Do you love electronic gadgets? Whether you're a geek who loves shopping for all the latest gizmos, or just looking for cool gifts for guys, you'll find a cool array of electronics gadgets and tech kit here. As a gadget lover, you will enjoy the ability to get hi-tech stuff from your wishlist for a fraction of the big brand price. And whether you're shopping for Dad, brother, husband, or boyfriend, you will find some really great new ideas for unique gifts, tools, and electronic accessories.
What's in the Electronic Gadgets Category?
The gadgets in our main Electronic Gadgets category include solar products like solar phone and laptop chargers; LED watches with cool light effects or amusing cryptic ways of displaying the time; laser gadgets such as handheld laser pointers and disco lights; and loads of other small and interesting electronic gizmos. Our general Cool Gadgets and Geek Gifts subcategories feature virtual cinema video glasses, digital dictafones, an audio cassette to MP3 converter, iOS app remote controlled toy helicopters, and musical gadgets like our piano gloves and roll-up keyboard. With this wide range of electronic gadgetry, even fanatical gadget blog followers will discover something they haven't seen before, and gift shoppers may have to spend some time choosing the best of the best!
Useful Gadget Ideas
Do you find it difficult to wake up in the morning? Or know someone who has the habit of hitting snooze too many times? Well have a look at the gadget alarm clocks in this category. You can find one that you have to catch because it's flying away... and one where you have to shoot a target accurately for it to stop buzzing! Chinavasion makes it affordable for you to grab these unique gadget gifts that everyone will love to play with.
Another useful household gizmo is our kitchen thermometer. Serious chefs will know that getting the internal temperature of a roast meat joint or cake can be vital in the difference between success and failure. This electronic gadget will help you safely probe the food and get an accurate digital readout. Also perfect for restaurants or canteens where there are health and safety requirements to check on food temperatures in storage or presentation. It's a essential gadget at an amazing low price!
Gadget Terminology Tips
Electronic gadgets will sometimes come with confusing technical specifications... and you may need to understand these to be able to compare similar gaget products. Here are some common ones you will find in our gadgets category:
milli amp hours - it states the capacity of a rechargeable battery, and the bigger the number, the more powerful and long lasting the battery.
- SD Card / Micro SD Card
This is the standard memory card you use with your camera, or phone in the case of the much smaller Micro SD (also known as TF). If the product says SD card slot it will take any SD card you already own, but pay attention to maximum GB size compatibility if you are using very big storage SD cards.
This means Apple's Operating System for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Products which are compatible with iOS Apps will work with all of those devices.
- Car charger / car power socket
All vehicles have that standard "cigarette lighter" power socket, into which you can plug power adapters for your car gadgets. It's a standard 12V on all vehicles so don't worry about compatibility. However if you are charging / powering multiple electronic products from one car socket, consider buying a good car accessory power splitter and be careful not to overload the car's electrical system with too many devices plugged in at the same time.
News For Gadget Enthusiasts
Are you wondering how to keep up with electronic technology and discover more of the latest cool stuff? Electronic Gadget lovers should already know the blogs Engadget and Gizmodo. Other very important Tech news sites include CNET, Techcrunch, and ZDnet. Try searching "coolest gadgets" on google for some more really important gadjet news blogs.
In print you should check out the essential gadget magazines T3 and Stuff, as well as general Tech publication Wired.
The best retail shops bringing out all kind of fun gadgets include Thinkgeek in the USA and I Want One Of Those (IWOOT) in the UK. We recommend those online shops for their sheer geeky awesomeness and of course you will get better prices and choice than from any brick-and-mortar electronic stores. Chinavasion has a wholesale emphasis supporting our thousands of international retailers, but as an end user you are also welcome to buy individual units from Chinavasion.com
Don't forget that Chinavasion.com ships worldwide, so you can shop here wherever you are in the world, just as easily as any other ecommerce store. Also, if you see cool kit on other websites and wonder if Chinavasion could source it for you from China at a cheaper price, why not check out our "Product Suggestions" form linked from our left sidebar in the shop website.
Gadget Watch Recommendation
If there is one product we have to pick which exemplifies "Cool Tech" for us at Chinavasion, it's the "Iron Samurai" LED watch. This was originally just a concept illustration of a men's bracelet with discreet glowing time display, which went viral on gadget blogs. One enterprising Chinese factory decided to actually make the product, and Chinavasion was first to bring this to market, coining the "Samurai" name. Tens of thousands of gadget lovers picked up their bit of modern gadget fashion history. Fast forward a couple of years and every Chinese factory, trader, and his dog are selling clones of this watch as well as other LED watches at knock-down prices, but the original male fashion accessory is still available from Chinavasion in the proper metal quality and in a range of colors.
Don't worry about electrical power compatibility
For Chinavasion electronic devices, probably the most frequently asked question is about mains electrical compatibility. Every American has experienced the frustration of trying to use 110V chargers overseas - if not blowing them up when plugging into 240V mains sockets. So a lot of customers wonder if "Chinese" electronics are somehow on a strange foreign system that will not be compatible. Well, not at all - first of all the whole of China is on standard 220-240V mains electricity and uses EU and UK type plugs everywhere (although we would not go so far as to say electrical plugs in China are standard - much like many other things here.) All Chinavasion gadgets with mains power adapters will work in all countries. And Chinavasion has settled on offering all mains charger cables in EU plug type, and we provide you a free travel plug adapter into USA, UK, or Australian standard according to your delivery address choice. All our adapters are capable of working in both 110V and 240V regions (auto switching) unless clearly indicated otherwise. We can offer further customization of power adapter and plug types on electronics for you for bulk wholesale buyers on enquiry.
What influences gadget prices?
When comparing prices on electronic gagets you may find similar products with different price points. The most common reasons for this are that newly released, recent technology items will usually be more expensive than lower specification or older products. Bigger screens, more connectors, wireless capabilities, bigger GB storage, bigger batteries, and extra accessories can all be reasons why products sell for higher prices - which is good news if you are a business retailer seeking value to promote when reselling these Chinavasion products.
Keep up with the latest technology gadgets
Chinavasion aims to add new products to the catalog each and every working day. Keep an eye on our New Products page for the latest releases, and subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you never miss a big launch. In the near future we expect to see Chinese gadget manufacturers catch up closer with big brand technology firms in terms of component quality, device speed, and quality of materials. You can look at a lot of Chinese electronics as copies, but another way to see it is that they are learning and catching up with how to produce the best quality devices. Another trend is that more Chinese-born brands are coming up, with extra focus on original product development, stricter quality control, and more attractive packaging. All this is good news for gadget buyers as things move upmarket, and Chinavasion will be here finding and stocking the best offerings, while weeding out the stuff that isn't good enough (we do a lot of that to make sure the majority of Chinese made junk products never see the light of day and you can focus on only trusted and functional products in our many categories).
Advice for gadget sellers
If you are a retailer or dropshipper of electronic gadgets, you may need to consider selecting good titles and description keywords to attract customers. Remember people may be searching for "electronic gifts", "gifts for men", "crazy gadgets", and "latest technology gadgets" as well as specific product names. Don't be afraid of adding titles and keywords that match the bargain shopper such as "discount electronics" and "cheap gadgets" - although of course you should always point out the reliable quality of Chinavasion products when you are a reseller.
One more thing to remember is that geeky gadgets can give rise to technical questions before sales. As a good seller you should answer your customer's questions promptly, so it is a good idea to obtain samples of what you are selling to familiarize yourself with the new technology.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that if you are advertising health electronics or baby products you may need to make some clear disclaimers about the certification or non-medical status of the products, depending on the location where you are selling.