Sorry, No More GeekAlerts – But…

Update: GeekAlerts is back!

…you will still be able to catch the same kind of news via Smidigt.se (RSS).

The blog is in Swedish, but I’m sure the large product photos together with the clear product links at the bottom of each news entry, will make it quite easy to read anyway.

The reason for closing down GeekAlerts is simply that it takes too much time – a luxury that I’m afraid I don’t have at the moment. The decision hasn’t been easy and I am truly sorry for having to do it, but I still feel it’s the right thing to do.

Many thanks to all of you readers, it’s been a great time!

Once again, sorry.
// Robert Birming

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About Robert Birming

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Robert is a blogger and musician with an eye on innovative gadgets and design geekiness.

41 Responses to “Sorry, No More GeekAlerts – But…

  1. Hi,Robert

    I know that you had made such a decision is difficult, but as your friend and GeekAlerts loyal reader, I support your decision and will continue to pay attention to your Swedish version. Good Luck!

  2. This bums me out. I will definitely miss reading GeekAlerts Robert. Good luck with everything and thanks for all your help.

  3. Thank you for having this blog. It has been a pleasure and I will miss it.

  4. Will miss it but will still follow u on Smidigt!

  5. Was fun while it lasted. Thanks for doing all you did. Maybe see you in the future…

    – J

  6. Thank you for having your blog, I enjoyed it. Good luck in What is next for you!!!

  7. I am definitely going to miss Geek Alerts, which has been one of my favourite sites since it launched.

    I will be following you on Smidigt to see what cool and interesting gadgets you continue to find.

    Thanks for all your help mate.

    Cheers

    Roland

  8. Bummer! Sorry to see you go, but I completely understand. Blogging can be a giant time-suck that takes away from other things. Good luck!

  9. Thank you for doing your best!

  10. So sad to see you go! I’m a recent subscriber, but I enjoyed the ride while it lasted. Thanks for making my Christmas gifts some of the most interesting ones I’ve given in a while. 😉

  11. Aw gutted, but wish u all the best for the future.xxx

  12. Hi Robert,

    GeekAlerts was a great site. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

    Mike

  13. Thanks for all the fun while it lasted, Robert! Wishing you all the best in the new year ahead.

  14. thanks for the fun , you will be missed,.

  15. Very sad indeed. I wanted to create a blog just like this one because I enjoyed it so much.

  16. Thanks for the blog. I truly enjoyed it and I did introduce it with my friends. So sad to hear you go 🙁 We will miss your GeekAlerts…

  17. Hi Robert

    I also want to thank you for all the cool articles.
    I guess everything must come to an end.
    A pity there isn’t someone to take over, but indeed posting all this information costs time an one can’t do it forever.

  18. Thank you for the cool articles, I will definitely miss GeekAlerts… Man, it’s irreplaceable!

  19. hey really liked the blog. always had some really cool things. hope whatever u do next is awesome too

  20. This is so sad….(single tear rolls down my cheek).
    I wish this wasn’t true.
    While I know I am prob still in denial, is there a possibility you can just redirect to smidigt? This way if you ever change your mind, (and assuming we all still use the site (I would) the loyalists will be right back!!) However, I know this is a selfish request, I wish you the best!!!
    Thanks so much for all of your time and motivation, your site has always been fun and informative.
    This will go down as a sad day in internet times.

  21. That must have been a very hard decision for you to make Robert. I was reading Smidigt way before Geekalerts came around and I will start following it again. You can expect lots of link love from our site. You have great talent at finding the coolest, unique things around and that is easy to understand in any language. All the best.

  22. Thanks a lot for all great and funny stuff found for us.

  23. Thank you very, very much for your kind words, friends!

    I hope some of you will continue to follow the news about fun and geeky gadgets over at Smidigt instead.

    Once again: Thank you!

  24. Good luck! Thanks for the info you shared.

  25. Frankie - HOBBY MEDIA Reply January 9, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Ciao Robert Birming!

    Thank you very much for all you have done!

    I wish you a super lucky New (offline) Year!!

    Frankie

  26. Happened onto your site by accident but been an avid repeat visitor since for a source of geek stuff!!

    Thanks for the effort you have taken keeping this site running and good luck in the future

  27. You know, the first time getting the information of no more Geekalerts, I was muted. Muted for several days until today I came and give this comment.

    I’m really love what you has brought us via GeekAlerts, Robert. Seeing GA is going to end is really a sad news for most of us, your fellow blogger and fellow loyal reader.

    But as a friend, I’m proud that you’ve taken a brave decision and going forward with your other projects and life. Don’t worry, we’ll support you as always and will head on over Smidigt to find you. 🙂 (Although I don’t know Swedish, I’ll use google translator. Ah… I just love internet with bunch of tool to get connected! haha!)

    Wish you my very good luck!

    Ken Xu

  28. WTF! noooo…. so I will have to learn Swedish ?… not even I speak english o.0 jajaja…. anyway I will take the challenge… good luck!

  29. I’m actually trying out a translation plugin at the moment, so now you read an English version of Smidigt…we’ll see how it pans out. 🙂

    Thank you once again for all your kind comments!

  30. Sorry to hear you have to stop blogging at geekalerts, but good for me, I’m from Sweden and can read Smidigt 😉

    Good Luck!

  31. Thank you for your cool and amusing blog. I’ll miss you.

  32. The name, Smidigt(smooth) is quite a strange name for a blog about gadgets.

  33. Thank you for all your hard work. I hope someday you’ll be back.

    We will miss you.

  34. This is a sad time for the blog but I will attempt to venture over to the other site a bit.

  35. Thank you very much, it was really interesting)
    we will miss you…

    From Russia with love, hitech.mail.ru

  36. Thank you once again for all the kind comments!

    Here’s some information about how to read the new GeekAlerts blog in English.

  37. thanks a load, i dont know how i will do my christmas / birthday/ wedding anniversary shopping without you –

    you did an awesome job and will be missed.. i have a gaping hole in my bookmarks to fill 😛

    thanks again

  38. I have some great news: GeekAlerts is back!

    Yes, it true! I’ll post about it tomorrow here at GA.

    Sorry about the confusion. Thank you very much for all your support!

  39. My blog gets so much of it’s gadget news from geekalerts. Sad to see it go 🙁

  40. Thank you for changing your mind, and bringing back one of the HOTTEST, blog on the web.

  41. I’m very happy to be able to tell you that GeekAlerts now is back. 🙂

    Many thanks to all of you!

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