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Giveaway: Win $150 in free gear from JackThreads

JackThreads invite

Have you heard of JackThreads? In case you haven’t, they’re a super cool clothing site offering discounts of at least 50% off some of the hottest brands in streetwear, surf, skate, and contemporary fashion. All sales are super limited, normally lasting just a couple days, and you’ve gotta have an invite to even join the site to get access to the goods. We’ve teamed up with JackThreads to bring invites to all our readers, and even better, you’ll get $5 in credit added to your account that you can spend right away if you so desire. That was cool and all, but then we thought we could take this a step further, and now we’ve got a full on contest going on. We are going to give away $150 in JackThreads credit to one of you entrants. Here’s how it’s going down:

Here’s how to enter:

That’s it! Remember, you’ve gotta be a JackThreads member, and you’ve gotta be following the Gear Live Twitter account so that we can send you a DM if you’re the winner. This one is only open to residents of the US and Canada. We will be announcing a winner on September 24, so you’ve got til Friday to qualify.


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British Comics: Graphic Short Story Competition!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials

Great British ComicsIt sounds like some sort of awesome comic book team-up: Jonathan Cape, which is a publishing division of still-a-powerhouse Random House, the Comica Festival and England’s Observer newspaper (the sister paper to the Guardian) have joined forces to launch The Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Competition.

If you’ve dreamed of being published, if you’re already published but want a wider audience, or if you’ve just got something to say in comic strip form, this is your chance. They’re looking for an original 4-page comic strip that’s not been published anywhere before. Personal, introspective altcomics will probably do better here than your super-hero extravaganza, but that’s up to you to decide.

Alas, this British comics contest is not open to any former British colonies, just residents of Great Britain and Ireland, but still, this is a big chance for someone to score. The winning entry will receive £1,000 (which is around $1500US) and be published in the Observer Review, which is not a bad audience to tap into. Careers have been built on far less.


Win a copy of Make My Day for iPhone and iPad!

Make My Day iPhone iPad

We’re giving away ten copies of Make My Day for iPhone and iPad, which just hit the App Store this morning. The easiest way to describe the app is to have you think about those old-school Choose Your Own Adventure books. Remember those? Turn to page 4 to turn the key, or turn to page 27 to run away crying? Yeah, those. Well, instead of reading, the Make My Day app is a live-action choose your own adventure movie. You choose the paths that the characters will take as you are watching. It’s got 26 different scenes and 13 different endings, depending on which story branches you choose.

Here’s how to enter:

That’s it! We’ll send out the download codes on Twitter over DM, so be sure you follow the Gear Live account, otherwise we won’t be able to get it to you. For more info on the app, you can check out Make My Day on the App Store.


Win a copy of Bartleby’s Book of Buttons for iPad

Bartleby book of buttons giveaway

We’ve covered Bartleby’s Book of Buttons a few times here on the site, mostly because we think it’s a great app that has a lot of potential to set the stage for some truly interactive storytelling on the and other gesture-based devices. Okay, enough of all that future talk, let’s talk about what we’ve got going on today. We will be giving away two copies of Bartleby’s Book of Buttons Vol. 1: The Far Away Land for iPad at the end of the day to two randomly chosen entrants.

Here’s how to enter:

That’s it! We’ll announce two winners later on, and get them download codes that’ll score you Bartleby from iTunes at no cost. You can check out our Bartleby photo gallery and our Bartleby video interview with Monster Costume for more - and you can also check it out on the App Store.


Giveaway: Moshi Elite voice activated alarm clock

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Household

Moshi Elite Alarm Clock

We’ve got a quick contest for you guys today, as we aim to start off the week by coming correct. We’ve got a Moshi voice control alarm clock that we are gonna give away to one of our readers. Seriously, if the idea of controlling something with your voice seems intriguing, you should know that you can use this clock without ever looking at it. It’s that good. Here are the features:

  • Activated by user saying “Hello Moshi”, no buttons needed for functionality
  • Responds to 12 voice activated commands: time, set alarm, today’s date, temperature, and more
  • Features include snooze, 3 sounds for alarm and sleep, volume control, and night light
  • Recognized by the World Blind Union, Moshi can be operated without ever seeing the clock
  • Voice control works right out of the box with no programming necessary

Typically, this bad boy sells for $40 (and you can pick one up on Amazon if you so choose.) However, tomorrow we will choose one random reader who has liked us on Facebook and left a comment on our Facebook page. That’s all you gotta do to enter. Good luck!


