Leading gadget site GDGT has just gone live with version 2.0 of the site. As you can see from the screen shot above its a substantial redesign with a much cleaner, simplified UI. Currently GDGT’s front page has a Latest News feed, it appears this is being replaced by The Stream (see below). Being a beta, naturally there are some things still not working, right now you cannot add any products to the database. Also Facebook connect isn’t available.
There’s some really neat features like the reviews on the site, when reviewing a product you own, the rating scales are really well designed sliders, easy and simply to use and takes seconds. If you want to spend the time explain why you gave it the numbers you did, then you can, there’s also space for more detailed thoughts.
What would a modern day website be without a Facebook/twitter-like stream of updates. On GDGT 2.0 this is known as Your Stream, this contains information on the gadgets you own or like, as well as any friends you’ve added on GDGT.
As always GDGT continues to be one of the largest product databases on the planet. Placing the product, with gallery, specs, community reviews and the focus for the site. Each time you indicate that you Have it, Want it or Had it, you get the ability to share that with your community on Facebook or Twitter.
Overall GDGT 2.0 is shaping up as a fantastic iteration on the first edition of a an already great site. While there’s only very limited users on the site it’s hard to get a real gauge on how fast it will be, but currently I can say its one of the fastest sites I’ve used.
Congrats to the GDGT team and all the hard work that goes into this site, you continue to provide a fantastic platform for gadget lovers to geek out over their lust-worthy gadgets.