The Gadgeteer just turned 20yrs old, so we’re giving away stuff to celebrate!

It’s hard to believe that I started The Gadgeteer two decades ago back in August of 1997.  There are not very many blogs that can claim to be 20 years old and I’m proud of that fact and want to celebrate with a giveaway that includes gear from Audio Engine, Tom Bihn, Waterfield Design, Saddleback Leather Company and more!

Please click through to read the details on the prizes and to submit your entries for a chance to win one of our Gadgeteer 20th birthday giveaway prize packs!

Prizes:

There are 3 price packs, so there will be three winners. Details for each prize pack are listed below:

1st Prize Pack

Audioengine B2 wireless speakers

I reviewed the Audioengine B2 wireless speaker and still use it. In my review, I said:

I hadn’t realized how mediocre the music sounded until I switched to the B2. Now I find that my music sounds so much better. Through this speaker music is full and rich with an excellent bass that isn’t too thumpy, but still easily fills a room.

This is a very nice bookshelf sized speaker that features Bluetooth and aptX.

Price: $225.00
Website: audioengineusa.com

Waterfield Design Bolt Crossbody bag

I’ve been a fan of Waterfield Design bags, pouches, and wallets for as long as I can remember. Their new Bolt Crossbody bag is a vertical laptop messenger bag that has been designed to hold tablets or laptops with their gear in a stylish way.

Price: $119.00 – $219.00
Website: www.sfbags.com

Keyport Essential bundle

Keyport products have been a favorite of mine since my first review of their Keyport Slide 2.0. They’ve continued to innovate their products and their latest Pivot key organizers are an EDC fan’s dream come true.

  • Pivot (choice of color – Black, Red, Silver)
  • Mini-Flashlight Module
  • MOCA 10-In-1 Multi-Tool

Price: $41.98
Website: www.mykeyport.com

Identity card wallet

The Identity wallet is a carbon fiber minimalist wallet that I reviewed and still carry with me every day. It’s the perfect wallet for me and earned a coveted spot in my Julie’s favorite gear page.

  • Comfortable front pocket carry
  • Holds up to 8 cards
  • Easy card access

Price: $35.00
Website: identitywallet.bigcartel.com

Terk: OMNITWR

A redesigned multi-directional antenna that serves as a cord-cutters must have accessory for instant access to OTA television like ABC, NBC, FOX and more for free – no monthly fee, no subscription and no contract

  • Functions as an amplified multi-directional HDTV antenna
  • Dual stage amplifier technology, DUALBOOST, provides more HD channels along with the best picture and sound possible
  • Accessories include coax cable, power adapter and removable amplifier for maximum flexibility and performance

Price: $59.99
Website: www.terk.com

YEVO Labs: YEVO 1

A new generation of smart headphones without any wires for total freedom of movement

  • Experience freedom: Bluetooth 4.1 connection and Near-Field Magnetic Induction – NFMI pairing for secure flawless connectivity
  • Excellent music experience: Integrated the latest advancements in audio quality with balanced armatures from Knowles delivering safe, crystal clear audio quality, fine-tuned to hit crisp highs and deep lows for a fully mesmeric experience
  • Audio transparency: Allows users to remain connected to their surroundings by letting sound in with just a tap
  • Two-touch sensors: 4 built-in microphones allows users to take phone calls, control music, and volume, and access Siri or Google Now
  • Battery life: 20 hours of battery life* with the beautifully designed, elegant and slim charge and storage case
  • Available in Jet Black, Ivory White, and Onyx Black

Price: $249
Website: YevoLabs.com

2nd Prize Pack

V-MODA: Remix Wireless Hi-Fi Speaker

World’s First Portable Bluetooth Speaker with a Built-In Headphone Amplifier

  • World’s First Full-Surface 3D Printed Custom Product – REMIXRings™ and removable parts enable the ultimate personalization in a mind-blowing array of materials
  • Easily connect REMIX with Echo Dot via Bluetooth or by the included cable to summon Alexa and enjoy vivid Hi-Fi sound
  • Easy Pairing – Press PAIR to easily connect your Bluetooth device
  • Simultaneous Device Connection – Multitasking users can “multipoint” connect REMIX with two devices at a time, such as smartphone and laptop or smartphone and smartwatch
  • USB-C Charging – Future-proof and safer charging via included USB-A to USB-C Cable
  • Long Life Battery – Up to 10+ hours of music
  • Quick Access Control – Top-panel buttons to control volume and playback of your music
  • Built-In Mic for Calls and Voice Assistant – Use the built-in microphone for calls, Skype or summoning voice assistants like Apple Siri or OK Google – but with far superior music quality
  • Available in two finishes – minimal aluminum (Silver) and luxurious vegan leather (Black)
See also:  Holiday 2016 gadget giveaway!

