Summer 2018 gadget giveaway!


To celebrate summer, we are giving away thirteen awesome prizes. One winner takes it all! Entering is easy! Just answer 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 earn up to three additional entries which will greatly increase your chances of winning. Please read the details on the prizes and the rules before you submit your entries for a chance to win our spring gadget giveaway prize pack!

Prizes:

One person will win a prize pack consisting of 1 of each of the 13 products shown below:

Wiplabs SLOPE large tablet stand

SLOPE is a Premium Micro-Suction tablet stand that is compatible with any tablets that have a flat back of four 8 to 10.5inches. 

Price: $49.99
Check out our review: Wiplabs Slope universal tablet stand review
Website: Amazon

Wicked Audio Bandido Bluetooth earbuds

A necklace style pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds that feature:

  • Tough, but comfortable metal housing
  • Improved sound. Enhanced Bass and High Fidelity due to metal housing
  • 5 Hour Battery Life
  • Rechargeable batteries with included charging cable
  • Neck Lock technology keeps your earbuds on your neck even when you’re not listening
  • Control your music without digging out your phone. Mic and track control right from the Bandido Wireless Earbud
  • Noise Isolating to help you focus on what’s important, your tunes

Price: $34.99
Website: Wicked Audio

WILLGOO Carrying Case for Apple IPad Pencil and accessories

Carrying Case for Apple IPad Pencil and accessories

  • Safely keep all in one storage for your apple pencil and accessories.
  • Built-in 1700mAh lithium battery charge your iPad pencil and mobile phone when they are out of power.
  • Magnetic cover protect your Apple pencil and its accessories when you throw the case into a backpack or purse.
  • Easy to put into your bag and carry outside.

Price: $25.99
Website: Pendorra  

Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub

The solution to your data transfer needs. This hub is compatible with your MacBook Pro 13” and 15” models, complementing your Apple accessories while completing your desk set-up.

  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 4K HDMI
  • Expansion ports

Price: $99.99
Website: Satechi

Star Wars USB Wall Charger – BB-8

The cutest plug-in charger a Star Wars fanatic could ask for, with up to two USB ports

  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
  • A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
  • Let the Beebs charge your electronics
  • Charges two devices at once
  • Plugs into any standard grounded U.S. outlet (Type B)
  • Input: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz 150mA / Output: D 4.75V to 5.25V, 500mA
  • USB Ports: 2.1A + 1.0A

Price: $24.99
Website: Thinkgeek

Marshall Major III Headphones

The individual listening device that delivers big-stage performance sound, reinforcing why this headphone is an icon in the making.

  • Custom-tuned 40 mm drivers
  • Empty 3.5 mm socket is perfect for sharing audio with someone else
  • 3D hinges for a more streamlined look
  • One button remote with microphone

Price: $79.00
Website: Marshall

Casemate Tough ID iPhone case

 

The solution to losing your cards by keeping everything you need in the palm of your hand.

  • Handcrafted genuine leather with red stitching detail
  • Two separate slots for your cards
  • Full shock absorbing layer

Price: $59.99
Website: Casemate

Awair Glow

Awair Glow tracks toxins and chemicals in your air and gives you personalized recommendations to help you stay safe and healthy

  • LED shows real-time air quality levels
  • Built-in night light

Price: $99.00
Website: Awair

Elgato: Thunderbolt 3 Dock

supports a dual 4K display, quick transfer speeds and fast notebook charging for your MacBook Pro and Windows notebook with only one cable

  • Built-in DisplayPort that can drive any display up to 4K resolution
  • Connect a second 4K display to the USB-C port
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports

Price: $299.95
Website: Elgato

Samson Z45 Professional Studio Headphones

Lightweight, low-profile design with genuine lambskin cushioning, which is collapsible for portability. This is pair can travel with you in your backpack with no hassle.

  • Ideal for professional recording and DJ reference
  • Tuned for a natural, warm mid-range
  • Lightweight, low-profile design with genuine lambskin cushioning
  • Collapsible, closed-back design with 90° rotating ear cups
  • Premium 40mm drivers with rare earth magnets
  • 15Hz–22kHz frequency response

Price: $99.99
Website: Samson

Phiaton BT 110 Earbuds

 

Compact earphones with wireless technology and IPX4 water-resistant design combine durability and outstanding sound. Perfect for the gym you’ll be using on campus.

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Multipoint connection
  • Inline remote control

Price: $119.00
Website: Phiaton

Polar M200 GPS Running Watch

The best workout is the one you do. The easy-to-use Polar M200 with wrist-based heart rate monitoring motivates and guides you every step of the way. This takes away the stress of keeping track of fitness, and helps you focus on school.

