Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 05:00 PM
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 05:00 PM
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM
I may be selling these sites and working full time for HTC now, but who says I can't have a little more fun giving away a great prize before I go? Last week I posted about the new Audioengine A5+ powered desktop speakers; the generous folks at Audioengine have offered up a set of these new speakers for a contest. With dual inputs (3.5mm and RCA, the latter of which is easily converted to an addition 3.5mm input with a cable) and a USB charging port, the A5+ speakers are a great companion to an endless variety of devices: desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, and yes, even the humble Zune. Ringing in at $399 USD, these are high-quality speakers that I guarantee will blow you away.
How do you win this contest? Simply post a comment to this discussion thread (one entry per person) telling me what your current audio solution for speakers is and how the Audioengine A5+ speakers will be better. One winner will be randomly selected from amongst all the entries and they'll get to chose either a set of black or white A5+ speakers. Due to the size and weight of this prize, it will only be shipped within the continental USA. The contest will remain open until Friday the 28th at 12 PM mountain time (GMT -7).
Best of luck everyone, and I look forward to reading some interesting entries. :-)
UPDATE: The contest is now over, and the winner is ITforSmallBiz. Thanks to everyone for entering!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 03:06 PM
Just a quick reminder that the giveaway contest for a Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z is ending in roughly three hours - this all-in-one desktop computer worth $1308 USD is a fast, capable computer that would be perfect for a variety of scenarios and locations - check out my full review here. Enter the contest now!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 03:00 PM
I'm a couple days late getting this contest launched - things have been hectic - but here we go! I have a top-spec Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z to give away to one lucky Thoughts Media reader/YouTube viewer.
Here are the three things you have to do to be entered in this contest:
That's it! One entry per person, and the contest closes at 5 PM GMT -7 on December 13th, 2010. Good luck everyone - the winner will be chosen randomly from amongst all the comments posted. The winner will be contacted via YouTube direct message, and will have 48 hours to respond back to me to claim their prize. If the winner hasn't fulfilled all three of the requirements above, I'll pick someone else.
Please note: due to shipping constraints, this contest is open to people in North America only. You guys know I always try to do world-wide contests, but this is a physically BIG prize so as you can imagine shipping world-wide would be a bit problematic.
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 10:00 PM
"Another year gone! We've made it to another ZuneSpring birthday celebration and this time it's going to be a dozy. If you want to stay clued into all the giveaways and festivities coming your way all week long, visit our ZuneSpring4th Hub on the ZuneSpring Forum, or follow along with the #ZuneSpring4th twitter tag."
Want to win some Zune accessories, and perhaps even a Zune HD? Then stop by the forum hub where all the prizes are being given away. There aren't a ton of entries yet, so your odds of winning are good!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 01:30 PM
I'm giving away a Lenovo A70z worth $729 USD, courtesy of Lenovo. It's a great all-in-one desktop computer that I did an unboxing and first impressions video of, and you can win it in a random drawing. You'll be winning a brand new A70z, still in the box, not the one I used in the video. I'll be selecting a random comment posted on this YouTube video telling me why this A70z is better than the computer you currently have, or how you'd use the A70z as a secondary computer. To win, that person has to be subscribed to my YouTube channel and has to have marked the video as a favourite. I forgot to mention that you should also Like the video, so that's not part of the official rules - but doing so would be the nice thing to do. :-)
The contest starts today, and runs until midnight on the 12th (GMT -7) - I'll be randomly selecting the winner on the morning of the 13th. One entry per person, and the winner must be located in the USA or Canada. Don't forget too that this is part of a much bigger giveaway ($15,000+) so be sure to check out all the of the other sites that are giving away their own A70z's. Good luck everyone!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 06:00 PM
This is a quick reminder that our giveaway of three pairs of SHURE SE210 headphones ends on the 15th of this month, so if you haven't already entered, you'd better do so quickly!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 12:00 PM
We've got another great contest for you, and this time because it's an accessory that works with so many different products, it's a network-wide contest. The prizes? I'm giving away three pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones (MSRP $179.99 USD), courtesy of the generous folks at Shure. Our very own David Tucker reviewed this earphones back in September, and he loved them - so I'm sure the three winners will as well. The SE210's feature a noise-isolating sleeves that block 90 percent of the ambient noise, and the more noise you can block out, the more you can enjoy your tunes.
What do you have to do to win? Simply post a message in this discussion thread telling me which type of device (or devices) you'd use the headphones with. A Windows Mobile smartphone? A Zune? An iPod? An iPhone? A netbook or laptop? That's it - one post per person, and the contest closes on Tuesday the 15th of December at 12pm GMT -7. This contest is world-wide; I'll be shipping you the prizes myself.
Remember that all first posts in our system are held in moderation, so if this contest entry is your first post, please wait up to 48 hours before getting concerned if your post hasn't shown up yet - it will. Winners will be contacted via private forum message, so ensure that you have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.
Let's see those entries!
