Fall 2016 gadget giveaway!


Would you like to win a gadget prize pack of 14 cool products including a Schlage Smart deadbolt locks, Bluetooth speakers, an active stylus and and a laptop charger? We’re giving away those prizes and many more just for answering three questions in a comment at the bottom of this post. And if you’re willing to jump through a few extra hoops, you can get up to three additional entries which greatly increases your chances for winning. Please click through to read the details on the prizes and to submit your entries for a chance to win our Fall gadget giveaway prize pack!


One person will win a prize pack consisting of 1 of each of the 14 products shown below:

Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Vent Mount

This car vent mount is one of the easiest ways to put your mobile phone where you can see it without using suction cups, adhesives or modification to your vehicle. Read our Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Vent Mount review for more info.

Price: $18.95
Website: http://www.squarejellyfish.com/


Schlage’s Sense Smart Deadbolt for the Connected Home

  • Talk to unlock using Siri® on your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® when in Bluetooth® range
  • Touchscreen allows you to come and go without a key
  • Easy to install and control with the free Schlage Sense™ app
  • Set access code schedules so trusted friends and family can only enter when you want them to

Schlage, a brand of Allegion that has been creating stylish, innovative door hardware for more than 95 years, today announced the launch of its “Open Possibilities” campaign. This campaign supports the brand’s long-term goal of shifting consumer perception of door hardware and bringing it to the forefront as an accessory that can complete or enhance the look of any room.

Website: http://www.schlage.com


FINsix Dart 65W laptop charger

Lighten your travel gear with this laptop charger that super small but super capable. It comes with a variety of tips that make it compatible with most major laptop brands such as: Acer, Asus, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Sony, Lenovo, IBM, Samsung, Toshiba, NEC, Gateway and more. Read our FINsix Dart 65W laptop charger review for more info.

Website: http://www.finsix.com/


SteelSeries: APEX M500
Tournament-grade, backlit mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX red switches built for all gamers

  • Cherry MX provides superior tactile experience with a 50 million key press guarantee
  • Fully customizable with programmable keys, advanced macro settings and unlimited profiles through SteelSeries Engine
  • Standard key layout with full anti-ghosting and 104 key rollover ensures that every key press is recorded
  • Blue LED single key illumination for bright visibility and eye-catching style
  • No learning curve with the standard key layout
  • Smart cable management system with three different cable guides adapts to any keyboard setup

Price: $99.99
Website: https://steelseries.com/gaming-keyboards/apex-m500


SteelSeries: Siberia 350
Headphone powered by DTS Headphone X technology delivers ultimate gaming immersion

  • Next-gen SteelSeries drivers with DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound technology for the most accurate audio
  • SteelSeries iconic self-adjusting suspension headband guarantees superior lightweight fit and comfort
  • Integrated audio controls with SteelSeries Engine 3 and RGB illumination for endless customization
  • Retractable microphone keeps it safe during travel and makes for easy storing
  • Deluxe memory foam padded ear cups for superior noise isolation and comfort

Price: $119.99
Website: https://steelseries.com/gaming-headsets/siberia-350


Phiaton: Wireless, Noise-Cancelling BT 220 NC
Earphones with active noise-cancellation, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC technology

  • Bluetooth 4.0: Experience improved sound quality and range with Bluetooth 4.0
  • apt-X Technology: Increases digital streaming efficiency and improves overall dynamic range
  • Active Noise-Cancellation: Block out 95% of ambient background noise
  • Tap-to-Pair NFC Technology: Easily pair with your Bluetooth-enabled device or instantly pair with any NFC enabled Bluetooth device
  • Multi-point connection: Connect two Bluetooth devices at the same time
  • Clear-Voice-Capture: Enhance your calling experience and clarity of phone calls
  • Everplay-X Technology: Listen to your music even if the battery runs out (via supplied audio cable)
  • Long Battery Life: Calling time of 16 hours, 17 hours of music-listening time and 300 hours of standby.
  • 14.3mm Drivers: Powerful drivers that produce pure and accurate sound.