Price: $300
Available at: V-MODA.com

Tom Bihn Brain Bag

The Tom Bihn Brain Bag is a made in the USA 525 ballistic nylon backpack style bag that can hold up to 4 laptops! This bag is built to last for many years and travel adventures to come.

Price: $200.00
Website: www.tombihn.com

Saddleback Leather Company Leather Pouch Wallet

This is one of Saddleback Leather’s latest wallet designs and like all of their products, it’s going to last forever!

Price: $59.00
Website: www.saddlebackleather.com/leather-pouch-wallet

Keyport Outdoor bundle

Keyport products have been a favorite of mine since my first review of their Keyport Slide 2.0. They’ve continued to innovate their products and their latest Pivot key organizers are an EDC fan’s dream come true.

  • Pivot (choice of color – Black, Red, Silver)
  • Mini-Flashlight Module
  • Pocketknife Module
  • MOCA 10-In-1 Multi-Tool

Price: $61.97
Website: www.mykeyport.com

 

BEEM UNITED: BeMe D200

Eye-catching colors and cutting-edge technology deliver customizable sound and high-performing active noise canceling for a unique listening experience

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Each earphone features a dual mic with Active Noise Cancellation and pairs with the BEEM UNITED app to enable a 10-band equalizer control
  • HD Audio for a full digital – not analog – audio experience (Digital 24bit/48KHz)
  • Best-in-Class Bass: With higher sampling frequency compared to competing products, BeMe D200 delivers studio-quality bass for personal use
  • Fashion-Forward Design: Offering a variety of on-trend color combinations including Rose Gold, Rebel Purple, Black and Flash Green
  • Striking LED light display brings the listening experience to life
  • Developed entirely around lightning connector cable technology – allowing for the app connection and superior sound quality
  • Aluminum housing
  • Driver/Dynamic: 10.66mm
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz
  • Max Input Power: 10mW
  • Lightweight with No Battery Needed
  • Ergonomic Eartips for Secure Fit
  • Includes Carrying Pouch

Price: $169.99
Website: beemunited.com

 

Identity card wallet

The Identity wallet is a carbon fiber minimalist wallet that I reviewed and still carry with me every day. It’s the perfect wallet for me and earned a coveted spot in my Julie’s favorite gear page.

  • Comfortable front pocket carry
  • Holds up to 8 cards
  • Easy card access

Price: $35.00
Website: identitywallet.bigcartel.com

 

3rd Prize Pack

SCOTTeVEST Hoodie Cotton

After reviewing the SCOTTeVEST Hoodie Cotton, it quickly became my favorite jacket. It’s soft, comfy, and has 21 pockets that hold everything I need.

Price: $95
Available at: www.scottevest.com

Identity card wallet

The Identity wallet is a carbon fiber minimalist wallet that I reviewed and still carry with me every day. It’s the perfect wallet for me and earned a coveted spot in my Julie’s favorite gear page.

  • Comfortable front pocket carry
  • Holds up to 8 cards
  • Easy card access

Price: $35.00
Website: identitywallet.bigcartel.com

Keyport Locator Plus bundle

Keyport products have been a favorite of mine since my first review of their Keyport Slide 2.0. They’ve continued to innovate their products and their latest Pivot key organizers are an EDC fan’s dream come true.

  • Pivot (choice of color – Black, Red, Silver)
  • BLE Locator + LED Module
  • MOCA 10-In-1 Multi-Tool

Price: $66.98
Website: www.mykeyport.com

808 Audio: Turntable

Get killer sound anywhere and get the crowd going with the LED light show, and a built-in pre-amplifier, connecting to any device with or without a turntable input.

