Fall 2017 gadget giveaway

To celebrate fall, we are giving away two prize packs consisting of eight awesome products from Skylink, Circle, Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc, Spider Holster, and Blast Motion. To enter, just answer three questions in a comment section 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 of 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!

1st Place Prize Pack – 1 of each of the following 7 products:

Skylink: SkylinkNet Alarm System Kit

Connected home security kit integrates directly with Alexa Voice Services and nearly all major smart home devices on IFTTT (If This Then That)

  • Utilizes Alexa Voice Service technology for maximum integration into the connected home
  • IFTTT function allows users to connect their kit to other industry leading connected home accessories including Amazon Echo, Nest® Cam™, WeMo®, and Phillips Hue
  • Homeowners can run recipes for functions unrelated to smart devices, such as receiving immediate email notifications for any occurrences in the home
  • Equipped with back up battery in case of power failure
  • App allows up to 6 users to monitor one or various locations at the same time
  • Works with up to 100 wireless sensors and controllers and 10 wireless cameras
  • No monthly fees or long-term contracts
  • Kit includes an Internet Hub, 2x motion sensor, 2x keychain remote, 2x door or window sensors, and 2x plug-in dimmers
  • Wireless Indoor Camera features 2-way talk with night vision and an audio output jack
  • Controlled by an Internet Hub that connects through a wireless router to coordinate sensor and receiver activity
  • iOS & Android smartphone app sends push notifications when sensors are triggered or if the alarm is armed or disarmed

Price: $212.99
Website: www.skylinkhome.com  

Skylink: Screw-In Dimmer

Connected screw-in dimmer integrates traditional light bulbs into the smart home, easily controlled by a smartphone app 

  • Utilizes Alexa Voice Service technology for maximum integration into the connected home
  • IFTTT function allows users to connect their kit to other industry leading connected home accessories including Amazon Echo, Nest® Cam™, WeMo®, and Phillips Hue
  • Allows users to adjust lights remotely, dimming, brightening, and switching on and off with an iOS or Android device
  • Features a quick and easy set-up, using the light bulbs already in the home for more efficiency
  • Controlled by an Internet Hub ($99) that connects through a wireless router to coordinate sensor and receiver activity
  • Compatible with incandescent, LED bulbs, and CFL
  • Compatible with SkylinkNet’s suite of connected home kits and accessories

Price: $22.08
Website: www.skylinkhome.com

Skylink: ATOMSTM Garage Door Opener

Connected garage door opener integrates directly with Alexa Voice Services

  • Utilizes Alexa Voice Service technology for maximum integration into the connected home
  • IFTTT function allows users to connect the garage door opener to other industry leading connected home accessories including Amazon Echo, Nest® Cam™, WeMo®, and Phillips Hue
  • Homeowners can run recipes for functions unrelated to smart devices, such as receiving immediate email notifications for any occurrences in the home
  • Features a built-in LED light for long lasting illumination without the need to replace the light bulb
  • Equipped with a back-up battery in case of a power outage
  • Includes a passcode protected, 3-button remote, enhancing security and peace of mind
  • LCD Wall Console eliminates the need for cumbersome wiring or standing on a ladder for an extended time
  • Numeric display guides users through programming steps, ensuring easy installation
  • Wireless design of the garage door opener and safety infrared sensors simplifies installation process
  • Offers quiet operation, ideal for homes with living space above the garage
  • Available in durable chain drive or steel-reinforced belt drive
  • SkylinkNet app is available for iOS and Android devices

Price: $199
Website: www.skylinkhome.com

Skylink: Plug-In Receiver 

Connected plug allows users to control small home appliances through a smartphone app

  • Utilizes Alexa Voice Service technology for maximum integration into the connected home
  • IFTTT function allows users to connect their kit to other industry leading connected home accessories including Amazon Echo, Nest® Cam™, WeMo®, and Phillips Hue
  • Turns electronic devices, such as fans and coffee makers, on and off through an iOS or Android
  • Elegant space saving, one-outlet design offers unrestrictive access to secondary power outlet for practicality
  • Controlled by an Internet Hub ($99) that connects through a wireless router to coordinate sensor and receiver activity
  • Compatible with SkylinkNet’s suite of connected home kits and accessories

