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OhGizmo Holiday Giveaway – $1,200 $1,400 $1,500 Worth Of Stuff And Counting [Updated]

By David Ponce

[I’m bumping this back up because it’s been updated. And because I can. -Ed.]

So, this is it. For those of you that didn’t win in our last giveaway, we told you we had something coming up; jumping off that ledge wasn’t necessary. It’s the Holidays, and what better way to enjoy them than by pimping yourself out with thousand(s) of dollars worth of gadgets? We got products from Neuros (again), Tokyoflash, Wicked Lasers, Vaja, Tom Bihn, Ice Jacket and Fossil. We also are working on getting confirmation on tons of other products from several manufacturers, but we just can’t wait until everyone gets their PR coordinated, right?

The idea? We’re not going to dole the stuff out, bit by bit. No, no, that would suck. We’re going to make one huge bundle, and one lucky winner will take home the loot. Everything. And how do you enter? Well, you didn’t expect us to make it easy, now, did you? It won’t be rocket science, but it requires some effort. You enter by spreading the word. Simple as that.

For all the details, keep reading.

[ Update: Presto have agreed to pitch in a printer. For the details on this, read on.]

[ Update: IncipioBud has been added… along with an iPod Shuffle! ]

Let us first list all the items that are part of the bundle.

Gift Certificate, From Vaja Cases
vaja cases Vaja make some of the most beautiful cases on the market. They’re all handcrafted Italian leather, and are available for almost any gadget out there. Our own Andrew reviewed one right here. Well, the company will be giving away a $100 gift certificate.
[ Vaja Cases ]

Nexus Laser, From Wicked Lasers
wicked lasersIf you’ve been reading this site for some time, you’re aware of Wicked Lasers. We’ve reviewed their products here and here. They make the most powerful green laser pointers on the market; anywhere from 10 to 50 times more powerful than a traditional red laser pointer. The model being given away is a Nexus, rated at 95mW, and about 20 times stronger than a regular pointer. It’ll burn through paper, cut through electrical tape and has a range of 38 miles. A value of $370.
[ Wicked Lasers ]

biohazard watch The Biohazard Watch, From Tokyoflash
Again, if you’ve been reading this site for any amount of time, you’ve probably become aware of our love affair with Tokyoflash watches. They’re the coolest, most impossible to read watches, and will instantly turn you into a conversation piece. Well, the company sent us advance info on their upcoming model called “Biohazard”, which features an advanced LCD to create an extremely detailed multi-colour LCD watch. It’s a little like the type of display you expect to see on a car stereo. We’re the very first ones to display its picture, and its also up for grabs. Value of $140. (By the way, click on the picture for a larger version)
[ Tokyoflash ]

id messenger bag tom bihnID Messenger Bag And Accessories Package, From Tom Bihn
If you’re going to be carrying your gear around, you’re going to need somewhere to put it in. Tom Bihn makes some very nice bags, and they’re giving away their redesigned ID Messenger Bag, along with a Brain Cell or Soft Cell of the winner’s choice, and the Absolute Shoulder Strap and Quick-Adjust Messenger Strap. That’s a $235.00 prize package.
[ Tom Bihn Bags ]

Neuros Recorder 2 Plus
If you were around two weeks ago, you know what this is. For those of you first reading this article, the Recorder 2 Plus allows you to digitize any analogue video content, and instantly convert into several formats for playback on mobile devices, be it iPod, PSP, Smartphones, etc. It’s a value of $130.
[ Neuros Recorder 2 Plus ]

abacus smart watch.jpgAbacus Smart Watch
The Abacus Smart Watch is cool for a different reason that the Tokyoflash offering. It syncs with MSN Direct service, and through it you have access to a variety of content, such as the weather, the news, sports scores, traffic, Microsoft? Office Outlook? calendar synchronization*, and even MSN Messenger personal messages*. It comes with a 12 month subscription to the service. Value of $180.
[ Abacus Smart Watch ]

ice jacket The Ice Jacket
Some time ago, we looked at a device that allowed you to encase your liquor bottles in ice. It was called the Ice Jacket, and was not yet commercialized. Well, the company recently contacted us, and let us know that the product is finally coming together, and should hit the shelves soon. So, one of these is up for grabs as well. That’s a $40 value.
[ Ice Jacket ]

hp prestoHP Printing Mailbox With Presto
It’s not everyone that wastes their entire days reading blogs. Your grandparents for example might waste them watching TV instead. That might be because they’re technologically challenged, but it doesn’t mean that they can’t receive emails. With this HP Printing Mailbox, pre-selected email addresses can send directly to the printer. Your loved ones just have to pick up the paper, and read your email. Presto is giving a printer away, along with three months of service. Value: about $180.
[ Presto ]

