. Long time fan of the gadgeteer!

    Always visit from my iPad.

    Love the site and articles, would love more reviews of EDC bags and gadgets!

  41. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    I subscribe to the RSS feed.

    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    Phone and laptop.

    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    Broader variety of products.

  42. 1. Daily visitor ^_^
    2. Read it on my laptop
    3. Should add comment section for “What’s Julie working on?” so we can ask direct questions that you can test during your review of the item.

  43. Carmelino Guiao

    1. I am an infrequent visitor to the site.
    2. Read it on my laptop
    3. More tablet gadgetry…especially for the Surface line.

  44. Frequent visitor utilizing a laptop computer.
    Absolutely nothing could make The Gadgeteer blog better for me. I feel you have a good mix of different type of articles. I read the ones I’m interested in, don’t read the ones I’m not, and often find something different and interesting. Thanks Gadgeteer crew for all your hard work.

  45. Craig O'Connor

    Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site? Every Day
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer? desktop
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you? More Julie!!

  46. 1. Frequent; usually several times a day.
    2. Mostly desktop, it doesn’t work all that well on my iPad.
    3. The only complaint I have is that I find too many things I like and wind up buying them. I do like your search feature.

  47. Lynette Tuggle

    1. I read Gadgeteer every morning right after checking my email.
    2. I always use my laptop.
    3. I need more organization stuff — like cord controllers and desk organizers.

  48. 1. I am an avid reader, and occasional site visitor.
    2. I read mainly via desktop through Feedly (recommended by your site through a review of it)
    3. I like the speaker reviews, and the headphone reviews a lot. I think if we could branch out a little into the kitchen, lawn care and more of the car hacks like Julie’s mini reviews that would be great.

    Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?

  49. 1. Occasional visitor, when I’m looking for reviews
    2. Desktop
    3. Great site – I appreciate the mix of content. Keep it up!

  50. James Marcelino

    1. I am a frequent visitor.
    2. I mainly read the site on my tablet.
    3. Reading more mobile-life related things (commuting/travel/car stuff) would make The Gadgeteer better for me.

  51. I subscribe to your email list and can’t tell you how many times you have your list amazes me. You have listed or reviewed so many different gadgets available that it takes me about the full week just to check each one out. I love it!!

  52. 1) I am a subscriber to the Gadgetteer newsletter
    2) I read on tablet and/or laptop
    3) You provide such a varied list of modern tech gadgets I cn’t think what more you can do! Maybe Home automation when it geets a bit more mature.

  53. 1. Long-time visitor to your site. Usually check in every few days.
    2. Primarily desktop, tablet once in a while
    3. More Apple products and/or Apple accessories.

  54. I am a daily visitor. The Gadgeteer is part of the default tabs that open every time I launch Chrome on my desktop
    I read The Gadgeteer on my desktop as the photos are easily enlarged and the page is always open. Couple times per day I check for updated content.
    I would like to see updates to what your experts pack to the office and carry in luggage. What displaces existing items are worth my attention.

  55. Jeff Campbell

    1. I am a frequent visitor
    2. I visit on both smartphone and desktop computer. Mostly Desktop
    3. Maybe have more Android based items to review. But I like the variety of stuff on here.

  56. I visit the Gadgeteer daily.
    Mostly, I read the site on my desktop computer, but occasionally on an iPad.
    Eliminating reviews of items still on Kickstarter would be helpful.

  57. 1. A daily or so visitor to the site.
    2. Prefer to visit the site on my laptop, tried my phone but enjoy the content layout better on my laptop.
    3. Not sure how you could improve, enjoy looking even though most are not in my spending area. The site is always a blast to read and educational too!

  58. Michelle Tink

    1. New but not brand new.
    2. Usually on my laptop. Occasionally on my iPad
    3. Updating reviews more frequently.

  59. Jennifer Freedland

    1) Frequent visitor

    2) I mostly visit on my computer but may occasionally use my phone.

    3) Not sure!

  60. 1. I am a first timer.
    2. I visited on my laptop.
    3. Actually I like the reviews. I like that it helps me determine what is good and what really isn’t.

  61. 1. I’m a frequent visitor, the Gadgeteer is one of my top blogs and I check in at least every day if not a couple of times a day.

    2. I use Feedly through the Chrome browser on my MacBook Pro to scan the articles but I would say I click through to the site on 80% of the articles.

    3. I would like to see more long term updates on reviews. Those have become some of my favorite posts.

  62. I read the Gadgeteer several times a week, if not daily.

    I read primarily on my Mac laptop, although I do read from time to time on my tablet.

    I like updates on items, and would like to see more. Especially on Kickstarter reviews, where the item is already funded, and/or ended. Thanks!

  63. 1. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer website
    2. I mainly read the site on my iPhone, but occasionally read it on my PC
    3. I don’t think that there is anything that needs to be changed to make The Gadgeteer better.

