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Frequently Asked Questions

Here at GadgetGuy, we get a lot of questions for the things we do. Whether it’s competitions, reviews, or even how many shirts The GadgetGuy actually has, you should find an answer here.


Did I win a competition?

Maybe. It’s very possible that you did win a competition, but the only way you’ll know for sure is if we contact you saying that you won. Otherwise you probably didn’t win, but be sure to keep entering!

I’m pretty sure I won a competition. Should I contact you?

If you do win a competition, we’ll contact you. Telling us that you won a competition when you didn’t won’t suddenly make us believe that you have.

How do you win competitions?

If you’re entering a competition that calls for one of those “In 25 words or less…” questions, we’re judging it on creativity and what we like most. This is called a game of skill, and we’re reading the answers. It’s not random and we are picking based on the answer that appeals to us most of all.

I want to talk to The GadgetGuy!

If you want to ask Peter Blasina something, it’s best you check out where he’s going to be next. The GadgetGuy tours all over Australia, answering your questions and helping regular people like yourself understand technology.

How many shirts does The GadgetGuy own?

Lots. Lots and lots of shirts, and they’re all different. Despite what many believe, the shirts are not from Hawaii, but are instead made right here in Australia. The patterns are more than just flowers and plants, some featuring video games, robots, and cars.

We even have special pattern shirts for use with the green screen studio when we’re  filming.

And the answer is 72. The GadgetGuy has 72 shirts.

We told you it was lots.

How do you get to be a reviewer?

It depends. Some reviewers started off as journalists and then jumped into the field we work in – technology journalism. Others started off as bloggers and reviewed things they bought. If you have an interest in product reviewing, try writing 500 words on something you’ve recently bought and see if you have a taste for doing it full time. If technology journalism sounds like something you’d love doing day in and day out, talk to a career counsellor.

I just want free products. Can I “review” products for you?

Sadly, no, you can’t “review” products for us. Our team of technology journalists and product reviewers are experienced and help us to offer the selection of news and reviews that we run with.

You haven’t written about something I want to read about!

If we haven’t written about something you just have to know about – and there’s a lot of things in the world, so that’s entirely possible – drop us a line and tell us what you want to read. We’ll get onto it and try to have something on that topic as soon as we can!


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