  • Built-in phono pre-amp allows a wired connection to any device without turntable input.
  • Includes AC power cord, 4 ft. RCA audio cable, 4 ft. Aux-in 3.5mm cloth cable, 45 RPM adapter, cartridges, and stylus with purchase.
  • Ten multi-color LED light modes for every genre of music.
  • Wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-compatible devices, or to wired systems via dual RCA or 3.5mm output cables, included with purchase. Anti-resonance, silicone platter.
See also:  Gadgeteer team EDC updates - Smythe Richbourg

Price: $149.99
Website: 808Audio.com

Saddleback Leather Company Dominoes set

 

Saddleback is mainly recognized for their leather bags, but this is a dominoes set that is made of …. you guessed it, leather! Just like their bags, your grandkids will fight over this set when you’re dead.

Price: $189.00
Website: www.saddlebackleather.com/dominoes-set

Focal: Spark and Spark Wireless

Mobile in-ear headphones with exceptional Focal sound and performance at affordable prices

  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Electrodynamic 9.5mm mylar driver
  • Flat, anti-tangle cable
  • 3-button remote control with omnidirectional microphone
  • Exceptional performance/price ratio
  • Bluetooth 4.1 in Spark Wireless
  • Included with each pair of Spark are three pairs of silicone tips and one rigid carrying case
  • Included with each pair of Spark Wireless are three pairs of silicone tips, a USB cable, one battery clip for sports activities and one rigid carrying case
  • Available now in Black and Silver Spark
  • Blue Cobalt and Spark Wireless Rose Gold will be available mid to late July

Check out our reviews of the Focal Spark and Spark Wireless headphones.

Price: $69 (Spark); $99 (Spark Wireless)
Available at: www.focal.com/headphones

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

Between now and 08/07/2017 midnight EST leave a comment on this page answering the questions below.

  1. How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
  2. What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
  3. If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?

Get a 2nd bonus entry by subscribing to our newsletter:
You’ll receive 3 emails a week with latest post info. Subscribe here.
If you’re already a newsletter subscriber, let me know and you’ll get a 2nd bonus entry.

Get a 3rd bonus entry by tweeting:
The Gadgeteer is 20 Yrs old. Join the celebration by winning 1 of 3 gadget prize packs. Entering is easy! http://bit.ly/2vsHIQh

Get a 4th bonus entry by linking to The Gadgeteer home page on Facebook.

Make sure you come back to this page and leave a separate 2nd comment stating that you subscribed to the newsletter, a 3rd comment with a link to your tweet and a 4th comment with a link to your 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 08/08/2017, I’ll pick three random winners using random.org. The winners 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 prize packs are claimed.

Rules:

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 08/08/17

The winners are John Kes, Jordan Taylor, and Ray.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and to the sponsors who provided the prizes!

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241 comments… add one
  • Kevin August 3, 2017, 9:12 am

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? Around 15 years.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? The variety of gadgets reviewed.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Nothing comes to mind!

  • Greg August 3, 2017, 9:24 am

    1. I’ve been following Gadgeteer since at least 2012. It’s probably been longer, but I checked and found that the first thing I remember buying after reading a Gadgeteer review, the Car.go Handbag Hook, was purchased in 2012.
    2. I probably first started reading the phone reviews, and they remain a favorite, but I also enjoy the wide variety of products reviewed, as well as Julie’s favorites. Getting to “know” the Gadgeteer “family” has also been great fun.
    3. If I could change one thing about the site, it’s that the RSS feed can no longer be picked up by my “My Yahoo” webpage. I suppose that subscribing the to newsletter to get my bonus entry will help that problem, although I prefer to pull rather than push. Maybe a Gadgeteer will review a home page that I can switch to from Yahoo that supports the Gadgeteer feed!

  • Aaron August 3, 2017, 11:29 am

    1.How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? On and off for about 8 years.
    2.What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? I like that many of the products reviewed are not mainstream. Some I would have never found without the reviews on this site!
    3.If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Not much really. I like the real world usage type reviews that are “real” and not fluff.

  • HungAD August 3, 2017, 11:51 am

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? I honestly don’t remember. I know I read it in college and I graduated in 2005, so at least since then. I searched my gmail history and the earliest record of ‘the-gadgeteer’ is when I linked your Kidney Pie article in 2006 to my then girlfriend/now wife.

