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Announcing The Winner Of The JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick From ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek's JOYSTICK-IT (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski (Image courtesy few weeks ago our contest to win one of ThinkGeek’s clever JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Sticks ended, and after a few small hiccups, we’ve finally found someone willing to step up and claim their prize!

So congratulations to ‘ABuckeye’ whose comment: “Coming back for a daily entry, Thanks:)” was randomly selected by, proving the theory that it’s definitely worth your time to come back and leave multiple comments when the rules allow. We hope you enjoy your new iPad gaming accessory!

And thanks as well to everyone else who entered our contest. We hope to have some more giveaways in the future, so keep your eyes peeled for another chance to win.

Update: You Might Be The Winner Of Our ThinkGeek JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick Contest – Help Us Help You Win!

ThinkGeek's JOYSTICK-IT (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

We’re excited to announce the winner of our most recent contest for ThinkGeek’s JOYSTICK-IT iPad arcade stick, but we’re having a little trouble getting in touch with the winner. So if you entered the contest, particularly if you did so via Yahoo’s PULSE service (hint, hint) we suggest you login to your account as we’ve left the winner a comment telling them how they can get in touch with us to claim their prize.

We’ll give it until Wednesday night for the winner to get in touch with us, but come midnight if they haven’t contacted us I’m afraid we’re going to have to choose someone else…

OhGizmo! Review – ThinkGeek’s JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick. And Another Giveaway, Win One For Yourself!

JOYSTICK-IT iPad Arcade Stick (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

The iPhone and iPad have certainly proven themselves to be worthy gaming platforms, though their touchscreen interfaces makes them better suited for certain types of games than others. While action games like racing titles certainly benefit from the devices’ built-in gyroscope when it comes to steering, games that have typically relied on physical buttons and/or joysticks don’t always translate so well. They’re not unplayable, it’s just that it’s hard to ensure your fingers are always properly hitting the on-screen buttons while keeping your eyes on the game itself.

The ‘problem’ has already spawned a few third-party peripherals and solutions that add buttons and controllers via bulky cases and enclosures. But ThinkGeek has created something a little more elegant when it comes to the iPad. Their JOYSTICK-IT accessory attaches directly to the tablet’s screen, providing an old-school like gaming experience to any title featuring an on-screen directional controller. How well does it work? Well you can find my full review after the jump, as well as contest specifics since ThinkGeek wants to give one of our lucky readers their very own JOYSTICK-IT Arcade Stick.

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Announcing The Winner Of The HTC Inspire 4G From AT&T

HTC Inspire 4G (Images courtesy AT&T)
By Andrew Liszewski (Image courtesy had a great response to our HTC Inspire 4G contest, some 450+ comments, but unfortunately only one of you can take home the coveted prize. So again we left the decision making process in the capable and impartial hands of who decided that Rob Patrick, who left comment #220 (a very succinct “HTC phones are awesome”) was our winner this time around.

So a hearty congratulations to Rob, your shiny new Android phone is enroute and we hope you enjoy it. And thanks to everyone who entered our contest. We’ve got more giveaways in the works, so keep your eyes peeled for future chances to win some great stuff.

Reminder: Enter For Your Chance To Win An HTC Inspire 4G From AT&T

HTC Inspire 4G (Images courtesy AT&T)
By Andrew Liszewski

This is just a reminder that there are only a couple days left to win yourself a fancy HTC Inspire 4G Android smartphone from the good people at AT&T. All you have to do is enter is visit our original contest post and leave a comment. We’re even happy if you leave a new comment every day to better your chances, we just request that you limit it to one a day. The contest ends Friday evening at midnight, so if you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for?

So, um, go leave a comment already! -> Contest Time Again: Win An HTC Inspire 4G From AT&T

Contest Time Again: Win An HTC Inspire 4G From AT&T

HTC Inspire 4G (Images courtesy AT&T)
By Andrew Liszewski

*Update: Thanks to everyone who entered. Once we’ve determined who the winner is, and successfully contacted them, we’ll announce it in the very near future.

