We Have a New Look (finally)


Cool Gadgets

We are now in our fifth year of finding and reporting on all the latest and greatest cool gadgets. In that time technology has certainly moved forward and we’ve had a chance to play with some very cool gear. However the look and feel of the site has stayed pretty much the same and to be honest was looking a bit dated; well that changes today.

Welcome to the new and improved Coolest Gadgets, if you are reading this via a news reader please hop on over to the site and let us know what you think. We have plenty of new features and more reader interaction planned over the coming weeks.

Massive thanks to Gary AKA The Floating Frog for creating the new design and not moaning too much at my ever changing requirements.

Please do leave a comment telling us what you think, and if you have a gravatar you’re picture will be on CG. Cheers.

12 reviews or comments

Oli Says: February 9, 2010 at 9:35 am

Phew… bout time! Nice and clear – means I can check it out in the morning before my 12th coffee….

david blevins Says: February 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

Much too much “header”. If you have to sell ads there, make your own “breast beating” much, much smaller, Please.

Bruce A. Frazier Says: February 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

thumbs up U all. thanks B.A.F.

Auf Says: February 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm

The new look is muchh better than the previous one, of course. You needed it. But somethings can still be improved, like the font on the left menu and the color scheme (red and blue) is not very attractive.

Tom Says: February 10, 2010 at 4:08 am

Hmmm. Well, I have enjoyed been a daily reader from my iphone for a long time. Before the change the load times were reasonable but no longer. I’ll check in from time-to-time from my PC but you’ve lost at least one daily reader (at least until the site load times improve or a new generation of iPhone is speedy enough or a “coolest gadget” mobile version or app is available, or …).


Craziest gadgets jeff Says: February 10, 2010 at 5:53 am

Looks great al, much more modern and sharper

Scott Says: February 10, 2010 at 6:59 am

Much better, but why is there a large ‘Last’ button for page navigation and no ‘Next’ (or ‘Older’)?
Which do you think is more useful?

splootch Says: February 10, 2010 at 7:09 am

Love the new look, but now the ‘down’ arrow on my keyboard takes me straight to the bottom of the page (as if I hit the ‘End’key. And the up arrow takes me to the top (as if I hit the ‘Home’ key. Small complaint, just weird that I have to manually scroll down the page with the side scroll bar.

Al Says: February 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

Thanks everybody for the feedback, to answer some specific qusetions:

@splootch Not sure why that would be and I can’t recreate it, what browser are you using?

@Scott – Agreed I’ll look into it

@Tom – Just installed a special iPhone version, should be much speedier now

Tom Says: February 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

WooHoo! Much better with the iPhone version. I’m back. Thanks!

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