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    The breadth of experience with existing and older gadgets means the observations and remarks on newer ones carries more weight.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    More of a minor annoyance, but the the mobile version of the site constantly changes articles when all I want to do is scroll down to read the article.

  • Ray August 3, 2017, 12:03 pm

    1.a.How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    I remember when Judy was still around… that was quite a while ago!

    1.b. What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    I come here for the reviews, stick around for the funnies! And the give-aways of, course. 🙂

    1.c. If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    You’ve lasted 20 years – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 😉

  • Ray August 3, 2017, 12:04 pm

    2. I think I’m still a subscriber… but I’ll subscribe again just to be sure!

  • Ray August 3, 2017, 12:04 pm
  • Ray August 3, 2017, 12:05 pm

    4. No FB.

  • Jackie Cheng August 3, 2017, 12:11 pm

    1) Been a daily visitor of The Gadgeteer for over 10 years.
    2) Love the honest reviews and detailed photos.
    3) Would be awesome if you do more video reviews.

  • Jackie Cheng August 3, 2017, 12:11 pm

    I’m a subscriber! =D

  • Jackie Cheng August 3, 2017, 12:12 pm
  • Jackie Cheng August 3, 2017, 12:15 pm
  • Paul August 3, 2017, 1:21 pm

    About four years.
    The variety of items reviewed and the honesty of the reviewers.
    New logo.

  • Paul August 3, 2017, 1:24 pm

    I am a subscriber.

  • doseas August 3, 2017, 1:41 pm

    1. I’ve been visiting since the beginning, so 20 years
    2. Range of products covered
    3. Can’t think of anything that I want changed

  • Jim Cummins August 3, 2017, 1:59 pm

    1) How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? This is my first visit. An Audioegine post brought me here.

    2) What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? So far, this contest. But now that I know the site exists, I look forward to exploring the reviews.

    3) If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? So far it has worked well! No changes needed.

  • Jim Cummins August 3, 2017, 2:01 pm

    subscribed

  • Steve August 3, 2017, 2:12 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? 4 or 5 years
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? The unique gadgets you cover
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Modernize the look

  • William Aberle August 3, 2017, 2:41 pm

    1) I’ve been using Gadgeteer since I 2006 or 2007.
    2) The general demeanor and not being a “fan” of one company.
    3) Cannot think of any changes.

  • John August 3, 2017, 3:23 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?

    > Since 1998, starting with the Philips Velo 500 HPC review (I was obsessed with the HPC form factor then… still am)

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?

    > Mainly that this site was about thoroughly geeking out over gadgets in-depth back at time when there wasn’t such devoted coverage at large on the internet. It felt like a clubhouse, and I loved how candid the discussion was.

    > It was a time of very weird gadgets that many people just didn’t seem to ‘get’, but you could be certain they’d get good coverage on The Gadgeteer — see the Xircom REX reviews for proof of this. I felt like they loved the strange gadgets as much as I did, and I’m glad I followed their encouragement.. those were really fun times, and I still try to keep the wild Gadgeteer spirit alive today.

    > Also, Julie’s infamous creak test! I am certain we would not be so lucky to have such generally rigid and well built gear these days had those blog posts never made such an impact.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?

    > I kind of miss how minimal the original site was back in the day — maybe we could have throwback year to the 1998 layout sometime?

  • anson August 3, 2017, 3:25 pm

    1- I’ve been following since the early days with Julie + Judy
    2- Best thing about the Gadgeteer is Julie of course!!!
    3- More giveaways? LOL

  • anson August 3, 2017, 3:29 pm
  • anson August 3, 2017, 3:32 pm

    And I’m definitely a subscriber to the newsletter… 🙂

  • James Marcelino August 3, 2017, 3:39 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? Several years.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? EDC updates.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? I don’t like the format of the mobile site, I prefer the classic version.

  • Lori August 3, 2017, 3:44 pm

    1.How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? First time
    2.What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? The Reviews.
    3.If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Nothing.

  • Ryan Russell August 3, 2017, 4:41 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    Umm. at least 5 years.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    Love the gadget reviews. I am always on the hunt for new gadgets and the reviews really help, plus you feature some really cool and unknown stuff.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    Maybe a logo change?

  • Ryan Russell August 3, 2017, 4:42 pm

    Also, subscribed.