IncipioBud With Apple iPod Shuffle
The IncipioBud is a cool, $6 gadget that allows you to connect your Shuffle directly to your computer, bypassing the dock altogether. It’s useful, cheap, but doesn’t work without a Shuffle. So, the company is including one! Value: about $100.

As mentioned earlier, we’re talking to a few other vendors, and waiting on confirmation. We’ll let you know as the list gets longer.

How To Enter
So, the all important question: how to enter the contest? As we said, we want you to spread the word. Here are several ways for you to do this:

Blog about it. This is the easiest way. Make a quick post, and paste the link in the comments in this article.

Mention it in a forum. Many people that don’t blog participate in forums. Try to find an appropriate topic for something like this, and mention it. Then paste the link to that thread here.

– If you don’t have a blog or participate in forums: start a blog! It takes all of five minutes to setup a blog at Blogger, and it’s free. Sure, it’s pretty much pointless since no one will likely ever read that post, but at least you’re making the same effort as everyone else, and that qualifies you to enter.

– If finally you don’t want to do any of the above… you can try to tell us what you’ve done to spread the word about the giveaway. Of course, we don’t look too kindly on this, and we may simply overlook your entry, at our discretion.

From all the entries, we’ll pick one out. This time, we’ll say it straight out: it’ll be random.

You have until midnight, EST, on December 24th to enter. Yeah, you won’t get the goods by Christmas, but you’ll know you’re the winner by then, and that’s almost as good, no?

Have fun, and stay tuned for updates.


190 responses to “OhGizmo Holiday Giveaway – $1,200 $1,400 $1,500 Worth Of Stuff And Counting [Updated]”

  1. Bob G says:

    I see we are posting our posts here.

  2. DekonR says:

    See Blogs =)

    Thanks OhGizmo!
    Good Luck, Me!

  3. Garrett says:

    Great contest, guys! I’m looking forward to seeing who wins…

  4. David says:

    Mmm, powerful laser.
    Thank you for the contest!

  5. Gatzby says:

    I don’t believe in blogs, but I regularly force people in IRC to visit OhGizmo. =P
    Love the site, love the gizmos.

  6. Mark says:
    It’s in Dutch, but you can bablefish it to verify πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for yet another great give-away.

    Sure sounds like a great package.

    Sorry though that im using a blog that is no longer being read, i wish i had time to keep an active blog but some of us have more boring jobs then you guys πŸ˜‰

    Keep up the funny and interesting posts, you guys rock.

  7. Rob R says:

    OhGizmo! Rocks!!!!

    Great site! I already picked up the USB missiles, and I’m gonna go for the wood keyboard, I think!

    Keep the good stuff coming!

  8. Sean says:

    I’m not entering, but I did try contacting David recently offering to send our products in for review (and to give away afterwards), but havent had any reply πŸ™

    If anyone has a site that wants to review our new 2007 products please contact me.


  9. Ale says:

    I would like all the people in this forum to check out a great blog about gadgets… also there’s some grand ole christmas giveaway over there with some easy entry rules.

    Seriously, check it out:

  10. Musiclyre says:

    I am constantly using this website when there is new music gadgets out because I show it to my music appreciation classes. Like the violin that plays itself, or the hand that acts like its the right hand on the piano. I actually want to purchase one…

    Oh, I’m a teacher btw. πŸ˜€ Of music. lol

  11. Vincent says:

    I don’t have a blog or anything but i mentioned the competition at work today and i think you guys got some new viewers! πŸ™‚ (next up is the family)

  12. Martinj88 says:

    the bad quality is Youtubes fault and the bit at the bottom says

    “OhGizmo Is the Great…..keep up the good work……”

    at least you can see the “OhGizmo”

  13. AlanSmithee says:

    But i’m always preaching your site around i’m the ohgizmo Messia in the netherlands!
    i also have an link on my site!

