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Announcing The HP Touchsmart 600 Giveaway Winner

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By David Ponce

Well folks, after two posts and hundreds of entries, the Random Number Generator God swooped down and selected one John McArthur from Carrollton, Georgia as the winner of our giveaway. It was a fun machine to review and we were happy to be able to give one away, though as always, we feel a little bad that for every winner there are hundreds more people disappointed. Fortunately, we’re pushing to bring you more and more of these, so just… keep reading!

Incidentally, John… how do you like it? Let us know in the comments!

Announcing The Winner Of The Vuzix Eyewear AV310!

By Chris Scott Barr

October has come and gone, which means there is a little bit of business to take care of around these parts. Around the middle of the month we promised to give away a Vusix Eyewear AV310 to one random commenter. Well I have done just that.

Congratulations to commenter dubzilla! His comment was randomly selected from this article (which too was picked at random). Thanks to everyone else who has been commenting these last few weeks. The discussions have really livened things up. For those of you who might not feel like joining in on the conversations now that the contest has ended, there will me more of these in the future. I’m already cooking up something similar for November, which means that all comments left this month will eligible. Stay tuned for more details!

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Announcing The HP Envy 15 Giveaway Winner!

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The only sad thing about giveaways is that for every winner there are 300 people that are upset they didn’t win. We’re sorry folks, but there is only one laptop to go around and this time it’s lucky commenter 119, as you can see from the Random.org screenshot. This happens to be commenter “jalp”, who forlornly laments the loss of his own laptop to someone he loves dearly. We’re pretty sure this sweet piece of hardware more than makes up for whatever it is he lost.

Congratulations!

A few notes. “Phlow”, we haven’t forgotten you and although in the name of fairness we couldn’t just outright give this to you for your years of loyal readership, our new emphasis on commenting will ensure you’ll be rewarded soon. Keep an eye out. “McMan”, we’re sorry BuckyBalls seem like somewhat of a letdown next to this, but I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles, whatever that means. Same as Phlow, your presence and your comments won’t go unrewarded.

And same goes for all of you that have been taking a more active part in this community. We’ve been online for almost 5 years now and despite our substantial readership, we haven’t really built the kind of place that people would want to go to to chat and “hang out”. We’re working on it now and I’d like to thank you all for participating in this and our other giveaways. Hopefully you’ll stick around and comment even when we’re not giving stuff away.

Win an HP Envy 15 Notebook!

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By David Ponce

Yeah, you read that right. Christmas is early here at OhGizmo! and for one lucky reader it’ll really pay to read us. HP has kindly decided to giveaway one of their new Envy 15 notebooks and we’re going to make it really easy to win.

But first off, a little about this notebook.

· This is HP’s fastest consumer notebook and the world’s thinnest, lightest quad-core notebook PC.

· It offers maximum speed and mobility with the upcoming Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and up to 16GB of DDR3 1066 MHz system memory with four SODIMM memory slots.

· Versatile storage options include the ability to add two solid-state drives in a RAID-0 configuration to improve the overall speed of the ENVY 15 while providing ultimate disk performance.

· A choice of two 15.6” HP Brightview high-resolution LED backlit displays, including the Full High Definition LED HP Ultra BrightView Widescreen Display with up to 300 nit, provides the best display experience for a notebook in this class.

We aren’t sure about the final configuration on this one, but guys, it’s free so let’s not get picky.

So how do you win? Easy. Our regular readers might have noticed we’re making a push to get a community and commenting going on the site. With the amount of readers we have, we should have a lot more than we do. So this giveaway is another one along those lines. Simply leave a comment on this article telling us why you’d like to win this. And that’s it. Sadly, it’s US only, but we’re working on another giveaway that will be open to the world, so stick around, world. We’ll pick a winner by the 22nd, this week, and yes it’ll be randomly chosen. One entry per reader, and yes we’ll be checking to make sure. Finally, don’t fret if your comment doesn’t appear immediately, it’s just caught in moderation and will be released shortly.