    I would add two more posts about sharing on Twitter /FB but I dont do social media.

  • Chris Monyak August 3, 2017, 6:13 pm

    I have been visiting The Gadgeteer for at least 15 years, and a daily visitor for 10 years.

    My favorite thing is that you review the stuff that I like. Whenever I’m thinking about purchasing something, I can usually find a review of it on your site.

    I wouldn’t change a thing 🙂

  • Chris Monyak August 3, 2017, 6:14 pm

    Already a subscriber to your newsletter

  • John August 3, 2017, 6:21 pm

    I stumbled across the site about 8 years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since! The honest reviews and the diversity of products always keeps my interest. Because I’m an efficiency type person, I would love the details you supply at the end of the article at the beginning rather than the end (link, price, etc), but I also realize that is likely by design. Thanks!

  • John August 3, 2017, 6:22 pm

    I am a newsletter subscriber.

  • John Spinks August 3, 2017, 10:11 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? Probably about 10 years, maybe more.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? Reviews of tech as well as everyday products like wallets and bags. Probably have bought over a dozen things based off site reviews.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? I mostly view the site through the RSS feed which works well for me, so no real comment on the site itself.

  • John Spinks August 3, 2017, 10:12 pm

    Subscribed to the newsletter

  • Brent S August 3, 2017, 10:17 pm

    1) I am new to Gadgeteer, maybe a year or so…
    2) I like the reviews on the new gear – lots of stuff I hadn’t heard of before
    3) maybe the background colors?

  • Brent S August 3, 2017, 10:18 pm

    I subscribed using this ^^^ email

  • Brent S August 3, 2017, 10:18 pm
  • Johnal August 4, 2017, 1:34 am

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    I believe I’ve been visiting Gadgeteer since 2015 or so.

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    The writing style is a little less formal and has a personal touch to it. It’s like reading an article a friend wrote — kinda hard to explain.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    Design/Color I suppose — it’s not bad, i kinda like the clean look, but it also looks a little dated and not so techy.

  • Pierce Grant August 4, 2017, 6:12 am

    1. I have been reading the Gadgeteer since 2011.
    2. The knives, flashlights, wireless earbuds, and tool reviews. I, like most people, enjoy reviews of stuff I use the most.
    3. I would cut back on the reviews of overpriced bags, wallets, and organizational paraphernalia.

  • Terry P August 4, 2017, 6:50 am

    (1) More than 10 years, (2) Well-crafted reviews. I have bought several things based on the reviews, and have been pleased with my purchases, (3) Very minor quibble: With the layout of articles different than most websites, I often try to scroll up, rather than right-to-left.

  • Terry P August 4, 2017, 6:50 am

    Signed up for newsletter

  • Abel August 4, 2017, 10:14 am

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? This is my first time here.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? Well again my first time but love the gadgets.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? I would add more gadgets.

  • Chris August 4, 2017, 11:26 am

    1 – I’ve been visiting The Gadgeteer for roughly 3 years at this point.

    2 – I love the honest reviews. There’s no sugar coating.

    3 – The one thing I’d change is the horizontal pagination on the tablet view. I’d prefer a standard vertical scroll.

  • Chris August 4, 2017, 11:27 am

    I’m already a newsletter subscriber! It’s a great way to remember to check into the site if I’ve been busy all week!

  • Chris August 4, 2017, 11:28 am
  • Erich Jackson August 4, 2017, 11:49 am

    1.How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    Since the days of Palm OS in 2000 – used to read it on AvantGo.
    2.What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    Great selection of recent gadgets. Hardly miss it.
    3.If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    Love the site, so the best thing I think that would change is that this page shows me as a sweepstakes winner!

  • Mark August 4, 2017, 12:08 pm

    1. I’ve been visiting The Gadgeteer for over 10 years.
    2. The best part of the site (and the main reason I visit) is the exposure to new products.
    3. I have no suggested improvements for the site – it’s been great!

  • Chad August 4, 2017, 1:01 pm

    1. Probably about 2 years off and on.

    2. The interesting tech that is talked about and reviewed.

    3. More giveaways!

  • Brett August 4, 2017, 2:20 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? Not sure exactly, but for over a year at least.