Price: $22.99
Website: www.skylinkhome.com

Spider Holster: SpiderLight 

Innovative camera holster system designed for mirrorless and lightweight pro cameras

  • SpiderLight Camera Holster ($95)
  • Durable, lightweight and versatile holster designed for convenient shooting with mirrorless cameras and small DSLRs
  • Simply slip it on any belt and attach the Spider Plate to camera for easy, convenient shooting
  • Adjustable for multiple styles of camera bodies and grip configurations
  • Compatible with any tripod plate
  • Features all-metal construction and ergonomic design, ensuring durability in active shooting environments

Price: $95
Website: spiderholster.com

Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc.: ‘LectroFan Micro

2-in-one pocket-sized white noise/fan sound machine with powerful wireless Bluetooth® speaker

  • 10 unique digital sounds (5 fan sounds, 4 white noises and 1 ocean sound) to accommodate any environment
  • Louder than any competing machine of the same size and price for the ultimate sound barrier
  • Wireless Bluetooth® speaker system for connecting smartphones for audio playback
  • Small, sleek and stylish functional design
  • USB rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours in sleep-sound mode or up to six hours in Bluetooth® mode
  • Compact swivel design allows for multi-directional audio

Price: $34.95
Website: soundofsleep.com

Circle: Circle with Disney

World’s first custom monitoring system to protect your family on the Internet

  • Device pairs wirelessly with home network and instantly detects devices paired with local Wi-Fi network including: smart phones, gaming systems, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, etc.
  • The companion Circle with Disney app (currently available for iOS 8 or later and Android), gives parents full control over which content is viewed and the time spent on each device
  • Through the dashboard, parents can create unique profiles for each family member with specific parental control settings such as:
  • Time Limits – Allows for complete control of screen time usage between a variety of apps, platforms and web-based programs
  • Bedtime™ – Automatically disconnects and reconnects devices from Wi-Fi at scheduled times
  • Filter – Set individual age and interest filters for each family member
  • Pause – Ability to turn off and turn on network Wi-Fi at any time
  • Circle Go extends all of the features and functionality of Circle in the home to any network (wireless or cellular) to outside the home
  • Extends all of the features and functionality of Circle in the home to any network (wireless or cellular) to outside the home
  • Intuitive insights allow parents to track and compare online usage from week to week, month to month, per site, by interest or category
  • Security at its core, Circle uses end-to-end encryption and ARP spoofing to keep data secure
  • ARP spoofing automatically monitors all traffic on the home network, and based on the pre-set parental controls, will allow or deny access to the users’ device
  • Circle with Disney app also recognizes guest devices and can apply a family’s home setting to visitors’ device and block ads from any device on the network
  • Fully compliant with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) standards
  • Simplistic design means Circle seamlessly blends into any home aesthetic
  • No software per device to install
  • Ethernet cord available for those with bandwidth concerns

Price: $99; Circle Go: $9.95/month (not required to use the product)
Website: www.meetcircle.com

2nd Place Prize is the winner’s choice of one of the following Blast Motion products:

Blast Motion: Blast Golf 360

The world’s most accurate and consistent real-time motion capture technology for Driving and Putting

  • Removable motion sensor analyzes and records putts and full swings for 8 hours, allowing users to quantify progress and share highlights via social networks
  • Adaptive slow mo gives greater insights into your swing without any video editing (:15 video example)
  • Paired iOS app performs Smart Video Capture automatically detecting, capturing and personalizing your video highlights with overlaid metrics, creating ready-made sharable videos
  • First solution to integrate both putting and driving data into a quarter-sized devices
  • Intelligently detects golf metrics like swing speed (drivers), loft and lie (putters) and it helps golfers identify trends through stats and graphs
  • Sensor has ability to store strokes when it is out of range from the app
  • Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour
  • Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth® low energy technology) connects the sensor mounted on the driver or putter shaft to your iOS device
  • Charges in 1.5 hours with included wireless charging base
  • Blast Golf app is designed for iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 5, iPad 3 / iPad Mini 2 and iPod Touch 5th generation or newer as well as Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, LG G3, Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen.)

