As 2006 comes to a close, it's time for Gizmodo's (first) annual year-end "schwag watch." You might recall that Gizmodo has been disclosing the products that our writers keep, or accept as gifts, since earlier this year. We were reminded to update this irregular feature upon learning that Microsoft gifted Ferrari laptops to a bunch of bloggers.
But back to the schwag. Gizmodo never trades posts, or editorial placement of any sort, for gifts. In the course of covering consumer electronics, well, schwag happens. We believe in full disclosure, and we will always tell you if we accepted a junket. Which is why...
we put together this master list of the product each editor and writer at Gizmodo has received in 2006. I got the most stuff—I win!
PiccoZ helicopter, $39
Xbox 360 Racing Wheel
19-inch Dell Monitor
Helio Drift and two other Helio phones
I went to that Fabio thing for free
I have a couple of phones lying around my dorm that just showed up from Samsung, and Verizon.
Kensington Optical Mouse
SanDisk Sansa e280R
Plantronics Explorer 320 (bluetooth headset)
Nokia BH-800 (bluetooth headset)
Olympus WS-300M (digital voice recorder)
PS3 (both of which I use for game reviews)
Apple sent me an iPod nano and shuffle
Nike gave sneakers to every journalist who attended the Nike+ press conference, including me
GE DECT 6.0 phone
Nokia sent me the N80ie and a BH-800 Bluetooth headset
Amp'd Mobile phone
Motorola gave me a Q (I switched to Verizon and use it daily)
Das Keyboard (offered to send it back, but they told me to keep it)
JVC gave Gizmodo an editorial discount for and Everio which we will use at CES