UPDATE:The contest is now closed, and the three winners are GqSkrub, webguy248, and deenoo. Thanks to everyone for entering - it was great to see so many entries! And big thanks to SHURE for donating the prizes!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 02:00 PM
Hey everyone! This is a quick heads-up for you to check Digital Home Thoughts if you're interested in winning some free stuff. It's by far our #1 site when it comes to contests, largely because it covers a broad spectrum of topics which makes it easier to get giveaway items. We've been running a hard drive giveaway (3350 GB in total storage) for the past five weeks, giving away a variety of hard drives, and this week we're giving away a 500 GB Western Digital hard drive. Also going on is a giveaway for a Skooba Design Checkthrough Brief bag, and on Monday we're launching a contest giving away 10 copies of Corel Digital Studio 2010. Watch for it!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 01:00 PM
Remember the iZel review that I published a few weeks back? Well, the makers of the iZel have offered us three to give away to lucky Thoughts Media readers! This contest is open to anyone in the US or Canada (sorry rest-of-world). Entering the contest is really easy: all you have to do is post a message in this discussion thread telling me what kind of device(s) you'd want to use with the iZel. That's it! I'll randomly select three entries and each person will win an iZel. Nice and easy! The contest is open until the 16th of July, at 12pm (GMT -7). Enter now!
UPDATE: Only one entry per person, and if it's your first post, please allow up to 48 hours for it to show up.
UPDATE #2: The contest is now over and the winners have been randomly selected. iZel has a little consolation prize for everyone though. If you use the coupon code 5OFFIZEL you'll get a $5 discount off the normal price of $24.95 from Amazon.com [Affiliate]. The coupon code is valid until midnight July 31st, 2009.
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 04:28 PM
I've done the drawing for the Zune Swag Bundle contest, and the randomly selected winner is hawkeye107. What's he listening to? Here's his post:
"I recently found a new band called The Airborne Toxic Event. I've had "Sometime Around Midnight" playing on my Zune almost everyday, it's seriously an amazingly written song and suggest for you to at least check it out. Oh, and awesome shirt!"
Thanks to everyone that entered! It was cool seeing the electic music that this community listens to.
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 11:00 AM
Back in March I was visiting with the Zune team for the Microsoft Global MVP Summit, and they gave the MVPs some take-away swag items. I figured I'd pass it along to one lucky reader of Zune Thoughts. The photo above shows what you'll get: a Manhattan Portage shoulder bag, customized with the Zune logo and the "hello from seattle" phrase; a limited-edition grey Zune t-shirt (size large), and a copy of Lost Ones, the Zune-comissioned graphic novel.
So what do you have to do to win? Post a message in this discussion thread telling me one of your favourite songs that's loaded on your Zune right now. What are you grooving out to? What gets your foot tapping? One post (one entry) per person, and the winner will be randomly selected. The contest closes on Monday the 4th of May at 12pm (GMT -7). Yes, that's a longer time line than most of our contests - I wanted to give everyone an opportunity to enter this contest. Photos of each individual item are after the break. Read more...
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 07:00 AM
Want to win a free Zune? Sure you do. Jump on over to visit our friends at Inside the Circle and enter their "Jazz 101: The Great Giveaway" contest. They've been focusing on exploring jazz music over the past while, and they're capping off their coverage with the giveaway of a red 4 GB Zune. All you have to do is leave a comment on their site (in the contest thread) sharing your Zune tag and your personal view on jazz music (like it, dislike it, etc.). Easy as pie!
Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 12:41 PM
Well, I was hoping to give it a read through first but with how the week's going, that's just not going to happen! Our friend Harvey Chute over at Zunerama has just posted up the 2009 Zune Guide. It seems like a nice recap of the developments throughout the past year. The 40 page guide is full of links to accessories and gift ideas as well. I'm looking forward to actually getting through it myself!
And if the Zune giveaway from Engadget isn't good enough for you, then page 14 of the guide has details about how you can win a 16 GB Zune from Zunerama!
Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 10:35 AM
"Included in this podcast is a first-ever (for Engadget at least) on-air unboxing. That's right, hear the sounds of a Gears of War 2 Zune getting ripped open. As a treat to our faithful listeners, we'll be giving away that very special edition 120GB Zune! Follow the instructions after the break to learn how to make it yours."
Engadget unboxed the Gears of War 2 Zune on their recent podcast. That’s not the best part though. Engadget decided they’d rather give it away than keep it for themselves so if you want one, now is the time to act! This is, unfortunately, only a contest available to people in the United States but if you’re a Gears of War fan then this is definitely a contest for you!
Follow this link for all the contest details! Act quickly though since you only have until Friday, November 14th.
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 01:26 PM
"Tomorrow is our second birthday, and we're adding to the celebration with more quality Zune products to give you! Thanks to the following Zune accessory makers for being part of our celebration with these giveaways: DLO: DLO leather HipCases for Zune 80, to five Zunerama members! Griffin: a Zune accessory bundle made up of an iClear, iTrip Auto Universal, and Power Duo! Incipio: a Zune two-case bundle - your choice of Incipio leather case and silicone case! Proporta: an Alu-Leather case of your choice!"
Raise your hand if you like prizes! Yeah, I thought so - head on over to Zunerama to check out their birthday giveaways. Congrats on two years Harvey!
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 05:00 PM
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 02:54 PM
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 03:00 AM
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM