TechSpot Double Giveaway: Win an ATI Radeon HD 5850, BenQ LED Mini Projector, more prizes...

By on November 24, 2009, 1:59 AM
Update: Contest winners have now been announced. Participate in TechSpot's double giveaway! You can win an ATI Radeon HD 5850, a BenQ LED Mini Projector, a barebones OCZ DIY netbook, 3x Aten USB KVMs and a OCZ Sabre programmable keyboard. Rules are simple and anyone can participate no matter your location. The contest will be held until next Friday, December 4th. Enter here for more details.
In total there are going to be four winners across two separate giveaways, so your chances to win are increased. The first giveaway is identical to last time, you basically have to remain active in our community by posting comments in the news while the contest lasts. The second giveaway consists in uploading a photo to this thread showing off the TechSpot homepage on as many devices and screens as possible in a single shot (we did this before, years ago).

Please read below the two giveaway rules in better detail...

What it takes to win (Contest #1)

  • First leave a comment below and say you want to join the contest #1, #2 or BOTH, not a problem!
  • Become an active participant in the news comments starting today and until next Friday, December 4th.
  • For every comment you make, you get an extra chance to win (e.g. if you've posted 20 times during the contest, you get 20 chances).
  • To make this a sane competition we will cap the number of max comments during the giveaway to 40 (or about 3-4 posts per day).
  • Quantity is important but QUALITY will be taken under serious consideration. If a participant posts nonsense commentary recurrently we will automatically remove him from the giveaway without any notification.
  • Three winners will take home: (1) ATI Radeon HD 5850 + Aten USB KVM, (2) Barebones OCZ DIY netbook, (3) OCZ Sabre programmable keyboard + Aten USB KVM.

What it takes to win (Contest #2)

  • First leave a comment below and say you want to join the contest #1, #2 or BOTH, not a problem!
  • Take a picture of your PC showing TechSpot's homepage on the screen, then reply to THIS forum thread embedding the image in your post.
  • Gain eligibility by showing more than one screen in a single shot! For example, you can put 10 computer screens together and that will increase your eligibility ten fold! The cap for increasing your chances is 20 (the number of screens) but feel free to show off a hundred if that's as far as you can go.
  • All the computers/monitors have to be on a single shot in the same picture, not in multiple ones. Smartphones and any other kind of device sporting a Web browser can be used as well.
  • Image hosting: If you need a host for your pictures you can use TechSpot's own picture gallery. First upload the image, then copy the image address and post it in the designated thread.
  • Check out 2007's submissions from a similar giveaway that we ran back in the day, showing the old TS frontpage.
  • One winner will take home a BenQ LED Mini Projector (valued at $700) + Aten USB KVM.

Other rules and regulations

  • We will randomly select 4 winners (3 + 1) per the rules above and announce them shortly after the contest is over on December 4th (give us at least a few days).
  • For the Contest #1, we will contact the first random winner, who will select his prize, then we will move on to the next winner, who will choose from the remaining items, and so on.
  • We won't limit participation based on geographic location. We will ship the prizes from the U.S. to the location the winner designates. We should not be held responsible for any customs import taxes or additional fees incurred in the process.
  • Some of the prizes are not off the shelf items. They are however practically new as they were used for evaluation purposes on the site.
  • The winners will be notified via email. Only TechSpot community members can participate as we will use your account's email for notification. As always, you can register here free of charge.
  • Once selected, the winners will be notified via email and have 5 days to respond and accept the prize. They will also be announced at this location. If we don't receive a response by the sixth day, we can select an alternate potential winner in his/her place.

Good luck everyone!

User Comments: 367

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Fada said:

I want to join both contests!

Razerblade said:

I would like to Join the first contest please!

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

I am in for both contests.

dart said:

I would like to participate in the first contest.

Hereimiz said:

I would like to enter the first contest please

levar said:

I want join both contests.

sky_could_fall sky_could_fall said:

I want to join first contest.

kimsland, Ex-TechSpotter, said:

I'm not joining this one. I prefer a new laptop :(

Oh, does this post count? :D

Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Laptops for giveaway are coming next (in December), in the meantime try to participate on this one

flukeh said:

I want to join Contest #1, that radeon card would be nice ^^

freedomthinker said:

I would like to join the first contest !

saintbodhisatva said:

I want to join Both Contests!

ajickes said:

I want to join Contest # 1!

Alokasi said:

Put me in for contest #1 - there is absolutely no way I could win #2 without "doctoring" a photo.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'd in for contest #1. Will not have net access all days, but hopefully I'll be able to catch up on my commenting.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I want to join contest 1.

Afenix said:

I want to join contest #1.

cardriverx said:

Put me in for both please!

chipsy said:

I wanna join the 2nd contest! ^_^

zaidpirwani said:


Enter me in both of the contests, this is a good way to get some comments out of me... but I didn't win the last giveaway and I have a good(read bad) history of not winning anything... but it's worth a try....

I want to Join Contest # 1

I want to Join Contest # 2

Classic Rock said:

I would really appreciate a new graphics card, so I would like to participate in the first competition please.

tonylukac said:

I want to join contest #1.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I want to join both contests.

Kind of not like this contests in the part that once they end I feel very lonely, other thing that is important too, users just post whatever leaving aside everything every other user has commented, this could be more of a boost to forum-like activity instead of just throwing everying out there despite what everyone has said.

Could be things to have in mind =)

RRayZz said:

i want to join contest BOTH please! =)

yorro said:

This looks fun.

I want to join BOTH.

jtickner1 jtickner1, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'm down for both competitions

BlackIrish said:

I would also like to join both contests! (#1 and #2!)

Ithryl said:

I'd like to join contest #1. ^^

pbartman said:

I would like to join both contest #1 and contest #2 please.

PCIGamer said:

Put me down for contest #1. Techspot rules!

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

I want to Join Contest # 1

& good luck to everyone

contest 2 is interesting but will have some problem get that much of monitors & a good camera ...


deadmongol deadmongol said:

now this is something. let me in too.. let's try this one. i want to join both contest please. this is gonna be fun.

RealXboxMaster said:

I want to join contest #1

blackcharlowins said:

Sounds like some great giveaways. Please sign me up for contest #2.

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Count me in for both please!

btw isn't the second contest a little unfair towards people who work in computer shops, open plan offices, etc? I think it would be better to limit the picture to personal devices only...

insect said:

I want to join Contest #1 :-)

Good luck everyone!

danteoz said:

I'm in for contest #1

Xinthran said:

I want to join Contest #1.

I would LOVE to have one of the new ATI cards. /drool

p05ta1 said:

contest 1 entry.

Look like awesome prizes

z00lander said:

I want to join both contests!

pgbsamurai said:

I want to join contest #1 please.

TheDumbass said:

i want to join the contest #1

harby said:

Excellent, I'd like to join for first (#1) content. Oh, and kudos for making it location-free!

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:



t0nel0ke said:

I want to join contest #1! =)

ryan29121 said:

I would like to join Both contests please. Thanks

jthomps12 said:

I would like to be included in both contests. Playing games with that 5850 through the projector would be a dream!

Afroaggie said:

I would like to join the first contest for the Radeon 5850. thx

clyde94 said:

I would like to enter both contests.


pbartman said:

The video card looks sweet! Much better than the one I have in my computer.

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