We live in very interesting times, when there is a new gadget out almost every day. Although most of them promise to make our lives easier,there are many that end up making it more difficult. And, unless you’re super rich, buying every gadget out there is going to break the bank. It is for this reason that we, advise that you find out as much as possible about a gadget prior to investing in it. The good news is that there are a number of really good gadget websites that not only review but also sell some top of the line stuff. So, whether you’re a survival enthusiast or just need something to make camping easier, these are the websites you should consult to find the right gadget for you.
The website originally launched in 1998 as hotbox.co.uk but was later rebranded as Firebox. The online retailer sells an array of gadgets and toys for tech enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow Pinterest-type layout makes finding the gadget you need easy. Plus the latest products are marked as “New” and have a figure indicating their popularity. Usually this figure is an indicator of total sales, social feedback, and overall number of votes it’s receiving.
In addition to helping you find the latest gadget for yourself,it can also help you find the best gifts. The website is broken down into numerous categories like Food & Drink, Gifts, Home & Lifestyle etc. It markets a number of quirky gadgets too, but lacks survival or camping gadgets.
The Stunning Gadgets website mostly reviews and sells high-quality survival gear. However, the website itself is home to a wealth of information about all things gadget-related. So, whether it is the latest Apple iWatch, a Solar Battery Charger or a Pocket Chainsaw, this is the website to find out about it. Stunning Gadgets prefers quality rather than quantity, so it only sells its own trusted products, like the Pocket Chainsaw, and is looking to add a number of new products over the course of a few months.
The Stunning Gadgets website is very easy to follow, with a tiled layout and short description of every product reviewed. The main page lists the latest articles and blog posts. It is easy to jump right to the type of stuff you want to find out about. Plus if there is something you like, the website can offer you the best price or provide a link to another website where the product is available.
Quirky is unlike any other gadget website, mainly because it’s also a crowdfunding aftermarket. Originally founded around 2009, the website is a crowdsourcing community which focuses on promoting inventions which are connected to the online store-front. The website’s members can navigate between the three major categories, Shop, Influence and Invent. The Invent section is where members can vote on ideas which are in various stages of their development.
Every Thursday there is a live broadcast from New York City, where community members, friends and various experts debate on and decide the best idea,which will be created and later sold in the shop. The royalties are mainly allocated to the influencers of the ideas. Every product on the page resembles a Kickstarterproject which is complete with invention states and investors, with the addition of the ‘buy’ button. A great place to shop if you’re looking to buy something very different or very new.
ThinkGeek is a gadget website dedicated to toys of the cyberculture genre. The website has brilliantly ‘game-ified’ its shopping scheme with well-designed rewards, programs, promotions and games for people with specific interests like Office & Dorm Pranks, Star Wars, etc. People can sign up for an account and then create their own complete product wish list or they can search for wish lists of family and friends via their email address. If you are looking for a gadget to give away as a gift you can find numerous great ideas at the Gift and Interests section, which has numerous sub-categories like World of Warcraft.
You can also use the gift discovery aid code named Timmy’s Tactical Gift Finder. Just answer a series of three questions and a suggested gift will popup.
The Gadget Flow
This site has become sort of one-stop-shop for all things gadget-related, often featuring products from various other websites. Users of the site can also easily submit feature products and gadgets of their own. The minimum you can expect to pay is $50 for an innovative gadget which you own the rights to, and this goes up to around $1299 along with an email blast.
The site is organized by Gift ideas, Staff Picks, and various categories, such as Cool, Home, Furniture, Useful, etc. The gadgets are often supported by pictures, a price and a description. However, when buyers click on the “Buy Now” option it will take to them to an external site, which stocks the item. There are many survival gadgets from which to choose, but the quality is hard to judge because many of these sellers are relatively unknown.