GadgetReview first broke on the scene back in 2002. Yeah, before the days of blogs and cheap servers. The site was built on a custom content management system and due to resource constraints went dead. The site was relaunched in 2005 as a gadget blog containing a mix of daily news and occasional reviews. Today, GadgetReview covers the latest gadget news, reviews and tech deals. The site is owned and operated by Christen da Costa and supported by a small, but hungry team of writers.
Christen Costa – Founder
Born and raised in Lincoln, MA (a small Boston suburb) Christen has been pushing buttons (the human and mechanical type) since a small kid. He completed a film degree at Emerson college only to find that the industry wasn’t for him. He soon pursued an online career managing affiliate programs for handful of top retailers until going full time on GadgetReview. In 2005 he moved to Los Angeles, CA for great weather and to absorb the emerging tech scene. His favorite gadgets are his iPhone, Macbook and Dell 22-inch LCD monitor. To contact Christen write: christen [at] gadgetreview [dot] com
James Pikover – Smartphone/Laptops/Apple Reviews Editor
Spawned in the horrendous heat of a Los Angeles winter, James was born with an incessant need to press buttons. Whether it was the car radio, doorbells on Halloween or lights at other people’s houses, James pushed, pressed and prodded every button he ever saw. No elevator was left unscathed, no building intercom was left un-rung, and no person he’s known has been left un-annoyed. They call it ‘pushing their buttons’ for a reason.
That love of button pressing grown more sophisticated, from playing with simple radios to testing cellphones, game consoles, computers and much, much more. His love of causing a nuisance has evolved into interviewing product makers into submission, until they have no answers. But the search for having fun has never changed – it still bothers the hell out of some people, just the way it should.
James is a product reviewer and tech reporter. He’s written for Gizmodo, Total PC Gaming Magazine, Destructoid, Tom’s Hardware and more, covering consumer tech and videogames. He lives in lovely southern California. James can be reached at james [at] gadgetreview [dot] com.
Kristie Bertucci – Contributor
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can’t live without her MacBook Pro. When she’s not writing, she’s either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies given she’s a work-a-holic. She’s definitely a Mac girl despite not having an iPhone (well not until her upgrade next year). She loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.
Shawn Sanders - PC Gadgets/Personal Audio Reviews Editor
Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For over a decade he’s straddled both the comic book and video game industries, as a journalist, writer, editor, marketing officer and producer. Shawn got his start in tech and games as an editor and Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and The Shroud. When he is not offering his two cents on tech at GR, he’s talking about games and consulting for a number video game and tech companies.
Marshal Rosenthal – Home Theater Reviews Editor
Marshal Rosenthal is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and journalist specializing in technology, consumer electronics and pop culture.