Bundling up in layers of sweaters, coats, gloves, mitts and scarves is only so effective when it comes to battling the frigid temperatures that have descended upon many parts of the country. The best way to deal with the cold is to simply not deal with it by staying inside and waiting for Spring’s arrival. But then you run the risk of going stir-crazy, unless you have something to occupy your mind… like a new toy! So we’re teaming up with AT&T to provide one of our lucky readers with a brand new HTC Inspire 4G. If all this isn’t enough to distract you until warmer temperatures arrive, then I’m afraid nothing will:

– Enjoy the speed of the robust 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and store the documents, pictures, music, and video you need using the 4GB internal memory and included 8GB microSD card.
– The 4.3″ super LCD capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 480×800 for beautifully sharp images.
– Running on Android 2.2, the Inspire 4G can be customized with thousands of applications from Android Market.
– You can capture important moments with the powerful 8 MP camera equipped with autofocus, dual LED flash, and HD video recording.
– The HTC Hi-Fi Experience enriches your multimedia with dual mics for noise cancellation, Dolby®, and SRS® WOW HD surround-sound effects.
– HTC Sense 2.0 provides a custom user interface for enhanced social networking, navigation, and integration with connected services from
– The Inspire 4G includes Mobile Hotspot** support when used with a DataPro with Tethering plan, allowing you to share your connection with up to five devices.

But what’s inspired AT&T to be so generous to one of our lucky readers? Well that’s a good question. As you’re probably already aware, a certain Cupertino-designed phone has recently become available from another carrier in the United States. And while there are some advantages to using the iPhone on Verizon’s CDMA network, the siren’s call isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

If you’ve been using an iPhone on AT&T for a number of years now you’ve probably grown accustomed to talking to people while surfing the web at the same time. Well unfortunately that luxury is only available on AT&T’s network with the iPhone, and if you think that’s something you can’t live without, AT&T would like you to head on over to their Talk and Surf Challenge on their Facebook page and let your voice be heard. So not only are we giving you the chance to win an HTC Inspire 4G, but there’s also the chance of you garnering a little web publicity from AT&T’s million+ Facebook fans.

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Canadians, Listen Up: We’re Giving Away A Toshiba 3D Laptop!

By David Ponce

Snow, cold, dreary and politically inanimate… These could be words mistakenly used to describe Canada. I’d use others like safe, healthy and every now and then… full of free laptops! That’s right dear OhGizmo! readers: Toshiba Canada has partnered with us to give our Canadian readers a Satellite A660 3D laptop valued at $1,899.

The cool thing is the laptop in question is the higher end A660-0T4 with the following specs:

An Intel® Core™ i7-740QM processor, 6GB DDR3-1066MHZ ram, 640GB 5400RPM hdd, Blu-ray Disc™ Rewriteable and DVD SuperMulti drive, Harman Kardon built-in speakers, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M with 1GB GDDR3 memory, 15.6″ 16:9 HD TruBrite™ 120Hz 3D Ready TFT with LED backlight and NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Kit with glasses and built-in internal laptop IR emitter

So how do you win this beauty? Well, we’re going to make you work a little more than usual for this one, so read on.

1) The contest is open to all Canadians 18 years of age and above (except residents of Quebec (sorry folks)).
2) It will run from Today, January 31st, until February 7th, 2011.
3) There are 5 ways to enter, or 5 different types of ballots if you’d prefer to see it that way. Which means that you can enter up to 5 times!

1. Follow OhGizmo on Twitter.
2. “Like” us on Facebook.
3. Follow Toshiba Canada on Twitter.
4. “Like” Toshiba Canada on Facebook.
5. This last one is for anyone eligible already following us on Twitter or Facebook: simply retweet this promotion!

It’s going to be fun keeping track of all this, but we’ll do our best and will announce the winner in the week of February 7th.

Good luck!

Announcing The Ultra X4 850W Power Supply Winner!

By Chris Scott Barr

Another great contest comes to a close. With that, a winner must be announced. I’m happy to say that Gingervitis was randomly selected, and he will be receiving his very own Ultra X4 850W Power Supply. Congratulations!

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Win An NZXT Beta Evo Or M59!


By Chris Scott Barr

First Buckyballs, then a Mophie Juice Pack Air, now another contest!? That’s right, we know exactly what you guys love. Yes, you love reading about all of the latest gadgets and gizmos, but we know you love winning free stuff. So what’s on the plate for this week? A pair of cases from NZXT.

We’ve got both the Beta EVO and M59 chassis up for grabs. All you need to do is leave a comment telling us why you need to upgrade your PC case. You might be wondering why we left out the awesome Lexa S from the contest. Our friends over at GamerFront are having their own giveaway, with that as the prize. By all means, head over to their contest page and get signed up!

As David mentioned before, we’re going to be changing up the way we give away some of our prizes here at OhGizmo. This contest won’t be following the new rules just yet, but in the future we’re going to try to reward people that are more active commenters in general.

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