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? I really resonate with the reviews and how they are written. I don’t need predictions, scoop stories, rendered images of what something “might look like”, or comparisons to the “best”, I just need to know how a real person feels about it, how they use it, and what they think. I find the reviews I have read to be very helpful.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Not much really, Unless you want to expand your tester/writer pool 🙂

  • Brett August 4, 2017, 2:23 pm

    Subscribed to newsletter!

  • Brett August 4, 2017, 2:23 pm
  • Brett August 4, 2017, 2:24 pm

    no facebook account though 🙁

    I’m such a Luddite!

  • Craig James Huang August 4, 2017, 6:32 pm

    I am already a newsletter subscriber. Chance #2!!!

  • Craig James Huang August 4, 2017, 6:39 pm
  • Ginny B. August 4, 2017, 6:42 pm

    1. I came across The Gadgeteer while looking for info about a Palm Pilot, and have been enjoying it ever since. So that must be…. the early oughts! ’02? ’03? Wow! Time Flies!
    2. It’s a treat to see well-done reviews on so many gadgets I didn’t have a clue were out there.
    3. This is a great website to read; I’ve got no change recommendations to make – congratulations on turning 20!

  • Ginny B. August 4, 2017, 6:47 pm

    I *think* I’ve just signed on for the newsletter. A 2nd chance to win – thanks!

  • Craig James Huang August 4, 2017, 6:49 pm
  • Craig Salvador August 4, 2017, 9:08 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? 19.5 year
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? Accurate reviews.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? More corgi.

  • CM August 4, 2017, 10:49 pm

    I’ve been visiting The Gadgeteer for a couple of years. I enjoy reading about gear that often isn’t featured on other Tech websites I go to. I can’t really think of any changes I’d like to see other than even more stuff then gets reported on now.

  • John August 4, 2017, 11:14 pm

    I’ve been visiting you guys since not long after you started, I think around 2000. The Gadgeteer always had reviews on the latest PDAs.
    My favorite thing about the site is the staff of course. I love the honest, simple reviews and I think your reviews have always reflected a more “real world” viewpoint vs other sites that focus on specs and numbers.
    Occasionally some of the reviews are a little short, so that’s really the only thing I think could be improved

  • AO August 4, 2017, 11:30 pm

    1. I’ve been visiting for the past five years.
    2. My favorite thing is the humor in each review!
    3. I would like the site layout to feel a bit more contemporary, but this is only minor.

  • AO August 4, 2017, 11:34 pm

    I’ve subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Kelvin Sim August 5, 2017, 3:02 am

    I knew the name Gadgeteer with the ‘teer’ hinted the roots of the Privateer game era…but 20 years?! Congratulations!

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? ~ 10 years!
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? – The name!
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Expansion to show the likes of CNET & Co who’s the original one! Kidding haha. Nothing really!

  • Ronnie H August 5, 2017, 8:42 am

    1- I found and still are enjoying your site for about 6-7 years now
    2- My favorite thing about The Gadgeteer is my favorite things to read about are electronics and gadgets.
    3- Nothing comes to mind about change, I enjoy visiting because your site is well done
    P.S. Sorry I missed the first 13 years

  • Ronnie H August 5, 2017, 8:45 am

    I’m already subscribed to your newsletter, Congratulations and Thank You.

  • Andrew Cheng August 5, 2017, 10:00 am

    Gosh, I can’t remember how long I’ve been visiting The Gadgeteer. Probably at least 15 years. Favorite things about Gadgeteer? Covers everything I need and then some. I remember when it was just you and a one other lady. What would I change? Nothing I can think of. Keep up the great work!

  • Steven Bangs August 5, 2017, 10:06 am

    I have been visiting The Gadgeteer for about 6 months. Started when I began looking for credible reviews for various gadgets and regularly found The Gadgeteer to have informed and in depth reviews that I appreciated. That is also my favorite thing about this site. If I were to change anything, it would only be the layout. I love the information, but the layout is is very stagnant.

  • rambam August 5, 2017, 2:09 pm

    Visiting on and off for about a year. Enjoy the reviews on minimalist items. I think you need a fancier logo!

  • veronica smith August 5, 2017, 5:14 pm

    I have been checking this page out for at least 12 years I like the reviews and honest funny assessments of things,it’s become my go to !!

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    Subscribed!