Good luck!

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Win A Vuzix Eyewear AV310!

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By Chris Scott Barr

One contest is over, but it’s already time for another to begin. This time around we have a Vusix iWear AV310 to give away. We haven’t done any formal reviews on this particular item, but I have checked our a few of their other iWear products in the past. The device is essentially worn like a pair of glasses (along with a pair of integrated earbuds) and hooked up to some sort of video input. This can be an iPod, game console, DVD player or just about anything. The unit has a pair of tiny screens that gives you the the same feeling as watching a 52-inch TV.

If you spend a lot of time commuting, or just like to escape for a bit, this could be a fun way to do it. The best part is that you can get one for free. How can you win one? I’m glad you asked.

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Announcing The NZXT Case Winners

By Chris Scott Barr

With today being Friday, there is a little bit of business to attend to. I have a pair of cases that need to be given away to two of you lucky readers. After sifting through dozens of comments, I selected mattmitch and jessicat to receive the two cases.  Congratulations to both of you! Stay tuned for more exciting giveaways here at OhGizmo!

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Announcing The BuckyBalls Winners

By David Ponce

It’s been long enough since we launched our BuckyBalls Giveaway, and 233 comments later, we have our three winners. First up, BigDanHall, who has a vasectomy coming up in two weeks. Ouch, we feel your pain!

Then there’s Hubbles, who pasted an ASCII image of Obama. Relevance to this contest? None, of course. But it was fun to get the first ever ASCII Obama comment on OhGizmo.

Finally, JoelCampbell who refered to me as “General Secretary of OhGizmo”. Kind of has a nice ring to it.

But here’s the twist. I’m giving away two more sets to our two most loyal commenters on the site: “McMan and Blairf Felgenheimer”. If it wasn’t for you two guys, the site would be a whole lot quieter. Yes, there are other loyal commenters, and I want to thank you. These two are something else though. In the coming weeks we’re going to be ramping up our efforts to get more of our 14,000 daily visitors and our 17,000 RSS subscribers to actually engage in conversation, so stay tuned.

Win A Mophie Juice Pack Air!

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By Chris Scott Barr

If you’ll recall, back in August I reviewed the Mophie Juice Pack Air. The thing has been a life-saver on a number of occasions. I love my iPhone, but some days that battery just doesn’t cut it. I’m sure that some of you guys can relate, which is why we’re giving away one brand new Mophie Juice Pack Air (an $80 value!).

If you’ve got an iPhone 3G and have ever found yourself running low on battery life when you really needed it, leave us a comment for a chance to win. Get creative, tell us why you need one of these and I’ll pick the winner next Friday. Oh, and if you didn’t like the purple one I reviewed (not my favorite color either), don’t worry as the one up for grabs is black.

Now for the legal mumbo-jumbo. The contest is only open to US residents over 18. Keyboard cats need not apply.

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Win A Set Of BuckyBalls By Leaving A Comment

By David Ponce

Update 2: Sorry guys, the promo code is “ohgiz” and not the one at the bottom of this article. 20% off!

We wrote about BuckyBalls a few days ago and the company got in touch, offering some sets as giveaways. If you don’t know, BuckyBalls are 216 tiny magnet balls that can be re-arranged in any number of ways. I’ve got mine on my desk right now, and they’re awesome!

We’ve got three up for grabs, and all you got to do is leave a comment on this post.

Yeah… entering is that simple. Winning is different, since we’ll choose winners not at random, but at our discretion. And by “our”, I mean my dictatorial opinion. It might be the most entertaining comments, or the most compelling, or the most creative… I’ll decide. In other words, earn your BuyckyBalls guys; it just takes a little comment.

Oh yeah, and enter once. Be nice. We’ll be checking.

Update: Oh yeah, guys, I almost forgot. If you don’t win, you can still be a winner by entering promo code “ohgizmo” and get 20% off your own set of BuckyBalls!

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