Price:  $149.95
Website: www.blastmotion.com

Blast Motion: Blast Baseball 360

The world’s most accurate and consistent motion-capture technology for batting 

  • Removable motion sensor analyzes and records swing data for 8 hours, allowing users to quantify progress and share highlights via social networks
  • Adaptive slow mo gives greater insights into your swing without any video editing (:15 video example)
  • Paired app performs Smart Video Capture automatically detecting, capturing and personalizing your video highlights with overlaid metrics, creating ready-made sharable videos
  • Intelligently detects metrics like swing speed, power, timing and direction and helps players identify trends through stats and graphs
  • Sensor has ability to store swings when it is out of range from the app
  • Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour
  • Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth® low energy technology) connects the sensor mounted on the bat to your iOS or Android device
  • Charges in 1.5 hours with included wireless charging base
  • App is designed for iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 5, iPad 3 / iPad Mini 2 and iPod Touch 5th generation or newer as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, LG G3 and Motorola Moto X

Price:  $149.95
Website: www.blastmotion.com

Blast Motion: Blast Softball

Sensor to advance player development by capturing batting metrics

  • Removable motion sensor analyzes and records swing data for 8 hours, allowing users to quantify progress and share highlights via social networks
  • Intelligently detects metrics like swing speed, power, timing and direction and helps players identify trends through stats and graphs
  • Paired app performs Smart Video Capture automatically detecting, capturing and personalizing your video highlights with overlaid metrics, creating ready-made sharable videos
  •  Sensor has the ability to store swings when it is out of range from the app
  • Proprietary sensing technology maintains accuracy within less than one mile per hour
  • Bluetooth® Smart connects the sensor mounted on the bat to your iOS or Android device
  • Charges in 1.5 hours with included wireless charging base
  • App is designed for iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 5, iPad 3 / iPad Mini 2 and iPod Touch 5th generation or newer as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, LG G3 and Motorola Moto X

Price:  $149.95
Website: www.blastmotion.com

 

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

Between now and 10/23/2017 midnight EST leave a comment on this page answering the questions below.

  1. What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop?
  2. Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? (FYI: I recently changed the theme)
  3. What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer?

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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 10/24/2017, I’ll pick two 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 10/25/17

The winners are
1st place prize goes to comment #85 Jamie.
and the  2nd place prize goes to comment #3 Edward Hubert.

Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you to all the sponsors.

Update 10/28/17

No response from the 2nd place winner. New 2nd place winner is comment #33 from Ross.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

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107 comments… add one
  • Edward Hubert October 19, 2017, 2:06 pm

    1. My work laptop
    2. I would like to see a dark theme, but meh, I only like dark themes 🙂
    3. open device testing; the ability to test devices at random and leave a responses to what we think of said device.

  • Edward Hubert October 19, 2017, 2:09 pm

    I subscribed

  • Edward Hubert October 19, 2017, 2:12 pm
  • Peter October 19, 2017, 2:13 pm

    I typically read through RSS on my laptop, though sometimes read the RSS on my phone/tablet.

    I haven’t played with the mobile themes much (see “read on desktop or through RSS” above 🙂 ) As such, I don’t have an opinion.

    I can’t really think of anything missing. I enjoy the content as it is now.

  • Arthur October 19, 2017, 3:01 pm

    1) Read via RSS on either desktop/laptop or mobile device.
    2) Mobile theme looks good when I read the full article to get all of the pictures.
    3) Nothing missing. That’s why I keep coming back. 🙂

  • Arthur October 19, 2017, 3:02 pm

    Already a newsletter subscriber.

  • Arthur October 19, 2017, 3:03 pm
  • Arthur October 19, 2017, 3:06 pm
  • Bill October 19, 2017, 3:08 pm

    Android phone via Facebook app and the Gadgeteer app.

    That dark theme idea from Edward H sounds interesting.

    More live broadcasts

    Tweeted via @MysticAlpaca

  • Nicholas Ashton October 19, 2017, 3:34 pm

    Use my Laptop
    Mobile is great
    Do not change anything!

  • Mark Ryan October 19, 2017, 4:15 pm

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop?
    I tend to read The Gadgeteer on my desktop computer. I can enlarge the photos much more easily.

    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? (FYI: I recently changed the theme)
    So much easier to navigate. I read the site more often now using my phone than my desktop.

    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer?
    Do you have bandwidth to do video reviews? I’d like to see comparisons between backpacks in addition to individual reviews. Door locks and other security devices are another area where comparing vendors with video would be helpful.