  64. 1. Regular and frequent visitor
    2. Mostly desktop, occasionally on tablet and smartphone
    3. I’d love to see side by side comparisons on similar items, specifically pros/cons for each

  65. Stefanie Gladden

    I am new to the gadgeteer! I am using my laptop! and I love this site, can’t think of anything to change!

  66. I’m a longtime fan of the site!

    I always read (at least initially) Gadgeteer via Feedly, which is mostly on my Windows PC, but sometimes on my iPhone.

    I can’t think of an improvement to recommend – altho the site doesn’t play as well with Edge as it does Firefox, so maybe that’s something…

  67. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    Desktop – exclusively through RSS reader (Newsblur)
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    Keep the reviews coming!

  68. 1. frequent visitor
    2. mainly desktop computer
    3. having a messageboard to form a community around the site would be a nice addition.

  69. 1. Frequent visitor
    2. Desktop computer
    3. I like it the way it is, but if pressed I suggest updates to major reviews after a period of time to see if gadgets are as useful as they initially were perceived. I think it’s interesting to observe the shelf life of some products. If that makes sense.

  70. Marko Koskenoja

    I visit the Gadgeteer web site regularly – whenever a new email newsletter comes out.

    I almost always (80% of the time) read the reviews via my Nexus 6 phone or Nexus 9 tablet. The remaining 20% of the time I use my Surface Pro3.

    The best improvement you could make would be to add a 5 star system with separate categories for quality, features, value and perhaps something else.


    I get the Gadgeteer emails daily
    I read the email on my desktop.
    I’m fine with the cogent reviews and the daily emails.

  72. Been visiting the Gadgeteer for years happily reading away on my tablet. Who uses PC’s anymore? Pretty hard to improve perfection but how about reviewer of the week where a random reader gets to review gadget of their own but it must be out just a few months, or better yet, give a gadget away every month and winner gets to write their review. So, I can speak for other fans that we want more contests!

  73. Antonio Del Rio

    1. I frequent on weekdays. I started about a month ago when Googling for kid’s gadgets.
    2. I visit using Feedly on my G3. I actually use the Palabre app connected through Feedly.
    3. There is not much for me to nitpick, great as far as I can tell!
    By the way, I really do enjoy seeing the regular Kickstarter lists.

  74. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site
    From my desktop computer
    I like the variety of items reviewed – I can always find something that interesting.

  75. 1) I am a new visitor
    2) I usually access via my laptop (sometimes phone)
    3) Really enjoy EDC, so many of the items you review are of interest to me.

  76. 1.- Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    Frequent visitor, i review the page everyday.

    2.- Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    I love desk version, but when i am out, take the phone a read some reviews.

    3.- What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    A mobile site friendly with navigation, I can’t follow the news from newest to older is pretty hard to follow the actual navigation design.

  77. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site.
    I always read the site on my desktop computer.
    The Gadgeteer would be better for me if i didn’t have to link to an article – it was all in the email. That’s why I don’t use my phone.

  78. I’m a frequent viewer for a few years now who uses a desktop, got to keep up to date with electronics. I can’t think of anyway to make Gadgeteer better but I sure do like the chance to enter into these contests. Thank You

  79. Edward Hubert

    1. Nope; your page is one of my home pages every day
    2. computer and work and phone everywhere else.
    3. Like the mobile app, but wish it had a widget (like Android Central has)

  80. 1) I’m a frequent visitor.
    2) I normally visit via desktop computer.
    3) It would be nice to have numeric ratings of some kind for each gadget review e.g. likes, stars, etc.

  81. 1. Frequent visitor, couple of times a week.
    2. Primarily on a desktop computer.
    3. Being able to customize the subscription for tags I’m interested in.

    1. Jay Dadhaniya

      congrats Tony!! If there are items you don’t plan on using I would love to see if I can buy them off you! Or donate to me! your choice!

  82. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site? Very Frequent, for almost every twitter post I read the article.
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer? Tablet
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you? There are so many gadgets released it is hard for you to keep up with them all, you do seem to review a lot of Bluetooth speakers though 🙂 Just keep up the good work and try to vary the caegories. I always welcome gadget bags though.

  83. 1. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site!
    2. I mainly read the site on my desktop but sometimes on my phone and tablet too.
    3. I love Gadgeteer and even though you do a lot of reviews I would like even more. I would also really like to see even more giveaways!

  84. 1. I am a long-time reader.
    2. I read the blog primarily on my laptop computer.
    3. I cannot think of anything I would change. I enjoy the variety of things reviewed here.

  85. 1. I am a frequent long time visitor
    2. I always read on my computer screen
    3. I can’t think of anything you really need to change. I love this site.

  86. jeff goodstein

    1- frequent visitor
    2- desktop computer
    3- review all the EDC/pocket tools that come from Kickstater’s so I don have to buy them and be disappointed with the fit and finish or quality

  87. Daniel Bradford

    Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?

