GadgetViper is a site born out of a passion for cool gadgets and technology. Designed, built, promoted, fed and loved by a team of one. So to talk honestly about GadgetViper I should talk about myself.
At the age of 8, I was fortunate enough to get the gift of my first PC, it was called an Acorn Electron- Yes I’m actually that old. I instantly fell madly in love and even to this day the rare sound of a program loading off a tape still feels my heart with nostalgia.
My excitement for computers, technology and gadgets grew with me into adulthood. Even though I’m now at the ripe old age of 38, I still feel like an 8 year old boy every time I get that fresh new piece of tech.
In 2009 I decided to try and make a site focussing on my passion for exciting technology products. I registered www.gadgetviper.com and made a half hearted attempt at building a website. With spare time at a premium due work commitments and raising 2 children , the site gathered dust and soon became a forgotten dream.
That was until now – August 2014 – So what’s changed, why have I got a new energy and enthusiasm for Gadgetviper? It may have been a mid-life crisis or a moment of a clarity, but I released I didn’t want to spend my life working in the industry I had somehow landed in – A CAD Design Engineer. I gave my notice in after almost 20 years and immediately began focussing my attention on GadgetViper and my passion for gadgets and technology products.
The site and its direction
GadgetViper is first and foremost a review site for portable devices focussing on technology products and gadgets. I don’t sell the products directly, instead, I use affiliation links to trusted product pages. An affiliate link is basically a way for bloggers and site owners to earn a small commission from shopping sites. If I write about a cool gadget that happens to be sold on a site like Amazon, I can place a link to the product. If you happen to go there via the link and buy the product or any other product during that visit, I would get about 4-5% of the sale from Amazon at no cost to you. The reason I am explaining this is that I want to be transparent and honest with anyone who visits this site and reads my posts.
GadgetViper is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
The Importance of Trust
I write about products that I believe in, I have no desire to want to waste my time writing about products that I would not want to own (If I don’t already) When I review a product, I will do it with an honest interest and enthusiasm and I hope that is evident in my posts. If I have no genuine interest in a product other than the clicks I might get from it, then I’m no longer doing this for the passion and this becomes no different from all the years I spent doing my day job.
I would like to hope this site grows in popularity and that I can one day get by on the commissions I receive – only time will tell. I have a lot of exciting ideas and directions to take this site and I hope that with the support of people like you, who have actually read this far I can achieve my goal of making GadgetViper a site worthy of a return visit. I never get bored of stumbling across cool gadgets and gift ideas and I hope I can offer a fresh and useful opinion on them.
If you are able to offer your support by clicking on an affiliate link or on a partners banner it would be appreciated. You could also add a like on the Facebook page, or just spread the word about the site.
Get in touch
If you would like to get in contact to offer some input or feedback on the site please email us at [email protected]
If you are a company interested in getting an honest review of a gadget or tech product, please read the contact page for more information on marketing opportunities with GadgetViper.