Giveaway: Lenovo A70z all-in-one desktop PC

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, Features, PC / Laptop

Lenovo A70z giveaway

Hot on the heels of our Lenovo A63 giveaway, we’ve got another great Lenovo desktop to give away. This time, we are giving away a brand new Lenovo A70z all-in-one desktop PC. This giveaway contest will last through July 16, so just a few days, so you you’ll want to act quickly to enter. Before we get to the details on entering, here are the specs on the Lenovo A70z PC:

  • 2.94 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2GB RAM
  • 300GB hard drive
  • 19-inch 16x10 widescreen display
  • Windows 7 Professional

So, how do you win? You just need to add us as a friend on Digg, and let us know about it on Twitter!

Here’s how to enter:

Bonus Entry:
Head on over to the Gear Live Facebook page, “Like” the page, and leave a comment on our wall about the contest. This will earn you a second entry into the contest.

Again, you can choose to do one, or both—if you do both, you are entered into the contest twice! Unfortunately, this one is only open to residents of the US and Canada, since the product is zoned for North America. We will be announcing a winner on July 17, so you’ve gotta enter by July 16 11:59 PDT to qualify. We are one of many sites giving away the A70z, so hit the break for a list of others where you can get the same opportunity.

Click to continue reading Giveaway: Lenovo A70z all-in-one desktop PC


Giveaway: Lenovo A63 with two 22-inch widescreen monitors!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, Features, PC / Laptop

Lenovo A63 giveaway

We are giving away a brand new Lenovo A63 desktop PC alongside two 22-inch widescreen Lenovo ThinkVision monitors to one of our readers. This giveaway contest will last through July 2, so just a few days, so you you’ll want to act quickly to enter. Before we get to the details on entering, here are the specs on the Lenovo A63 PC:

  • 2.9 GHz AMD Athlon II X2
  • 2GB RAM
  • 250GB hard drive
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • VGA + DVI outputs
  • Two Lenovo ThinkVision 22-inch displays

So, how do you win? You’ve got two ways to enter, and if you do both, you earn two entries into the giveaway, To enter:

Entry Method One:

Entry Method Two:
Head on over to the Gear Live Facebook page, “Like” the page, and leave a comment on our wall about the contest.

Bonus Entry:
We just added a third bonus entry option! All you need to do is follow Gear Live on Digg and you will get one more entry into the drawing!

Again, you can choose to do one, or both—if you do both, you are entered into the contest twice! Unfortunately, this one is only open to residents of the US and Canada, since the product is zoned for North America. We will be announcing a winner on July 3, so you’ve gotta enter by July 2 11:59 PDT to qualify. We are one of many sites giving away the A63, so hit the break for a list of others where you can get the same opportunity.

Click to continue reading Giveaway: Lenovo A63 with two 22-inch widescreen monitors!


Winner of our HP TouchSmart 600-1055 giveaway

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, PC / Laptop

HP TouchSmart 600

Just wanted to follow up and let you guys know that we’ve chosen a winner for our HP TouchSmart 600 giveaway. Her name is Julianna (@julianna2221 on Twitter), and all she had to do was tweet about the contest to enter. We wanna thank everyone who took the time to enter the contest, and stay tuned—we have more coming up shortly!


HP TouchSmart 600 Entertainment PC giveaway!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Microsoft, Video Games

HP TouchSmart 600 apps

Hot on the heels of our HP TouchSmart 600 review, we’ve got a contest for you guys where we will be giving a brand new TouchSmart 600-1055 away to one of you! In case you didn’t read the review, the HP TouchSmart 600-1055 is an entertainment all-in-one PC that rocks Windows 7 64-bit, 4GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, and supports Blu-ray playback as well as HDTV tuning and DVR functions. So, how do you enter to win this bad boy? Here’s your answer:

  1. If you don’t have one already, sign up for a Twitter account
  2. Follow the Andru Edwards Twitter account
  3. On Twitter, post this tweet about our contest: “Hey @andruedwards hook me up with that @gearlive HP TouchSmart 600! http://bit.ly/touchsmart-600” (Click here to tweet this now)

That’s it! You must be following the Twitter accounts listed, because we will be sending the codes to the winners on Twitter via DM, and if you aren’t following, we can’t DM you. Simple as that. We will be choosing a winner at random next Monday, so you’ve got a week. Get your entry in before then!


Slacker Radio Plus giveaway!

Slacker Radio Plus FreeHere at Gear Live, we love us some . If you don’t know, Slacker is a fantastic radio’s streaming music service. It has millions of songs in its catalogue, and real DJs actually control their channels, which means you get a great mix of songs that go well together. While Slacker is free, they also have a service called Slacker Radio Plus, which adds the following perks:

  • Unlimited Skips
  • Unlimited Song Requests
  • No Audio or Banner Ads
  • Complete Lyrics
  • Over 2 Million Songs

So here’s what we are going to do - we are going to give away a two 1-year subscriptions and three 3-month subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus, and we are going to make it ridiculously easy to enter. All you need to do if become a fan of Gear Live on Facebook, and leave a comment on our wall. That’s it. Next Friday we will select five random entrants and hit them with the goods.


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