    I have been visiting The-Gadgeteer regularly since around 1999. I remember reading your review’s for the Palm m100 and Casio Pocket PC before buying them. Can’t believe how long it’s been now lol. I was only 11 years old and now I’m 28. 🙂

    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?

    I actually visit mostly from my desktop but as of late I’ve been visiting alot more from my phone and tablet too.

    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?

    Hmmm…well it’s already an amazing site. Julie does the best reviews of anyone I’ve ever seen I especially love your squeeze test lol. As far as how to make the site better I would like to see more follow-up reviews after using a product for a while say maybe a year later. Also, maybe take a second look at some older reviews from say 10-15 years ago such as older PDA’s and how they compare to today’s devices. I think that would be really interesting to see! 🙂

  88. 1) I am a new visitor and I dig the site!
    2) Although I use them all to surf, I prefer a desktop computer.
    3) I would appreciate more gadget review videos so that I can see how the cool new technology/innovation works (or not).

  89. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    Email subscriber and occasional visitor.

    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    mainly on a laptop

    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    hands on video reviews are one of my favorites when contemplating a purchase

  90. 1) I’m a relatively new visitor of the Gadgeteer.
    2) I mainly consume my news content, including The Gadgeteer on my desktop computer. I find it much easier to switch between various articles and absorb more information.
    3) I would love it if I could subscribe to certain categories of reviews that The Gadgeteer posts. For example, if I only like Music Gear and Camera Gear, then I would only receive posts that have updates in those specific categories.

  91. 1. Frequent visitor.
    2. Desktop mainly – iPad a close second
    3. I’ve been asked this question before, and I think of the same response: I can’t think of anything to make this site better. It works quite well the way it is. I guess that I’m easy to please.

  92. ghousuddin alikhan

    First time visiting on my Windows Phone plus would like to see more compatible Apps for it including gadgeteer maybe help out Microsoft to understand more streamline functionally less errors when it comes to better smartphone operators like iPhone, Android…etc..

  93. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site? I generally check daily

    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer? Usually on laptop

    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you? Would like more reviews

  94. 1. I am newer but have been here before.
    2. I read mainly on my desktop.
    3. I already love the reviews.. so helpful.. keep them up, especially videos to go with them!

  95. Jay Dadhaniya

    1. I am a new visitor to this site.
    2. I read mainly on my desktop
    3. Provide more DIY videos instead of pictures.

  96. I am a new visitor, viewing your site on a laptop. Some articles about best gadgets for new moms would be great.

  97. Dave Wiesmore

    Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    –no but I love the daily email
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    –desktop computer
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    –less quick short reviews, more in depth reviews.

  98. I am a frequent visitor, and I use my tablet to access your site.
    I cannot imagine how the gadgeteer could be any more perfect than it is right now.

  99. 1. Several times a week
    2. Desktop computer
    3. Oh gosh. I love it just the way it is. You have such a huge variety of items to read about. Something for everybody

  100. I’ve been visiting Gadgeteer site regularly for at least 2 yrs and enjoy reading the reviews that interest me 🙂 I mainly read the reviews on my desktop with a cup of coffee, but also do go mobile with my phone. The only thing that might help make Gadgeteer site be better is perhaps a video unboxing, a possible grading system for each product so you could quickly view if the product was rated high or low. Or maybe a community grading system. That’s it love what you guys do. Thanks

  101. – have been a frequent visitor since i found myself here way back in 2000s reading up on Palm Pilot articles!
    – mainly on a PC. haven’t tried browsing on the site via my mobile phone yet. 🙂
    – nothing really, just keep those gadget reviews coming! maybe there is some interest trying out the “cheap” stuff coming out from the likes of Aukey, Taotronics, etc. since they’re usually rebranded items from some company…

  102. I am a frequent visitor.
    I mostly visit the site on my desktop, occasionally on my Note 5
    Make Gadgeteer better by having one suggestion daily on my Everyday Carry of Gear!

  103. Elliot Beraha

    I am a frequent visitor
    I mainly read the site on my desktop computer
    Nothing, I like it just the way it is!

  104. 1) I’d say I’m a frequent visitor, I love learning about new gadgets and this is my go-to site! 2) I usually visit using my desktop, but also use my mobile phone occasionally. 3) Don’t ever try to change or make the site over complicated. Right now I love it being easy to navigate and honest reviews of new products

  105. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site?
    I visit your website multiple times a day…for 10+ years.
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer?
    What would make The Gadgeteer better for you?
    PODCAST – I think a Gadgeteer Podcast would be amazing. You could have people submit questions online and offer helpful advice on general gadget stuff.

  106. Frequent visitor on mobile. I love the amount of reviews, and especially the hands on reviews with details. Keep it up

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