    I rely on the newsletter for those days when I am swamped at work. Been a must-read from the beginning.

  • Mark Ryan October 19, 2017, 4:17 pm
  • Eytan October 19, 2017, 5:10 pm

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop?
    Phone – iPhone SE, usually on Feedly

    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? (FYI: I recently changed the theme)
    I do!

    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer?
    More intuitive nav categories (bags, bluetooth, devices, etc.) are not helpful to explore efficiently.
    (FYI have also subscribed)

  • Liz October 19, 2017, 5:48 pm

    I read on my laptop.
    Have not tried the mobile theme, so can’t say.
    Can’t think of anything missing from your website.

  • Liz October 19, 2017, 5:49 pm

    I couldn’t get timestamp, not sure how but did add you on facebook and shared.
    https://www.facebook.com/gadgeteer/

  • Liz October 19, 2017, 5:51 pm
  • Judy Hauser October 19, 2017, 8:45 pm

    1. MacBook Air
    2. I very much like the mobile theme.
    3. I can’t think of anything missing gadget-wise.

  • Carroll Gotcher October 19, 2017, 9:51 pm

    1. I use the desktop (actually a Macbook in a dock) to read the Gadgeteer.
    2. I like the mobile theme…but cellular service in my area is so spotty…and I only really have time while sitting at my desk…I do not use this option.
    3. If something were clearly missing from your page/service – I do not think I would visit daily. I do visit daily…so I am happy!

  • Carroll Gotcher October 19, 2017, 9:54 pm

    I have also subscribed to the newsletter!

  • MICHAEL MARTEL October 19, 2017, 11:51 pm

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Desktop
    Do you like our mobile theme? yes
    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer? A place we can rate products. Like a top, user rated, product list.

  • MICHAEL MARTEL October 19, 2017, 11:52 pm

    Aready a newsletter subscriber

  • MICHAEL MARTEL October 19, 2017, 11:52 pm
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  • VJ October 20, 2017, 1:16 am

    1. I use my laptop mostly.
    2. I do like the mobile theme.
    3. I honestly don’t think anything is missing. If I had to be REALLY picky I might say there could be more follow up articles on the ‘long term’ reliability as a result of usage of devices. That’s just being really picky though.

  • Art Chan October 20, 2017, 8:37 am

    1. I mainly use my desktop, occasionally mobile phone.
    2. I do like the mobile layout…nice and simple design
    3. Nothing comes to mind re: what is missing

  • Art Chan October 20, 2017, 8:38 am

    Just subscribed to the newsletter!

  • Art Chan October 20, 2017, 8:40 am
  • Adam Rebacz October 20, 2017, 8:46 am

    Laptop
    Yes
    Nothing

  • Lynn Lopez October 20, 2017, 8:48 am

    1. I always read through the desktop. So much more space to see everything.
    2. I have not checked out the mobile stuff because of number 1.
    3. Sometimes the ads are annoying and make the pages slow to load.

  • Lynn Lopez October 20, 2017, 8:49 am

    I already subscribe to the newsletter.

  • Lynn Lopez October 20, 2017, 8:53 am
  • Mike M. October 20, 2017, 8:58 am

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Desktop
    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? I’ve never seen it – no opinion.
    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer? Political news – and I’m glad its not here 🙂

  • Ross October 20, 2017, 8:58 am

    1) I typically read on my desktop/laptop.
    2) I like the mobile theme but the ads/promotions that are mixed in and pop-over are a bit much.
    3) I can’t think of anything really missing. Love the product reviews and insight into some of the more “out-there” products that I have never heard of.

  • Ross October 20, 2017, 8:59 am

    I’m already a newsletter subscriber!

  • Ross October 20, 2017, 8:59 am

    Here’s my tweet for the promotion: https://twitter.com/rossruns/status/921360221976621056

  • Ross October 20, 2017, 9:03 am

    Here’s my facebook link for the promotion:
    https://www.facebook.com/rossruns/posts/10155781724538119

  • Steve October 20, 2017, 9:21 am

    1) Desktop
    2) I have not used the mobile theme, so I can’t comment
    3) Can’t think of anything. Love the site.