Price: $179
Website: http://phiaton.com


Lightweight portable speaker delivers convenient music choices for everyday adventures

  • Weighs a mere 5.5 oz. and features an adjustable bungee carry strap and a mounting screw post while on-the-go
  • Fully submersible design with an IP67 waterproof certification to serve as a companion in the lake, pool or ocean
  • Floats above water and is crafted with side panel control buttons and a speakerphone for quick access
  • Engineered with a 3 watt full-fidelity mono speaker for pristine sound
  • Built with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery and offers over 7 hours of playtime for full day excursions

Price: $39.99
Website: www.ecoxgear.com


CM4: Q Card Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
An ultra-slim wallet case conveniently carries essentials while providing protection for your iPhone

  • Case with integrated wallet comfortably fits 3 cards (credit cards, IDs, etc.) plus cash
  • Durable full-frame protection in an ultra slim design with high-grip textured sides to prevent slipping and protect from drops and dings
  • The Lay-Flat Screen Guard design and Natural Throw buttons provide ultimate screen protection and maintain tactile feedback with your iPhone
  • Credit Card Kickstand props phone into two viewing angles for on-the-go viewing
  • Available in Black Onyx, Champagne Gold, Gunmetal Gray and Rose Gold
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty

Price: $39.99
Website: www.cm4.com/q7-amazon


Silk Innovation: PureView Glitter Case for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Ultra-slim case offers transparent glitter to complement iPhone design 

  • Rigid backplate and durable rubber edges unite for superior grip and slim protection
  • Transparent glitter complements and accentuates iPhone design
  • Shock absorbent edges absorb and disperse shocks away from phone
  • Elevated front and rear lifters guard the screen and backplate from scratches
  • Includes premium scratch-resistant screen protector film and lifetime warranty
  • Available in Champagne Gold, Rose Gold and Smoked Silver

Price: $14.99
Website: www.silkinnovation.com/pv7g


Rugged “Oceanproof” Bluetooth Speaker – Made for surfers, skiers, snowboarders, kiteboarders and Stand Up Paddle boarding

  • Completely dust, sand and snow proof, and able to withstand being submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes (IP67 certified)
  • Metallic grilles are nickel electro-plated to prevent saltwater corrosion
  • Only wireless speaker in its category to feature built-in FM radio
  • FM radio works independently of a mobile device, allowing users the option to leave their phone and still listen to music
  • Free WAE app (iOS and Android) displays additional information about station or artist
  • “Boost Charger” mode allows users to use the speaker’s power to charge their mobile phone
  • Built-in battery provides 12 hours of battery life, while 0.7 lbs. weight makes it easily portable
  • Features a standard-size screw thread allowing users to attach it to Hercules’ offering of mounting accessories for biking and skating, with specially designed mounts for water and mountain sports coming soon

Price: $129.99
Website:  www.hercules.com


V-Moda: Zn – Limited Edition In-Ear Headphones
Mobile and active headphones for the modern audiophile that offer unmatched sound quality and durability in an elegant Italian design

  • Zinc metal housing (forged by a patented liquid metal casting process) delivers balanced sound and stress free acoustics
  • High resolution audio with an 8mm dynamic driver that boosts tonal accuracy with low distortion
  • The DiamondBack™ cable provides up to 20x stronger than the industry average and reinforced with Kevlar
  • Detachable, patented ActiveFlex sport earhooks for the best fit and stability while running or working out
  • The SpeakEasy Remote Mic is available in 3-Button or 1-Button models enables universal compatibility on all smartphones, tablets, computers and audio players
  • Ships with designed in Italy black carrying pouch and four ergonomic sizes of patented BLISS 3.0 (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) buds for the best fit, stability and sound
  • 60-Day test drive guarantee with two year premier warranty and 50% Immortal Life Program Replacement

Price: $180
Website: www.v-moda.com/Zn


Stilo 2A stylus

The Stilo 2A stylus is a pen shaped and pen sized active stylus with a fine type that makes it perfect for drawing and writing on iOS Android devices. Check out our Stilo stylus review for more info.

Price: $34.99
Website: http://stilopen.com/

GekoGrip CD slot car mount and air vent car mount

GekoGrip car mounts are device mounts that have been designed specifically for vehicles and smartphones. They offer three different mount styles including a CD slot mount, vent mount and a dashboard / windsheild mount. What sets GekoGrip mounts apart from other mounts is that they use a magnet to hold the device instead of a clamp. Check out our GekoGrip car mount review for more info.