  • veronica smith August 5, 2017, 5:18 pm

    Veronica Hutchinson shared a Page.
    Just now https://www.facebook.com/gadgeteer/

  • alex August 5, 2017, 8:57 pm

    1. At least 10 years. Back when Palms roamed the earth.
    2. Reviews of variety of products. Nice pictures.
    3. Have theme of the month and have guest expert review a product that month.

  • Elsa August 6, 2017, 12:26 pm

    1. Many years. Judie was still 1/2 of the site, Palm PDAs were current.
    2. The reviews, and Julie’s favorite gear, especially what works well and why, especially when traveling.
    3. Hm. Tough question. The site as is works fine.

  • tchudson August 6, 2017, 12:32 pm

    I dunno how long I’ve been coming here – five or six years at least. Love the reviews. How to improve things? Keep ’em coming!

    Chris

  • Radicus August 6, 2017, 1:17 pm

    1.) I’ve visited off and on for more than 5 years.
    2.) I like that you include non-electronic gadgets as well as the bluetoothed, USB’d, computerized stuff.
    3.) Is just fine .

  • Radicus August 6, 2017, 1:23 pm

    And I just subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Steven Peet August 6, 2017, 1:45 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    3 years or so

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    is updated regularly and covers stuff I am interested in generally

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    perhaps more video reviews or long term ownership reviews

  • Michael August 6, 2017, 5:21 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? 3-4 years
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? The honest reviews
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Would like to see a “best gadget” ranking.

  • Michael August 6, 2017, 5:30 pm

    Already Subscribed to email.

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  • Ira August 6, 2017, 6:15 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? About 17, 18 years; back in my Palm/Handspring days.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? The comprehensive reviews and interesting perspectives.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? I like the site as it is.

  • Mina August 6, 2017, 8:49 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? Since 2000.

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? I love the variety of reviews and the big detailed photos.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    More car accessory reviews. They’d be great for all the folks with long commutes.

  • Jim Yee August 6, 2017, 10:27 pm

    Just started and very informative site with all the latest and best reviews.

  • Jim Yee August 6, 2017, 10:30 pm

    I subsribed to newsletter

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  • Andrew Frazita August 6, 2017, 11:06 pm

    1.How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    For about 2 years and I love the site!
    2.What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    I love the variety of gadgets that you test. It is nice to see so many different types because you are bound to be interested in many of them.
    3.If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    The site is great as it is! I would not change anything!

    I already subscribe to the newsletter.

  • poqeteer August 6, 2017, 11:23 pm

    Wow how long… A long time. 10 years?
    I’ve liked the reviews. I think they are honest.
    I think more smart watch reviews would be good.
    I’m also a subscriber to the news letter.
    https://twitter.com/poqeteer/status/894398303852404736
    Don’t do facebook…

  • Vince August 7, 2017, 5:17 am

    Hello,

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? I just recently discovered you site while browsing for some reviews of a gadget. Glad I found your site.

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? I love the way you do the reviews of different gadgets with nice pictures and detailed descriptions.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? None, I like the simplicity of the look of the site, nothing to many fancy things which can distract readers. Straight to the point of getting readers to the articles. More blessings and more power to your site.

  • Swisspotluck August 7, 2017, 5:28 am

    1. Probably since around 2008 or 2009. Not sure. Time is a blur.
    2. I like when toys and unusual or unique items are reviewed (not phones, bags, or cases)
    3. I would not permit any of the reviewers to use the tired phrase of “if you’re like me…..” in their reviews. If you’re like me you find it annoying and unimaginative in general.

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  • Jason Kornblatt August 7, 2017, 7:47 am

    1) I’ve probably been visiting The Gadgeteer since 2012?
    2) My favorite thing about The Gadgeteer is Julie’s Favorite Gear? It’s helped me discover a few precious items, notably Uniball Jetstream, my go-to pen.
    3) If I could change one thing about the site, I would have contests like this monthly. Everyone deserves a real chance to win. (Well, maybe not “deserves”…)

  • tonyw August 7, 2017, 8:59 am

    1. It has been years, at least 7, probably much more
    2. The product reviews
    3. If you could move the inline ads off to the right instead of inbetween the articles when you’re scrolling, but that is really a small annoyance.

  • tonyw August 7, 2017, 8:59 am

    I already subscribe!