  • Matt October 20, 2017, 9:54 am

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop? Desktop – I subscribe to the RSS feed and read 100% on the desktop.
    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? (FYI: I recently changed the theme) – I never visit on mobile!
    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer? Can’t think of anything – good content that I enjoy following.

  • Ray Raddatz October 20, 2017, 10:40 am

    1. I read most of the articles on my Macbook Pro

    2. The mobile theme is fine. I don’t read much on mobile so I don’t really have strong feelings about it.

    3. More articles about old tech being repurposed.

  • Terry October 20, 2017, 11:30 am

    1) Tablet (iPad)
    2) Love the new mobile layout. Simple and straightforward. The previous version occasionally frustrated me trying to navigate from page to page.
    3) Could include an occasional video of how the tech is being used.

  • Terry October 20, 2017, 11:32 am

    already a subscriber

  • Terry October 20, 2017, 11:35 am
  • Joni Bender October 20, 2017, 11:37 am

    1. On my laptop – easier to read – getting old 🙂
    2. Like the mobile layout
    3. As a Grandmother – more reviews of kids items would be great.

  • Joni Bender October 20, 2017, 11:38 am

    Already subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Kenneth Koenig October 20, 2017, 11:48 am

    1.Desktop
    2. Do not use
    3. Technical Testing of parameters that are often falsely inflated ie lumens, wattage
    tweeted kk@dogedenkk
    I already subscribe to the newsletter.

  • Kelly D October 20, 2017, 11:54 am

    I read it on my laptop.
    Yes, I like the mobile theme.
    The Gadgeteer has extensive information and I could not think of anything that is missing.

  • Kelly D October 20, 2017, 11:55 am

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

  • Kelly D October 20, 2017, 11:56 am
  • H. Zamora October 20, 2017, 12:17 pm

    1. Desktop.
    2. I have not seen the mobile theme. I check the website almost daily.
    3. Nothing. It is awesome the way it ils.

  • Nicole Zerbini October 20, 2017, 12:25 pm

    *I’m always reading on my desktop.
    *I think your mobile theme is very easy to read and navigate.
    *How about uploading a poll for readers to submit their own reviews of the products?

  • Nicole Zerbini October 20, 2017, 12:27 pm

    I am a new subscriber. Thanks!

  • Nicole Zerbini October 20, 2017, 12:28 pm
  • Chris October 20, 2017, 12:29 pm

    1. I usually use my desktop for reading The Gadgeteer
    2. I don’t know what the “mobile theme” is. I never read on a mobile phone. I’ve used my iPad, and I did not like the iPad view, so I always click “Classic Version”. I find the iPad view difficult to navigate.
    3. I can’t think of anything that is missing, but it could be fun to do a “This Day in The Gadgeteer History” type of thing occasionally. It would be fun to go back and read a review from several years ago, maybe of a PDA or something. I know I can do that on my own.

  • Todd October 20, 2017, 12:44 pm

    1. iPhone

    2. Mobile theme seems fine to me.

    3. Have more smart home items.

  • Tony McLaughlin October 20, 2017, 12:48 pm

    1. My desktop
    2. Yes, the theme is ok.
    3. Nothing I can think of.

  • Tony McLaughlin October 20, 2017, 12:49 pm

    I subscribed.

  • Jim Hawley October 20, 2017, 12:53 pm

    1. Generally read on my laptop.
    2. Seems ok – just took a look. Old version was horrible which was why I quit reading gadgeteer on my mobile devices.
    3. Put price up front in articles. I would like to just skip articles for items that end up not being worth their’ price to me.

  • Steven Peet October 20, 2017, 1:09 pm

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop?
    Depends: usually old school PC when kicking back after work

    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? (FYI: I recently changed the theme)
    Sure its fine

    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer?
    More review vidoes and long term use reports (when the hype&novelty have died down) which is the best time to give an honest opinion

    cheers & keep it up!

  • Julie Rogel October 20, 2017, 1:23 pm

    1. Desktop
    2. I like the mobile theme but prefer the full Desktop for surfing other links within the reviews/articles.
    3. Long term use reports, especially after 6 months to a year of consistent use. Any additional discoveries about the items used. How someone’s gadget bag changes throughout the year depending on what new product they come to use more (or less).