  • Advanced GPS
  • Activity tracking
  • Heart rate training
  • Smart notifications

Price: $149.95
Website: Polar

Kano Computer Kit


Computer-crafting kit that teaches coding to help you build your own computer. Computer science education at an early start for children who know what they’ll study early on.

    • Powered by Raspberry Pi 3 and Kano OS
    • Learn to code

Price: $149.99
Website: Kano

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

Between now and 07/01/2018 midnight EST leave a comment on this page answering the questions below.

  1. Are you a regular visitor or a brand new visitor to The Gadgeteer?
  2. What types of reviews do you enjoy reading the most?
  3. What types of news articles do you enjoy reading the most?

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 giving away a giant prize pack of 13 gadgets. Entering the contest is easy! https://the-gadgeteer.com/2018/06/27/summer-2018-gadget-giveaway

Get a 4th bonus entry by liking The Gadgeteer Facebook page and sharing a public link to The Gadgeteer from your Facebook account.

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 07/02/2018, I’ll pick one random winner using random.org. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to claim their prizes. If I do not receive an answer to my email in that time period, I’ll do other random.org drawings till the prize pack is 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

The winner is Chris Monyak. Congrats to Chris and thank you to all the sponsors who donated prizes and to everyone who entered and shared ideas that will help make this site even better!

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  3. Rory dela Paz

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  19. Contest entry:
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    I Tweeted your announcement: https://twitter.com/thinkalizer/status/1011992988048736257

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  22. Q: Are you a regular visitor or a brand new visitor to The Gadgeteer?
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    A: The in-depth reviews of new gadgets.

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    A: Julie’s Gadget Diary posts.

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  24. New newsletter subscriber. New stuff 3x a week — or is it a re-hash of the web site?!

    Oh, BTW, I want to know about the time machine you’re using on this contest, “At some point on 04/29/2018, I’ll pick one random winner using random.org” — how do you go backwards two months?

    1. Whoops! I usually just copy a past contest page and modify it for a new contest. I guess I missed that modification. It’s fixed now. 🙂

      The newsletter lists the posts from the previous days. It’s not brand new info. At least not yet. 🙂

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    Regular visitor
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    cooking gadgets
    3 What types of news articles do you enjoy reading the most?
    EDC

  27. 1) I am a regular visitor to The Gadgeteer.
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  34. 1. Yes, a regular visitor here.
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    3. Any of the news articles work for me.

  35. 1. I am a regular visitor.
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    3. I’m not a big fan of news articles. Least favorite is press release based articles. Speculation about announcements can be fun but I’d much rather have a review about equipment-in-hand.

  36. 1. Daily visitor
    2. Enjoy extended use reviews. Would like the reviewer to use the product at least a month to actually find long term pros and cons. Most readers like myself actually like reading about the cons because it’s really rare to know about them if you only used a product for a few days.
    3. Enjoy new tech items or new tech science.

  37. Are you a regular visitor or a brand new visitor to The Gadgeteer?
    1) brand new visitor
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    2) Headphones (audio), gadgets
    What types of news articles do you enjoy reading the most?
    3) New tech

  38. Are you a regular visitor or a brand new visitor to The Gadgeteer?
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    What types of reviews do you enjoy reading the most?
    I enjoy reading about new gadgets that could make life more pleasant or interesting.

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  39. Are you a regular visitor or a brand new visitor to The Gadgeteer?
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    – EDC items
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    1) I’m a regular reader. This blog is especially fun since I live in Indiana myself
    2) I tend to like the reviews on everyday carry tech. Things I can use on the go and at work.
    3) I like articles on weird or non mainstream tech coming to market

  41. 1.I am a regular reader of the email and usually follow a link the to website.
    2. Always enjoy reading about the sort of different tech items.
    3. Articles about the trends of the growth in computer tech & the latest in items that make life with tech smoother.

  42. I have been a daily visitor to the site for years.
    I enjoy the phone and audio equipment reviews the most.
    I enjoy reading tech news the most.

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    Been a regular visitor since the days of Palm, Newton, etc. etc.

    What types of reviews do you enjoy reading the most?
    Audio, the never ending flip-flop of iPhone vs Android. Bags and Wallets

    What types of news articles do you enjoy reading the most?
    New gadgets. Is the diary considered news?

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    3. Anything tech related and auto industry innovations

  47. The winner is Chris Monyak. Congrats to Chris and thank you to all the sponsors who donated prizes and to everyone who entered and shared ideas that will help make this site even better!

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