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In honor of Elephant Day (memory!) and SanDisk’s SlotMusic announcement, we’re giving away a new 8GB microSDHC card with USB adapter (MSRP $60). According to SanDisk:

SanDisk® introduces SanDisk® Mobile Ultra™ memory cards supporting fast data transfer speeds provide mobile phone enthusiasts a complete high-performance solution for better management of large numbers of songs, videos, photos, and game files exchanged between the card and PC.

Unlike my prior generation SanDisk microSD card with full-size SD adapter, I dig the more practical native USB chasis included with this model. So, if you’ve got a phone in need of multimedia, just leave a comment saying you want in on this giveaway. One lucky US resident will be randomly selected as the winner in the next day or so.

The Constitution Day TiVo Giveaway

Dave Zatz —  September 17, 2008

In honor of Constitution Day, we’re giving away a few goodies that I picked up prior to TiVo killing their referral program. The prize package, valued at one million dollars, consists of:

Entering the giveaway is simple. Register for a comment avatar (Gravatar) if you don’t already have one and then leave a comment. One lucky US resident will be randomly selected in the next day or so.

Woot’s offering the TiVo HD (refurb) for a low $165, shipped. Like all Woot deals, you’ll need to act fast. As in today. And before they sell out. I believe this is the lowest we’ve seen THD and it’s a great price to get in on. With the money you save, I suggest picking up the very nice TiVo Glo remote to replace the traditional TiVo controller – unless you’re using a Harmony or similar.

(via Gizmo Lovers)

I just swung by a local Best Buy and noticed their TiVo HD units listed for $225. While I’ve seen refurbs as low as $185, I’ve not personally seen retail prices much lower than $250ish… (Though, there’ve been reports of Costco pushing the THD for $219.) Not sure if this is an unadvertised special, specific to open-box units, or a mistake. But if legit, it’s a good deal on a new TiVo.

While we didn’t leave the Sprint/Samsung CTIA press event with an Instinct, attendees were treated to a complimentary Samsung SBH500 Stereo Bluetooth headset ($80). I’ve tried them with Mac for Skype calls and listening to iTunes, though they’ll also work with a variety of phones. The SBH500 is a whole heck of a lot better than the last pair I spent any real time with: Attractive, solid build quality, easy pairing, good sound, mostly static free. However, I do find the headphones somewhat uncomfortable – they’re a bit too tight. Check out the unboxing pics below and enter to win this unit.

The rules:

  • Leave an intelligent comment on any May, 2008 post. It could be something you’ve already written or something you write now (archives are here).
  • Leave a comment on this post linking the May post you chimed in on.
  • In a couple days, a winner will be randomly selected.
  • Entrants must be located in one of the lower 48 United States only, please.

Laplink Freebie

Mari Silbey —  May 14, 2008 — 1 Comment

Like freebies? This one’s not bad at all. Laplink, which specializes in file syncing and migration software, is giving away copies of its PCmover product. According to the press release:

PCmover automatically moves selected files, folders, settings, and even applications from an old PC to a new one.

The software is normally $50, but to celebrate Laplink’s 25th anniversary, the company is giving it away for free for a very short time. The deal is scheduled to last for 24 hours starting tomorrow, but appears to be live on the site now along with steep discounts for other related products. Geeks descend!

Brent and I are giving away a Firefly PC Remote ($50), courtesy of Snapstream. For remote details, check out my brief hands on or Brent’s extensive review. The rules are simple: Leave a comment on this post saying you want in. However, your comment must be accompanied by a Gravatar image/icon – sign up here. (It’s painless, really.) Please be located in the lower 48 (US) and we’ll randomly choose a winner later this week.