  • Arthur Padilla October 20, 2017, 2:02 pm

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop? Desktop
    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? Don’t use it much, but nice when on mobile.
    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer? More comparative reviews.

    Am a subscriber

  • Chris Arnold October 20, 2017, 2:29 pm

    1. Default Device is Phone
    2. I like the theme. No issues with it at all.
    3. Less saddleback leather reviews. Honestly, I have no complaints about content. I appreciate the reviews and the honesty on the products. One direction would be to possible partner up with one of the indigogo or another of these type of crowd-sourcing groups to have exclusive review rights. Could draw more views.

  • Chris Arnold October 20, 2017, 2:30 pm

    Subscribed

  • Deby October 20, 2017, 3:09 pm

    I prefer to read on my laptop because I’ve had scroll issues on my iPhone. I answered both questions with one sentence. :^)

  • Benjamin Golub October 20, 2017, 3:47 pm

    I wudn’t change much about the products, but if warranted u mite what to have someone demonstrate how the product works.

  • John October 20, 2017, 5:29 pm

    I almost always check in on my laptop.

    I have viewed through my mobile browser, and thought it was fine.

    I’d like to see a place on the site where we could add our reviews/experiences with the products we’ve found here and then purchased. An opportunity to provide a deeper and diverse feedback database for others to read through if they are on the fence, and one that isn’t paid for, so is honest.

    Thanks!

  • John October 20, 2017, 5:29 pm

    I’m already a newsletter subscriber 🙂

  • doseas October 20, 2017, 7:00 pm

    1. Desktop
    2. Haven’t tried the mobile theme — I spend most online time on the desktop
    3. More free stuff!

  • Juan October 20, 2017, 11:13 pm

    1-Read The Gadgeteer on my Laptop (MBP), occasionally on mobile phone (iP6s)
    2-Mobile Theme is clean, like the layout of the pictures.
    3-Visit the site on near daily basis since 1997 and have enjoyed watching the site evolve. Keep up the good work.

  • Paul Quinn October 21, 2017, 1:17 am

    1) Desktop or laptop depending on which one I catch it on – I read the newsletter and link out to things I want to know more about

    2) I don’t read it on any of my mobile devices

    3) It might be helpful if you had a rating system for your reviews that sums up your opinion… like “8/10″… even a pros/cons summary if you want to really get into it. Still really enjoy them without though.

  • Paul Quinn October 21, 2017, 1:17 am

    Already a newsletter subscriber….

  • Dave October 21, 2017, 9:42 am

    1. Home Mac mostly
    2. Don’t really like all the “intrusiveness”… floating Social Media icons, and an add that follows my scrolling, floating in the middle of the page… accidentally hit it a couple of times and off to the adds site. HATE that.
    3. The biggest thing missing? Cooler color for the background. White is so, so, so…. 80’s!
    Been a subscriber for ever it seems!

  • John Morrison October 21, 2017, 5:13 pm

    1. Desktop
    2. Not important to me – rarely access on mobile
    3. Just keep your reviews honest and dependable and you’ll stay perfect:-)

  • Brandon Arriola October 22, 2017, 3:37 am

    1. My laptop, a Sager N9150
    2. Yep, it works and looks perfect
    3. Hard question, I don’t think anything is missing.

  • Brandon Arriola October 22, 2017, 3:40 am

    subscribed

  • Josh Weinstein October 22, 2017, 8:13 am

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop?
    — Desktop

    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? (FYI: I recently changed the theme)
    — I do like it. It is clean. I would add a fixed menu so you can access it while scrolling.

    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer?
    — Show the price of the item being reviewed at the top of the post as well instead of only at the bottom.

  • Bruce Brown October 22, 2017, 7:57 pm

    1 tablet using Dolphin browser
    2 very nice clean uncluttered easy-to-read and well branded
    3 my name on the recent winners list

  • Donald Schoengold October 22, 2017, 8:56 pm

    1, What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Phone, Tablet, Desktop? – I read Gadgeteer on my desktop
    Do you like our mobile theme? If not, why? (FYI: I recently changed the theme) – I only read Gadgeteer on my desktop
    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer? – not sure that anything is missing

  • William October 22, 2017, 9:03 pm

    Read on desktop PC
    Haven’t used the mobile app for a long time, so no comment
    Network products, Project Fi review and an update on Republic wireless

  • The Slapster October 22, 2017, 10:09 pm

    1. Desktop mostly.
    2. I prefer dark themes, when available but the current one is very nice & easy to read.
    3. More in-depth video reviews when it suits the product, maybe even live streams occasionally.