Price: $59.90
Website: http://www.gekogrip.io

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

Between now and 10/14/2016 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/laptop?
  3. What would make you want to visit the site at least once a day?

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At some point on 10/15/2016, 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 and their immediate family members may not enter this contest.

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

4. the-gadgeteer.com 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.

Update 10/15/16

The winner is comment #115 Brad O. Congrats to Brad and many thanks to all the sponsors who donated prizes!

The contest is now closed.

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230 thoughts on “Fall 2016 gadget giveaway!”

  1. First time visitor!
    Read this on my laptop.
    Definitely will look forward to checking out new products and gadgets on the site as much as I can!

  2. 1. I am a frequent visitor to the-gadgeteer.com.
    2. I mainly use my tablet to check for daily updates.
    3. I already visit every day. However, I prefer the old or classic website layout and frequently have to switch to it using the link provided when it defaults back to the new layout. My only improvement would be to offer a permanent shortcut / link to the old format so I don’t have to switch two or three times a week.

    Bonus, I already subscribe to the newsletter.

  3. James Marcelino

    1. A frequent visitor.
    2. Mainly on a desktop computer.
    3. I like that your reviews are you actually using the products.

  4. 1) frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site.

    2) I mainly read the site on my phone.

    3) A youtube channel with updated videos (maybe not daily) of reviews or news. I want to hear the Creak Test with my own ears! 🙂

  5. 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/laptop? Desktop
    What would make you want to visit the site at least once a day? VR Tech reviews, in 3D, with Smellovision

  6. 1. Frequent visitor
    2. On desktop
    3. I use Feedly, and read your content all the time, so I’m not sure what else you can do for me to read more. Great job!

  7. 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/laptop?
    -desktop computer
    What would make you want to visit the site at least once a day?
    -more tech reviews.

  8. 1. Frequent visitor.
    2. Desktop mostly, sometimes smart phone
    3. A way to post “wanted gadgets” that people wants but they don’t exist yet!

  9. 1. New visitor, but definitely will be back!
    2. Mainly on my laptop.
    3. Now knowing about it will make me want to come back, especially if there are more contests like this one.

  10. Hi Gadget Lovers. Not only have I visited “The Gadgeteer every day for years but I also purchase many from the reviews! One of my favorite gadgets is my iPad Air Two and for the last couple of years, that’s how I’m on your site, Julie. Used to use my laptop but they are too old-fashioned for me. My day wouldn’t be the same without the new gadget reviews every single day. I’m way hooked. Let’s put a buy button on your site to read about it, buy it – boom!

  11. 1- I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site.
    2- I read the site on my Nexus 9 tablet mostly but had to go to my Surface Pro 3 to enter the contest.
    3- More mini-reviews, photography/camera, mobility and audio product reviews would make me want to visit the site at least once a day.

    I am newsletter subscriber, tweeted this contest and already liked your Facebook page.

  12. I visit the site almost every day, I like to follow up on your reviews because the products you review the things I’m interested in buying, I followed your site for years and I find that your reviews can be trusted more than those on a lot of other sites.

    I normally visit your site on my desktop but occasionally I use my laptop.

    As long as you keep posting the interesting topics and great reviews I’ll keep visiting on a daily basis.

  13. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site.
    I read on my laptop.
    I don’t know what you could do better. Your reviews are great. I read them daily.
    I have made purchases from at least 4 company’s based on your reviews that I didn’t even know existed.

  14. 1. Am a frequent visitor.
    2. Read both on phone and computer. Hate the mobile interface – doesn’t page correctly and often has material from two different pages overlaying one another. If there is something I am particularly interested in I go to my computer to avoid the mobile interface mess. I would note that I have not seen that interface style anywhere else – ever – and I visit a lot of sites. Desperately wish they would dump it.
    3. I already generally visit daily. To repeat what I said in response to question 2, I would be even more regular if they would dump the mobile interface for something that actually worked.

  15. 1) I am an almost daily visitor.
    2) I mostly read on a desktop
    3) As I’m already a daily visitor, I can say that I return often just to see new gadgets, but the occasional sock review never hurts.

  16. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer
    I nmainly read the site on my tablet (I-Pad)
    I already pretty much visit the site once per day! If you are really looking for a way to drive daily traffic, I’d suggest a daily deal sort of thing, where you partner with a tech website to provide some sort of deal to visitors who are referred or come directly from the gadgeteer. You get the traffic, and they get tech-savvy first adopters looking to buy gear (or apps) at reasonable price. Win-win!