  • Matthew Penning August 7, 2017, 12:25 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? The oldest email I could find was from 2005. I’m sure I’ve been visiting for far longer than that. So, at least 12 years.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? Fresh, real-world-use, in-depth reviews of items that have always piqued my interest.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? I miss some of the “lets look ahead at what’s coming” articles, as when you went to industry conventions and expositions.

  • Matthew Penning August 7, 2017, 12:32 pm

    Subscribed. Can’t believe I hadn’t already. I think it’s the years of notices from Google Plus.

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  • Ken August 7, 2017, 2:27 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? I checked my emails, I have emails from 2007, but I’m sure I’ve been reading longer than that.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? Reviews and Technical sharing, so I can figure stuff out, or determine exactly what some device is capable of.
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? Maybe some hints for using older devices (I’m more into things that are a little older and more economical, rather than the newest phone).

  • Jesse R. August 7, 2017, 4:17 pm

    1. A little over a year now..started sometime in early 2016
    2. I really like that you all keep your reviews relatively short, sweet, and informative. Pictures/videos are always helpful, you include a price, and a link so that we can quickly go and check out the item in more depth.
    3. More giveaways! Ok, but on a more serious note, I really like it when you all review high-quality gadgets and gear, however, I feel like sometimes the site gets watered-down with cheap items that haven’t proven reliable. If the ratio were higher (leaning heavier on high-quality) it would definitely get me to come back more often.

  • Jesse R. August 7, 2017, 4:21 pm
  • Rust August 7, 2017, 6:03 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer? About 5 years.

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer? Tech reviews/news and all the latest and greatest in everyday carry items.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be? I think it’s satisfying as-is.

  • Rust August 7, 2017, 6:03 pm

    I subscribed to your email newsletter.

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  • Jordan Taylor August 7, 2017, 6:35 pm

    1.I’ve occasionally been visiting here for a few years, and finding great content not often covered by other tech sites.
    2. I love the way your website is set-up.
    3. This is a tough question, probably a new name and logo, something shorter, more modern sounding while being very original.

  • Jordan Taylor August 7, 2017, 6:42 pm

    I just subscribed now. (entry #2)

  • Bill McGovern August 7, 2017, 7:53 pm

    I’ve been visiting intermittently for about 5 years.
    I most appreciate the frank reviews. I particularly enjoy the audio coverage.
    I can’t come up with suggestions for major changes to improve, other than a selfish request for more headphone/IEM coverage.

  • Bill McGovern August 7, 2017, 7:57 pm

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

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  • Patrick August 7, 2017, 9:26 pm

    I’ve been reading you guys for 10+ years, way back when it was Julie and Judy

    I like the fact that there are articles everyday, from different reviewers

    If I could change one thing I would say a better search function. for example, a while back I was looking for a IP camera so I searched for that. i wish the results were grouped together more efficiently (vs just show by key words)

  • Patrick August 7, 2017, 9:26 pm

    Okay I just subscribed to your newsletter!

  • Richard Newton August 7, 2017, 10:27 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    about 5 years

    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    some of the products are useful to me, but even when they aren’t, this site makes them fun to read about.

    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    A commitment not to change; it’s quaintness is appealing and really differentiates it.

  • Jayson August 7, 2017, 11:55 pm

    How long have you been visiting The Gadgeteer?
    A friend of mine gave me her Palm IIIxe when she upgraded to the Palm V during the summer of 1999, I was in college and I remember going to my school’s computer lab to read your site’s review’s of all the Palm and Sony CLIE PDAs. I LOVED the Sony CLIE’s and your honest reviews of them! I purchased a T615 and T665 and always wanted a UX50! I still have a working Palm TX (purchased after your review) that I pull out time to time.
    What’s your favorite thing about The Gadgeteer?
    Your honest reviews and the fact that you don’t always review “gadgets”. I purchased a Saddleback Leather Front pocket briefcase from your review!
    If you could change one thing about the site, what would it be?
    I would love to see a companion app to go along with the site.
    Thanks!

  • Jayson August 7, 2017, 11:59 pm

    subscribed to newsletter!

  • Julie Strietelmeier August 8, 2017, 1:54 pm

    Update 08/08/17:

    The winners are John Kes, Jordan Taylor, and Ray.

    Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and to the sponsors who provided the prizes!

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