  • The Slapster October 22, 2017, 10:16 pm
  • Jamie October 23, 2017, 1:54 am

    1. laptop mostly.
    2. Yes I do like the mobile theme.
    3. Nothing really

  • Jamie October 23, 2017, 1:56 am

    Subscribed

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  • Luis Velez October 23, 2017, 8:05 am

    Desktop
    Yes
    Nothing

  • Luis Velez October 23, 2017, 8:16 am

    Subscribed to newsletter

  • Dieter Meyer October 23, 2017, 8:44 am

    1. My Laptop
    2. I didn’t know you had an app, so I downloaded it and I must say, I like it and will be using it as well.
    3. I think it is fine just the way it is.

  • Dieter Meyer October 23, 2017, 8:45 am

    I already subscribe to your newsletter.

  • Dieter Meyer October 23, 2017, 8:49 am
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  • Pat Robbins October 23, 2017, 9:13 am

    1. I typically read The Gadgeteer on my MacBook but will also keep up with articles on my iPhone while on the go.
    2. I’m a fan of the new theme.
    3. Gadgeteer merchandise!

  • Seth Forman October 23, 2017, 10:49 am

    1. MacBook Pro is my default device to read The Gadgeteer.
    I don’t like our mobile theme? If not, why? Hard to navigate if I’m looking on my iPhone.
    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer? More “what I’m carrying” from other contributors.

  • Michael October 23, 2017, 11:29 am

    Desktop.
    I didn’t know about the mobile app! ..I do now!
    Missing? Maybe more video reviews.

  • Michael October 23, 2017, 11:32 am
  • Michael October 23, 2017, 11:33 am

    Subscribed.

  • Cassie October 23, 2017, 11:49 am

    1. Phone
    2. I like it…. Easy on the eyes.
    3. I don’t think anything is missing. I love reading about the interesting gadgets you find.

  • Cassie October 23, 2017, 11:50 am

    Subscriber

  • Mary Lou October 23, 2017, 1:24 pm

    I read the Gadgeteer on my iPhone and also on my iMac when I want to check out a product more thoroughly.
    The mobile version looks great on my iPhone screen.
    I have subscribed to your Gadgeteer digests for several years and enjoy reading about gadgets and gizmos.
    I just checked your Facebook page too.

  • Erich Jackson October 23, 2017, 2:54 pm

    1. Desktop
    2. Didn’t know it was there – never look on my phone, need to do so more. But looks fine.
    3. Nothing missing – been reading since 1999 🙂

  • Chris Monyak October 23, 2017, 5:14 pm

    1. I usually read The Gadgeteer on my iPhone 6 using the Feedly app.
    2. I do like the current design theme.
    3. Nothing, I think you have a good overall selection of reviews and posts.

    Thanks…

  • Chris Monyak October 23, 2017, 5:15 pm

    I’m already a subscriber to the newsletter !

  • dw October 23, 2017, 7:12 pm

    What is your default device to read The Gadgeteer? Desktop
    Do you like our mobile theme? I don’t know, I haven’t seen it.
    What is the biggest thing missing from The Gadgeteer? Pizza

  • Vincent Carrière October 23, 2017, 9:52 pm

    1. Full size desktop, big images and the full experience
    2. I haven’t tried it yet.
    3. Nothing that comes to mind. If I visit its because its already great!

  • Fred October 24, 2017, 3:43 am

    1. Mostly on a computer screen, desktop or laptop
    2. No, I prefer the desktop theme, even on a tablet
    3. Nothing, I like the site the way it is

  • Julie Strietelmeier October 25, 2017, 6:24 pm

    Update 10/25/17
    The winners are 
    1st place prize goes to comment #85 Jamie.
    and the  2nd place prize goes to comment #3 Edward Hubert.

    Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you to all the sponsors.

    THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

  • Julie Strietelmeier October 28, 2017, 9:29 am

    Update 10/28/17

    No response from the 2nd place winner. New 2nd place winner is comment #33 from Ross.

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