Welcome 40,000 Gadget Loving Subscribers

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Yesterday we hit a milestone, we had just over 40,000 people reading Coolest Gadgets via our RSS feed (feed40.gif), which is simply awesome :) . To celebrate we’ll be giving away a $50 Think Geek voucher, after this thank you message.

So in no particular order I’d like to thank all the writers who’ve done a cracking job over the years. We also received a fair few comments so thanks to Neagle, EEJ, George, GrimReeper, tecwzrd and the many others who correct my our mistakes and add to the debate.

We also get our fair share of link love from other sites, I can’t list them all here so I’ll thank a few with links and the rest in spirit. So cheers Gadget Metro, Slippery Brick, DeGadget, Gizmotika, No Puedo Creer, Hacked Gadgets, Gizmodo, Born Rich, RGS, Burst Blog, tech.ruizology, PixMedial, Gear Fuse, Ounae, The Goat, Nerd Approved, Oh Gizmo, Shiny Shiny, ZedoMax, Gadget Venue, Sugared Ants, I could go on and on with the thank you’s but I think you get the gist, to those sites I missed thanks again.

Next up it’s competition time, as Think Geek don’t do a $40 voucher (appropriate for 40K subscribers) we’ll have to give away a $50 voucher instead. So in order to have a change of winning, simply leave a comment here and tell us what’s your favourite gadget we’ve every written about. In 48 hours we’ll then have a poll to decide whose was the most amusing (as that’s the only way I can think of judging it).

We’ll do something similar but bigger when we hit 50,000 subscribers so if you haven’t subscribed yet here’s the link :) . Thanks again and good luck.

21 reviews or comments

Matthew Says: June 12, 2007 at 3:16 pm

I was going to drop an email today to you about this. 40k is amazing! I have been watching your RSS count since you made the post over on SMM of all the blogs with RSS counts listed. I think you had just broken the 30k mark and that was only a few weeks ago. I think you will hit 50k readers by the end of this month.

A post that made me laugh was the recently posted Badonkadonk Land cruiser a few days back. I still laugh about it now and what kind of looks you would get driving around the UK.

http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20070608/badonkadonk-land-cruiser-review/

Tad Says: June 12, 2007 at 6:01 pm

Congratulation its a great feed. Keep up the good work.
My favorite Gadgets so far would have to be these 5 outrageous inventions. These are hilarious. who would put that giant sock over their head?!
http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20070518/5-outrageous-inventions/

Neagle Says: June 12, 2007 at 8:16 pm

Yea! I enjoy when a site goes big time while sticking to the fundamentals that brought the site to the attention of the masses. I am rather certain you folks would still keep the faith even if the mainstream did not take much interest. With so many more subscribers I hope more people will take an interest in imparting their comments especially from those who have purchased/tried/seen the gadget or topic of the post.

My favorite gadget i’ve seen so far has to be the “Fishloft” http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20061013/a-loft-for-your-fish-pond/
How cool is it to see a fish come as close to experiencing the air breathing world while having gills? I have seen some crazy customized “tank tubes” based on this gadgets concept usually put together by college aged scholars with access to some cool lab “toys.”

Tim Says: June 13, 2007 at 12:35 am

I’d have to say that item you had for your most recent contest, the bra washer, was the best! No, we can’t have a damaged cup can we! It looked like a hamster ball i swear..

Robert Says: June 13, 2007 at 4:58 am

Cool, congratulations guys!

Al Says: June 13, 2007 at 5:41 am

Thanks for the comments and feedback guys. I never envisgaed we’d hit 40K so soon but I think we’ll be waiting a bit more than a few weeks for the 50K celebration.

Nick Ellis Says: June 13, 2007 at 6:01 am

Congratulations, Al! That’s really awesome.
=)

Veridiana Serpa Says: June 13, 2007 at 12:26 pm

First I would like to congrat you guys, second I´ve tried to think about the favorite gadget that I saw here, but the reality is that every single gadget that I found really cool @ the coolest gadgets, I just had to do a trackback and translate to portuguese to post @ my blog, so @ the end I could not decide about only one…

Al Says: July 4, 2007 at 11:34 am

Oops I’ve left this one a bit late, so to make up everybody who left a comment and said what their favourite gadget was will get a $25 Think Geek or Amazon voucher. So if you’re one of the 6 or so that did contact us (see top) with a valid email and your preference and I’ll get it sent out.

Al Says: July 4, 2007 at 1:13 pm

That’s the first one sent, a fair few more to go.

Nick Says: July 4, 2007 at 6:10 pm

I’m not one of these 6 because I was stupid enough to mention my favorite gadget, but I wanted to say that’s a really great idea, Al, and very generous of you! And when CG gets to the big 50.000 we have to throw a party!

Matthew Says: July 6, 2007 at 6:34 am

Looks like I was way off when I commented that you would hit 50k by the end of last month ;) Oh well… I predict it by the end of this month :)

Al Says: July 6, 2007 at 6:37 am

Which voucher did you want Matthew?

Matthew Says: July 6, 2007 at 6:38 am

Best be Amazon I think. Thanks!!

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