  17. 1. I was a frequent visitor many years ago and recently (within the past 3-4 months) rediscovered it.
    2. I view the site the same way I always have, on the computer; though I do check the mobile site when out and about.
    3. I already try to visit nearly every day. Perhaps it would be interesting to have a beta tester component to the site, where volunteers could beta test new gear not available for retail.

  18. Mark Hauersperger

    Frequent visitor for many years


    Wide range of entertaining reviews on available gadgets and also crowd funding projects.

  19. New to the site, though have heard of it here and there.
    Only would visit on my phone (which can make navigating difficult with all the content)
    This comment took three attempts as it shifted to other pages mid-sentence.
    I would visit daily if there were new content and reviews that interested me, and if you made the mobile site less cluttered and easier to navigate.

  20. 1) Frequent visitor
    2) Notebook/Laptop
    3) More interesting technological problem solvers and fun gadgets from around the world.

  21. I’ve been a very frequent Visitor for a few years now.
    I visit The Gadgeteer on my desktop and I just pinned your site to my start screen on my Lumia phone.
    The Gadgeteer will get more visits now being away from my desktop using my phone. Thank You

  22. 1) Frequent visitor
    2) Laptop
    3) Total gadget geek! I want to see more new gadgets and less re-hashing of prior reviews/gadgets.

  23. I am not a new visitor but don’t visit that frequently.
    I read on my desktop mostly.
    I love reviews of popular products or things I would be interested in.

  24. I visit the-Gadgeteer frequently on my galaxy s4 android phone. I would visit the site more if i had the time. I do like the frequent updates though.

  25. 1. Frequent
    2. Docked Notebook with dual monitor
    3. I already visit once a day during the week. Just keep providing a steady feed of new gadgets.

  26. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site? No
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer/laptop? Laptop
    What would make you want to visit the site at least once a day? Not sure

  27. I’m a frequent visitor, have been for quite a few years.
    I visit via a desktop computer.
    Gadget reviews are what keeps me coming back every day!

  28. Are you a new visitor or a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site? Yes – everyday
    Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer/laptop? Desktop
    What would make you want to visit the site at least once a day? Product Reviews

  29. 1. I frequent your site daily. 2. Usually from my phone since I am always on the go. 3. I actually think I need to visit your site less to help keep my wallet closed a little tighter. Just kidding. Thanks for being my daily read. Keep up the good work.

  30. (1) Frequent visitor
    (2) I usually read your content on my desktop PC (via the RSS news feed)
    (3) I already visit your site (or the news feed) just about daily.

  31. Hi Julie. Been a follower for a couple of years now. Time to join in the discussion.

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

    2. Do you mainly read the site on your phone, a tablet or a desktop computer/laptop?
    Mainly from a laptop.

    3. What would make you want to visit the site at least once a day?
    If I possessed a device with a large screen with full-time Internet access.

    I know that I’ve probably just described a Smartphone ala iPhone 7 or Samsung Note. But finances are tight and I currently use what my employer provides. Was really looking forward to the Note 7 to really compare to the iPhone.

  32. I am a frequent visitor to the Gadgeteer site.
    It is a even split reading the site on my phone, tablet and desktop computer.
    Having fresh information will make me want to visit the site at least once a day?

    Keep up the great work.

  33. I’m actually a new user of this site. I believe the video demonstrations of products would make me return more often.

  34. 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/laptop? – computer
    What would make you want to visit the site at least once a day? – more random gadget reviews. things that dont get listed elsewhere.

  35. 1. I’m a frequent visitor. 2. I sometime visit from my laptop and sometimes on my phone. 3. Maybe daily email instead of 3 times a week.

  36. I check-in every couple of weeks to see what’s new.
    I use a laptop.
    Instead of seeing a partial review, maybe just a pic and a blurb and then if I want click in to go deeper, I will.

  37. I was introduced to Gadgeteer when I was researching the Cobra 875 dash cam, and found the candid review very helpful in deciding whether or not I should keep the device or return it in its yet unopened package.

  38. 1 – I frequently visit and subscribe to your emails.
    2 – From my laptop.
    3 – Great daily sales, discounts, or coupon codes.

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