  14. Mark says:

    There you have it…. The link to the blog.

    The blog about Ohgizmo is the top entry.

  15. Vincent says:

    I thought I would put in a picture as well!

    Must do as many entries to increase chances.

  16. Vi says:

    Not in this to win anything; just spreading the word! Great work πŸ™‚

  17. If the alpha-geek trivia players don’t dig Gizmo no-one will!

  18. jul1914 says:

    Wonderful site OhGizmo! I Thanks

  19. NetGeek says:

    David, you are truly the one and only Santa. Keep up the great work, here is the link to my MySpace blog.

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

  20. Sam says:

    Nice website, keep up the good work…

  21. Joey Miller says: I need the prizes. I need them so that I’ll be cool.

  22. Raph304 says:

    the #includeblog is born to spread the OhGizmo word.

    Happy Holidays.

    -“That’s not a knife, this is a knife!”
    -“That’s not a knife… That’s a spoon.”
    -“Allright, Allright… I see you’ve played Knifey Spooney Before” –

  23. Mike Geary says:

    I spread the word by setting 10 of my co-workers default homepages to OhGizmo…

  24. gnomee says:

    Not a blog and not a forum … but a knowledge sharing community… is where I shared my knowledge of this wonderous contest:;_ylt=Ar6KGO0ePdI_Put5fB65eersy6IX?qid=20061205194700AAPeOWx

  25. Val says:

    I have been naughty and nice……No blog here….but am spreading the news like wild fire about this site you rock!!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy 2007

  26. How about an article that mentions it to 1000s of readers:


  27. erin o'brien says:

    passed the word on to all that i know

  28. shannon wallace says:

    my mom told me & now i am passing it on & i know more peple than she does!


    Finally got around to entering.
    A really nice idea, this contest, even if don’t win πŸ™‚
    Happy Holidays to OhGizmo! and all who entered!

  30. Jon says:

    Oh, and I own the previous poster’s forum. Does that count as an additional entry? πŸ™‚

    Good contest, thanks…

  31. Cornelius says:

    I really like your site!!
    Keep up the good work!!

  32. Sherry says:

    I found your sight while searching for Christmas presents for my techie sons. I like what I see and your contest idea seems like winner. Hope it works well for you and for the winner. I could sure have fun with that mountain of stuff you’re giving away! It might even cause a family reunion as the kids would want to come home and check out all the great stuff you’d be sending.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  33. Sherry says:

    P.S. You could add in one of those USB Drum Kits to the mountain of stuff for the winner. I’d really love to have one, but not for the kids. I’m the crazy drummer in our house and my husband would thank you profusely, since he wouldn’t have to listen while I practice. πŸ™‚

  34. Link is on my blog.
    Merry Christmas everyone…and Good Luck!

  35. AisA says:

    I hope second time’s the charm. Couldn’t win the first giveaway :(. Anyways I love your site. Keep it up.

  36. Greg says:

    If you give me a $1,000 working laptop I will say to the peopl you are the best people in the world!

  37. Greg says:

    If you give me a $1,000 working laptop I will say to the people you are the best people in the world!

  38. Greg says:

    you are the best people ever


    Please pick me to win. I am lonely because I don’t have a girlfriend and if I were to win all this cool stuff then women would think I have money and go out with me. well hopefully just casual you know what…..
    Please save my Christmas, please…..

  40. James says:

    Please dont disregard me… I tell everyone about the site, many of us at work discuss the items you post on your site. We tell others as well. we are getting the word out!
    Merry christmas to OhGizmo and to all who read the site, keep up the good work!

  41. Becky says:

    I posted these 2 spots:

  42. Jon says:

    Oh what the heck? One more for good measure:

    You can’t go there unless you’re a player of the game, but it’s there, i promise.

  43. Andrew says:

    I think I should win cause I’m the only loser lame enough to be sitting here at my computer this close to midnight on Christmas and not looking out the window for Santa to arrive like all the other cool kids. Wait a second… I think I heard something on the roof. G2G…